VIN Consultants and Editors

Specialty: Practice Management

Associate Editor

Beth Fritzler

Elizabeth Fritzler

Board Certification

  • Veterinary Hospital Managers Association (VHMA) Certified Veterinary Practice Manager, 2008


  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, 1991
  • Bachelor of Science, Oregon State Univ., 1988

Current Professional Activities

  • Practice Owner & Hospital Administrator for Cascade Heights Veterinary Center in Seattle, WA.
  • Director on the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association Board of Directors
  • VHMA Liaison to the Certified Veterinary Practice Managers Board of Directors
  • Member of Veterinary Management Group #14
  • Board Member of Vashon Partners in Education
  • Board Member of Seavuria

Past Professional Activities

  • Practice Owner & Hospital Administrator for Lien Animal Clinic in Seattle, WA.
  • DVM Representative on the Certified Veterinary Practice Managers Board of Directors
  • Associate DVM for three companion animal hospitals and one ambulatory equine practice

Marital Status & Children

  • Married for 28 years to Dr. Timothy Kraabel
  • 3 children:
    • Geoffrey, who graduated with his DVM from Washington State University in 2019
    • Aubrey, who is graduating with her MBA from Willamette University in 2020
    • Nick, who will graduate from high school in 2020

4-Legged Children

  • 2 dogs – Westley, a Border Collie, and Levi, a Labrador
  • 2 cats – Finn & Mango
  • 2 horses – Who De Slew, an Appendix Quarter Horse mare, and Flicka, an Appaloosa mare


  • Travel – Favorite spots include Kenya & Tanzania, Italy, and Bali
  • Riding my horses on the trails near our home
  • Reading

Favorite Quote

“Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.”  —Margaret Thatcher

What I Like Most About VIN

The chance to interact and network with colleagues.  Practice ownership and management can be lonely at times because many of us are the only ones responsible for business management in our practices.  It is great to have others to turn to for ideas and support.

Are you a specialist who loves helping (and learning from) colleagues?

Join the proud team of VIN Consultants and Associate Editors!
Call Paul D. Pion, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology) at 530-757-6881 or email .