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. Over the last decade 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 particular cat named Daphne, a quirky pup named Phelan, and an inquisitive bearded dragon named Lincoln.
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 Abyssinian mix, Frankie. 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.
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 graduated from Yakima Valley Community College in 2007 and worked in general practice as a Certified Veterinary Technician.
She learned shortly thereafter that her true passion lies in specialty medicine. Looking for an opportunity to advance her career and knowledge, Aubree joined the team in December 2015. Since then she has honed her technical skills and dedicated herself to continuing education, pursuing her Cardiology Technician Specialist certification through the Academy of Internal Medicine for Veterinary Technicians.
Aubree’s pack includes Ringo the 14-year-old heeler mix, and her 11-years-young Catahoula Leopard Dog, Cajun. In 2016, she rescued Hedwig, the cutest Sphynx kitten diagnosed with Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy. You can learn more about this condition and follow Wiggy’s story, because she has her very own Instagram: @hedwig_the_sphynx
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.