Meet Our Team
Dr. Debbie Clark grew up with a love of animals, particularly dogs and cats. She grew to love medicine and the challenge of diagnosing a pet in need.
She attended Western Washington University where in her senior year she switched from an engineering major to the pre-vet curriculum. She then attended Washington State University where she received her BS in Animal Sciences and graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine in 1997. She and Dr. Huckell previously worked together and reconnected when joining our team in 2012.
Dr. Clark especially likes working with clients to develop the best individual plan for their pet-whether it is 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, Boxer the grumpy cat and latest addition, Abby the dog. Dr. Clark enjoys skiing in the winter and water sports in the summer. She is proud of her notable achievement of obtaining a black belt in Taekwondo with her sons.
Dr. Brendan Frost grew up watching his father practice medicine in their Midwest hometown. He joined the Frontier Village veterinary team, and the Pacific Northwest, after a stint on the east coast with a large, 24-7 general and emergency practice.
He began his career in the animal care industry in 1999 as a Kennel Assistant. He then worked for 10 years before and during his veterinary studies. Dr. Frost completed his undergraduate at Grinnell College in Iowa and went on to graduate from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota. He most recently completed a rigorous general practice and emergency medicine internship in Charlotte, North Carolina before joining our team in July 2016.
He is most happy that his job affords the opportunity to work with pets and their families to provide care and extend a comfortable life for those that cannot speak for themselves. His special interests include surgery (especially soft tissue), sports medicine, emergency care and behavioral medicine.
In his spare time, Dr. Frost enjoys getting outdoors to take advantage of camping, hiking, running with dogs and being out on the water, whether it's canoeing, kayaking or paddle boarding. He can also be found cooking and exploring new areas! His pet family currently includes his cat Kawnipi and we think another dog is in his near future!
Dr. Alisa Huckell was born and raised in Washington State. When she was 7 years old she decided she was going to be a vet. She began volunteering for a veterinary hospital when she was 14 years old, becoming an employee by age 15.
After high school she 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 team in 2011. She enjoys the variety of general practice and especially feels privileged to be a part of her clients and patients lives.
Her family shares their home with their cat Frigate, and Jeremy, a golden retriever lab mix. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, photography, and traveling (especially to those warm sunny places!).
Carolyn Justus (cVMA)
Associate Veterinarian, Acupuncturist
Dr. Carolyn Justus joined the Frontier Village Veterinary Team from Houston, Texas in July 2015. Dr. Justus was the senior associate veterinarian at Jersey Village Animal Hospital where she practiced for eight years (June 2007). She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas A&M University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. She previously worked at an equine and small animal practice in the Tomball area of Texas.
Dr. Justus became certified in veterinary medical acupuncture from Colorado State University in 2014 and has been enjoying focusing on integrative pain medicine and alternative therapies. Her other special interests in veterinary medicine include soft tissue surgery, behavioral medicine, and emergency medicine.
She holds memberships in many of our state and national veterinary associations, volunteered in Texas with pet therapy team visits to human nursing centers, mission trips to Mexico and Honduras, enjoys horseback riding and is an avid runner (she most recently completed the 2014 Houston marathon). She brought along her dog to WA State, a Vizla/Labrador mix named Farrah.
Dr. Megan Lee is truly an animal enthusiast and, from a young age, knew this was the path she was meant to follow. She began working in veterinary medicine as a kennel attendant, working her way through to an assistant and eventually a certified veterinary technician. Now as a veterinarian, Megan has a strong interest in working with clients to provide the best care for their furry family members.
Veterinary education began for Dr. Lee in Ireland at the University College of Dublin. She then transitioned back to the states to finish schooling at Oregon State University. Megan currently holds special interests in Rehabilitation and Pain Therapies and is eager to expand her knowledge and training in both areas over the coming years. She holds a special in her heart for our senior pet family and hopes that she can use those interests to help them live longer and happier lives.
Megan and her husband are expecting their first child in late summer 2016! They currently share their home with their four fur kids; two cats Brain and Buster Brown, and two pooches Milli and Jordan. Outside of work, Dr. Lee enjoys hiking and snowshoeing. She also loves to knit and hopes to one day own her own fiber goats/sheep!
