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 three dogs, Captain Beagador (Beagle Lab mix), Phoenix (Pitfall) and LuLu (Boston Terrier) 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 joined our team in 2005.  He obtained his DVM at Michigan State University in 2004 and completed his internship at Washington State University. 

    Dr. Barber shares his home with one cat, Bear (domestic short hair).

    Outside of work Dr. Barber enjoys spending time with his wife (Dr. Kos), daughters 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 joined our team in 2006.  She received her DVM at Washington State University with honors in 2005.
     
    Dr. Kos shares her home with one cat, Bear (domestic short hair).
     
    In her spare time, she enjoys spending time at home with her husband (Dr. Matt Barber), daughters, family, and pets; hiking and reading.
    Years in Practice:
    Jul 25, 2006
    Education:
    College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University
  • Sabari Haviland, DVM


    Dr. Haviland joined our team in July 2013. She received her DVM at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to earning her DVM, Dr. Haviland worked as a Veterinary Assistant.

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

    In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, snowboarding, dancing and spending time with her family.
    Years in Practice:
    Nov 14, 2013
    Education:
    Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
  • David Reisen, DVM


    Dr. Reisen joined our team in July 2015. Originally from Indiana, he graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts from Purdue University. He obtained his DVM at University of Missouri in 2015 and interned for 2 years at various clinics across the US before beginning practice with us in Washington.
    Years in Practice:
    Sep 03, 2015
    Education:
    College of Veterinary Medicine at University of Missouri
  • Mike Pastori, DVM


    Dr. Pastori joined our team in June 2016. He received his Bachelor of Science from Michigan State University and his DVM from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. Dr. Pastori has a passion for surgery completing his externships in internal medicine, surgery and orthopedics in Oakland. Prior to earning his DVM, Dr. Pastori worked as a Veterinary Assistant and in the auto industry.




    Years in Practice:
    Oct 05, 2016
    Education:
    Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University School of Packaging
  • 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 and Brodie, a labradoodle. 


    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, Inventory Manager


    Malinda joined our team in 1982 and is currently our Inventory Manager.
     
    Malinda shares her home with 2 cats, Smokey (Domestic Long Hair) & Mai Tai (Siamese mix), as well as 2 dogs, Bunco (Border Collie) & Bandit (Australian Shepherd).
     
    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
  • Tracy, LVT, BBA, BS Zoology. Management

                   

    Tracy joined our team in July 2011 and rejoined our team after a short time away in 2015. She currently works as licensed veterinary technician, assistant manager and trainer with the practice. She is a graduate of Bellingham Technical College as well as Washington State University (Go Cougs!) and has extensive experience as a member of the technical team in both Idaho and Washington. Tracy has a special interest in emergency and critical care as well as neonatal care.

    Tracy shares her home with three cats, Kaiya (savannah), Sarah (siamese mix) and Grace (siamese mix) as well as two dogs, Latte (pitbull) and Gibson (pitbull).

    In her spare time, Tracy enjoys spending time with her husband, family, friends and pets; cleaning, sewing, gardening, fishing, hiking, kayaking, snorkeling and fostering animals in need.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2011
    Education:
    Washington State University, Bellingham Technical College
  • Genie, LVT


    Genie joined our team in 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
  • Stephanie, LVT


    Stephanie joined our team in 2009.  She graduated from the  Veterinary Technology program at Pierce College in 2007. Prior to attending the technician program, Stephanie worked in veterinary clinics for several years. Stephanie has a special interest in surgery and emergency.
     
    Stephanie shares her home with three Rhodesian Ridgebacks, Acheron (UKA BIS/AKC CH Msaka's Call Me The Final Fate SC Fch HIC), Otis (GCH Kuwinda At Stargazer's Tactical Advantage SC HIC) and Diva as well as chickens.


    Outside of work Stephanie enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, target shooting, crafting, showing dogs and performance events with dogs.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2009
    Education:
    Pierce College
  • Jodi, LVT

                   

    Jodi joined our team in February 2015.  Jodi has been a licensed technician since 2003 and brings 21 years of prior veterinary experience to our staff. Jodi has a special interest in emergency and critical care medicine.

