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Welcome to River Road Animal Hospital
Your Veterinarian in Puyallup WA
Call us at (253) 845-7525

Pet Emergency? Call us right away at (253) 845-7525!

Here at River Road Animal Hospital, we strive to provide our patients with the highest quality of veterinarian care in Puyallup. We treat our patients with a caring attitude to help keep them calm and content. By utilizing the most state of the art equipment, facilities, and training we are sure to be your pet’s new favorite vet! Our staff helps to educate you on resources and preventative methods to keep your pet happy and healthy for many years to come. We have worked hard to provide our clients with a convenient, clean, and attractive facility staffed by only the highest trained veterinarians around. Our front office staff will greet you and your furry friend with a warm smile. Come on in and see why many others have named us the best vet Puyallup has to offer!

A Caring and Reliable Veterinary Staff

Our office strives to maintain the highest standards for all of our veterinary services. Our mission statement is simple:

  • Provide our patients with the highest quality of veterinary care.
  • Treat our patients with a caring attitude and utilizing state of the art equipment, facilities, and training.
  • Provide our clients with education and the resources for preventative health care.
  • Treat our clients to a convenient, clean, attractive facility, staffed by highly trained, caring, and friendly professionals and staff.
  • Provide an atmosphere for ourselves and our fellow associates where they can achieve their professional goals.
  • Maintain an environment that is progressive and in keeping with the high standards in the profession.

Our adherence to these standards is what sets us apart as the leading Veterinary Clinic and Vet Puyallup. We strive everyday to live by our mission statement and provided the greatest possible service to you and all of the animals we care for.

Proudly Serving Tacoma, Sumner, Puyallup, Bonny Lake, Graham, Orting, Edgewood, Milton and outlying areas. Call us at (253) 845-7525 to make an appointment.

At River Road Animal Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Marie Gardoni
Puyallup Veterinarian | River Road Animal Hospital | (253) 845-7525

1508 18th St. NW
Puyallup, WA 98371 3820

Meet Our Veterinarians

Learn Who We Are

  • Jim Lamb

    The owner of River Road Animal Hospital, Dr. Lamb received his veterinary degree from Colorado State University in 1986. With a diverse background in large and small animal medicine, he finds particular interest in orthopedics and diseases of the skin. When not busy with his patients, Dr. Lamb takes care of his own animals: the cats – Buzz and Mattie; Cracker and Callie, the horses; six Angus cows; and a bull. He also enjoys beekeeping.

  • Jeff Marvig

    Dr. Marvig arrived at River Road Animal Hospital in 1998 following a one year internship at Rowley Memorial Animal Hospital. He earned his veterinary degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1991. Both at home and at work Dr. Marvig enjoys the company of his chocolate Lab.

  • Pam Wiltzius
    Dr. Pam joined River Road Animal Hospital in 2003. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1992 and her fields of interest include internal medicine, nutrition, and oncology. Outside of work, she keeps busy with her three dogs, one Mastiff and two Pit bulls, and enjoys running, hiking, going to concerts and Seahawks games with her husband.

  • Lisa Hedman

    Dr. Hedman joined River Road Animal Hospital directly from Washington State University, where she received her degree in 2004. Her special interests include behavior medicine/training, internal medicine, and oncology. Outside of work, Dr. Hedman enjoys spending time with her dogs, hiking, as well as training and competing in agility and obedience.


Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Top notch veterinary care every visit. They did not have an appointment available on this occasion, but squeezed my Bassett puppy in. Cannot ask for a better vet experience!"
    Robert Leiter
  • "I have been taking my dog to RR Animal Hospital for 13 years. They are compassionate, understanding and give excellent care. I have seen all of the doctors at different times and they all explain things so that I feel I understand. I have recommended them to family and friends."
    Dawnee Phay McCulley
  • "Dr. Pam and Dr Hedman have always taken great care of our pets. We have been going to River road for the last 15yrs and would never think of going anywhere else. They are great!!"
    Kim Doyle

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