Meet Our Staff





















 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Jeff Siems
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Radiology

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.

Education/Training: 

Undergraduate: Major-biology, Minor-chemistryEastern 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

 

 

Mary Vawter
Office Manager

 

Mary came to work for IEVI in October 2000 as a transciptionist and in 2006 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 Grenier
Veterinary Assistant


Heather started working at veterinary clinics at the age of 15 and started at IEVI in 2008.

She has a mini zoo including multiple gypsy vanner horses which she enjoys breeding and riding in her spare time.  She also enjoys cooking and spending time outdoors with her son. 

 

 

 

Mallory Galpin-Miller

Licensed Veterinary Technician

 

Mallory graduated with her associates of science degree in veterinary technology from Yakima Valley Community College in the spring of 2016.  She recently moved to the Spokane area in July of 2017 and joined the IEVI team.  She loves to spend her spare time with her friends and family - traveling, cooking, and enjoying many outdoor activities.

 

 

Leah Burckhard

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Leah began her career in the veterinary field at the age of 15 and has been practicing specialty medicine (internal medicine, oncology, emergency, diagnostic imaging) since 2005. She has lived and worked in several locations including Minnesota, Colorado, Hawaii, California and Washington. 

 

She moved to Coeur d'Alene with her significant other, Paul, in 2018 and joined the IEVI team! Leah enjoys traveling and being active outside. You can find her hiking, rock climbing, backpacking, whitewater rafting or flying to foreign countries whenever she's not busy caring for animals.

 











 

 

 

 

Kim Cameron
Veterinary Technicia
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Kim has worked in veterinary med
icine since 1993 and graduated from the Veterinary Technician Program of Portland Community College in 1997.  She and her husband moved to Spokane the same year and have a full house with a son, daughter, 3 dogs and 5 cats.  Kim enjoys camping, fishing and hiking with her family.  Kim has worked for the Pet Emergency Clinic since 2004 and started with IEVI as well in 2011. Kim is active in the Washington State Association of Veterinary Technicians as well as a past president.  She is also a member of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America.

 

 

Melissa Jones

Receptionist

Melissa joined IEVI in April of 2017 after 8 years of both human and animal ophthalmology. She and her husband moved to Washington in 2014. Melissa lives with her dog Chaos (Doberman), James Norman (Dachshund) and Si (Kerry Blue Terrier) as well as her horse Cambrie and a large group of meat rabbits. She is also a trained dog groomer.  Growing up she bred and showed sheep and cattle along with showing horses and that led to her current hobby of showing conformation dogs. Her hobbies outside of animals include history and reading about historical events/people.

 

 

 

Jennifer Hartley

Receptionist

Jennifer has worked for different veterinary clinics since the age of 17.  She enjoys reading, going to the lake and riding her horses with her family.