Kiri, Cardiology Coordinator/Technician:
Kiri joined the Cardiology Northwest team in 2001. As a kid she wanted to be a NASA astronaut, but found her calling in the veterinary field. Her passion lies in improving pets’ quality of life, and supporting the human-animal bond. Over the last decade she has worked closely with Dr. Wood, gaining the knowledge and experience necessary to provide optimal care for every patient!
Kiri spends her free time motorcycling, hiking, and camping. She is also a food and beer connoisseur, and enjoys exploring Oregon’s cuisine and brewfests. She has been married since 2012, and lives with her husband and their fur-babies Porter, Daphne, Leeloo, and Kitty.
“I am very fortunate to work with Dr. Wood and specialize in cardiology. I love being able to help improve the quality of life in our furry companions every day. They fill my work day with joy and it is my pleasure to befriend their owners.”
Brenda, Client Service Specialist:
Brenda wanted to be a veterinarian when she was younger, but found her true passion lies in facilitating world class service for clients and their pets. As an outreach liaison, she works with clients and community doctors to ensure a positive experience.
Brenda moved from Missoula, Montana in 2012 and joined the Cardiology Northwest team shortly thereafter. Outside the clinic she enjoys soccer, training for her next 5K, and participating in local poetry events. She shares a home with one unruly cat, “Murphy’s Law”.
Stephanie, Veterinary Assistant:
Driven by her lifetime love of animals, Stephanie obtained her degree in Zoology from Oregon State University in 2012. During college, she volunteered at the local animal shelter and Chintimini Wildlife Center, where she learned valuable skills in caring for a variety of animals. She joined the Cardiology Northwest team shortly after graduating.
When’s she’s not working, Stephanie loves to knit, crochet, and play with her rambunctious Abyssinian mix, Frankie. She currently lives in Vancouver with her partner Michael, and also has a leopard Gecko named Petri, a bearded dragon named Beardimus Maximus, and a collection of fish.
Jessica, CVT (Certified Vet Technician):
Jessica came to Portland, Oregon from beautiful McCall Idaho. She has been in the veterinary profession for well over a decade primarily working in small animal general practice, and dabbling in large animal and emergency medicine. She is a certified veterinary technician in Idaho and Oregon and graduated from the veterinary technician program at the College of Southern Idaho in 2006.
Jessica has wanted to work with animals since she was a child, and is dedicated to veterinary medicine and working with Cardiology Northwest. She enjoys the challenge of specialty medicine, and passionately strives to create an excellent customer/patient care experience. She is currently enrolled in a pet loss grief counseling certification program with the American Academy of Grief Counseling.
In her downtime, Jessica enjoys exploring Oregon and its wine country, concerts, cooking, hiking, running, hot yoga and just hanging with her pets. Her and her husband of 8 years share their home with a ball-driven yellow lab named Hunter, a lazy and loveable bulldog/boxer rescue named Ondi, and China the highly affectionate, food-obsessed lilac point.
“The opportunity to help our companion animals and their caretakers gives me the satisfaction and enthusiasm to exceed expectations in offering paramount care through knowledge. I absolutely love our clients and their dedication to the quality of life and wellbeing of their best friends. I truly look forward to working with you and your animal companions.”