Meet Our Staff

Dr Sarah Cummings,DVM Riverside Animal Hospital
Dr. Sarah Cummings

Dr. Cummings graduated from Oregon State in 2003, and completed a mixed-animal internship in Prescott, Arizona. Since moving to Bend in 2006, Dr. Cummings has worked in private practice as well as for the Humane Society of Central Oregon.

Dr. Debbie Putnam,DVM. Riverside Animal Hospital, Bend, Oregon
Dr. Debbie Putnam

Dr Putnam attended Auburn University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Animal Science in 1992 and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1996.

Dr. Jessica Casey, DVM, Riverside Animal Hospital
Dr. Jessica Casey

Dr. Jess Casey received her veterinary degree from Massey University in New Zealand. She has a special interest in wound care, pain management and immune mediated disease.

Dr Victoria Karshner, DVM ,Riverside Animal Hospital
Dr. Victoria Karshner

Dr Karshner is a graduate of UC Davis and has a special interest in surgery and ophthalmology. She has been doing relief work in Bend for several years and recently accepted a permanent position at Riverside Animal Hospital.

Jaimie Sines

Jamie joined Riverside Animal Hospital in 2017 as our Hospital Administrator. She spent many years in human health care but her first love is veterinary medicine. She enjoys spending time with her husband, 2 sons and handsome dog, Olaf. Her bio is coming soon.

Stephanie Wahlund,LVT,Head Technician
Stephanie Wahlund, LVT, Head Technician

In 2005, I completed my degree and became licensed as a veterinary technician. I have proudly been caring for your furry family members ever since! While there are many challenging and rewarding components of my job, I have particular interest in critical care nursing and dentistry.

Abby Willms, LVT

Abby is a licensed veterinary technician who recently relocated to Bend from Eugene, Oregon. She has special interests in dentistry and nutrition.

Misha Kirchmeier LVT Riverside Animal Hosptial Bend Oregon
Misha Kirchmeier, LVT

Misha is a licensed veterinary technician who earned her BS degree in Animal Science from Cornell University. At Oregon State University School of Veterinary Medicine, she worked as a veterinary technician in surgery and anesthesia.

Lyssa Bell, LVT

Lyssa has been in the field of veterinary medicine for many years. She moved to Oregon from Tennessee where she was a technician in the Oncology Department at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine.

Erica Smith Riverside Animal Hosptial Bend Oregon
Erica Smith

Erica started in the animal medical field in Portland, OR in 1998. She moved to Central Oregon in 2004 for a change in atmosphere (sunshine!), but knew there was no way she wanted to change her career. She is currently earning her degree in animal science, and has plans to go on from there.

Columbine Standridge Riverside Animal Hosptial Bend Oregon
Columbine Clarke

Columbine has lived in Bend for almost 8 years. She is currently enrolled in a Veterinary Technician School through San Juan College. She will be able to take her test this fall. She enjoys working with all sorts of animals and getting to know their family as well!

Heather Craig

Heather joined Riverside Animal Hospital in 2016 as a kennel assistant. She has worked her way up to a customer service representative and technician assistant. Heather started in a veterinary technician program this spring with the goal of becoming a licensed veterinary technician.

Callie Magdziuk

Callie grew up in the great state of Colorado where her love for animals blossomed. She went to CSU and received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology and followed her heart to a doggie day care (the world’s best!) for 5 fantastic years. In the winter of 2012 she packed her bags and headed off for new adventures in Oregon.