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!).
Dr. Lacey Jones joined our doctor team in July 2017. With over eight years of experience as a veterinarian, she has worked in Washington State her entire career. Lacey grew up in the area; she and her husband live in Snohomish County and she's excited to be a part of the veterinary community rooted closer to home.
Dr. Jones has her undergraduate degree in Biology, with minors in Biochemistry and Environmental Studies, from Whitworth University. She completed veterinary school at Washington State University. Dr. Jones enjoys client education, hospice care, radiology and ultrasonography, and preventative medicine.
She holds memberships in many of our state and national veterinary associations, and enjoys being active in the community. When not working, Dr. Jones enjoys spending time with her husband and their pack of three Chihuahua’s. She is an avid reader, is always willing to watch a movie, thoroughly enjoys cooking, and has recently come to appreciate hiking in the Cascade mountain range.
Carolyn Justus (cVMA)
Managing DVM, 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. Paul Linvog is a long standing supporter of the Lake Steven's community and veterinarian at 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.
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.