We Care About Your Fur Babies!

Our Team

Every member of the Puyallup Valley Veterinary Clinic (PVVC) team is dedicated to providing the best possible care for our patients and their humans. If you are seeking a vet for your pet care needs, call us at 253-845-8122 today.

Our Doctors

In December 2020, the Kimes will have been married 41 years. They have three adult children, Hannah, Megan, and Noah, as well as two grandchildren. Over the years, they have shared their home with numerous Rhodesian Ridgebacks and a number of feline friends. Their current dog, Ruby, is usually at the clinic where she acts as a “demonstrator dog.” Their kitty, Quark, prefers to stay at home and get into mischief.

Both Dr. Casey and Dr. Karen have considerable experience with dog training, and Dr. Karen has shown dogs both in the breed and the obedience ring. They were featured in a dog training tape called “The TLC Way of Training Your Dog” in 1988.

The doctors consider behavior issues to be among the most important in raising puppies, and they encourage their clients to be proactive in shaping their puppies’ behavior into the best possible to avoid future problems.

Casey M. Kime, DVM

Dr. Casey graduated with his doctorate from Washington State University in 1985. Prior to studying veterinary medicine, he received bachelor’s degrees in Chemical Engineering, Zoology, and Veterinary Science, also at WSU.
His unusual background in chemical engineering has given him a unique perspective on the body’s chemical processes and how they can be manipulated through nutrition. These are concepts that he uses daily in his treatment of the many medical conditions that he sees. Although he is not a “specialist,” Dr. Casey has a special interest in skin problems in pets and welcomes these more challenging cases.

Dr. Casey practiced at Parkway Veterinary Clinic in Parkland, Washington, from 1985-1989. In June 1989, he purchased Linden Drive Veterinary Clinic in Puyallup from Dr. Vitt Ferrucci and renamed it Puyallup Valley Veterinary Clinic. He and Dr. Karen have been practicing together in Puyallup since that time. The building was replaced with the current hospital in 2001.

Karen K. Kime, DVM

Dr. Karen received her bachelor’s degree from Washington State University in Bacteriology and Public Health. She then received a Master’s Degree in Food Science prior to her doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1981. Karen also received a fourth degree in Veterinary Science.
While Dr. Casey attended veterinary school, Dr. Karen worked in farm animal and pet practice at Blackhawk Veterinary Clinic in Cheney, Washington, for three years. She then spent three years in emergency practice in Auburn, Washington. She now performs many of the surgeries at PVVC, and has a special interest in dentistry. Karen handles much of the management of the clinic, and sees clients in the exam room.

Our Staff

Client Services

Tammy, Office Manager

Tammy, our office manager, has been with PVVC since 1992. Originally from Illinois, she moved to Washington in 1991. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, gardening, and going to the ocean.

Gina, Front Desk

Gina has been with our clinic since mid-2017 and in the veterinary field for four years. Prior to that, she was a barista for 22 years! She is married with two daughters and two “fur-babies.” She enjoys camping, thrifting, crafting, gardening, and being with her family.

Rhonda, Front Desk

Rhonda joined the front desk crew in 2017 after working in the human healthcare field. She loves working with people and animals. Her family has a dog, Annie, and a cat, Lillie.

Veterinary Technicians

Pam

Our Veterinary Technician, Pam, has been with PVVC since 2005. A licensed veterinary technician since 1985, Pam takes a special interest in weight consultations and can help you get your pet to a healthy weight. At home, she enjoys gardening, horseback riding, and the Mariners.

Jessie

Jessie started at PVVC in 2008, while still in high school, as a kennel assistant and worked her way to veterinary assistant. She graduated from Pierce College as a Certified Veterinary Technician in 2014. Jessie enjoys camping, hiking, concerts, and is an avid reader. She has two cats, Maui and Jarvis, and a tiny dog named Vero.

Amy

Amy came to us in January of this year and has been a Licensed Veterinary Technician since graduating from Pierce College in 1991. She has taken a special interest in dentistry and dermatology (after working for a skin specialist for 5 years). Amy is married and has a darling fur baby named Flossie Mae. She is an avid fishergirl and loves fly fishing and fly tying. She also quilts and is exceptional in the kitchen.

Veterinary Assistants

Katie

Katie has been with PVVC since 2000. She does a great job trimming dogs’ nails! Katie enjoys camping and spending time with her husband, two parakeets, Sheldon and Leonard, and cat, Mo. They also welcomed a baby boy, Cole, to their family in February of 2018.

Alexa

Alexa started working here in April 2016 as a veterinary assistant after graduating from PIMA Medical Institute. She has wanted to work in the veterinary field since she was five years old and is happy to be here. Alexa loves to spend time with her two adorable kittens, Phoenix and Sampson.

Liz

Liz (Buffy) started working with us in 2017. She is married and has two canine fur babies, Benny and Honey. Liz is also an avid reader.

Kennel Attendants

Tiffany

Tiffany joined our clinic in January of 2020. Tiffany is married to an incredibly supportive husband, and the mother of two adventurous and creative kids. They share their home with (surely not!) too many cats, a couple dogs, and are constantly developing their hobby farm. She even rents out her goats for brush control! She loves to garden, create things with paper mache, and tinker in several other crafts. She enjoys bartering with local farmers, learning new skills, and perusing antique or barn sales for the ultimate find… or, more likely, the newest of many projects.

Meet us in person. Call 253-845-8122 today!

Address:
Puyallup Valley Veterinary Clinic
2208 E Main Ave
Puyallup, WA 98372

Hours:
Monday - Friday: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday - Sunday: Closed