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, laser therapy and diagnostics. Dr. Frost resides near Sinclairville with her husband Daryl, and children Caden, Mikenna and Colton. Her pets include 10 horses, 4 dogs, 6 cats, swine and many chickens. She enjoys horseback riding, hiking, and biking in her spare time.
Dr. Paul Carlson
Dr. Carlson is back! Dr. Carlson is a 1972 graduate of the Cornell Veterinary College. A Chautauqua County native, he graduated from Cassadaga Valley Central School. He moved to Dunkirk and opened the Dunkirk Animal Clinic in 1976. He built the current animal hospital in 1986 to accommodate the growth of the practice. Dr. Carlson has a strong interest in surgery, dentistry and ophthalmology. He and his wife Roseann reside in the town of Dunkirk. They have 3 grown children, 5 grandsons, and their first granddaughter.
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 8 Shelties, 2 Dachshunds & 1 Yorkie, plus 2 cats. She enjoys spending time with her dogs, traveling, and gardening.
Kath has been our 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 Cassadaga, NY, with her husband, two dogs and two cats. In her spare time, she 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 Falconer with her 3 rescue dogs Karma, Springer and Sasha, her rabbit Snickers and her Leopard gecko Mufassa. Outside of work she enjoys spending time on the farm, cooking, camping and fishing.
Miranda is one of our new Veterinary Technicians who recently graduated from Medaille College. She was born and raised in Dunkirk and is a avid reader and enjoys writing.
Nicole who recently graduated from Medaille College is our new Veterinary Technician. Nicole's lived in Chautauqua County all of her life. She has 2 dogs, Balto and Bear, and a cat named Clover. Nicole enjoys drawing and cooking in her spare time.
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, two dogs Paxton and Abel and their three cats. She also volunteers at the Lake Shore Humane Society.
Marty is a native of Bemus Point, NY and now lives in Dunkirk with her husband Dean. She is a registered respiratory therapist and registered EEG technologist. Together they have seven cats and one dog. Marty's favorite hobbies are reading, counted cross stitch, and enjoying her husband's cooking
Nicole lives in Brocton with her parents and Beagle, and graduated from SUNY Delhi with an AAS in Veterinary Technology. Nicole is currently going to SUNY Fredonia for a Bachelor's in Computer Science. She loves being with friends and family, and her 3 1/2 year old Beagle named Gabriel. She loves all things Beagle!
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. Best friends with Mystery, the two enjoyed playing and have occasionally been seen napping next to each other. For those wondering, she is a long-haired flame point Siamese.
Licky Licky, our clinic cat, is 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 has managed to lose 6 lbs. and no longer rolls like a log to get from one end of a room to another. He can be seen napping on a dog bed during the day with VooDoo or meowing while running through the clinic with his favorite ball in his mouth.
VooDoo is a 7 year old 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 Licky Licky! Any day you can find them cuddle up next to each other or giving each other loving head butts!
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.
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.