    Outside of work Jodi enjoys reading, wine tasting and spending time with friends and family.

    Years in Practice:
    Jun 11, 2015
  • Aliah, LVT

                   

    Aliah joined our team in April 2013.  She graduated from the  Veterinary Technology program at Pierce College in 2013. Prior to attending the technician program, Aliah volunteered an veterinary clinics. 
     
    Aliah shares her home with one dog, Danny (maltese), and a cat Kyla (DSH).

     Outside of work Aliah  enjoys reading, hiking and camping.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2013
    Education:
    Pierce College
  • Mellina, LVT


    Mellina rejoined our team in 2014. She graduated from the Veterinary Technology program at Pierce College and obtained her license in 2012.

    Mellina shares her home with 3 dogs, Kola (Rhodesian Ridgeback), Kizzy (Rhodesian Ridgeback) and Samwize (Chihuahua mix), as well as a cat named Alley.

    In her spare time, Mellina enjoys making, reparing and playing hand drums; rockhounding and flint knapping.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2014
    Education:
    Pierce College
  • Sarah, LVT


    Sarah joined our team in August 2015.  She graduated from the Veterinary Technology program at Pierce College in July 2015 and obtained her license in August 2015.

    Years in Practice:
    Sep 03, 2015
    Education:
    Pierce College
  • Janay, LVT

                       

    Janay joined the staff of Firgrove Veterinary Hospital in November 2013. She completed the Veterinary Technology program at Pierce College and earned her LVT in August 2015.

    She shares her home with Nugget, a shih tzu.

    In her spare time, Janay enjoys spending time with friends and family.


    Years in Practice:
    Nov 21, 2013
    Education:
    Pierce College
  • Jessica, LVT


    Jessica joined our team in March 2016 with previous experience as a surgical licensed veterinary technician. Jessica earned her license as a technician and an associates degree of applied science from the International Business College Vet Tech Institute in Fort Wayne Indiana. 

    Jessica shares her home with two dogs, Rae (husky/lab) and Shelby (pictured - german shorthaired pointer), as well as two cats, Kevin (DSH) and Penelope (DSH).

    In her spare time, Jessica enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and extended family as well as crafting and working on art projects.
    Years in Practice:
    Oct 10, 2016
    Education:
    International Business College Vet Tech Institute
  • Mandy, LVT

      Mandy joined our practice in May 2015 as a Veterinary Assistant.  In August 2016 she graduated from Pima Medical Institute and earned her License as a VeterinaryTechnician.


      She shares her home with Freckles, an Australian Koolie Mix and Snoball, a corgi mix.


      In her spare time, Mandy enjoys spending time with her family and pets; reading, playing computer games

    Years in Practice:
    Jun 11, 2015
    Education:
    Pima Medical Institute
  • Jackie, Assistant


    Jackie joined our team as a kennel assistant in 1993. In her many years with us Jackie has transitioned from kennel, to grooming and is currently one of our assistants.

    Jackie shares her home with three dogs, Lacy (Japanese chin), Peanut (Boston Terrier) and Abby (Rottweiller).

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

                       

    Jillian joined our team as a Veterinary Assistant in October 2013. Before moving to Washington, Jillian worked as a Veterinary Assistant in California for several years.

    She shares her home with two dogs, Fiona and Cowboy.

    Outside of work Jillian enjoys watching football, hiking, reading and spending time with her son.


    Years in Practice:
    Nov 15, 2013
  • Bobbie, Assistant


    Bobbie joined our team as a Veterinary Assistant in 2013.  She is a 2012 graduate of Pima Medical Institute's Veterinary Assistant Program.


    She shares her home with three dogs, Daisy Mae, Moose and Luke, as well as two cats, Stoopid Kat and Tuny.


    Outside of work, Bobbie enjoys spending time with her family, trail riding, barrel racing and scrapbooking.

