Dr. Frost received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Reed College and her Master’s degree in Zoology (Neuroscience) from the University of Iowa. Prior to veterinary school, she was employed by the U.S. Forest Service as an engineering aide and by Reed College and Legacy Health Systems as a biomedical research technician, working with slugs, snails, barnacles and electric fish. She received her DVM from Oregon State University and started practice in a rural setting in southwest Washington state, where she saw bald eagles and great blue herons daily. Although southwest Portland doesn’t offer quite the same scenic views, Dr. Frost loves being in a “family” practice, being able to walk to work and when it isn’t cloudy, seeing Mt. Hood on her daily walks.
Her special interests are in preventive care, geriatric care and zoonotic/reverse zoonotic diseases (those which can be passed from animals to humans and from humans to animals). When not at work Dr. Frost enjoys reading, gardening, walking, Pilates, music, camping, and hiking with her human and canine family, and the never-ending remodeling of her 1940’s era house. She shares her home with her partner, Steve; Pearl, a 15 1/2 yr. old Collie mix; Devlin, a 15 1/2 yr old long-haired kitty and Q Bob, a Ringneck Dove . Dr. Frost is pictured with her old girl, Pearl!