Irina, Business Manager. Irina joined the MBF team in 2019 as the business manager. She’s married to Dr. Tim and is the co-owner of My Best Friend.

Irina started her career in the field of scientific research. After obtaining a master’s degree in microbiology, she spent the next 10 years working in the field of endocrinology research at Washington University and the University of Missouri.

After she and Dr. Tim purchased the clinic from Dr. Bill, she decided to transition into veterinary medicine. While her main responsibilities are to take care of the business side of things, you’ll often find her assisting the vet techs and receptionists to help keep things running smoothly. At home, Irina helps care for her and Dr. Tim’s two children, Anna and Cameron. They also have a sassy cat named Rosie, and a stubborn French Bulldog named Corndog (named by their 5-year-old daughter). She also enjoys baking and growing succulents.