Dr. KIMBERLY BAKER
Dr. Baker joined Lien Animal Clinic in June of 2018. She earned a BS in Ecology and MS in Wildlife Conservation from the University of Arizona. She then worked as a wildlife biologist before returning to school to become a veterinarian. Dr. Baker earned her D.V.M degree from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017 and has since been living her dream taking care of animals as a veterinarian.
Dr. Elizabeth Fritzler
Dr. Fritzler majored in Animal Science at Oregon State University and graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University in 1991. Horses were her first love and she initially followed her dream into a primarily equine practice. She switched to small animal practice in 1993. After she and Dr. Kraabel purchased Lien Animal Clinic in 1999, Dr. Fritzler began taking on more management responsibilities and became board certified in Veterinary Practice Management. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association and derives a lot of satisfaction from mentoring veterinary staff and students.
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Dr. Timothy Kraabel
Dr. Kraabel graduated from Washington State University in 1989 and moved to Rochester, NY for a one-year internship at the Animal Hospital of Pittsford. He moved back to Washington and joined Lien Animal Clinic in September of 1990. He and Dr. Fritzler were married soon after, and bought Lien in 1999. Dr. Kraabel became a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners and serves as President for 2018-2019. He is the only veterinarian in the Seattle area certified in Canine & Feline Practice.
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Dr. Tom wootton
Dr. Wootton joined Lien Animal Clinic in September 2018. He received his B.A. from the University of California at San Diego where he focused on marine science . He remained in San Diego for an additional year, and obtained a Master’s degree in 2012 studying thresher sharks at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Dr. Wootton was accepted into the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014, where he completed his veterinary training, earning his DVM in 2018.
Dr. Wes Seipel
Dr. Seipel joined the Lien Animal Clinic team in February of 2017. Dr. Seipel first became interested in health and medicine while working as a personal trainer. He shifted his focus to veterinary medicine to further explore the incredible human-animal bond and the exciting frontier of companion animal health care. He graduated from Washington State University in 2016 and has loved every minute of private practice since.
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Dr. Keri Dertinger
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Dr. Deborah J. Wolf
Dr. Wolf joined Lien Animal Clinic in September 2016. She earned her DVM degree from Michigan State University in 2001 and also holds a BS in Biology. Dr. Wolf practiced small animal medicine in Michigan before relocating to the Seattle area in 2007. She has a broad range of experience including general medicine, internal medicine, dentistry, and soft tissue surgery. Dr. Wolf is a native of Germany and speaks fluent German.
Dr. Jody Zawacki, DVM
Dr. Zawacki joined Lien Animal Clinic in October of 2010. Originally from New Jersey, she graduated with a biology degree from Princeton University before earning her veterinary degree from Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. After graduation, she fulfilled her dream of west coast living by moving out to Seattle. Dr. Zawacki worked at veterinary clinics in both Lakewood, WA, and in Bellevue prior to starting at Lien.