Dr. Lauren Frary is the newest addition to the Park Animal Hospital family. She was born in Provo, Utah and obtained a bachelor’s degree in biology from Utah Valley University in 2016. She then worked as an optician before following her passion for veterinary medicine and jumping into graduate school. She graduated with her doctorate degree in veterinary medicine from Washington State University in 2022. She loves all aspects of general practice and has a special affinity for ophthalmic conditions, giant breed medicine, and personalized hospice care for our elderly cats and dogs with chronic conditions. Her favorite part of this job is getting to talk with clients and work together as a team to create the best treatment plan possible.
Outside of work Dr. Frary enjoys spending time with her Great Dane/Rottweiler mix Oliver, geocaching, rock hounding, and playing video games with friends and loved ones.
We are so thrilled to have Dr. Frary working with us!
Dr. Jonathan Ogden
Dr. Jonathan Ogden is a native of Utah County who grew up in Orem. He has always been interested in science and chose the veterinary profession at age 17. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Brigham Young University in 2014 and was accepted into the Washington-Idaho-Montana-Utah Regional Program in Veterinary Medicine the same year. After completing his formal studies, he began his professional career as a mixed animal veterinarian at Sanpete Veterinary Clinic (now Mount Pleasant Animal Hospital) in rural Utah. He has been a full-time veterinarian at Park Animal Hospital since 2019.
Dr. Ogden's primary passions are his faith and his family. His favorite activities are indoor and outdoor adventures with his wife and children. He enjoys precision sports, automotive repair, cycling, reading, video games and music composition. His YouTube channel (The DIY Vet) allows him to combine his professional knowledge with his penchant for video creation.
As a veterinarian, Dr. Ogden enjoys giving pet owners options for the care of their animals, including standard-of-care diagnostic testing for the sake of definitive treatment when possible. While he is not a specialist, his preference of "diagnose before you treat" has helped him find several cases of rare diseases in dogs and cats, including a case of feline hypoadrenocorticism and 4 cases of hyperparathyroidism, all within the last 5 years. Dr. Ogden also loves to teach, whether he is educating a pet owner on their animal's newly found disease or providing mentorship for veterinary students from multiple universities across the country.
Michelle Ames has worked at Park Animal Hospital since 2013. She started out as a veterinary assistant and has worked her way up to taking over as Practice Manager in December of 2021. Michelle grew up in Provo, Utah and has always had a passion and love for all animals. Michelle is an avid hiker and finds the most joy in being on top of a mountain with her two german shepherds, Siggy and Mila.
Kayla is originally from a small island on the Aleutian Chain in Alaska. She then moved to Seattle, Washington where she started her career as a veterinary technician. She worked in emergency vet med for 5 years before moving to Utah in November of 2022. She joined Park Animal Hospital in December of 2022 and has been a fantastic addition to our team. She has two cats, Bob and Sterling. When she is not at work, she is spending time with family, looking for beach glass, or hiking.
Judzia, who goes by Jud, has been a veterinary technician with Park Animal Hospital since 2020. She graduated from Broadview University in 2021 with her associates degree in Veterinary Technology. She has loved animals from a young age and gained a passion for veterinary medicine from watching animal rescue shows on Animal Planet. Jud grew up in Utah and lives here with her fiancé and two dogs, Akamaru and Hinata. She loves to spend her free time with friends and family, watching tv shows, and shopping at Target.
Tate joined Park Animal Hospital in May of 2023 after moving from California. She has been working as vet tech for a little over 4 years. She is currently attending UVU. Her goal is to be able to train rescue dogs to be service dogs for foster kids. In her free time, she enjoys spending time and hiking with her rescue dog Groovy.
Addison joined Park Animal Hospital in 2022. Addison is currently halfway through her veterinary technology degree. She has plans to specialize in clinical care. Addison has one dog named Scout, and two cats named Adolin and Renarin. In her free time you can find Addison camping, hunting, or playing games with her family. She loves making others laugh, and making her patients feel safe and calm.
Sarah Staker joined the Park Animal hospital team in 2022 as a veterinary assistant. Sarah has always loved animals- from the time she was young she grew up surrounded by various furry friends. It was her love of animals that brought her into veterinary medicine; she currently works part time at Park Animal Hospital while also working on her undergraduate for vet school. In her free time she loves to be outdoors: running, hiking, or riding her horse.
Melissa has been a groomer here at Park Animal Hospital since 2018. She has been grooming since 2017. Melissa has always had a passion for animals. She has 2 cats Beezle and Gwen, a pair of leopard geckos, and 7 fish. Melissa loves to be outdoors whenever she can whether it’s hiking, camping, or looking for interesting rocks and bugs. She is also an avid Disney fan and visits Disneyland whenever she can.
Catherine has been a receptionist at Park Animal hospital since January of 2021. She grew up in Wisconsin with many family pets including guinea pigs, rats, chickens, dogs and cats. In her free time Catherine enjoys fishing, hiking, or staying home and watching a good movie.
Celyse loves working as a receptionist here at Park Animal Hospital! She’s one of the newest members of the team. She is going to school to become a veterinarian for live stock. She owns a cute black German Shepherd named Oso and in her free time she loves rock climbing, hiking, and working out!
Michelle M is one of our wonderful receptionists that joined us in 2022. She is originally from the state of beer and cheese, Wisconsin where their blood runs green and gold. Her move to Utah was a big change, but she has loved working here at Park Animal Hospital. Outside of work you will find her playing board games, at a bookstore, or at home enjoying time with her husband, chinchilla Dandelion, her cats Kip and Maisey Mae, as well as her dog Buttercup.
Alexis has been with Park Animal Hospital since 2020 as a receptionist and Vet Assistant. Alexis is originally from the sunny state of Arizona. Alexis loves to spend her free time with her 3 dogs, 2 cats, and her husband. She enjoys having a relaxing day sleeping in or going on adventures with her dogs.
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