Meet Our Staff

man, woman, daughter and dog

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


Cristina Geston, DVM, Resident - Coming Soon!

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Dr. Natasha Walzthoni
DVM, Resident of Radiology 

Bio:
Dr. Walzthoni was born and raised in Newfoundland, Canada. She completed a Bachelor of Science (Honors) at the Memorial University of Newfoundland and completed her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island. She then moved back home and completed rotating and diagnostic imaging internships at the Veterinary Specialty Centre of Newfoundland and Labrador. She went on to practice as an emergency veterinarian at the VCA Canada Calgary Animal Referral and Emergency (CARE) Center until she joined our residency program. She has strong interests in both diagnostic imaging and emergency medicine alike. Outside of veterinary medicine, she spends her time hiking in the summer and skiing in the winter. She loves to spend time with her family and two cats - Zoey and Boo-berry.

Education/Training: 
Undergraduate: Bachelor of Science with Honors - Memorial University of Newfoundland

Veterinary School: Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island      

Residency: Inland Empire Veterinary Imaging - Current            
Troye Myers, DVM, Resident - Comings 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                                                                    Office 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 and their son William. When Amanda and her family aren't outside exploring and fishing, they enjoy family time with their Frenchie Rollo and their two cats Pinkerton and Morty.  

Person and large dogStephanie Altamirano
Lead 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. 


Rosalie Trapani
Coming Soon!
Client Service Representative



Heidi Marrazzo, LVT - Coming Soon!

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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.
 

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Sydney Benzie
Veterinary Assistant     

Sydney was born and raised on the west side of the state in Bothell. In high school she began working as a veterinary assistant and fell in love with veterinary medicine. After serving in the US Navy aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan CVN-76, she moved to Spokane in 2016. Sydney has over 7 years of combined experience working with animals of all shapes and sizes. Sydney's passion is low stress handing of cats. Sydney and her husband have four cats of their own: Dutchess, Walter, Clarence, Oliver. When she is not at work or home hanging out with her feline friends she enjoys hiking, horseback riding, and traveling as much as possible. 
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, and one dog. When she isn't caring for you pets, she can be found adventuring the outdoors with her family.


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8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

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