Veterinarian - Lake Stevens
9309 North Davies Road
Lake Stevens, WA 98258
At Frontier Village Veterinary Clinic, we strive for a warm and friendly relationship with you and your pet. This page highlights the staff - our training, experience and dedication to veterinary medicine.
Paul Linvog DVM
Dr. Linvog was raised in Ballard (seattle) Washington and is proud of his Norwegian heritage. While earning an undergraduate degree in Zoology at the University of Washington he spent his summers fishing halibut in Alaska with his father. He received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Washington State University in 1978 and, after practicing in Ballard and Lynnwood, he settled in Lake Stevens in 1983 and became an owner of Frontier Village Veterinary Clinic.
He and his wife Carol, also a veterinarian, live in their busy home near Machias with their 2 teenage daughters, 2 dogs (Riddle and Jinx), 1 poodle (Fae) and their cat (Elliot), along with many parrots, chickens and koi. In his spare time he enjoys jogging, weight training, reading and trying to save his rose garden from hungry deer.
Dr. Linvog has always had a special interest in surgery and internal medicine and finds the variety of general practice continually challenging. He has come to appreciate the importance of pets to people and in turn the important role that a caring and educated pet owner plays in the life of a pet. He finds a special satisfaction by working individually with clients to help them keep their pets healthy and happy.
Dr. Jaymie Rennert joined our staff as a veterinarian in 2008 after graduating from Washington State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. She was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, graduating with honors from Western washington University with a Bachelor's degree in Zoology and a minor in Psychology. She currently resides on her mini-ranch in Arlington with her horses, dogs, and cats. Dr. Rennert enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine and emphasizes preventative care when it comes to her patients. She is certified in Animal Chiropractic, and plans on intergrating more naturopathic medicine into the practice. She spends her free time pursuing hobbies such as trail riding her horses, barrel racing, hiking, dancing, and traveling.
Dr. Karen Weeks
Dr. Karen was raised in the Pacific Northwest, and was inspired to become a veterinarian through many trips as a child to the Woodland Park Zoo. She grew up in north Seattle and received a BS in Biology and an MBA from western Washington University. She miked cows,worked as a veterinary assistant, and even spent a year in radio advertising in Colorado before finally starting veterinary school at Washington State University. Dr. Weeks decided to head home and spent her first year out of veterinary school practicing n Newcastle, Wa. She joined Frontier Village Veterinary Clinic in August of 2009. Her special interests include obstetrics, pediatrics, dentistry, an surgery. In her spare time, she cheers on the Seattle Seahawks and enjoys traveling to exotic locales. She is trying to learn to play the guitar, although her pets (a pointer X named Riley and two cats O'Malley and Cringer) would say that she has a lot of work to do.
Dr. Jared O'Connor
Dr. O'Connor grew up on a small family farm in Southeast Minnesota and was active in 4H, FFA, band and choir. He attended the University of Wisconsin/River Falls where he double majored in Animal Science and Biotechnology and went on to the University of Minnesota where he earned his doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Upon graduation he spent his first year at a multi-doctor practice in very rural Virginia and had many very interesting experiences. He then moved back to civilization and practiced in Seattle for 6 years before joining us in fall of 2007. His areas of special interest in veterinary medicine are pain management, dentistry, emergency medicine and plastic surgery.
Alisa Huckell D.V.M.
Dr. Huckell was born and raised in Edmonds and Mukilteo. She knew at an early age that she wanted to become a veterinarian. She started volunteering at a veterinary office when she was 14, and then worked there all throughout high school. She then attended Washington State University and completed undergraduate degrees in Zoology and Microbiology. Her veterinary studies took her to Ross University on the island of St. Kitts, in the West Indies. She learned what ‘island time’ means and lived through 2 hurricanes in her first semester of studies. Although she loves being back home in the Pacific Northwest, she misses the warm Caribbean sunshine! She completed her clinical year of training at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in Ithaca, New York. Dr. Huckell practiced in the Mill Creek and Bothell area for 7 years prior to joining the Frontier Village staff. Dr. Huckell enjoys the variety of general practice and especially feels privileged to be a part of her clients and patients lives. She enjoys preventative medicine, geriatric care, internal medicine, and soft tissue surgery. Her family shares their home with their two cats,Roo and Frigate, and Jeremy, a lab golden retriever mix. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, photography, bird watching, and traveling (especially to those warm sunny places.)
Dr. Debbie Clark
Dr. Debbie Clark grew up in Western Washington and has always been an animal lover. She attended Western washington University where in her senior year she switched from an engineering major to the pre-vet curriculum. She then attended WSU where she received her BS in Animal Sciences and graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine with her D.V.M. in 1997. Dr. Clark has mainly practiced in the Bothell/Mill Creek area, but was most recently commuting to Poulsbo where she worked with a classmate.
Dr. Clark enjoys wellness care, internal medicine and soft tissue surgery. She especially likes working with clients to develop the best individual plan for their pet-whether it be an overall life plan or a specific treatment- the common goal is a long, happy, high quality life.
Dr. Clark lives in Snohomish with her husband and two sons. They all adore their "tri-pod" dog Scout and Boxer, the grumpy cat. Dr. Clark enjoys downhill skiing, running, hiking, wake boarding/tubing. reading and travel (someday!!). She loves most sports especially cheering on the Cougs, Seahawks, and Michigan Wolverines (her husband's alma mater).