Dr. Paul Linvog is the owner and Medical Director of Frontier Village Veterinary Hospital. As a little kid he was fascinated by animals and always had lizards, snakes, frogs and toads.
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 in 1983 became an owner at the practice.
Dr. Linvog has always had a special interest in surgery and internal medicine and finds the variety of general practice continually challenging. He appreciates the important role pets play in our lives 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.
He and his wife Carol, also a veterinarian, have two daughters and many pets. Their animal assortment includes: 3 dogs- Riddle, Jinx and Fae, cats Elliot and Tonks, chickens, parrots and Koi. In his spare time he enjoys jogging, weight training, and sharing his rose garden with the deer.
Dr. Jamie Petersen was compelled to pursue veterinary medicine because in addition to working with animals, it allows her to do several jobs in one. She is a teacher, a counselor, a surgeon and a doctor. A passion for all of these elements keeps her very engaged in her career.
After receiving her undergraduate degree in Biology and Music she went on to receive her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University. After graduating vet school she completed a rigorous year long internship In emergency medicine, surgery, neurology, internal medicine and cardiology.
Jamie and her husband Ben share their home with a Great Dane, Nala and cats Khalid and Elsa. Jamie is an accomplished musician, at both the trombone and electric bass guitar. She is also a fan of the Seahawks and Sounders and enjoys yoga, video games and sewing.
Mark Davis (ACVS Diplomate, CCRP - Board Certified Surgeon)
Partnering Practitioner - Northwest Veterinary Surgery
Dr. Mark Davis is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) and is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CCRP). Dr. Davis is a 1993 graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Oklahoma State University and completed his small animal surgical residency at Texas A&M University. He has been board certified since 1999 and has extensive experience in orthopedic, soft tissue/reconstructive and neurosurgical techniques.
Board certification by an American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) recognized specialty ensures your pet is receiving the highest level of care possible. Board certification comes only after years of rigorous training and testing to prove that the candidate has attained the level of proficiency to allow Diplomate status. To learn more about board certification in veterinary medicine, visit the AVMA at AVMA.org or the ACVS at ACVS.org.
Brian Maran (MS, ACVIM Diplomate - Board Certified Cardiologist)
Partnering Practitioner - Olympic Veterinary Cardiology
Dr. Maran is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) in the subspecialty of Cardiology. He earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Mississippi State University and completed his small animal medical and surgical internship at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville.
Prior to founding Olympic Veterinary Cardiology, Dr. Maran practiced in a multi-doctor specialty clinic near Seattle. He also served as a locum Cardiologist for the University of Florida where he was responsible for student and resident training as well as managing the clinical service, including numerous minimally invasive surgeries. He remains an adjunct faculty member at Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Maran is an avid alpine skier, SCUBA diver, and hiker. He also volunteers his medical expertise at the Seattle Aquarium and the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium. Dr. Maran and his husband of 14 years, Mike, are proud parents of two incredibly hyper, but sweet Jack Russell Terriers.
Lee Yanik (ACVR Diplomate - Board Certified Radiologist)
Partnering Practitioner - Vision Pet Imaging
Dr. Lee Yanik is extensively trained in diagnostic radiography, ultrasound, computed tomography (CT or CAT scan) and enjoys working with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), fluoroscopy and nuclear medicine.
Dr. Yanik received his board certification from the American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR) following completion of residency training with Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists in Houston, Texas. He received his veterinary degree from Kansas State University. Lee is the founder of Illumipet LLC, a web-based telemedicine service and has been practicing radiology on a fixed and a mobile basis throughout the Puget Sound area since 2004.
Dr. Yanik now calls the Pacific Northwest home and enjoys most sports including snowboarding, mountain biking, road biking, golf, wakesurfing and wakeboarding, as well as spending quality time with his wife Melissa, four high maintenance cats and their special needs mutt.
Kevin came on board as Practice Manager in July 2014 with more than 10 years of veterinary industry experience. With a spectrum of skillsets, he has most recently been engaged as a business consultant and relief technician for veterinary hospitals in the greater Seattle area. He is currently working toward attaining his CVPM (Certified Veterinary Practice Manager) credential.
