Dr. 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.

On the Olympia City Council, Lisa has prioritized safety, affordability, support for small businesses, and the health of our air, water, and open spaces. She serves 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 Liaison Board.

A leader in veterinary medicine, she was a longtime co-owner of Olympia Veterinary Specialists and works at the Olympia Veterinary Specialty Cancer Center. She earned a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Oregon Health Sciences University, finished 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.