Marcos Puiggari, DVM

Marcos Puiggari & ChuckDr. 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

Heidi Hagen, DVMDr. 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

Dawn Jackson & MattieI 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

Jesse Hammond & BernieWorking 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.

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