Samantha Parkes earned her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Melbourne, Australia. Sam lived in Australia for 7 years and had many experiences at a variety of Veterinary clinics treating animals ranging from dogs and cats to kangaroos and wombats.
Dr. Parkes's veterinary interests include creating great connections with animals and their owners, as well as everything general practice has to offer. Sam has a special interest in diabetic animals and hopes to become the go-to vet for all their needs.
Sam is a San Diego native, where she lived until moving to Australia for her undergraduate and graduate degrees in 2016. Animals have always been a big love of hers and she grew up with many huskies and foster cats. Sam is excited to return to her home state of California and explore the Bay Area.
Dr. Parkes loves to combine travel and veterinary work and has traveled around the globe to treat animals, including Fiji and rural Indigenous communities in Australia. In her free time, she likes to travel and explore new cultures and the amazing food they have to offer.
Sam is excited to be part of the Hercules Pet Clinic team and meet all the great pets and their owners that call the Bay Area their home!