Firgrove Veterinary Hospital

Firgrove Veterinary Hospital is an AAHA accredited, 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: 8:00AM-8:00PM
  • Doctor Hours: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
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  • Sat: 8:00AM-5:00PM
  • Sun: 8:00AM-5:00PM for prescription & food pickup
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  • 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, 2 cats, Angel and Ginny.

    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) and a dog, Paige (golden doodle).

    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) and a dog, Paige (golden doodle).
     
    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
  • Coming Soon - Patricia Greene, DVM

    We're very excited to announce Dr. Patricia Greene joining our practice in June 2018. Dr. Greene recently graduated and is currently waiting for her license to become active in Washington State.

    Welcome Dr. Greene!
    Years in Practice:
    Jun 08, 2018
  • 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 and son, 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
  • 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
  • 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.


    Jodi shares her home with two french bull dogs, Zafira and Vinny.

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

    Years in Practice:
    Jun 11, 2015
  • 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.

    Sarah shares her home with two dogs Kuri (corgi mix) and Teddy (maltese).

    Years in Practice:
    Sep 03, 2015
    Education:
    Pierce College - Licensed Technician
  • 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 two dogs Samwize (Chihuahua mix) and Sookie Rose (maltese 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 - Licensed Technician
  • 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 - Assistant & Licensed Technician
  • Kat, LVT

    Kat joined our nursing team in April 2018. She brings with her nearly 10 years of experience as a licensed technician. She attended Pierce College for her degree and has a special interest in dentistry. In addition to her Associates in Veterinary Technology, Kat also holds a BS from Washington State University - Go Cougs!

    Kat shares her home with nine (9) cats - Mumford, Whoopi, Samson, Carrot, Sheldon, Leonard, Penny, Rajesh and Bernadette.

    In her spare time, Kat enjoys reading and swing dancing.
    Years in Practice:
    Jun 08, 2018
    Education:
    Pierce College - AA VT 2008 Washington State University, BS 2005
  • 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 two dogs, Lacy (Japanese chin) and Abby (Rottweiller).

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

    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 - Veterinary Assistant
  • 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.

    Tina shares her home with three dogs, Bride (dachshund), Tiny (dachshund) and new puppy (dachshund).

    In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and playing with her granddaughter. 

    Years in Practice:
    Sep 03, 2015
    Education:
    Pima Medical Institute - Veterinary Assistant
  • McKenna, Assistant


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

    McKenna shares her home with Goose 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
    Education:
    Ashworth College - Veterinary Assistant
  • Belinda, Assistant

    Belinda joined our assisting team in May 2018 after completing a 240 hour PIMA Veterinary Assistant externship with us. She has a long history of experience in customer service and salon staff management.

    She shares her home with two dogs Ellie (malamute mix) & Kilo (pitbull) as well as Harvey, her mini lop rabbit.

    In her spare time, Belinda enjoys spending time with her family and friends. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jun 08, 2018
    Education:
    Pima Medical Institute - Veterinary Assisting
  • 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.

    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
  • 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
  • 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 two dogs, Maxwell (pictured - maltese) 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
  • Ryanne, Receptionist

    Ryanne joined our receptionist team in May 2018 with a background in customer service and adult family home care. Ryanne is currently enrolled in college to become a pharmacy technician.
    Years in Practice:
    Jun 08, 2018
  • Robert, House Keeping


    Robert joined our house keeping team in August 2015. 

    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
  • 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 was excited to join the team and could not wait to start caring for all of Firgrove's boarding guests. Amy is currently training as a Veterinary Assistant at Firgrove. In 2017, Amy began taking courses at Ashworth College for Veterinary Assisting and in June 2018 will finish her externship to complete this program. Way to go Amy! We're excited to see what she'll do.

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

    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
    Education:
    Ashworth College - Veterinary Assisting
  • Candy, House Keeping

    Candy joined our house keeping team in 2017. She is an incredibly hard worker and loves spending time with our boarding guests.

    In her spare time, Candy loves to garden.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2017
  • Lee, House Keeping

    Lee joined our house keeping team in May 2018. She's currently studying to become a daycare educator.

    Lee shares her home with one cat, whom she loves.

    In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family.
    Years in Practice:
    Jun 08, 2018