Kiri, Practice Manager:
“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.”
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.
Stephanie, Veterinary Assistant:
“I love working in an environment where we face down the odds day in and day out. There’s nothing like watching a very sick pet turn a complete 180 degrees and thrive under the proper care and management. I have a strong drive for client education, and love the moment when our clients realize “heart disease” is not synonymous with “death sentence”. I am proud to be part of such a compassionate, devoted team.”
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.
Aubree Christiano, CVT
“I enjoy the care and compassion shown to every patient and owner that comes through the front door at Cardiology Northwest. I thrive in an environment where I can work closely with owners and pets to develop the best care plan possible, improving the quality of life for our furry friends.”
Aubree was born and raised in Tri Cities, WA. She has been intrigued by veterinary medicine since she was young, and feels especially compassionate about the human-animal bond. She attended Yakima Valley Community College and has worked as a general practice Veterinary Technician since graduation in 2007.
She learned shortly thereafter that her true passion lies in specialty medicine, such as Cardiology. Looking for a change in environment and an opportunity to advance her career and knowledge, Aubree joined the team at Cardiology Northwest in December 2015.
She currently lives in Gresham with her 9 year-old Catahoula Leopard Dog Cajun and her 12 year-old heeler mix Ringo. Both are very active and keep her busy. She enjoys spending time with family and her dogs, hiking, fishing, snowboarding and cooking.
James, Veterinary Assistant
“I am ecstatic to be a part of Cardiology Northwest! The team, clients and their pets are incredible.”
James joined the Cardiology Northwest team in July, 2016. After learning about Veterinary Cardiology through Danada Veterinary Hospital, where he worked as an assistant for 15 years, he knew Cardiology had to be a part of his future. He is thankful to be a part of the Cardiology Northwest team!
James and his wife Sarah enjoy the company of a wiley cat named Taco, a couch potato cat named Diesel, Cricket the Crested Gecko, and their adventure pup Ellie. They moved from Illinois for Oregon’s beautiful coast, trails, and of course, mountains. You can spot James on the beach checking out tide pool sea life, rock climbing, and hiking.