Beyond overseeing operations at Frontier Village, Kevin manages another practice in central Seattle and serves on the Board of Directors for several livestock and youth organizations in Seattle and the broader, Pacific Northwest region. Kevin grew up raising and showing livestock in California — he continues to stay active in 4-H as the Seattle Poultry Project Leader for this youth organization and also serves as a Fairs Commissioner for the Washington State Department of Agriculture.
Kevin grew up in Southern California, attended Mt San Antonio College and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and currently lives in the Eastlake neighborhood of Seattle. He transplanted to the Pacific Northwest in late 2008, after having spent some time abroad working in Europe and living in Atlanta for a brief stint. He enjoys the outdoors and travel, design and horticulture, and can be found running or playing dodgeball when not at work!
Hannah, LVT - Lead Technician, Certified Laser Therapist
Hannah is one of our Licensed Veterinary Technicians (LVT) and a certified Laser Therapist for our Class IV Therapeutic Laser. After pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Hannah decided the discipline wasn’t for her. She transitioned to the animal care field in 2012 where her interests sparked within veterinary medicine. Hannah attended Bellingham Technical College and earned her Technician credentials.
She graduated and became an LVT September of 2015, followed by joining our team in October of 2015. Hannah’s interests include anesthesia and internal medicine – her plan is to earn her Veterinary Technician Specialty (VTS) in one of these areas. She’s always loved animals and strives to give our patients the quality of care that she would want for her own four-legged family to receive.
Outside of work, Hannah loves catching live concerts and watching sports, especially football and hockey games – GO SEAHAWKS & PHILADELPHIA FLYERS! She also enjoys keeping busy with a variety of DIY projects, including knitting, paper crafts and sewing. Hannah shares her home with Crash Lightning, a six-month-old orange tabby male domestic shorthair who lives up to his name, full of energy and darting around!
Jayme completed Pima Medical Institute’s Veterinary Technician Program in January 2012. As a licensed technician she is able to pursue her passion of caring for animals and working with pets that she has had since she was a little girl.
During her off time, she most enjoys being with friends and family. She likes to be in the outdoors hiking, swimming, barbecuing and camping. Jayme’s large family includes two nephews and five nieces. She also has two dogs, Brodie and Rufus and cats Sassy, Chloe, Boo, Oliver and Peter.
Jennaka is one of our Licensed Veterinary Technicians (LVTs). She completed Yakima Valley College’s Veterinary Technician Program in June 2016.
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Kari, LVT - Veterinary Technician Specialty, Dentistry
Kari is one of our Licensed Technicians and has advance training in Veterinary Dentistry. Her passion for animals developed at a very young age, starting with “Coke” and “Pepsi”, a pair of Teddy Bear Hamsters. She was raised on a small farm locally here in Snohomish County when she also developed a love for horses.
Kari has nearly 30 years of experience in the veterinary field. She has been a Licensed Veterinary Technician since 1992. After a great deal of study and continuing education, in 2013, she earned her place as the third Technician in Washington State to become Board Certified in Dentistry. This as a leading group of technicians devoted to educate themselves and fellow veterinary professionals in Veterinary Dentistry.
Outside of work, Kari teaches classes for Animal Control Officers and first aid training for various police departments. While she no longer shows horses, she continues to enjoy riding. Together, she and her boyfriend also enjoy riding four wheelers and fishing. Her pet companion is a rescued Umbrella Cockatoo, Sweetie, born in 1990, who makes her laugh and keeps her on her toes!
Michelle, LVT - Certified Laser Therapist
Michelle’s love of animals brought her to our clinic as an assistant in 2005. Through much determination and hard work she pursued on-the-job training and a studies program that allowed her to challenge and pass the Veterinary Technician National Exam. She received her license in 2011.
Michelle enjoys the fast paced environment where she can continue to learn and challenge herself. Her house is ruled by dogs: one American Hairless Terrier- Chamois and three Chinese Cresteds- Rowdy, Gleason, and Pixie.
Alice joined our team in June of 2015 in a return to the veterinary field after a brief stint in the construction industry. She has always found an interest in animals and their husbandry. Veterinary medicine is familiar and interesting for her with a little over three years of experience prior to joining our team.
Alice enjoys greeting patients and their humans as she collects history during exams and assists our doctor team. She loves the bonds she is able to form with pets and their people. Alice has completed the PIMA Medical Institute Veterinary Assistant Program and is currently enrolled in training as a veterinary technician.
