Lauren R. Frank
January 6, 1977 – June 24, 2018
Frank, Lauren R. on June 24, 2018. Beloved fiancèe of Patrick Roynard. Devoted daughter of Julie and Charles Frank. Loving sister of Michelle Frank, Rebecca Frank, and Paemisa Wentz and her husband Adam. Caring niece of Gregg Fous and his wife Gail, William Fous and his wife Dorothy, and Robert Frank and his wife Maria. Memorial Service will be held on June 30, 2018 from 11 a.m. ~ 12 p.m. at O.B. Davis Funeral Homes 2326 Middle Country Road, Centereach, NY 11720. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Human Society of The United States. www.humanesociety.org
- Human Society of The United States
- Memorial Service Saturday, June 30, 2018
Lauren R. Frank
October 22, 2018
Just read of Dr. Frank’s passing in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. I am deeply saddened and extend my heartfelt condolences.
Dr. Frank was a wonderful, loving mentor to me. She helped me understand acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. She inspired me and challenged me as a student. I hope I can live up to being the amazing doctor that she was.
August 19, 2018
We had soup
August 18, 2018
I have no idea what happened to Dr Frank, but I know it’s because of her my little Sammie the Dachshund was able to walk! She was a wonderful person and vet!
July 24, 2018
This is one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to write. How do I say goodbye to Lauren?
She was charming, bright and accomplished, beautiful, and loving to people and animals. She is unforgettable to anyone who ever met her.
I will always remember her laugh. She lit up the room with joy! There are not many people like that. I loved being around her.
I met her when my Briard, 15 months old at the time, was referred to UC Davis Integrative Medicine. My dog adored her; Chou Chou would jump up on Lauren, every week, grab the ties of her scrubs, and try to pull down her pants. That’s when I first heard her laugh.
Lauren started Chou Chou on underwater treadmill. She would only run for Lauren, with her high pitched voice for dogs: “Come on, Chou Chou!! Come on, girl!”
The program she designed for Chou Chou at Davis has continued and has kept her symptom-free of hip dysplasia for 6 years. I am very grateful.
Lauren was as playful as my puppy. One day I brought a Woofstick to PT (like a long fishing pole with a toy at the end of a rope). Chou Chou jumped and bobbed for the toy, and Lauren laughed and encouraged her: “Stay on the yoga mat!” I have a short video of that. Precious.
She told me, with a twinkle in her eyes, that she never opened tabs on jars with her teeth, because her father was a dentist and told her not to. She told me not to. She talked about her family often. She was so proud of all of you.
Over the treadmill, every week, we talked. As I got to know her at Davis and at a couple of lunches we shared at a little French cafe, I saw that Lauren was an amazing vet and an amazing woman. Absolutely charming. I was saddened that she was moving to NY, but I understood it was her chance for advancement and a new life. We kept in touch through email.
I was not a “close” friend, but her death has hit me hard.
We are all diminished by losing her.
Danielle and Porter Sawicki
July 17, 2018
Dr. Frank will be greatly missed! She is the reason why my English bulldog, Porter, is able to live a happy life and walk!
As a doctor, we know she’s incredible! As a person, I was so amazed by her care and compassion for my dog, my family, and myself.
She became family over the course of a year. Her laugh was contagious, her smile took over the room, we always felt so at ease leaving our visits with Dr. Frank... she will be so missed!
July 15, 2018
I am so saddened to learn this news. Lauren Frank was truly a bright light, a very special individual who probably had no idea how much she "WOW-ed" people on a daily basis. Lauren was kind, supremely talented with both animals and people, highly intuitive, and sought to help those around her rise above. I had the honor of working with her at CUVS and will never forget her beautiful smile and enthusiasm. She was always so refreshing to be around.
She was deeply loved on this earth and will be dearly missed. Dear Lauren, may you rest in peace and comfort. My deepest sympathies to your family. We have lost an amazing, irreplaceable woman. Lauren, may your spirit live on in eternal love and light.
July 14, 2018
I am so very sad to hear this news. Lauren was an incredible person. Her spirit was infectious, her soul was kind, and she was an amazing veterinarian. Amanda and I were fortunate to spend some time with her a few weeks ago. I will always remember her and the love and care she gave to my dog Nellie. My heart breaks for Patrick and her family.
