Get To Know Our Team

Our Veterinary Team

Meet the wonderful staff and veterinarians at East and West Ridge Animal Hospitals. We take great pride in giving your pets the best possible care!

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Meet our doctors.

Dr. Marcie Keener

Veterinarian

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Dr. Carolyn Whitaker

Dr. Carolyn Whitaker

Veterinarian

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Dr. Doug McInnis

Dr. Doug McInnis

Veterinarian

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Dr. Erin Byrne

Dr. Erin Byrne

Veterinarian

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Dr. Erin Byrne

Dr. William Kazokas

Veterinarian

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Meet our techs & assistants.

Amy

I joined the staff in February of 2002. I have loved animals since I was very young. I also grew up helping with the cattle, horses, and dogs on my family’s ranch. I enjoyed competing in local horse shows, horse 4-H programs, and shooting sports programs. Becoming a Veterinary Technician combines my love for animals and veterinary medicine in to my dream job. When I was 16, I lost my yearling quarter horse at OSU Vet Hospital during colic surgery.. At that point, I knew I wanted to pursue a career as a veterinary technician.

My goal with every patient visit is to give every patient the best medical care possible. I treat each patient like they are my own. I have four pets and they include a female black lab, a male shepherd mix that I am fostering, a female domestic short hair tuxedo cat, and a male domestic long hair orange tabby. The philosophy that I live by is to always keep learning as much as I can.

Angelique

Angelique is a Certified Veterinary Technician; licensed in Oregon and California and has been working in the veterinary field for 14 years. She was born and raised in California and moved to Klamath Falls in 2018. Angelique has had an immense passion for all animals and science her whole life and is always looking to further her knowledge. She prides herself on her compassion for patients and clients and aims to make every visit as pleasant as possible. As many technicians tend to do, she and her husband have acquired more animals than intended but they are their children and are loved and spoiled. Angelique’s words to live by: “Treat every animal as if they were your own” and she does just that.

Sidney

Sid entered the veterinary field because he had an interest in both medicine and animals. He tries to make every visit to the office more of an enjoyable experience for every pet. Sid believes that if the patient is less stressed, then so is the owner. He has been employed with West Ridge Animal Hospital since 2018. Sid worked as a Veterinary Technician in the Portland area before coming to Klamath Falls. Sid owns four dogs and three cats.

“People will forget what you said to them. People will forget what you did to them, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
~Maya Angelou

Amanda M.

Amanda has been with us since February of 2021. She has experience working in the veterinary field for the past five years and has special interests and knowledge in working with exotics and emergency and critical care. She enjoys making a positive difference in the lives of not only the animals but their owners as well.

Outside of work, Amanda enjoys exploring the outdoors, kayaking, crafting, working on her Etsy business, and taking care of her many plants. She also loves spending time with her two chinchillas, Ollie and Maya.

Meet our staff.

Randi

I have always loved animals, but being in the veterinary field never crossed my mind until my own dog ended up in a veterinary hospital on an emergency visit. It was then that I knew I wanted to be in the veterinary field. I started working here in September of 2010 after moving from the Bend area and have been a veterinary technician for most of that time. My goal with every patient visit is to make the pet and the owner as comfortable as possible. I enjoy getting to know our clients and their pet(s). I also love educating our clients on how they can provide a healthy life for their cat or dog. My family consists of my husband, four cats, and three dogs and I run a registered herd of show cattle.

Sandi

Sandi is one awesome person! She is a huge help around the hospitals because she can do just about everything. She has been a Veterinary Technician for 17 years. She has experience with large and small animals. She is currently helping us with accounts receivable and helping the office run smoothly. She also can be found assisting doctors with procedures on a regular basis. She is happily married with two kids and a small farm.

Amanda W.

I grew up with animals. Chickens, donkeys, pigs, cats, dogs, and birds. I was in 4-H when I was younger. I have always had a love and passion for animals. On the hardest day, an animal can bring a smile to my face. I currently work as a Kennel Technician, Receptionist, Veterinary Assistant, and am the Manager of the Crematorium. My goal is to make sure the patient is treated with love and companionship, make sure they leave with all their needs met, and know the customer was satisfied with the service given.

I’m a mother to a 9-year-old boy. I have three dogs and two cats, which were all rescues. The philosophy that I live by is always to take in every moment, good or bad. Make sure to listen to stories told by your family and friends, even if you have heard them a million times because one day you won’t get those moments back.

Laura

I love animals. They’re fluffy! I started working here in August of 2014, but I have been working as a receptionist in the veterinary field since 2005. My goal with every patient visit is to make sure all concerns have been addressed. My family is made up of three kids, two dogs, and three cats.

Ashley
I have been a Klamath Falls resident for 20 years and joined West Ridge in July of 2017. I work at the front desk, assist with medical treatments, and help around the clinic as much as possible. I am excited to gain as much experience as I can in the veterinary field by working at this clinic. I recently got my Associate of Science degree from KCC and plan on moving on to a 4-year college to pursue my childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian with a specialty in exotics. I love all animals, but dogs and snakes are my favorites. I currently have two dogs and a cat.
Amber
Amber joined the East and West Ridge family in the Summer of 2021. Her family consists of her husband, son, and dog.
Abby
Abby joined the staff in May of 2021, while she finished her degree in Agricultural Science from Klamath Community College. She was raised here in the Basin and went to school at Bonanza High School. Abby has been around animals and agriculture her whole life, growing up around horses and on a family dairy. She currently is our East Ridge Receptionist and loves seeing all the happy faces of our clients and patients.
Blanche

Blanche is new to the staff as of August 2021. She retired from Walmart. Her favorite things are being a mom, grandma, and a good friend. Nothing is more important to her than her family, and West Ridge has become a part of that. She is a Kennel Technician that is lucky enough to love and care for your pets while boarding.