Dr Larry Parrish


Having been born and raised in Jacksonville, my family frequently visited the Keystone Heights community during my childhood.  It has always been a special place for me.


After receiving my doctorate in veterinary medicine  from Auburn University, I proudly served our country in the United States Air Force.  I married my high school sweetheart,  Donna, in 1970, and together we moved to Keystone Heights in 1978, where we built the first animal hospital in the lake region  - Keystone Heights Animal Hospital.


We raised our two sons in Keystone Heights while my wife taught at the junior-senior high school and my veterinary practice flourished.  After enjoying thirty-five years of helping pets and people, I retired in 2013, and have been fortunate enough to travel with Donna all over the world.


I enjoy playing golf, fishing, and travel.   Realizing I needed to stay active to stay alive, I joined Genesis Fitness.  Genesis offers a family-friendly, clean, modern facility that not only includes aerobic equipment, but also free-weights, strength machines, personal trainers and yoga classes.