Meet Our Staff

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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. 

Education/Training: 

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

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Dr. Meredeth McEntire                                                       
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists 


Dr. McEntire provided us with rapid exemplary results when our community needed it most. Even though she left IEVI to provide her services to veterinarians all over the country, we cannot thank her enough for what she has given us over the last 5 years. 

We wish her well as she takes on this next chapter in her career. 
Cristina Geston, DVM, Resident - Coming Soon!
MaryMary Vawter                                 
Practice Manager 


Mary came to work for IEVI in October of 2000 as a transcriptionist, and in 2006 we added 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.

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Amanda Kracht                                                                    Assistant Manager

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 as a receptionist and assistant. She enjoys hiking, backpacking, and fly fishing with her husband Josh. When Amanda isn't outside exploring and fishing, she enjoys snuggling with her two kitties, Pinkerton and Morty. 

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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.

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Tyler Lahr
Receptionist

Tyler grew up in the California Bay Area and moved to Spokane with his now fiancée and dogs back in 2017. He has worked with animals since he was 16 in different positions. He joined IEVI January of 2021. Tyler loves camping and photography. When not at the dog park with his fur kids he enjoys spending time at home with his fiancée and their small zoo, which consists of 3 dogs, 3 bearded dragons, and some fish.

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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.
 


Person and large dog

Stephanie Altamirano
Licensed Veterinary Technician

Stephanie joined our team in March of 2020. She has been a credentialed veterinary technician since 2014 after graduating from College of Southern Idaho. She has a wide variety of experience including exotics, emergency and specialized practice. Stephanie spends her free time with her husband, 2 kids, 3 dogs and 1 cat. They like to get outside snowboarding, mushroom hunting and biking. 

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Jennifer Bakotich 
Licensed Veterinary Technician 

Jennifer joined Inland Empire Veterinary Imaging in August of 2020. She has been a licensed veterinary technician since 2006. She has worked in various specialties and emergency, but loves diagnostic imaging the most. In her free time she rides horses, and spends time with her dog (Booker) and cat (Maksimus). She also enjoys various outdoor activities here in the beautiful Pacific northwest.

HeatherHeather 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.

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Lindsey Dearfield
Veterinary Assistant

She moved from western Washington to Spokane in 2018, and joined the IEVI team in April of 2020. She has worked in the veterinary field for over 15 years, primarily in specialty. Coming to work to care for your pets is her passion.  At home she has two kids, two cats, one dog, and a fiancé. When she isn't caring for you pets, she can be found adventuring the outdoors with her family.




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