Lisa, her human husband Tom, Golden Retriever Marina, and Bernese Mountain Dog Tiller.


Lisa Parshley is an Olympia Councilmember, respected veterinarian, longtime small business owner, and community leader committed to healthy and thriving 22nd district communities and beyond.

As a member of the Olympia City Council, Lisa has been a strong advocate for safety, affordability, and the health of our environment. Her commitment to these issues is evident in her roles on the Finance Committee, Thurston County Climate Mitigation Steering Committee, Olympia Sea level Rise Phase III Committee, Joint Animal Services Commission, LOTT Board of Directors, Olympic Region Clean Air Agency (Alternate), and as PBIA Board Liaison.

A leader in veterinary medicine, she was a longtime co-owner of Olympia Veterinary Specialists, where she now works as a veterinary oncologist. She earned a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Oregon Health Sciences University, finished her post-doctoral at the University of Washington, and worked as a research scientist before becoming a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University in 2003 and a Board Certified Oncologist for Animals in 2008 from Michigan State University.

Read more about Lisa’s experience and priorities as our State Representative:

Olympia City Council member announces run for Bateman’s house seatThe Olympian

Jessica Bateman, Lisa Parshley ready to provide orderly succession in 22nd LDThe Cascadia Advocate