Meet Our Staff


Dr. Jeff Siems                                                                                                                                                                              Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Radiology  

Bio: Dr. Siems moved to Spokane, WA in 1999 and opened Inland Empire Veterinary Imaging. When away from the office he enjoys traveling, spending time with his family, the outdoors, hunting, and fishing. 


Undergraduate:  Major - Biology, Minor - Chemistry; Eastern Montana College, Billings, MT; 1987      Masters Degree:  Bioveterinary Science; Utah State University, Logan, UT; 1989                                           Veterinary School:  Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR; 1993                                                                         Internship:  Small Animal; Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; 1993-1994                                                   Residency:  Diagnostic Imaging; Purdue University; West Lafayette, IN; 1994-1997                                           Clinical Instructor:  Diagnostic Imaging; Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; 1997-1999                                 Board Certification:  American College of Veterinary Radiology;  1998


Dr. Meredeth McEntire                                                                                                                                                Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists 

Bio: Dr. McEntire is an Inland Northwest native having grown up in Oregon, and practicing in Eastern Washington after attending WSU. She joined the team at IEVI in January of 2019. While Dr. McEntire isn’t looking at cells under a microscope, her and her husband enjoy running, biking, skiing, and kowtowing to their two cats, Wee and Scout.


Undergraduate: Major - Biology, Minor – Chemistry; Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA                          Veterinary School: Washington State University, Pullman, WA; 2008                                                                          Internship: Veterinary Specialty Hospital of San Diego, San Diego, CA; 2009                                                          Residency: Clinical Pathology; Washington State University, Pullman, WA; 2008


Mary Vawter                                                                                                                                                                                        Office Manager 

Mary came to work for IEVI in October of 2000 as a transciptionist, and in 2006 we added office manager to her title.  She enjoys spending time with her husband, kids, and grandkids: cooking, baking, and building forts.  When she has some down time she likes to crochet.


Heather Robb                                                                                                                                                          Veterinary Assistant  

Heather started working at veterinary clinics at the age of 15 and started at IEVI in 2008. She has a mini zoo of farm animals, including her Gypsy Vanner horses which she breeds. In her spare time she enjoys riding her horses, cooking, and spending time outdoors with her son.


Amber Porphy
Licensed Veterinary Technician
Amber joined our team in January 2020. She was born and raised in Pennsylvania, but has lived all over the U.S. After graduating high school, she joined the U.S. Air Force and served two tours in Iraq. Since then, Amber obtained a License as a Veterinary Technician and a Radiologic Technologist for human medicine. In her free time, Amber enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, bike riding, and playing sports. 


Jennifer Hartley                                                                                                                                                                      Receptionist

Jennifer was born and raised in the Spokane area. She has worked for different veterinary clinics since the age of 17 and joined our team in the Spring of 2018.  She enjoys reading, going to the lake and riding her horses with friends and family.


Amanda Kracht                                                                                                                                                                                     Administrative Assistant

Amanda grew up in northern Idaho, and after graduating with a BA from the University of Idaho she began work in the administrative field.  She joined the IEVI team in March of 2019. She enjoys hiking, backpacking, and fly fishing with her husband Josh. When they aren't outside, Amanda enjoys snuggling with her two kitties, Pinkerton and Morty, while reading. 


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