July 13, 2018
I cannot express the grief I am feeling at this moment. The world has lost the most beautiful soul I have ever known. Lauren took care of my beautiful St. Bernard for several years as she was dealing with a growing inability to walk. She treated both her as well as myself as I watched my girl go through so much pain that Lauren lessened for her at every visit. Towards the end, she could no longer stand alone so Lauren got her a harness that we could pick her up with and help her walk. She extended my time with her by several years I do believe. And her infectious sense of humor got us through some tough times. Always, always she made me laugh so hard. And always hugs...always. When she told me she was leaving UCD I burst into tears. She hugged me and said "don't be sad, be happy for me. I want to go, this is a good thing." I have never stopped missing her. She was such a powerful presence. My deepest condolences to her family and friends. I can't even imagine the loss you are feeling.
May she be at peace now and forever.
July 12, 2018
Lauren you were such an amazing woman who touched the souls of everyone that you came in contact with. I am glad I had such an honor to work with and learn from you. Anytime you walked into a room everything lit up. You touched and healed the lives of so many animals. I will always have the fondest memories of us listening to our music and having such wonderful laughs. You were there for everyone to make sure we were all happy and smiling. Lauren you were a truly amazing, compassionate, and dedicated soul to everything that you did. My heart is truly broken hearing of this. May you rest easy, i will miss you always.
July 12, 2018
My heart aches to hear the passing of Dr. Frank. I had the pleasure of working with her at Cornell and my pup was lucky enough to be under her care. She has such a vibrant soul and her smile could light up the whole room. She will forever be remembered.
July 11, 2018
I had the pleasure of working with Lauren and I am so heartbroken to hear of her passing. She was a beautiful soul - talented, dedicated and beyond compassionate in her job and with the animals whose lives she impacted greatly. She will be so very missed.
July 10, 2018
I only just found out about this tragic news today. My heart is so broken. I had the HONOR to work with her. She was one amazing human being. I loved stopping by the rehab area. It was always so refreshing, just to see her. I cannot believe this. Lauren- you were one of the nicest doctor that I've ever worked with. You left a piece in my heart and I will hold on to that forever. I am so sorry that you are not with us. I cannot believe that I won't even be able to see you again. I am so sorry that we did not keep in touch. I will miss you forever. Rest in Peace <3 I hope you are with your animals and your love ones in heaven. With warm love, Emma
July 8, 2018
Dr Frank was an amazing veterinarian! We crossed paths at UCD working on the same patient without ever actually meeting. We met again in China where she taught me acupuncture and later helped me be a better TA for acupuncture. We were looking forward to working together more on research projects. She was the type of person who you could instantly click with and that had happened with us. I am devastated that she is gone and send my deepest sympathies and hugs to her loved ones. She will always be remembered and will be deeply missed.
July 5, 2018
My heart aches to hear of Lauren's passing. Our paths crossed twice when she was a student and observed my dog Maddy being treated for kidney disease at my western vet, and later at an integrative vet for acupuncture and herbs. She exuded kindness. My best to her family and friends as they grieve and heal from this deep loss.
July 1, 2018
Like Marni, I was able to work with Lauren while she was a vet student and when she took her position as a physical therapy/integrative medicine veterinarian at the UC Davis Vet Med Teaching Hospital. She was always smiling and so dedicated to her patients. She will be sorely missed. Please accept my deepest condolences.
June 30, 2018
Dr.Lauren Frank did a continuing ed. Luncheon for our hospital with other livs. Doctors and she was so knowledgeable and friendly. I met her again when i filled in at livs in the oncology department. She always had a smile on her face and was always pleasant. I worked with Dr. Patrick Roynard and he was one of my favorite doctors to work with. Always polite and has a great sence of humor. I was happy to hear that he and Dr. Frank were a couple. My heart breaks for him and Dr Frank’s family. May she rest in God’s hands.
Mary and Abhi Chandra
June 30, 2018
What a tragedy!
Lauren was a force for good in the world.
She was so kindhearted and smart and would always go the extra mile to help.
She was so good to our Wylee girl when she was at Davis.
Our deepest sympathy to her family . We share in your sorrow .
We will hold our memories of her in our hearts forever.
June 29, 2018
I worked with Lauren at the VMTH. She was one of my students then faculty, Lauren worked so hard. As faculty at UCD with integrative medicine she worked so hard. She was one if the hardest working veterinarians I've ever met. So much so she suffered a chronic hernia from lifting her heavy injured patients. She helped me with my shelter puppy I adopted who lost his leg. She never charged me a dime for the work she did with him. I used to tease her that some of her therapies were quackery. But she opened my eyes to alternative medicines and practices. She was an amazing student. And stellar faculty member at UCD. I'll never forget her. EVER...
To her love, her family and her friends. I hope you find peace again someday. The Veterinary Medicine community will never be the same without her.....
With deepest sympathy and condolences...
Marni L McChesney RVT
SA Orthopedic surgery technician