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The Best Veterinarians in Kansas City

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Find and support your favorite local veterinarians and animal hospitals with this exclusive guide today!

Blue Springs Animal Hospital + Pet Resort

Neighborhood: Blue Springs

Number: (816) 229-1544

Address: 1201 SW, US-40 Blue Springs, MO 64015

Blue Springs veterinarians are located in Blue Springs, MO, and have been providing services in Kansas City since 1946. The center is a full-service vet clinic specialized in dogs and cats. Specific services include upscale cat and dog boarding kennels, grooming, and daycare. They also provide advanced vet/veterinarian medicine, dentistry, surgical care, and wellness care and consultations. Joe R. has been the business owner since 1982, takes pride in delivering high-quality pet care accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). 

Gladstone Animal Clinic

Neighborhood: Gladstone

Number: (816) 436-1100

Address: 7027 N Oak Trafficway Gladstone, MO 64118

Since the mid-1960s, Gladstone has provided excellent veterinary services to Gladstone and North Kansas City communities. They have an experienced team of professionals committed to serving you and your pet to the utmost satisfaction. Services include surgical procedures, dental care, grooming, boarding, and vaccinations for dogs and cats. They also carry out nutritional counseling, obedience training, reproduction assistance, among others.

Gladstone utilizes a progressive approach in veterinary care, ensuring that they take advantage of the latest knowledge, skills, and equipment to provide competent care. Dr. Schlager, who has been the owner since 1996, is an animal lover and has been a veterinarian since his high school years. He is currently a member of several veterinary associations, including the Appaloosa Horse Club and the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association.

Antioch Dog + Cat Hospital

Neighborhood: Glenhaven/Maple Park West

Number: (816) 453-7272

Address: 5200 NE Vivion Rd Kansas City, MO 64119

Antioch may be the perfect veterinary service provider if you live along Vivion Road or surrounding Kansas City areas. Specialized in cats and dogs, the clinic has been providing first-rate pet care since 1961. The clinic is currently under the guidance of Dr. Michael Hodgson, a licensed Missouri veterinarian who treats all kinds of pets.

Antioch offers various pet services, including emergency treatment and routine medical, dental, or surgical care. Additionally, they provide on-site boarding services all week, bathing, and nail trimming. They pride themselves in a calm and kid-friendly clinic so that you and your pet are relaxed and comfortable as you wait to meet the veterinarian. 

KC Veterinary Care

Neighborhood: Waldo

Number: (816) 333-4330

Address: 7240 Wornall Rd Kansas City, MO 64114

Kansas City Veterinary Care boasts in providing animal care to a wide range of pets, including dogs, cats, and exotic animals such as ferrets, reptiles, birds, and rabbits. Located in Waldo, KC clinic believes in improving the quality of pet life and strengthening the human-pet bond by providing extensive, compassionate, and quality services.

KC vet clinic was established in 1984 by Dr. Hecker under the name Hecker Animal Clinic. In 2008, the name Kansas City took the place of Hecker. Currently, Candace Dietrich manages the clinic. She is an experienced practice manager with an excellent work history in the veterinary industry.

Eagle Animal Hospital + Pet Resort

Neighborhood: Riverside

Number: (816) 239-1913

Address: 4825 NW Gateway Ave Riverside, MO 64150

The clinic is one of the oldest animal hospitals in Riverside, Parkville, and it originated from the James Farm dairy barn in 1889. Dr. Matt Silvius is a business partner who started as a kennel attendant, became a veterinarian in 2007 before making a partner in 2013.

The latest expansion of this clinic increased boarding facilities' capacity, making it a fully-fledged pet resort. For the past 70 years, Eagle Animal Hospital and Pet Resort have provided ultra-modern conventional pet care services for dogs and cats. Besides, it gives convenience services such as daycare, pet resorts, telemedicine, an online pharmacy, online scheduling, and a mobile health clinic.

Crest Animal Hospital

Neighborhood: Hickman Mills

Number: (816) 763-1313

Address: 11516 Hickman Mills Dr Kansas City, MO 64134

Located along Hickman Mills Drive, Crest Animal Hospital provides unparalleled animal health care services for over four decades. Providing tender love and personalized care for your pet is a core value for the clinic.

Crest Animal Hospital has competitive rates, emergency pet care services, and you don't need an appointment to get served. They offer dog and cat health care services, animal medicine, pet surgeries, and boarding services. Esteemed doctors at the facility include Dr. John R. Lyle and Dr. Stacy M. Lyle, specializing in providing pet health and wellness services.

