Are you looking for quality care for your pet in a fun, loving environment? Call Puyallup Valley Veterinary Clinic today! We are a full-service, comprehensive veterinary clinic with many years of experience in a broad range of veterinarian services. We have a skilled and dedicated professional staff with a vast knowledge and understanding of the latest procedures and technology of veterinary medicine.
Our Doctors – The Puyallup Valley Veterinary Clinic Team
Casey M. Kime, D.V.M.
“In the fields of observation, chance favors only the mind that is prepared.” – Louis Pasteur
Dr. Casey graduated with his doctorate from Washington State University in 1985. Prior to studying veterinary medicine he received Bachelors 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 of 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, D.V.M.
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. 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, and then spent three years in emergency practice in Auburn, Washington. She now performs many of the surgeries at PVVC and handles much of the management of the clinic as well as seeing clients in the exam room.
The Kimes have been married 34 years and have three adult children: Hannah, Megan, and Noah. Over the years they have shared their home with numerous Rhodesian Ridgebacks and a number of feline friends. Their current dogs, Bart and Emma are usually at the clinic where they act as “demonstrator dogs”. The kitties, Quark and Charity, stay at home and knock over vases of flowers.
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 in order to avoid future problems.