Client Care Coordinators
My name is Stacie, I started working here in June of 2011 as a client care coorordinator. I have worked in the veterinary field since 2007 and it has definetely been a learning experience for me. I love both people and the animals that I share my days with. I have a son Cooper a two yorkies Isaiah and Miss B. My future goals are to continue my education in the veterinary field.
Abbi was born and raised in Kansas and moved to Washington in 1997 where she has been living ever since. She is married and has four German Shepherds- Arek, Denni, Eyko and Una. Abbi is pictured with Denni (sable) and Una (black and tan) out on a hike. On the weekends you will usually find her and her husband between Canada and the USA training the four shepherds in the sport of Schutzhund. On those rare sunny days in the PNW when they aren't training, you might even see her out in her 1966 fire engine red Ford Mustang.
She also enjoys traveling and scuba diving both of which have taken her to many places including shark diving in Fiji and cuddling Koala's and Kangaroo's in Australia.
Her love of animals eventually steered her towards working in the veterinary field. She worked at a local kennel where she decided going into the veterinary field was what she wanted to pursue She enjoys being a Client Care Coordinator for FVVC where she started in September of 2012 and loves meeting the clients and their furry family members!!
I have been a part of Lake Stevens community since 1976. I have been in the veterinary field since 1978 and have been with Frontier Village Veterinary Clinic since 1987. My love and compassion for animals have treated me to a wide range of exposure and experiences. I am pictured with my favorite pet, Spice. You may see us on our walks enhancing our manners and public saftey. We have A LOT of fun together! I currently have cats and birds as well, not to mention all of the animals I have had in the past...there has been many types of them since I was a little girl. I graduated from Snohomish High School. I also attended the animal health care program at Sno Isle Skills center in high school. I am a mother of a wonderful daughter and have two beutiful grandbabies! I hope to make more friends, no matter how many legs and arms they may have or how much fur they have!
My name is Mandi and I have been in the veterinary field since March of 2011. I have a certificate in veterinary assistance from Pima Medical Institute and an associate’s degree in integrated studies from Cascadia Community College. My husband and I have two cats, Miss Kitty and our little man, Mambo. When I am not at home visiting with my husband and furry family I enjoy staying active and socializing with my family and friends.
I was born in Sacramento California and moved to Monroe in 2002.
In 2010 I began my career in the veterinary field where i have enjoyed learning many aspecs of the job (especially puppies).
I have two dogs Kimbo a mini doxie who loves to chase butterflies and Henry my staffordshire bull terrier, who i enjoy training. He has acquired his K9 good citizen and has done nose work training. I love cheering for the Seahawks( unless they are playing the "Niners") Sorry Dr. Weeks :) and catching that illusive fish!.
Christina became a licensed veterinary technician after receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from Washington State University in 2003 and graduating from the Veterinary Technology program at Pierce College in Tacoma in 2005. Christina came to Frontier Village in early 2011, happy to finally work close to her home in Marysville. She is the Technical Director at the clinic, acting as lead technician among other management responsibilities. She enjoys all aspects of being a technician, but is especially interested in internal medicine and anesthesiology. Her husband Paul and terrier mix Davey Jones keep her busy, along with her cat Jack Sparrow, who just went through a course of chemotherapy for lymphoma and is doing well. In her spare time she enjoys running, biking, camping, hiking, gardening, downhill skiing, and occasionally sitting still to catch up on a good book!
I am Jayme and pictured with me is my little man “Brodie”, my cairn terrier. I have 5 cats as well; “Sassy, Boo, Chloe, Oliver, and Peter”. I also own a Dumerils Ground Boa. I am a Licensed Technician here at Frontier Village. I attended PIMA Medical Institute and graduated from their veterinary technician program in January of 2012. In my spare time sometimes I do relief work at my previous job, a coffee stand, which I love! Or just spend time hanging around with my family. I also love the outdoors. Camping, hiking, barbequing, or just walking the dog. Anything that gets me outside. I enjoy working with animals a lot, at the end of the day when I go home, it is satisfying knowing that I assisted in helping to make a difference in great veterinary care…
I am a native to Washington and was raised in the Snohomish area. My passion for animals developed at a very young age. It started with a pair of Teddy Bear Hamsters “Coke” and “Pepsi”. I was raised on a small farm which included cows, chickens, dogs, cats, and horses and belonged to a 4-H group which I showed my horse in all types of events. I decided in high school that veterinary medicine would be a career that she would choose. After looking at all of the careers that veterinary medicine offers, a Veterinary Technician was the path for me. The study began at Sno-Isle Skills Center and continues to this day. I challenged the technician board examination and achieved a State License. My current studies include Veterinary Dentistry and I am a candidate for 2013 examination for Veterinary Technician Specialty in Dentistry. This as an elite group of technicians devoted to educate themselves and fellow veterinary comrades in Veterinary Dentistry.
Over the past 10 years I have helped develop a Health Care and First Aid Training program for K9s and K9 Handlers in the Puget Sound and have spoken before the Washington State Canine Handlers Association spring conference 2011, A Schutzhund club at Cabela’s, Boeing, 2012-2103 Washington State Animal Control Officers training program and many other canine training seminars.
When I'm not working she enjoys riding Reining horses. I've been known to out fish my fishing buddies, rip the quad thru muddy terrains of Washington, and camp with my family. Finally my faith friend is “Sweetie” a Umbrella Cockatoo. This bird makes me laugh and keeps me on her toes!