Meet the Staff

Every employee at the Dunkirk Animal Clinic is a certified Fear FreeSM professional, completing both a comprehensive training program and exam.  We are the only clinic in the area to have all employees be Fear FreeSM Certified.  To learn more visit our Fear FreeSM web page.


Dr. Rebekah R. Frost

Dr. Rebekah R. Frost is a 2005 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine and a Chautauqua County Native. She is owner and head Veterinarian of the clinic. She enjoys surgery, dentistry and diagnostics. Dr. Frost resides near Sinclairville with her husband Daryl, and children Caden, Mikenna and Colton. Her pets include 9 horses, 4 dogs, 5 cats, 3 guinea pigs, 1 rabbits, 1 snake, 1 spider, swine and many chickens. She enjoys horseback riding, hiking, and biking in her spare time.

Dr. Mark Dudek

Dr. Mark Dudek is our new Associate Veterinarian. Dr. Dudek grew up in the Dunkirk/Fredonia area. He obtained his Bachelors degree in Biology from the State University of New York at Fredonia. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine May 2020. He enjoys treating zoo companion animals and is very skilled in the area of small animal dentistry. His pets include his dog Angie, his rabbit Flip, and his hamster Goober. In his spare time he enjoys outdoor activities including hiking and kayaking.


Linda is our office manager, and has been with our clinic for over 25 years. She attended Jamestown Business College and lives in Fredonia. She enjoys camping and spending time with daughter Jessica and their cat Aurora.


Michele is our afternoon receptionist. She attended JCC and Fredonia State College. Michele lives in Irving with her husband Phil and 5 shelties, 2 dachshunds & 1 yorkie, plus 3 cats. She enjoys spending time with her dogs, traveling, gardening and working in her craft studio.


Kath has been our veterinary surgical assistant for over 24 years. Aside from all things feline, her interests include crafts and collecting cookbooks. She lives in Jamestown with her husband Jerry and her cat Benny. We call her the “cat whisperer” as she can tame any fractious feline!


Cheryl is a licensed veterinary technician and our inventory manager. She is a 1983 graduate of SUNY @ Delhi’s Veterinary Technology program. She lives in Dunkirk, NY, with her husband and her beautiful golden retriever Estee. When not at the clinic Cheryl can be found renovating homes with her husband. She also enjoys reading, and spending time with family and friends.


Alexandria, AKA Alex, is our veterinary technician. She is a graduate of Medaille College for Veterinary Technology. She lives in Ashville with her 2 rescue dogs Karma and Gilbert, her leopard gecko Mufassa and her 3 cats. Outside of work she enjoys spending time on the farm, cooking, camping and swimming.


Our veterinary technician Nicole graduated from Medaille College. Nicole's lived in Chautauqua County all of her life. She has a dog named Bear, 3 cats - Clover, Saffron and Peanut, and a leopard gecko named Hera. Nicole enjoys drawing and cooking in her spare time.


Marcy our veterinary technician graduated from Medaille college. She has a small farm in Portland with horses, chickens, cats and dog Luna. She loves to go horseback riding and four wheeling with her family and friends.


Abby is a veterinary technician. She attended Fredonia State University and is a graduate of Medaille College. Abby has 2 dogs, Wilber the wirehaired dachshund and Nori a Newfoundland/poodle, as well as 2 cats Swisher and Gracie. She loves hiking, kayaking, fishing and going to concerts and music festivals.


Verseda is one of our animal caretakers as well as one of our receptionists. She graduated from Animal Behavior College and is a Certified Dog Trainer. She lives in Brant with her husband Larry, her staffie mix Abel and 4 cats Trinity, Chloe, Letty Rey and Rogue . Outside of work, she spends her time reading, enjoying classic cars/trucks and supporting animal rescue.


Nicole lives in Brocton with her Father and beagle. Nichole graduated from SUNY Delhi with an AAS in Veterinary Technology and she has a bachelor of science degree in Computer Information Systems from SUNY Fredonia. She loves being with friends and family, and her beagle named Gabriel. She loves all things beagle!


Anna lives in Jamestown, NY with her mother, father, sister and many pets. She has a certificate degree in Small Animal Science and is certified in pet grooming. Anna also attended Jamestown Business College earning an associate’s degree in Marketing and Management. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends along with many outdoor activities including horseback riding, biking and four-wheeling.


Marty is a native of Bemus Point, NY and now lives in Dunkirk with her husband Dean. Together they have 5 cats. Marty is a registered respiratory therapist and registered EEG technologist. Her favorite hobbies are reading, counted cross stitch, and enjoying her husband's cooking.


This beautiful girl came to reside with us in 2010. Within days she managed to declare herself Queen of the Clinic and has reigned ever since. You may see her as see often hangs out with our receptionists during the day. For those wondering, she is a long-haired flame point Siamese.


VooDoo is a Siamese. She is super sweet, loves scratches but she's shy so you may not see her around. One of her ears is a little crumpled and she's lost some teeth, but that didn't stop sweet love from developing between her and our late kitty boy Licky Licky! On any day we could find them cuddled up next to each other or giving each other loving head butts!


(more to come, but just know - I'm the cutest!)

In Memoriam


Bigfoot (aka Toes) was found as an injured stray kitten in 1993 and had been at the clinic as our official greeter and mascot until his passing from complications of liver disease in April 2009. He was a happy, curious, and sometimes mischievous cat who was blessed with 26 toes. Over the years, thousands of clients and patients got to know him. He had a good life and was well loved. In his honor, the staff created and still maintains "The Bigfoot Fund" to help other stray, abandoned or disadvantaged pets. At our office we sell a variety of items with profits going into the fund and we accept donations in his memory as well.

Licky Licky

Licky Licky, was quite the unique character. Yes, his tongue occasionally sticks out! He was a 24 lbs. ball of love when he came to us. With some Purina OM (weight management food) and exercise he managed to lose 6 lbs. and no longer rolled like a log to get from one end of a room to another. He loved to nap during the day with VooDoo or meowing while running through the clinic with his favorite ball in his mouth.


Mystery came to us in 2010. She was an abandoned kitty who was diagnosed with intestinal health issues. A very friendly cat, she was well suited for life at our clinic, being respectful of the pets that came and went. We often found her hanging out in sunny window sills or waiting by a faucet for a fresh drink of water. We will all miss Mystery, she was a special part of the family here at DAC.