Meet Our Veterinarians

Sam Lynch,
DVM, Owner

Dr. Sam Lynch began his veterinary career as a small child on his father’s dairy farm in Fulton, Missouri. He followed his academic path to the University of Missouri, in Columbia, Missouri, and graduated in 1982 from the College of Veterinary Medicine. Although his family roots were in animal husbandry, he quickly fell in love with companion animal medicine and the rest is history—22 years later he is still enthusiastic in his profession of veterinary medicine and would choose it again in a heartbeat! In 2001, he combined his long-time labor of love, Chaparral Pet Hospital, with the family here at Warms Springs Animal Hospital. Together, we can share our visions of excellence and provide a more comprehensive companion animal health care facility with unprecedented state-of-the-art veterinary care for pets in the Las Vegas community, as well as the surrounding desert southwest.

Dr. Lynch enjoys his pet children, a Standard Poodle mix named Pumpkin, a Yorkie named Gidget, and Jack Russell Terrier named Eddie, along with his human children, Sarah and Laura.

Michelle Parantala,

Dr. Michelle Parantala is originally from Las Vegas. She graduated from the University of Reno in 1997 and traveled to The Ohio State University for veterinary school, where she graduated in 2001. Dr. Parantala returned to Las Vegas and to Warm Springs Animal Hospital, where she had spent her internship and externship.

Dr. P. (as we like to call her) loves outdoor activities from gardening to hiking, traveling, and crocheting. She has three domestic shorthair kitties: Willey (who got his name from the Goonies character due to only having one eye), Bristol, and O’Henry. Her newest edition is her Boston terrier, Sugar Magnolia. Dr. Parantala’s favorite quote is: "That which does not kill me will only make me stronger" (Nietchze).