Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians of River Road Animal Hospital in Puyallup! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at (253) 845-7525 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Jim Lamb DVM

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 DVM

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.

Lisa Hedman DVM

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.

Lauren Schairer DVM

Born and raised in Chicago, Dr Schairer graduated in 2003 from the University of Illinois-GO ILLINI!! After many years of trying to move west, she finally left Illinois in 2015. Since granduating, she finds herself drawn more to the internal medicine side and enjoys all sorts of animals, including the zoo she has at home. She and her husband, Adam, have four dogs, some cats and many other pets they care for.

Tyler Lamb DVM

Dr. Tyler Lamb has been at River Road since 2019, but if he seems familiar, you’re right: His first job mowing lawns as a teenager was right here at River Road Animal Hospital. He attended Washington State University for his undergraduate and veterinary degrees (Go Cougs!) and worked at other clinics in Washington before coming home to Puyallup. Dr. Tyler is especially passionate about dentistry, dermatology, and feline behavior. At home, he has an assortment of cats and chickens. Dr. Tyler looks forward to dong everything he can to keep your creatures happy and healthy.