Firgrove Veterinary Hospital

Firgrove Veterinary Hospital is a full-service veterinary medical and surgical facility, located in Puyallup, WA . The professional and courteous staff at Firgrove Veterinary Hospital seek to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for their highly-valued patients. We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. Firgrove Veterinary Hospital strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Puyallup, WA and surrounding areas. Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find out more information about how Firgrove Veterinary Hospital can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.

Our Mission
We strive to provide quality pet health and wellness services. Our goal is to assist your pet in living a longer, happier and healthier life.

In addition we provide our clients with access to leading edge technology, products and educational materials. We focus on enhancing the human animal bond.

Vet check-up with client and her dog
  • Mon-Fri: 7:00AM-8:00PM
  • Sat, Sun: 8:00AM-5:00PM
  • After Hours Emergency? Call: 253-474-0791
  • **Closed most Holidays**
  • Susan M Shirley, DVM, Practice Owner

    Dr. Shirley graduated Summa Cum Laude from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University in 1976.  She has owned Firgrove Veterinary Clinic since 1979. She currently enjoys the company of Captain Beagador, a Beagle Lab mix. As well as, 3 cats, Angel, Ginny and Sly.

    In her spare time Dr. Shirley enjoys spending time in her garden.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1979
    Education:
    College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University
  • Matthew Barber, DVM

    Dr. Barber started with us in 2005.  He obtained his DVM at Michigan State University in 2004 and interned at Washington State University.
     
    Dr. Barber has two cats at home; Atikas, a maine coon mix and Bear a domestic short hair and one dog; a lab mix named Dori (pictured)
     
    Outside of work Dr. Barber enjoys spending time with his wife (Dr. Kos) and pets, hiking and traveling.
    Years in Practice:
    Jun 06, 2005
    Education:
    College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State Universtiy
  • Heidi Kos, DVM

    Dr. Kos started with us in 2006.  She received her DVM at Washington State University with honors in 2005.
     
    Dr. Kos has two cats at home; Atikus a maine coon mix and Bear a black domestic short hair. As well as, a lab mix named Dori.
     
    In her spare time, she enjoys spending time at home with her husband (Dr. Matt Barber), family, and pets, hiking and reading.
    Years in Practice:
    Jul 25, 2006
    Education:
    College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University
  • Sabari Ford, DVM

    Dr. Ford has been with us since July 2013. She received her DVM at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine.

    Dr. Ford shares her home with Dirk, a shepherd mix and 2 cats, Maximus and Jasmine.

    In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, snowboarding, dancing and going for motorcycle rides.
    Years in Practice:
    Nov 14, 2013
    Education:
    Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Marjorie, BS in Psychology, Management

    Marjorie is our practice manager, and has been with us since 2000.  

    Marjorie currently shares her home with Shiney, a Springer Spaniel. 

    She also has 1 cat at home, Gilligan who pretty much rules the house and feels that anyones lap is his throne.

    Outside of work, Marjorie enjoys spending time with her family, friends and pets.  She enjoys traveling and has visited many foreign countries as well as sewing, quilting, antiques and nature.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 2000
  • Malinda, BS in Zoology. Management

    Malinda has been with us since 1982 and is assistant office manager / receptionist.
     
    Malinda shares her home with 4 cats; Ninja, a Domestic Short hair; Smokey, a Domestic Long Hair; Mai Tai, a Siamese mix; and Jewel, a Himalyan Persian.  3 of her 4 cats where adopted from Firgrove.
     
    In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, volunteering at her children's school, reading and camping.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1982
  • Genie, LVT

    Genie has been with us since July 1999.  She graduated from the  Veterinary Technology program at Pierce College in June, 1972.  A member of NAVTA (North American Veterinary Technician Association) and the American Society of Veterinary Dental Technicians, she has a special interest in surgery and dentistry.
     
    Genie currently has one cat;  Smokey -- a domestic short hair cat (pictured) and two dogs: Reuben --  a Tibetan Terrier and Stewart -- a Papillon.
     
