Our Veterinarians

Dr. Young, DVM


Dr. Stacey Young worked at Indian Head Animal Hospital as a technician for 3 years after graduating from college. She went back to school and obtained her Veterinary Medicine Degree from North Carolina State University, and came back home to Indian Head Animal Hospital.

Dr. Stacey loves getting to know our clients and their pets. It is very rewarding to meet a new puppy or kitten and get to know it and keep it healthy throughout its life and to enhance the joy the owner gets from their pets. Stacey believes animals contribute a great deal to people’s lives and she is honored to be a part of our patient’s and our client’s lives.

Dr. Stacey is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the Maryland Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA), and is an associate member of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). She is also a member of the Southern Maryland Dog Training Club and volunteers one night a week to teach basic obedience training.

Dr. Stacey is married and lives with her husband, her two kids, Nicolo and Sara, 3 horses, 3 dogs, and 3 cats. In her nonexistent free time she enjoys horseback riding, hiking, reading and traveling.

Dr. Parkin, DVM

Medical Director

I am a graduate of the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation I completed an internship in San Diego specializing in internal medicine, surgery, and emergency/critical care. My wife and I then moved back to Ocala, FL where I worked in a busy, multi-doctor practice. There I pursued further training in advanced surgical techniques including fracture management/repair, stabilization of the canine knee after ACL rupture, and advanced pain control.

Recently, my wife, Claire, our son, Harrison, and I moved to the Southern Maryland area to realize our dream of opening our own Veterinary practice, PAWS. When I’m not in the office, I like to waterski, mountain bike, have completed three Tough Mudders, multiple Triathlons, marathons and more.


  • Westminster College  2005
  • University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine 2009
  • VCA Emergency and Referral Hospital Internship 2010
  • Techniques in Canine Stifle Stabilization 2013
  • AO North American Principals In Orthopedic Fracture Repair 2013

Dr. Quigley, DVM


I’m a native Southern Marylander. I grew up in Waldorf and graduated from Thomas Stone High School. After vet school at Virginia Tech, I did an internship in advanced medicine and surgery in Connecticut before moving back to Southern Maryland to be closer to my family. During the last 16 years of practicing in the Waldorf area, I have developed a love of feline medicine (although I love my canine patients too!) but I really have a special place in my heart for neonatal (bottle baby) kittens.  When I’m not bottle feeding kittens, I help run the Destination Imagination creative problem solving competition for Charles County, volunteer at TriCounty Animal Shelter, and organize a craft beer club. I share my house with 4 very messy cats.


  • McDaniel College 1999
  • Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine ​2003
  • Veterinary Specialists of Connecticut Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery 2004

Dr. Willis, DVM


I am a graduate of Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. I graduated with a focus in large animal medicine. After graduation I completed an equine-intensive internship at Woodside Equine Clinic in Ashland, VA. Upon completion, I moved to Southern Maryland to work as a large and small animal practitioner at a neighboring clinic. My veterinary interests are broad, including small and large animal wellness, emergency medicine, internal medicine, and surgery. My professional interest lies in equine sports medicine, equine internal medicine, and large animal emergency medicine. In my free time, I love to work out, ride horses, and relax with my husband Jordan, our two sons, Brayden and Caeson. I also share my home with border collie named Ellie, a golden retriever named Mozart, and a 3-legged cat named M&M.


  • University of Maryland College Park 2012
  • Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine 2016
  • Woodside Equine Clinic internship 2017 

Dr. Ketchum, DVM


I am a 2022 graduate from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in London, England and I am a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (MRCVS). I spent most of my veterinary training on large animal, small animal, and wildlife externships that took me across the USA, United Kingdom, and western Europe. My first career was as a pharmacologist at Abbvie Bioresearch Center in Worcester, MA. I transitioned to veterinary medicine at the RVC following an education in forensic veterinary medicine at the University of Florida (UF).

As I am a Massachusetts native, I look forward to exploring Southern Maryland and Virginia. It was the incredible level of medicine and client care that brought me to PAWS! My passion is mixed animal practice and I love to see a wide variety of species in addition to canine and feline, such as pot-belly pigs, chickens, small ruminants, and even reptiles. I have special interest in small animal soft tissue surgery and large animal emergency medicine.

Outside of work, I am retired from the competitive equine world, but enjoy a relaxing trail ride. I am getting back into gardening, foraging, hiking, and a variety of other hobbies that took a backseat to work and vet school. I share my home with one elderly Brittany named Hannah.


  • DVM/BVET MED Royal Veterinary College 2022
  • 90+ Hours Surgical Training 2021
  • Certificate in Wildlife Anesthesia, Tsavran 2019, 2022
  • M.S. Forensic Veterinary Science, University of Florida 2018
  • B.S. Pharmacology/Toxicology, Minor Pre-Medical Sciences, MCPHS University 2017

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