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.


Mallory Galpin-Miller                                                                                                                                                 Licensed Veterinary Technician 

Mallory graduated from Yakima Valley Community College in the spring of 2016 with an Associates of Science Degree in Veterinary Technology.  She 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 California, Colorado, Hawaii, Minnesota, and Washington. She moved to Coeur d'Alene with her partner, 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.


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                                                                                                                                                                  Receptionist

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. 


Travis Sanders                                                                                                                                                                                         Veterinary Assistant

Travis spent 10 years serving in the United States Air Force before entering the veterinary field about 1 year ago. Travis joined the IEVI team in May of 2019. When he isn't here helping us with animals, he spends time restoring his 1980 Corvette. 


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