    Outside of work Genie enjoys spending time with family, friends, pets and gardening.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1999
    Education:
    Pierce College
  • Jackie, Assistant

    Jackie started working with us in 1993. She started as a member of the kennel staff and grooming and now she is a veterinary assistant.

    Jackie shares her home with 2 Japanese chins, J.D. and Lacy (pictured), and a Rottweiller named Abby.

    Outside of work, Jackie enjoys fishing, horseshoes and volleyball.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1993
  • Sheena, Assistant

    Sheena has been with us since June 2010.  She is a graduate of Apollo College and has extensive experience as a veterinary assistant in both Oregon and Washington.

    She shares her home with Renagade, a yellow lab, Summit, a black lab and  Shreddar, a seal point mix..

    Outside of work, Sheena enjoys gardening, running, hiking, and just about anything that allows her to be outdoors.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 2010
    Education:
    Apollo College
  • Jillian, Assistant

    Jillian joined the staff of Firgrove Veterinary Hospital in October 2013. She is a Veterinary Assistant and brings 20 years of experience to our staff.

    She shares her home with 2 dogs, Fiona and Cowboy, as well as a cat, Ganduff.

    Outside of work Jillian is studying to take the Veterinary Technician test. She also enjoys watching football, hiking, reading and spending time with her son.
    Years in Practice:
    Nov 15, 2013
  • Erica, Assistant

    Erica has been with us since May 2009.

    Erica shares her home with Levi James (pictured), a black lab and a pointer mix, Twyla, a rescue from Frigrove Veterinary Hospital.

    In her spare time she enjoys hanging out with her family and friends and Levi James, as well as cleaning and watching her favorite T.V. programs.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 2009
  • Janay, Assistant

    Janay joined the staff of Firgrove Veterinary Hospital in November 2013. She is currently enrolled in the Veterinary Technology program at Pierce College.

    She shares her home with Nugget, a shih tzu.

    Outside of work, Janay spends her time studying and she enjoys spending time with friends and family, as well.
    Years in Practice:
    Nov 21, 2013
    Education:
    Pierce College
  • Milly, Reception

    Millie has been with us since 2009.

    She shares her home with 2 cats, O.J. and Ceaser, both adopted from Firgrove Veterinary Hospital.

    In her spare time, Millie enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 2009
  • Raechel, Reception

    Reachel joined the staff of Firgrove Veterinary Hospital in April 2012. She shares her home with 2 cats, Tucker and Bandit.

    Outside of work Raechel enjoys spending time with family and friends, as well as beading.
    Years in Practice:
    May 25, 2012
  • Carrie, Reception

    Carrie joined the staff of Firgrove Veterinary Hospital in July 2013

    She shares her home with 6 dachshunds, Dixie, Chester, Hercules, Jack, Dexter, Alfredo, 2 Boxers, Gunner and Lola, as well as 2 Siamese cats, Cleo and Egypt.

    Outside of work Carrie enjoys spending time with her family, baking, cooking, arts & crafts and cheering for the Seahawks.
    Years in Practice:
    Nov 14, 2013
  • Wanda, Reception

    Wanda has rejoined the staff of Firgrove Veterinary Hospital after being gone for 13 years. She previously worked here for 14 years.  She returned in October 2013.

    She shares her home with 2 German shepherds, Tashka and Czar. She also has a cat named Ralf.

    Outside of work Wanda enjoys spending time with her family, bowling, knitting, crocheting and reading.
    Years in Practice:
    Nov 15, 2013
  • Jolene, House Keeper

    Jolene joined the staff of Firgrove Veterinary Hosptial in May 2011.  A high school graduate who has always had a dog of some kind in her life.  This is her first venture into working as a professional animal care taker.

    She shares her home with six dogs, Abbie, a golden retriever, Zoey, a  labrador mix, Elvis, Priscilla, Teddy, and Rylee, all Pomeranians.

    Outside of work, Jolene enjoys drag racing and races her own car.  She enjoys spending time with her family and her grandchildren as well as gardening.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 2011
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    Years in Practice:
    May 20, 2014