Dr. Chris Coleman
Dr. Coleman received her B.S. in Animal Pathobiology from the University of Connecticut and went on to serve in the United States Peace Corps/Guatemala in Integrated Animal Systems. When she returned from service, she became a licensed veterinary technician and worked for many area hospitals, including Lien. Her lifelong dream of becoming a veterinarian became reality in May 2016 when she earned her DVM from Washington State University. She joined the staff of Lien Animal Clinic in June 2016.
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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. In 2011, Dr. Kraabel became a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. He is the only veterinarian in the Seattle area certified in Canine & Feline Practice.
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Dr. Tammy Majeski
Dr. Majeski joined Lien Animal Clinic in December 2015. She received her B.A. in History from UCLA and, after working in the health policy department at RAND in Santa Monica, CA, returned to school to complete her veterinary medical coursework. She earned her D.V.M. from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005, and has been practicing in both small animal clinic and shelter medicine settings in the greater Seattle area since that time.
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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. Jeanine Tweed
Dr. Tweed earned her veterinary degree from Cornell University in 2000. Since then, she has worked at several veterinary practices in different parts of the country including California, New Orleans, and the greater Seattle area. She has been with Lien Animal Clinic since January 2012. Dr. Tweed has a special interest in Chinese medicine and how it can be integrated into Western veterinary medical practice. She received her Certification in Veterinary Acupuncture in 2017 from the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. Anyone who knows Dr. Tweed knows about her obsession with brachycephalic breeds (bulldogs, pugs, and other squishy-faced dogs).
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.