     

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2013
    Education:
    Pima Medical Institute
  • Tiffany, Assistant

                   

    Tiffany joined our practice in February 2015 after completing her Veterinary Assistant externship at our hospital. She is a graduate of Pima Technical Institute's Veterinary Assistant Program and plans to continue her education at Pima in their Veterinary Technician Program July 2015.

     She shares her home with one cat, Smokie and one dog, a yellow lab named Buck.

    In her spare time, Tiffany enjoys rock climbing and volunteering at Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium.

    Years in Practice:
    Jun 11, 2015
    Education:
    Pima Medical Institute
  • Tina, Assistant


    Tina joined our practice as a Veterinary Assistant in August 2015 after completing a her Veterinary Assistant externship at our hospital.  She is a graduate of Pima Technical Institute's Veterinary Assistant Program and plans to continue her education to become a licensed technician.

    Years in Practice:
    Sep 03, 2015
    Education:
    Pima Medical Institute
  • Jordan, Assistant


    Jordan joined our team as a Receptionist in May 2015. In July 2016, Jordan began training as a Veterinary Assistant and plans to continue her education to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician.

    She shares her home with two quarter horses, Dixie and Ted; two yorkies, Samson and Delilah; Zoey, a chihuahua mix and two cats, Kitten and Deuce.

    In her spare time, Jordan enjoys riding horses and spending time with her family.

    Years in Practice:
    Jun 11, 2015
    Education:
    Pierce College
  • McKenna, Assistant


    McKenna joined our team in July 2016 with one previous year of experience as a Veterinary Assistant.

    McKenna shares her home with Grizz and Australian Shepherd Mix.

    In her spare time, McKenna enjoys spending time barrel racing horses, dirt biking and spending time with family and friends.
    Years in Practice:
    Oct 05, 2016
  • Robert, Assistant


    Robert joined our house keeping team in August 2015 and began training as a Veterinary Assistant in September 2016. 

    Robert has a background in dog shows and large animal care as well as many years in landscaping. He shares his home with four cats, Buster, Itty Bitty Kitty, Jacq and Rowdy.

    Years in Practice:
    Sep 03, 2015
  • Milly, Client/Patient Coordinator


    Milly joined our team as a Receptionist in 2009. In October 2016, Milly took on an additional role in the practice as a Client/Patient Coordinator.

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

    In her spare time, Milly enjoys spending time with her family and friends as well as helping animals in need.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 2009
  • Rachel, Reception


    Rachel joined our team as a Receptionist in July 2014, bringing 3 years prior experience as veterinary receptionist to our team. In October 2016, Rachel took on an additional role at the practice as a Client/Patient Coordinator. 

    Rachel is our resident cat lady and is often found spending time with our feline patients on her breaks. She shares her home with five cats, Punkin, Dotty, Wittle,  Mavis and Clark as well as a bearded dragon named Zilla.

    In her spare time, Rachel enjoys spending time with friends and family.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2014
  • Kristina, Reception

    Kristina joined our team in June 2016 with 10 years prior experience working as a Veterinary Receptionist and Assistant. She participated in 4-H, FFA and pony club during middle and high school.

    She shares her home with two dogs, Kiera (lab/boarder collie) and Wiggles (pekingese); four cats, Abigail (tonkingese), Mya (DLH), Spooky (DSH), Mario (DSH); as well as an Arabian Horse, Kareem.

    In her spare time, Kristina enjoys horseback riding, hiking, stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, swimming, running, line dancing and spending time with friends and family.

    Years in Practice:
    Oct 05, 2016
  • Jacqueline, Receptionist


    Jacqueline joined our team in June 2016 with over 14 years of experience as a Veterinary Receptionist in both general and large specialty practice. 

    Jacqueline shares her home with three dogs, Timbo (pug), Marco (poodle mix) and Baby Ben (shih tzu mix).

