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 12 horses, 5 dogs, 6 cats, 2 guinea pigs, 7 cows, 6 pigs and many chickens. She enjoys horseback riding, hiking, biking and crossfit 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 Bachelor's degree in Biology from the State University of New York at Fredonia. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in May 2020. He enjoys treating zoo companion animals and is very skilled in the area of small animal dentistry. His pets include his dog Augie and his rabbit Flip. In his spare time he enjoys outdoor activities including hiking and kayaking.


Linda is our office manager. She attended Jamestown Business College and lives in Dunkirk with her cat Aurora and dog Rocky. She enjoys taking walks along the lake with Rocky, antiquing and flea marketing.


Michele is our afternoon receptionist. She attended JCC and Fredonia State College. Michele lives in Irving with her husband Phil and 4 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 30 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 a licensed veterinary technician. She is a graduate of Medaille College for Veterinary Technology. She lives in Ashville with her husband, 3 rescue dogs Karma, Gilbert, and Tucker, her leopard gecko Mufasa and her 5 cats. Outside of work she enjoys adventuring with her husband and dogs 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 multiple geckos, leopard and African fat tailed. 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 her husband and 2 boys Emmett and Brent. She has 3 horses, chickens, 3 cats and 2 dogs Luna and Mack. 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 receptionists and animal caretakers. She graduated from Animal Behavior College as a Certified Dog Trainer. She lives in Brant with her husband Larry, her staffie mix Abel and 5 rescue cats. She also is a volunteer a the Lakeshore Humane Society. Outside of work she enjoys reading, hiking/exploring and going to classic car/truck shows.


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!


Hailee, the oldest of 5 children, graduated from BOCES Small Animal Science program and currently attends online classes through Medaille Veterinary Technology program. She loves taking care of her leopard gecko Viserion and her 2 cats, Sweety and Gary. In her free time she enjoys drawing/painting, playing her guitar, going horseback riding and working on cars with her father. She hopes that one day she can open up her very own animal rescue.


Shannon is one of our animal caretakers. She's been working as an animal caretaker for over 10 years across Chautauqua and Erie county. She has two bunnies, three rats, and two reptiles at her home in Dunkirk. In her free time she enjoys photography, hiking, and camping.


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!


Olivia was found half frozen in Canadaway Creek and brought to Lakeshore Humane Society. She was only a kitten at the time and had a problem controlling her back end - she basically had the wobbles! Dr. Frost had heard about her special needs, plus being her favorite breed (Siamese), she decided to adopt her on behalf of the clinic.

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.