Dr. Katie Marcus
Dr. Katie Marcus
Education: Louisiana State University
Dr. Katie Marcus received her veterinary degree from Louisiana State University after receiving her undergraduate degree from the University of Puget Sound. Having grown up in Southern California and living in Washington State for college, Oregon feels like a natural move for Dr. Marcus, who considers all of the west coast her home.
Her clinical interests include internal medicine and dentistry, both of which make her a great fit at Frontier. She is also certified in Veterinary Acupuncture through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society and is excited to offer this treatment option to her patients.
Dr. Marcus has a full house at home with her husband Chris, their two boys Will and Nate, and two Maine Coon cats, Madison and Landon. Dr. Marcus enjoys gourmet cooking and just about anything outdoors, making her a true Oregonian even with her California roots.
Do you have any nicknames?
Outside of work, I’ve always been Katie versus Katherine (except to my aunt, who calls me Kate and always has!). At Frontier, I’ll answer to just about anything with my name or part of my name in it – Marcus, Dr. Marcus, or KM being the most common!
In your words, what is your job at Frontier?
As part of the Frontier veterinary team, my job is to provide excellent medical and surgical care to the animals while educating pet owners about the health and welfare of their beloved 4-legged family members. I have an interest in pain management and dentistry, plus I am a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist. I’m the leader of the Work Flow Committee, a group of the staff that works to keep us a well-oiled machine so that we are efficient and effective!
Why did you decide to work at Frontier?
My husband and I wanted to move to the PNW from Los Angeles years ago, and in looking through job advertisements, I stumbled across FVH and fell in love with the practice based on their website! Then I got to talk to staff members and come visit and knew it was where I could make my professional homemaking a difference in the lives of Hillsboro pets.
Do you have any pets?
I am a huge lover of Maine Coon cats, having had two previously, and my family currently has a Maine Coon kitten named Ripley! It’s been over a decade since we have had a kitten in the house, so it’s an adjustment to the wild playtime, but she’s the best snuggler!
Tell us a little known fact about you!
I love to travel, and my bucket list of places I want to visit is long and ever-growing! London is top of my list, followed closely by Machu Pichu. I’m happy in the city or country, backpacking or relaxing in a fancy hotel, and I don’t sit idle very well, so I am always on the go seeing what’s out there. I love camping with my family in the mountains or at the beach. I love to cook but rarely find the time for anything fancy (or the audience to appreciate it with two small kids at home!) these days.