Outside of work, Alice enjoys spending time with her 2-year-old daughter. She is an avid shooter and can be found hiking, and exploring beaches throughout the year. Alice shares her home with her pooch, Lola.
Alissa, Certified Laser Therapist
Alissa enjoys working with animals because she’s an advocate for the well-being of those who don’t have voices. She joined our team as a Doctor’s Assistant (DA) in July 2015 after moving to Washington State from the east coast. She is currently enrolled in school to earn her Technician credentials through PennFoster.
Her interests in animal care began as a kid. Alissa wanted to be a vet when she was younger, but was deterred by the thought of euthanasia. She worked at a humane society in Waterville, Maine beginning in 2014 and quickly worked her way up to Head of their feral cat program, “Barn Buddies” and lead cat technician. Since joining our team, she has become a certified Laser Therapist for our Class IV Therapeutic Laser, which is used to treat acute, and chronic conditions as well as speeding up recovery time from injuries and surgery.
When not at work, you can find Alissa on the track, skating with the Jet City Rollergirls’ Jet Cadets! She’s also busy studying to come a licensed technician and is a horror movie enthusiast. Alissa shares her home with two furbabies – Lugosi a six-year-old black, domestic shorthair and Penelope a five-year-old Beagle who she enjoys taking hiking!
Britney began working in the animal health care field in 2011 as a Kennel Attendant. She has since graduated from Northwest Career & Technical Academy with a certificate in their Veterinary Assistant Program. Britney enjoys working with animals and has a future goal to become a licensed veterinary technician.
Britney knew this field would be the prefect fit after volunteering with Northwest Organization for Animal Help (NOAH) in Stanwood as her senior high school project. The NOAH Center exists to stop the euthanasia of healthy, adoptable and treatable homeless dogs and cats across Washington State.
Outside of being an integral member of our treatment team, Britney enjoys spending time with her daughter and horseback riding.
Sabrina joined our team after completing her externship with us for PIMA Medical Institute’s veterinary assistant program. Prior to finding her place in the veterinary field, she studied at Edmonds Community College to obtain a certificate in Technical Support and held a management position in the food service industry. Sabrina plans to continue her formal knowledge and skill development by obtaining her Veterinary Technician license.
She enjoys working with animals – ever since Sabrina was a child, she’s always had a special bond with animals. Since then, she said, “I’ve always wanted a career helping them. Animals are beautiful in many ways – they don’t judge us; they come to us looking to love and be loved.” She wants to makes a difference in their lives and we are proud to have her as a part of our team!
Outside of work, Sabrina enjoys cooking and crafting! She shares a lot of her time with friends and family and shares her home with two feline family members, Melody Pudge & Bella Alsaka, with whom she enjoys snugging and watching the latest on Hulu and Netflix with. She adopted her cats from a shelter setting – they were the last two kittens from the litter!
Terri - Lead Assistant & Inventory Supervisor
Terri has been in the veterinary field for over 12 years now. While she started as a receptionist, her love of animals drew her to the path of being a veterinary assistant.
Terri is very passionate about all animals, especially her horses. She participates in reigning and enjoys showing horses with her daughter. Terri and her husband also have a son. Her total pet count is currently holding steady at eleven: 6 dogs, 3 cats, and 2 horses.
Tina has been with Frontier Village Veterinary Hospital since 1987. She has worn many hats: inventory guru, assistant, receptionist, pet sitter: she has done it all. Her love and compassion for animals has been the basis for such a long tenure in this profession.
She expresses her love of music through Karaoke and enjoys playing pool. Tina often spends time with her daughter and two grandchildren. Her home is very lively with cats Izzy and Popcorn and wonderful dog Spice.
Client Care Coordinators
Alyssa and her family have been clients of Frontier Village since she was a young girl and has enjoyed watching the clinic grow over the years. She joined our team in November of 2015 as one of our hospital attendants and has since been promoted and crosstrained as a client care coordinator and assistant when needed.
While in high school she job shadowed here, Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital, and Sarvvey Wildlife Center. She graduated from Lake Stevens High School in 2010 and started attending Everett Community College for teaching, but decided to follow her dream of working in the veterinary field. She graduated from PIMA Medical Institute for veterinary assisting in April of 2016. Growing up, Alyssa always loved animals and caring for their well being. She had one bad experience at a veterinary clinic and promised herself that she wanted to make a difference in the veterinary field and provide the very best care and comfort to patients and clients.
