Dr. Lisa Yung
Dr. Lisa Yung
Lead Associate Veterinarian
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 because of 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 Northwest. She joined Frontier Veterinary Hospital in early 2007, and immediately became a valuable member of the team.
Medically speaking, Dr. Yung’s passions include internal medicine, preventative and geriatric care, and soft tissue surgery. 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. She enjoys 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. As a Veterinary Acupuncturist, Lisa offers acupuncture as an alternative treatment for a variety of ailments, with a specific focus on pain management.
In her spare time, Dr. Yung, her husband, and son generally spend weekends hiking with their dog Chi-B, an American Eskimo mix. Snow skiing, traveling (when there is time!), and taking advantage of Portland’s culinary scene also helps fill the off-clinic agenda. Dr. Yung also has three domestic short-haired cats at home, Carl, Uno (aka Trouble) and Nigel. They don’t get to go hiking but do a good job of guarding the house when people and dog are gone.
Hi Lisa! So, do you go by Lisa or do you have any nicknames?
I’m pretty much a straightforward Lisa…as far as I’m aware anyway!
In your words, what is your job at Frontier?
I am one of the full-time associate veterinarians at Frontier. Our veterinarians 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! My special interests include geriatric wellness and chronic pain management. I often use Acupuncture as an adjunctive treatment for chronic pain.
Why did you decide to work at Frontier?
Frontier is truly a special place to work – from the educated and compassionate staff to our principles of always consistently offering high-quality medicine.
Do you have any pets?
I have one dog named Chi-B, a 7-year-old American Eskimo mix. Chi-B is a sweetie that likes gives us a howl-song every time we come home.
I also have three cats – 8-year-old Carl, 6-year-old Trouble and 2-year-old Nigel. Carl is rambunctious, Trouble is sweet, and Nigel is our perpetual kitten. Trouble and my 4-year-old snuggle together and hug each other daily.
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…
“Lisa Yung was very happy to see Atlas and was very helpful during my first visit.”
“I’m truly thankful for everything Dr. Yung did and the concern she showed throughout the process. She is outstanding!”