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 supporting the human-animal bond through leading the growth of our team and practice. For nearly two decades she has worked closely with Dr. Wood to build an innovative and compassionate team that works closely together cultivating relationships and putting patients first!
Kiri spends her free time gardening, camping, and adventuring. She is also a food and beer connoisseur, who enjoys exploring the ins and outs of homebrewing with her partner, Travis. They share their home with two teenagers, a quirky pup named Phelan, and an inquisitive Pitbull named Cedar .
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 she’s not working, Stephanie loves to knit, crochet, and play with her rambunctious duo Frankie (an Abyssinian mix) and Scout (a terrier/Italian Greyhound mix). Her and her partner Michael spend weekends tending their garden and working on home renovation projects under the watchful eye of Petri the Leopard Gecko.
Brogan, Veterinary Technician
Brogan joined the Cardiology Northwest team in 2016 after over a decade of working in general practice. After spending some time in the Peach State, she received her certification as a Veterinary Technician from Georgia College & State University in 2010. Since returning to Oregon, where she was born and raised, Brogan has been committed to being a staunch patient advocate. She prides herself on keeping at the cutting edge of world-class medicine.
In addition to her work as a technician, Brogan is a photographer, transforming moments into memories with her trusty Canon. When she’s not in the office or behind the lens, she’s out adventuring with her favorite trio of pups (Lulu, Gauge and Rugby), and Diesel the cat-dog, who’s pretty sure he’s part of the pack.
Brooke, Veterinary Technician
From general practice to emergency medicine, Brooke has been honing her veterinary technical skills for over 15 years. She is well known for her compassion and her conviction to put patients first. Her own dog Twinkie has been a patient of Dr. Wood’s for over 2 years, so Brooke is very familiar with the stress that heart disease can have on both pets and their people. This experience inspired Brooke to pursue specialty medicine, and she joined the Cardiology Northwest team in the fall of 2018.
When not at work, Brooke enjoys gardening and riding motorcycles with her partner Nate. They share their home with Twinkie the Papillon, Kataya the spirited cat, and Mallorie the bossy Chihuahua.