Tim Kraabel

Dr. Timothy Kraabel (’89 DVM) dreamed of being a veterinarian from childhood. He fulfilled his dream at WSU and joined Lien Animal Clinic in the fall of 1990. In 1999, he purchased the clinic with his wife and fellow veterinarian, Dr. Elizabeth Friztler (’91 DVM). In 2007, Kraabel earned a Certificate in Veterinary Practice Administration from Purdue University’s Veterinary Management Institute. Four years later, he became board certified in canine and feline practice. He served on the American Board of Veterinary Practitioner’s Council of Regents from 2013-20, and as president from 2018-19. He has also been an adjunct professor and mentor at WSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine. In 2016, Kraabel and Fritzler partnered with an associate to launch Cascade Heights Veterinary Center where their son, Geoffrey Kraabel (’19 DVM) is an associate. In 2019, Dr. Timothy began offering telemedicine at Lien. During the pandemic, he expanded the clinic’s telemedicine operations and practiced entirely remotely for eight months.