    In her spare time, Jacqueline enjoys watching sports (basketball, football and baseball), horseback riding, reading, playing with her dogs and spending time with friends and family.
    Years in Practice:
    Oct 05, 2016
    Education:
    California State University, Wenatchee Valley College
  • Wanda, Reception


    Wanda rejoined our team as a Receptionist in October 2013. She previously worked as a Receptionist at Firgrove for 14 years before leaving the practice in 2000.  

    She shares her home with 2 German shepherds, Tashka and Czar. 

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


    Shekie joined our team in July 2016. She comes to us with over 6 years experience in customer service, has an AA in healthcare and is currently working towards her BS in criminalistics. 

    Shekie shares her home with a Pomeranian, the king of the house, named Blaze.

    In her spare time, Shekie enjoys watching movies, site seeing, shopping, going to the beach with her children and spending time with family.
    Years in Practice:
    Oct 05, 2016
    Education:
    San Joaquin Valley College
  • Catt, Receptionist

    Catt joined our team in August 2016. Originally from Iowa, Catt is a military brat who has always had a passion for animals. Catt holds a bachelors degree in Biology from the University of Northern Iowa.

    Cat shares her home with one dog, a boston terrier/bulldog mix named Cherry (Princess France Isabella Von Cherry-Drop).

    In her spare time, Catt enjoys gaming, gardening, hiking, reading, swimming and spending time with her significant other and family.
    Years in Practice:
    Oct 05, 2016
    Education:
    University of Northern Iowa
  • Cari, Receptionist


    Cari joined our team in August 2016, bringing over 17 years of customer service experience.

    Cari shares her home with three dogs, Maxwell (pictured - maltese), Angel (pictured - black lab) and Clover (pictured - pitbull/lab mix), as well as one rabbit, Cadbury.

    In her spare time, Cari enjoys photography, photoshop, gardening, traveling and spending time with family and friends.


    Years in Practice:
    Oct 05, 2016
    Education:
    Clover Park Technical College
  • Rosemary, Reception


    Rosemary joined our team in September 2016 from California, with previous experience as an administrative assistant.

    Rosemary shares her home with one cat named Doodlebug.

    In her spare time, Rosemary enjoys dance, preforming arts, community involvement, environmental studies, spending time with friends and family as well as naps. 


    Years in Practice:
    Oct 10, 2016
  • Jolee, House Keeping

                   

    Jolie joined our team in May 2014. Jolee has worked for a pitbull rescue and has a passion for helping dogs in need.

    She shares her home with two dogs, LuLu (pitbull) & Kate Kate (Terrier).

    In her spare time, Jolee enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and family; gardening, cooking, singing and songwriting.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2014
  • Merritt, House Keeping


    Merritt joined our team in May 2016, following a lifelong desire to work with animals. Merritt aspires to train as a Veterinary Assistant.

    Merritt shares his home with four dogs, King (pictured - yellow lab), Kira (boxer mix), Tito (xolo-chihuahua) and Petra (pitiful); two cats, Salem and Milo, and a bearded dragon named Bruce.

    In his spare time, Merritt enjoys gardening, farming, hiking and spending time with his family.
    Years in Practice:
    Oct 05, 2016
  • Ashley, House Keeping


    Ashley joined our team in September 2016 with previous house keeping and kennel attendant experience. She is currently studying to become a veterinary technician. 

    Ashley shares her home with two dogs, Bully (English Bulldog) and Sadie (Chihuahua).

    In her spare time, Ashley enjoys spending time out doors, camping, fishing, hunting, swimming, riding horses, riding quads, playing with her dog and spending time with her friends and family.


    Years in Practice:
    Oct 10, 2016
  • Amy, House Keeping


    Amy joined our team in October 2016 with over 16 years of customer service and over 20 years of pet care experience. Amy is excited to join the team and cannot wait to start caring for all of Firgrove's boarding guests.

    Amy shares her home with one dog, Mojo-Jojo (chihuahua/lab mix - yes, really.), and one cat, Tazzie.

    In her spare time, Amy enjoys watching sports (Go Hawks!), spending time outdoors, horseback riding, fishing, playing with animals, spending time with her daughter and family.  
    Years in Practice:
    Oct 10, 2016