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 hospital director 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.

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.

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.

Dr. Yunker DVM

Dr. Yunker received her veterinary degree from The Ohio State University in 2019 before coming back to her ancestral home state of Washington. She practiced in Western Washington before joining River Road Animal Hospital in early 2022. Her professional interests include nutrition consultation, ultrasound, and geriatric care. She is Fear Free Certified and belongs to the Washington State Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association. In her free time, Dr. Yunker enjoys kayaking, gardening, fish keeping, and spending time with her cats, dog, and husband.