Marcos Puiggari, DVM
Dr. Puiggari is the principal veterinarian and owner of Alpine Veterinary Care. Marcos grew up in Oklahoma and has been a practicing veterinarian since 1988. He worked in Indiana before moving to Santa Fe, NM where he primarily worked as an emergency veterinarian, eventually becoming the Director of the Santa Fe Animal Emergency Center for over 10 years. Marcos loved doing emergency work and being able to ferret out complex diagnostic issues and performing complex surgeries.
Dr. Puiggari and his wife moved to Missoula Montana in order to raise a family. After moving to Missoula he worked as the Director of the Animal Emergency and then as an emergency veterinarian commuting to Ogden Utah. When the opportunity arose, Dr. Puiggari was able to assume ownership of Alpine Veterinary Care in 2011.
He enjoys interacting with his clients; both human and animal. Dr. Puiggari is dedicated to providing the best quality veterinary care possible, with skill and compassion to all animals and to helping their guardians achieve the best quality of life possible for their pets.
Heidi Hagen, DVM
Dr. Hagen joined the team at Alpine Veterinary Care as a 2013 graduate of Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She is thrilled to return to her home state of Montana to practice and is excited to be serving the needs of the Missoula pet loving community.
Heidi grew up in the Flathead Valley. She fell in love with Missoula during her undergraduate years and she and her husband are looking forward to many happy years in the Missoula community.
Heidi has been interested in veterinary medicine since childhood and loves connecting with owners and their pet families. She has a particular interest in pain management and is certified in Veterinary Medical Acupuncture. She is passionate about providing top notch medical care and a great quality of life for her patients.
Dawn Jackson, Receptionist
I have 27 years of experience working with pets, and their owners. My goal is to make sure that every person that walks into Alpine gets treated the way that I would want to be treated. I am committed to helping everyone get the service they deserve, will make sure all your questions get answered, and all calls are returned. I enjoy meeting new pets, and greeting the regulars.
I have gotten to know most of the clientele of Alpine Veterinary Care over the years, and am very fond of each and every one of you. My job is fun because of you and your pets. I believe if you are a pet owner, then you are already special.
I have been married since 1986, and my husband and I have pets that are our only children, so I know how important your relationship with your pet is to you. Everyone is greeted with a genuine smile!
Jesse Hammond, Receptionist
Working at Alpine Veterinary Care has made me appreciate the care and time needed to own a pet and how important they are to their owners. I was raised in Missoula and know first hand that we live in a pet friendly community.
At work, I always look forward to when new animals come in to see us, and I especially enjoy seeing a familiar tail. Our pet picture bulletin board is a great highlight in the lobby, and I love when clients point out their pets to me, or even better, when they bring a photo to post.
Dr. Marcos Puiggari and the rest of our staff are caring, knowledgeable, and dedicated, and we look forward to seeing you.
Golden Grutter, Receptionist
I moved from sunny Utah to beautiful Missoula, Montana to study wildlife biology at the University of Montana. After my time at the university and observing the wonderful pet community in this city, I wanted to look into a career in the veterinary field. I became a member of the Alpine family in 2018 and I have been thrilled to learn from this compassionate group of people every day.
My focus is on fantastic customer service. I want each client to feel like our only client! I love seeing familiar faces as well as new ones, and cannot wait to meet you and your companions!
Alicia Pell, Office Manager and Technician
I joined the Alpine team in 2015 after moving from Pennsylvania to the beautiful Missoula area. I graduated from Manor College with an Associates degree in Veterinary Technology in 2011 and Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Drexel University in 2018. I have experience in opthalmology, emergency and critical care, as well as being an experienced surgical nurse. I love caring for each and every animal like they are my own. When not working, I enjoy hiking, camping, rock climbing, spending time with friends and family, and my service dog (drop out), Willow.
Alyssa Mallow, Technician
I was born and raised here in Missoula. I have worked in vet clinics since 2013. I love living in such a pet friendly area, that is also close to the outdoors. I enjoy being able to educate owners and help provide the best care possible.
Scott Labbate, Technician
I was born and raised in northeastern Pennsylvania. Since I can remember, I have always watched tv and read books about wildlife. I started working in the veterinary field in 2007, and currently have one dog named Oozi. In my spare time, I enjoy hunting and fishing, camping, and exploring the land.