VDIC: Helping People. Helping Animals.

VDIC is a team of specialists and staff dedicated to improving the quality of veterinary medicine by providing expertise, education, and state of the art diagnostics to veterinarians and their clients. We give every veterinarian, patient and pet owner personal attention in a caring environment.

VDIC offers mobile and in-house ultrasound on a referral basis. From our compassionate, knowledgeable staff and state of the art medical equipment, you can be assured that you and your clients will come away with a positive experience with VDIC.

Owner, DVM, DACVR

John Feleciano

As the owners of VDIC, John Feleciano DVM, DACVR and his wife Christine Feleciano, DVM are committed to revolutionizing access to ultrasound and specialty services.

After obtaining his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University in 1994, Dr. Feleciano spent the next 7 years serving his private practice patients, instructing ultrasound courses, and operating a small animal mobile imaging practice. He completed his radiology residency and became a Diplomate of The American College of Veterinary Radiology in 2004. Dr. Feleciano’s passion for diagnostic imaging led him to hone his skills in a variety of modalities, including ultrasound, radiology, MRI, and CT. His past clinical research projects, presented at the Montreal ACVR conference in 2004, have impacted accepted biopsy sampling techniques.

In his previous role as the Medical Director for IDEXX Telemedicine, Dr. Feleciano made it his mission to educate referring veterinarians on the essential role of imaging in comprehensive treatment plans. Having worked with and for the Portland Metro veterinary community since 2001, he has built his practice on accessibility, innovation, and collaboration.

• DVM Colorado State University 1994
• Small Animal Private Practice 1994-2001
• Instructor Small Animal Small Animal ultrasound courses 1998-2001
• Owner of Small Animal Mobile Ultrasound Practice 1999-2001
• Radiology Residency VDIC, OSU, WSU 2001-2004
• Board Certification ACVR 2004
• Clinical Radiologist – VDIC 2004-Present
• Radiology Consultant – IDEXX Telemedicine Consultants 2016
• Radiology Manager – IDEXX Telemedicine Consultants 2009-2010
• Medical Director – IDEXX Telemedicine Consultants 2014-2016
• Owner and Medical Director - Bridge Animal Health Inc. and VDIC 2017-Current

DVM, DACVR

Kathy Beck

Dr. Kathy Beck has spent the last three decades delving into the mysteries of diagnostic ultrasound and radiographic images.

Dr. Kathy Beck has spent the last three decades delving into the mysteries of diagnostic ultrasound and radiographic images. A member of the VDIC team since 2012, she spent 20 years on the East Coast working as a radiology specialist at the Angell Memorial Animal Hospital, where she was the Department Head of Diagnostic Imaging. Her time there only fueled the passion for the world of diagnostic imaging that Dr. Beck cultivated in veterinary school.

Dr. Beck received her board certification from the American College of Veterinary Radiology in 1982, making her one of just 300 practicing, board certified radiologists nationwide. As an expert in diagnostic ultrasound, Dr. Beck is committed to providing pets, their families, and referring veterinarians the information they need to make informed medical decisions. She is proud to be an integral part of her patients’ medical team.

B.S. Zoology and Geology Oregon State University 1974
DVM Washington State University 1978
Internship Cornell University NYS College of Veterinary Medicine 1978-79
Radiology Residency U.C.-Davis 1979-1982
Board Certification ACVR 1982
Assistant Professor U.W.-Madison 1982-1986
Assistant Professor Cornell University NYS College of Veterinary Medicine 1986-1992
Department Head Diagnostic Imaging- Angell Memorial Animal Hospital 1992-2012
Clinical Radiologist VDIC-IDEXX 2012-2016
Clinical Radiologist VDIC, Bridge Animal Health 2017-present

DVM

Cindi Willke

Dr. Cindi Willke’s keen eye for detail and passion for puzzle solving is matched only by her love for clients and their pets.

Dr. Cindi Willke’s keen eye for detail and passion for puzzle solving is matched only by her love for clients and their pets. She understands the importance of clear communication and strives to provide practical, clinically-helpful reports and recommendations.
Born and raised in the Minneapolis area, Dr. Willke earned her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota. She completed an internship at Alameda East Veterinary Hospital in Denver, Colorado before completing her radiology residency training at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Renowned for delivering top-quality training through advanced technologies and techniques, UW equipped Dr. Willke with the expertise to administer world-class medical service to her Portland patients.
Dr. Willke joined the VDIC team after providing over 17 years of mobile ultrasound and radiograph interpretation services in the south Puget Sound region. Since moving to NE Portland with her husband, three rescued terriers, and her Amazon parrot, Dr. Willke has become an avid (or, as her husband calls it, rabid) Portland Timbers fan.
DVM, DACVR

Jennifer Hanson

Between her work with VDIC and the teleradiology services she provides for Idexx, Dr. Jennifer Hanson has built a reputation for excellence on both the local and national level.

