For Dr. Christopher Frank, who joined the Chimacum Valley Veterinary Hospital and Pet Townsend Veterinary Clinic in January 2013, it was the love and respect for nature and animals instilled by his parents, combined with the appreciation for science taught by two college professors, that led him to veterinary medicine and continues to motivate him today.
As for what he finds most satisfying about being a veterinarian, his words are direct: “Using my scientific training and knowledge to help people make decisions about the health of their animal companions.”
One particular benefit of Dr. Frank’s long career is that he gets to see the wonderful long-term results of his work. Many years ago, he treated a severely injured stray puppy that had been hit by a car. He repaired her fractured leg and diaphragmatic hernia and watched her grow up with a loving family over the next 14 years. Today, he considers this experience one of his most memorable.
Dr. Frank completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Idaho, where he graduated summa cum laude with a degree in zoology. He received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine and was a member of the Phi Zeta Honor Society of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Frank is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Washington State Veterinary Medical Association. His professional interests include internal medicine, surgery, and dentistry.
Away from the hospital, Dr. Frank enjoys biking, hiking, running, and spending time with his wife Jeanne and their two children, Khloe and Xavier.