Meet Our SDEP Certified Sonographers


Amanda Lacey, SDEP™ Certified Sonographer  

Amanda has worked in veterinary medicine since 2010.  Graduating valedictorian from Linn-Benton Community College as a Certified Veterinary Assistant in 2012, she has worked in both general and specialty practices. 

She joined Animal Sounds NW in 2015, after an intense learning curve, internship, and certification through SonoPath’s SDEP™ program (SonoPath Diagnostic Efficiency Protocol).  She has also continued her education by becoming an SDEP™ Certified Instructor, and instructs often at wet labs and seminars. 

Amanda is dedicated to her patients, and says: “I am passionate about patient care and want to make an impact in my patient’s lives daily, and have come to love internal medicine and using sonography as an amazing diagnostic tool to facilitate a pets diagnosis and treatment.”

Outside of work, Amanda enjoys music, art, traveling and camping with her family, however they especially enjoy the beach!  She is joined by her husband, two kids, and the newest member, “Maeve” the crazy staffy mix!


Heidi Putnam, SDEP™ Certified Sonographer

Heidi relocated here to the Pacific Northwest from southern California, to seek new opportunities.  She has practiced veterinary medicine for over 10 years, which started in shelter medicine, and then fell in love with emergency medicine.  While in California, Heidi sat for her VTNE boards, and received her RVT certification in early 2017.  

The Animal Sounds NW team was excited to welcome her in 2017, and received her SDEP™ certification shortly after. Heidi is loving the mobile life, and helping pets with her excellent sonography skills and marvelous attitude!

She is joined by her husband, two house cats, and Jojo the Pug, who LOVES all outdoor adventures. You can find Heidi and her family often in the outdoors while they go kayaking or hiking.