Between her work with VDIC and the teleradiology services she provides for Idexx, Dr. Jennifer Hanson has built a reputation for excellence on both the local and national level. Leveraging her passion for research and discovery, Dr. Hanson has presented peer-reviewed articles and abstracts at conferences around the country. Her research interests include ultrasound studies, radiography cases, and equine CT, while clinically she specializes in diagnostic radiography and sonography.
Dr. Hanson obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Tufts University, where she returned to complete her radiology residency. She held a position on the Board of Directors for the DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital from 1998 to 2001, and served as President from 2000 to 2001. Balancing her role in the greater veterinary community with her work at VDIC since 1995, Dr. Hanson is committed to educating and empowering VDIC’s clients and their medical teams.
Off work, she enjoys travel, cooking, and white water rafting.
• DVM: Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine 1989
• Internship: Angell Memorial Animal Hospital 1989-1990
• Small Animal Private Practice: 1990-1992
• Radiology Residency: Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine 1992-1995
• Board Certification: ACVR 1995
• Radiologist VDIC 1995-present
• Radiologist Idexx 2009-present
• Radiology Residency Director VDIC 2006-2010
Executive Administrative Assistant

Lindsay Manning

Lindsay, stay-at-home mom turned entrepreneur, understands that success hinges on time management, deep breathing, and a keen attention to detail.

Lindsay, stay-at-home mom turned entrepreneur, understands that success hinges on time management, deep breathing, and a keen attention to detail. After 5 years running a successful personal shopping business out of her home, she has no trouble running the show as VDIC’s Executive Administrative Assistant. Lindsay joined the VDIC staff in January of 2018. In her behind-the-scenes role she provides the administrative and organizational support that ensures top-notch care that our patients, clients, and referring veterinarians have come to rely on.
When she’s not dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s at the office, Lindsay keeps busy with her four boys, husband, and goldendoodle. Between year-round sports and her love of hiking, there’s no time for downtime!
BS, CVT, VTS (Diagnostic Imaging)

Sara Hunt

Since entering the veterinary field in 1998, Sara has been committed to pushing boundaries and advancing her profession.

Since entering the veterinary field in 1998, Sara has been committed to pushing boundaries and advancing her profession. She is a licensed Veterinary Technician (2003) and a graduate of Sound® Academy of Veterinary Imaging's Advanced Imaging Program for Veterinary Technicians (2010). After several years in general practice, Sara's passion for imaging led her to VDIC where she specializes in abdominal ultrasound studies.

As a member of the VDIC team she is proud to be a part of the greater veterinary community, and an extension of each patient’s healthcare team. Sara obtained her BS in Education from Western Oregon University and has been a longtime advocate for continuing education. She has provided abdominal ultrasound instruction for IDEXX Telemedicine, Sound Eklin, Universal Ultrasound, and Core Ultrasound.

An industry pioneer, Sara is also a founding member of the committee that established The Academy of Veterinary Technicians in Diagnostic Imaging (AVTDI). Launched in 2018, the AVTDI will provide Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS) status to qualified technicians in diagnostic imaging.

Certified Veterinary Technician

Jennifer Dominguez

Jennifer is a Certified Veterinary Technician whose passion for patient advocacy has guided her professional development in both specialty and general practice.

Jennifer is a Certified Veterinary Technician whose passion for patient advocacy has guided her professional development in both specialty and general practice. She has special interest in stress-free patient handling techniques and medical procedures, giving particular attention to the unique needs of senior pets and anesthetic best practice.

Jennifer has worked her way up, starting as a kennel technician in 2005 and receiving her Associates of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology from Palo Alto College in 2010. Since obtaining her degree she has honed her skills working with veterinary industry leaders in specialty medicine as a licensed technician in both Texas and Oregon, with focus on surgery, anesthesia, and advanced diagnostic imaging.

In her current role at VDIC she serves as a liaison between patients, clients, and doctors. Leveraging her multifaceted medical background and keen eye for process optimization, she’s committed to providing world-class treatment for patients and the people who love them.

CVT

Sarah Whitfield

Sarah started working for VDIC in 2001, sorting and prepping radiographs and cytology samples in the lab. Eventually, she expanded her career by working with the technicians and radiologists in the imaging department.

Sarah started working for VDIC in 2001, sorting and prepping radiographs and cytology samples in the lab. Eventually, she expanded her career by working with the technicians and radiologists in the imaging department. Assisting with ultrasound, CT, and MRI, Sarah found the perfect outlet for her tireless work ethic and detail-oriented mind. During this time she pursued her technician license and became certified in 2008. A natural coordinator, she helps keep the VDIC mobile and in-house teams running smoothly.
After nearly two decades with VDIC and 25 years in the veterinary field, Sarah’s passion lies in patient advocacy and meticulous care. She enjoys the challenge of using ultrasound to help veterinarians and pet owners get the answers they need.

Her faith motivates and inspires her to care for the animal kingdom, as well as the great outdoors. When she’s not assisting VDIC’s radiologists, she loves experiencing the world’s natural beauty through hiking kayaking, and snorkeling.

DVM

Kara LaRue

Dr. Larue graduated with honors from Texas A&M University in 2011 and spent 8 years in general practice. During that time, she honed her medical and surgical skills and discovered her passion for ultrasound.

Dr. Larue graduated with honors from Texas A&M University in 2011 and spent 8 years in general practice. During that time, she honed her medical and surgical skills and discovered her passion for ultrasound.
Dr. LaRue believes imaging is an invaluable addition to any clinician’s toolkit and enjoys educating the veterinary community on core imaging skills. To that end, she serves on the Board of Directors for the International Veterinary Point-of-Care Ultrasound Society and was a guest speaker at their inaugural symposium. She has also taught Global FAST (AFAST, TFAST, and VETBLUE Point-of-Care) techniques as a FASTvet ultrasound proctor and collaborator.
Dr. LaRue joined VDIC in 2019 as part of our intensive ultrasound training program. This program includes practical, hands-on training, close observation, and rigorous testing to prepare Dr. LaRue for her career as a veterinary sonographer.