Beth Fritzler

Dr. Elizabeth Fritzler (’91 DVM) has made exceptional contributions across the spectrum of veterinary medicine as an advocate for veterinary students and an experienced practice administrator. In 2006, she earned a Certificate in Veterinary Practice Administration from Purdue University’s Veterinary Management Institute, and she is board certified in veterinary practice management. She has served on the board of directors for the Certified Veterinary Practice Manager Program and the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association. In 1999 Fritzler and her husband, Dr. Timothy Kraabel (’89 DVM), purchased their first hospital, Lien Animal Clinic, where she assumed the role of hospital administrator. In 2016, Fritzler, Kraabel, and a colleague established the Cascade Heights Veterinary Center in Seattle. Fritzler serves as the hospital’s administrator, and her son, Geoffrey Kraabel (’19 DVM) is an associate at the practice. Throughout her career, Fritzler has mentored WSU veterinary students during their preceptorships and provided support throughout their externships at the Seattle Humane Society. In her free time, she enjoys reading, spending time with her horses, and traveling with her family.