Meet Our Team

We’re dedicated to high-quality care.

Mark McFrederick, B.S., D.V.M.

Mark McFrederick, B.S., D.V.M.

Veterinarian / Practice Owner

Special Interests: Soft tissue and orthopedic surgery and internal medicine

Education: Bachelor of Science in Zoology, Idaho State University, 1985. Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, 1989.

Hometown: Salmon, Idaho

Pets: Otis (German Shorthair Pointer) and Keeva (Border Collie/Aussie mix)

During his veterinary medicine career Dr. McFrederick has worked with small and large animals in general medicine, surgery, and emergency veterinary practice.

Dr. McFrederick’s outside interests include cattle ranching, hunting, cycling, skiing, fishing, and most outdoor activities. He is usually spending time with his family that includes his wife, children, and grandchildren.

Dr. McFrederick believes that our pets are important members of our family, and providing quality veterinary care is vital to keeping them happy, healthy, and with us as long as possible.

Thank you for entrusting Dr. McFrederick and his staff with the care of your pet(s).

Samantha Wolf, B.A., D.V.M.

Samantha Wolf, B.A., D.V.M.


Samantha attended Washington State University for the College of Veterinary Medicine and has 13 years of experience in veterinary medicine. When not working, Dr. Wolf enjoys reading and spending time with her two ferrets. Dr. Wolf strives to address every pet’s needs with kindness and compassion

Kevin Brown, D.V.M.

Kevin Brown, D.V.M.


Dr. Brown was born and raised on the central coast of California before moving to Spokane in 2012 to attend Whitworth University. During his college years he volunteered at the Spokane humane society, worked as a veterinary assistant, and has even traveled to Limbé, Haiti multiple times to help teach preventative medicine for livestock. He graduated WSU veterinary school in 2021 and has been practicing in the Spokane area ever since.

Dr. Brown enjoys spending his free time with his wife and two young sons. He also enjoys exploring the outdoors in any way possible, including hiking, camping, hunting, and fishing.

Barbara Connor-McFrederick

Practice Manager
About Barbara

Education: North Idaho College and Idaho State University

Hometown: South Floral Park, Long Island, New York

Pets: Keeva (Border Collie/Aussie mix) and Otis (German Shorthair Pointer)

Barbara was born and lived in New York until her early teens, and then her family moved to Spokane, Washington. She moved to Seattle for several years and then back to Spokane in 2011. Barbara is a wife, mother, and grandmother and has worked in the medical field as a patient care coordinator and billing specialist. She recently decided to go to college and expand her education and earn a Health Information Technology degree. She decided that veterinary medicine was something she felt more passionate about and changed her course of study. Animals have always been close to her heart, and she believes that they deserve to be treated with compassion, love, and the best care available.

Her outside interests are running, cycling, hiking, camping, fishing, and spending time with her family and her two dogs, Keeva and Otis.

Alicia Breckner

Veterinary Assistant

About Alicia

Alicia is currently enrolled in veterinary technician school, lives locally, and manages a cattle farm when she isn’t working at the clinic. Her calm, friendly disposition, along with her experience with large animals, is a wonderful addition to our practice. We are thrilled to have her as part of the Suncrest Veterinary Services team!

Caylie Campbell

Receptionist/Veterinary Assistant

About Caylie

Pets: Caylie has one cat of her own named Alice, a domestic shorthair.

Hometown: Corvallis, MT

Caylie has been around lots of animals her whole life. She has also wanted to care for and help animals as her career. She has a special place in her heart for all pets and wants to care for them, as well as show them the kindness and love they deserve.

When she isn’t working, she loves to spend time with her family, her boyfriend, and her cat Alice. She also plays video games, reading, and spending time outdoors.

Shayla Dempsey

Sofia Astapenko

Client Service Representative/Veterinary Assistant
About Sofia
Hometown: Spokane, WA

Pets: Her pets include 2 cats and a very active Belgian Malinois (which she says counts as three dogs)

She has always loved animals of any kind, even snakes! She enjoys interacting with our clients as well and believes that when you are kind to others, it not only changes you, but changes the world. Her hobbies are: hiking, swimming, painting, and training her dog.

Shayla Dempsey

Sydney Breckner

Client Service Representative/Veterinary Assistant

About Sydney

Hometown: Deer Park, WA

Pets: Her pets include 5 Labrador Retrievers named Koda, Huck, Missy, Mae and Axel.

Education: Currently enrolled in Veterinary Technician school.

Hobbies: When she’s not working she loves spending time with all the animals she has, going to local rodeos and going to the lake.

Sydney started working with us in April and we are very happy to have her as part of the Suncrest Veterinary team. She has a wonderful caring nature with not only our patients but with our clients as well. Say hello and welcome Sydney!

Shayla Dempsey

Shayla Dempsey

Client Service Representative

About Shayla

Hometown: Cheney, WA

Pets: Baby Kitty (Siamese mix) and C’more (Tabby)

Shayla has spent her whole life around animals, and has a deep love of caring for them.

When she’s not working she enjoys hiking, music, video games, and disc golf, as well as spending time with her family.

Mindi Purcell

Client Service Representative

About Mindi

Home town: Sandpoint, ID

Pets: Two dogs; Harley who is a Border Collie/Springer Spaniel mix and Aspen who is an Australian Shepherd/Border Collie mix.

I have always loved animals. I grew up with a variety of pets and raising small farm animals. I love the joy they bring to our lives and how they love us so unconditionally. I also understand how dependent they are on us to care for them and this is why I am so happy to work where I can help owners help their furry family members.
I have now lived in the Suncrest neighborhood with my husband for 20+ years where we have raised our two children. When I’m not working I enjoy spending time with my family, sewing, hiking, and mountain biking.