Alyssa currently has a 5-year old Pitbull mix named Samson, 7 year-old Flat-coat Retriever named Roscoe, 13 year old domestic short-haired kitty named Gracie and a Djungarian Dwarf hamster named Herbert. Outside of the clinic she enjoys quad riding and spending time with family and friends.
Corinna - Diets Inventory Supervisor
Corinna is one of our Client Care Coordinators. She joined our team in January of 2015 with more than 12 years of experience in the veterinary field and earned several certifications. Corinna went to school in California, graduating from Humboldt State University with a Bachelor in Science in Zoology and Biology with a marine concentration. With a variety of skill-sets under her belt, she plans to cross-train with our medical team as well.
She has a huge passion for helping people and their pets. Corinna enjoys bonding with people through their animals and has always appreciated serving those that cannot speak for themselves. She had a variety of internships in college, having worked with farm animals and wildlife in addition to companion pets. Her future goals include the prospect of veterinary school with a wildlife concentration.
Outside of work, Corrina enjoys tidepooling, hiking and adventuring with her son. She can be found picking berries in the summer months! She shares her home with a 13.5-year-old Labrador/Chow mix named Zora and frequently fosters kitten for NOAH (The NOAH Center exists to stop the euthanasia of healthy, adoptable and treatable homeless dogs and cats across Washington State) as well.
Emily - Administrative Supervisor
Emily joined to Frontier Village team as one of our Client Care Coordinators in fall of 2013 with several years of veterinary industry experience under her belt. Additionally, she has spent time as a volunteer at PAWS Animal Shelter.
Emily enjoys working with animals, their people and being able to help people become more knowledgeable about how to better care for their pets. She herself has two cats, Cookie and Butters, two dogs, Hazel and Hope and a turtle who goes by the name of Squirtle!
Outside of work Emily spends a lot of her time with her fiancé and family, and enjoys kayaking, photography, hiking and baking.
Julie is a Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT), but has found her place in our client care department as a warm and friendly part or our patient coordinating team! She began her career in veterinary medicine in 2007. Since that time, she has graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelors degree in Animal Management and went on to earn her credentials as a Licensed Veterinary Technician.
Julie loves the animal care field because it’s acceptable (and encouraged!) to fall in love with so many animals that we come into contact with in our lives and profession. ‘There is no job quite like this one!” She has a soft spot for senior pets and felines. Prior to joining our team, Julie was the Lead LVT for Purrfect Pals Cat Shelter.
Outside of work, Julie’s hobbies include being a novice gardener and watching as many kung fu movies as possible! She also enjoys reading, hiking and watching ice hockey. Julie shares her home with Zoey, a goofy gray and white domestic shorthair who loves exploring cupboards and keeping her mom laughing!
Kelsey has always had animals as a part of her life since growing up next door to her grandparent’s Angus ranch. She loves helping owners provide their furry family members with healthcare because she understands the deep relationship you develop with your pets.
She joined our team as a Client Care Coordinator with several years of industry experience, beginning her career in veterinary medicine in 2013. She began at another Seattle-area practice and wore many hats as a member of the client care and veterinary assistant teams as well as overseeing inventory. Prior to the veterinary field, she spent a period of time working on her family’s ranch before marrying and starting a family of her own.
When not at work, you can find Kelsey attending concerts, hiking and spending time outdoors. She shares her home with her husband and their two daughters in addition to their furbabies – Umphrey the kitty, Sadie the English Bulldog and Rocky their Australian Shepard!
Linda - Lead Client Care Coordinator
Linda has worked at Frontier Village Veterinary Clinic since 2008. Working in veterinary medicine is something she had wanted to do for as long as she can remember. The love and companionship of animals is not comparable to anything else and she enjoys being an advocate for them. She has a special knack for getting to know clients and making them feel welcomed.
She and her husband share their mini-farm with a ten year old boy and many others with fur and feathers. She has 3 dogs, 3 cats, and a flock of chickens with a donkey and ducks soon to come. Linda is an avid gardener, growing most of her own food and sharing the rest with friends and family with her farm-to-table meals.