Education: North Carolina State University
Dr. Lisa Yung, DVM, received her doctoral degree in Veterinary Medicine from North Carolina State University in 2005. After earning her Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, Dr. Yung chose to pursue veterinary medicine for the intellectual challenges of veterinary medicine, coupled with the rewards of helping both pets and their people.
A southern girl at heart, Lisa grew up in Mississippi before moving to North Carolina to attend NCSU. After 12 years there, she left the South to take advantage of the large variety of outdoor activities available in the Pacific Northwest. She joined Frontier Veterinary Hospital in early 2007, and in 2019 partnered with Frontier’s Dr. Scott Loepp to join the Beaverton Pet Clinic team as the practice owners, allowing the wonderful (and still missed!) Dr. Chris Wilson is to retire. It is our goal at Beaverton Pet Clinic to continue Dr. Wilson’s vision and mission: provide high-quality medicine, provide the best veterinary care with compassion, provide openness and collaboration with clients to make the best decisions, and provide a comfortable and kind environment for both pets and their people.
Her clinical interests include internal medicine, preventative and geriatric care, and dentistry. She has a particular focus on acute and chronic pain management and will employ the most current treatments and therapies to help her patients’ comfort, including Acupuncture. She takes on the challenges that difficult medical and surgical cases can present, and works diligently with her patient’s families during the entire diagnostic and treatment process.
In her spare time, Dr. Yung, her husband, and her child generally spend weekends hiking and spending time outdoors with their dogs Chi B (an American Eskimo mix) and KoB (an American Eskimo – thank you, Nancy, for this amazing pup). Snow skiing, traveling, and taking advantage of Portland’s culinary scene also helps fill the off-clinic agenda. Dr. Yung also has four domestic short-haired cats at home: Carl, Nigel, Neil, and Ruth. The kitties don’t get to go hiking but do a good job of guarding the house when people and dogs are gone.
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Do you have any nicknames?
At work, I’m pretty much a straightforward Lisa/Dr. Lisa/Dr. Yung/LY (we use our initials between the staff). At home, I’m several different variations of “mom” and “mom, look!”
In your words, what is your job at Beaverton Pet Clinic?
I was one of the associate veterinarians and medical director for several years at Frontier Veterinary Hospital, and now I am proud to be called a small business owner and the lead veterinarian/Medical Director at Beaverton Pet Clinic. Our veterinarians at both locally owned facilities collectively hold one of the most important jobs of all – to be the primary health provider for your pet and a source of information, education, and instruction for you!
Why did you decide to work at Beaverton Pet Clinic and Frontier?
Beaverton Pet Clinic and Frontier are truly special places to work – from the educated and compassionate staff to our principles of always consistently offering high-quality medicine and collaborative/compassionate care.
Do you have any pets?
Oh, yes, too many, see above. Two dogs + four cats are a full household, but we love and adore every one of them. Neil and Ruth are littermates and grace the cover of our Kitten Whole Health Plan brochures (yes, they really are that cute). Ko B, Neil, and Ruth B joined our family as puppy/kittens in 2020, and we’ve been so grateful for their puppy/kitten energy during these challenging times.
Tell us a little-known fact about you!
I was born in China but moved to the deep South when I was three. I grew up in the Mississippi Delta but went to North Carolina for university. So no wonder sweet tea and fried okra are two of my favorite things…
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