Dr. Frank Coleman
Frank graduated with highest honors from WSU College of Veterinary Medicine in 1982. His love of the outdoors and the cattle ranching lifestyle attracted him to the Weiser Veterinary clinic shortly after graduation.
Dr. Coleman had plans of working in Weiser for a couple of years and eventually return to his home state of Montana. In 1984, however, Dr. Coleman had the opportunity to become an owner and partner at the Weiser Veterinary Clinic. He has practiced medicine in our rural area ever since. He met and fell in love with a local young lady and married his wife, Cindy, shortly thereafter. Together, they raised a son, Trent and daughter, Shelby. Both kids were very active in sports, rodeo and FFA.
Throughout his career, Frank has become a familiar face in our community. He has always been a friend to all creatures, big and small, however as of late, he enjoys working with production animals and equine. Frank has traveled many miles, has seen many cases and loves to continue to learn more about veterinary medicine. He has become a large asset to the local ranchers to aid in raising healthy livestock as well as helping to treat those who fall ill. He works tirelessly with local drug company representatives to allow our producers access to the latest in vaccines and medical treatments.
His biggest goal is to continue to provide the highest quality and compassionate care for all animals in the area. In his spare time, Frank enjoys his quiet time fishing in a remote pond, hunting the foothills and mountains in Idaho, riding and packing mules into the wilderness of the Selway of Northern Idaho and hiking. He also enjoys a good branding with local ranchers and family.
Dr. Dennis Johnson
Dennis was born and raised in Ririe, a small town in southeastern Idaho. He spent countless hours learning to ride horses and team rope on his grandpa’s ranch. His love of animals and the western lifestyle started there. After graduation from high school, Dennis attended Boise State University (BSU) where he team roped as a member of the BSU Rodeo Team.
After a year of an accounting major, he decided to take a job with Taylor Ranch Outfitters in the Frank Church wilderness area where he was in charge of a pack string. He soon realized how much he truly loved working with animals. Dennis graduated BSU with a major in Wildlife Biology. He met and married his wife, Michele, while attending BSU. His first son; JD was born a year after their marriage.
Upon graduation from BSU, Dennis was accepted into the Veterinary Medicine Program at Washington State University. Ty, their youngest son, was born during his junior year completing their wonderful family. Dennis graduated from Washington State University, College of Veterinary Medicine with honors in 1999. Soon after graduation, Dennis accepted a position at the Country Animal Clinic, a 2-doctor practice in Island City, Oregon. He enjoyed practicing there for over a year before a position came open here at Weiser Veterinary Clinic. Dennis and his wife decided to move their family to our small community. Dennis has enjoyed practicing veterinary medicine and raising his boys in Weiser. His sons were very active in Horse and Swine 4H, FFA and many sports. He enjoyed being involved with and attending these activities. It is a great thing to be a Weiser Wolverine!
In his spare time, Dennis enjoys spending time with his family and friends, camping, horseback riding, helping local ranchers gather and brand, team roping and braiding rawhide. Dennis has truly loved living and raising his family here in the Weiser River Valley and looks forward to continuing to live in and serve the area for many more years.
Dr. Jennie Walker
Dr. Jennie Walker has a strong livestock and farming background. She was born in Ellensburg, Washington and later moved to Ritzville. Her journey as a budding veterinarian started young as she settled under the wing of a local veterinarian, Mary Widman. She watched in awe as Dr. Widman would work on her families’ cattle, hogs and horses.
Jennie was very active in 4-H and FFA, winning national awards in horse judging and parliamentary procedure contests. She also started her own herd of registered Angus cattle and traveled with her family, showing her stock all over the Pacific Northwest. Her dad’s cow herd stems from those very bloodlines, handpicked by Jennie herself. Her family also raised and drove Percheron Draft horses while she competed in rodeo and basketball.
Jennie became part of the Weiser Veterinary Clinic family in 2002, shortly after graduating from Washington State University. Initially, she was geared toward production and food animal practice but later gravitated toward mixed animal practice. She has an affinity for small animal dermatology and internal medicine. Jennie still enjoys the challenges of the production side of practice including dystocias and calving.
Jennie married Conley Walker, a local saddle maker, in 2005. Together, they have a daughter, Claire and son, John. When she isn’t working at the clinic, Jennie enjoys spending time with her family and helping on the family ranch. She also enjoys seafood and working around her home.
Dr. Melissa Brown
Melissa Brown, DVM was born and raised in Arlington, Washington. Her love for animals started at a young age and that love was fostered by her involvement with local animal shelters. Luckily for Melissa her parents supported her dreams and never turned away a stray that she happened to find. Growing up Melissa was very involved in sports and her community. She graduated from Arlington High School in 2011 as one of twelve valedictorians.
She went on to major in Wildlife Ecology at Washington State University, receiving her BS in 2015 Magna Cum Laude. Dr. Brown pursued her dreams of becoming a veterinarian and graduated with highest honors from WSU College of Veterinary Medicine in 2018.
During Melissa’s fourth year of vet school she spent 4 weeks in Weiser as a student intern. After graduation she took a job for 6 months in a rural town in Northeastern, WA, but decided to come back to Weiser. Her love for the outdoors and cattle ranching lifestyle attracted Dr. Brown and her husband back to the area.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family/friends, hunting, fishing, camping and hiking. She currently has four dogs and two cats that are her children. Dr. Brown is very excited to integrate herself within the community and provide the best veterinary care at our clinic. Her goal is to continue the compassion and care for animals that Weiser Veterinary Clinic currently delivers.