Crysler Animal Hospital

Neighborhood: Sterling Acres

Number: (816) 358-2857

Address: 12440 US-40 Independence, MO 64055

Veterinarians at Crysler are known for treating pets with compassion, similar to the pet's owner. The clinic specializes in pet care for dogs, cats, reptiles, rabbits, birds, and ferrets. You can find them at 12440 East 40 Highway Independence, MO 64055, and they serve Raytown, Blue Springs, Lee's Summit, Kansas City suburbs of Independence, and the surrounding areas.

Their services include pet wellness, diagnostic services, dentistry, surgical procedures, senior pet care, and exotic pet care. They also provide pet boarding and grooming services and preventive care, such as vaccinations, regular check-ups, and parasite control.

Operating for over four decades, the hospital has a keen eye for friendly and professional staff who have almost 70 years of combined experience. The business owner, Jay S., ensures the center is devoted to providing top quality pet care and satisfactory results. 

MU Veterinary Health Center at Kansas City

Neighborhood: Jefferson Highlands

Number: (816) 455-5430

Address: 8141 N Oak Trafficway Kansas City, MO 64118

The University of Missouri Veterinary Health Center has been in existence for a couple of decades as part of the MU College of Veterinary Medicine. It is well suited for you to look for a facility that provides after-hours care or ambulatory care for larger animals.

Their services include animal disease diagnosis, pet care, emergency cases, and education in pet health & wellness matters. MU has three hospitals, each devoted to specific animals for more personalized care. The small animal hospital treats dogs and cats, the equine hospital treats donkeys, mules, and horses, and the food animal hospital treats fiber and food animals like cattle and sheep.

MU animal clinic is located on North Oak Trafficway and operates on holidays, weekends, and overnight. Its licensed veterinarians include Brenda Cederberg, a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner, and Mark Gants, specializing in Preventive Medicine.

Belton Animal Clinic + Exotic Care Center

Neighborhood: Belton

Number: (816) 331-3120

Address: 1308 N Scott Ave, Belton, MO 64012

If you’re looking for one of the best vet clinics in Kansas City, you can absolutely trust your pet’s care to the team at Belton Animal Clinic & Exotic Care Center. This practice owned by Dr. Teresa Bradley Bays holds the distinction of American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) which less than 17% of animal hospitals in the US. Another thing that makes the very unique is their wide range of services - and patients! The offer complete health and surgical services for domestic and exotic pets in addition to hard to find services like acupuncture, veterinarian medical manipulation, and cold laser therapy. It’s a one-stop-vet-clinic for all your pet care needs!

Mariposa Veterinary Wellness Center

Neighborhood: Hill Crest

Number: (913) 825-3330

Address: 13900 Santa Fe Trail Dr, Lenexa, KS 66215

Customers love to bring their pet’s to Mariposa Veterinary Wellness Center. The proof is in the 1000+ positive reviews! This top veterinarian practice located in Lenexa, KS serves the community with integrative vet medicine which combines conventional and complementary alternative therapies. They’ve taken going green to the next level with a straw bale design building, passive solar and natural lighting, and non-toxic finishes. They recycle everything possible and even use paperless medical records. Your pet will be treated with respect, kindness and understanding by the team at Mariposa who take extra time as needed with nervous or “difficult’ and scared patients. 

Mission Veterinary Emergency + Specialty

Neighborhood: Mission

Number: (913) 722-5566

Address: 5914 Johnson Dr, Mission, KS 66202

At Mission Veterinary Emergency & Specialty, they understand how scary it is to have something wrong with your pet, no matter how small it may be. Their website explains that any kind of fear you have regarding your pet is considered an emergency. They will never turn you away for something small or judge you for coming to them with a simple question. MVES also has a helpful online guide to handling a pet emergency and the action steps you can take to ensure that your pet is as calm and comfortable as possible until you get them help. Here you can trust that both you and your pet will be treated with care and compassion throughout your entire experience.

Barry Road Animal Hospital

Neighborhood: The Coves

Number: (816) 436-6700

Address: 3911 NW Barry Rd, Kansas City, MO 64154

Barry Road Animal Hospital is a family owned and operated vet clinic serving the Northland of KC since 1991. Dr. Kyle Johanson acts as a partner in your pet’s health and wellness needs. His wife and office manager, Terri, helps to coordinate the routine vet care for young healthy pets and complete medical and surgical care as needed throughout your pet’s life. In addition to these routine services for your companion animal, they also offer complete wellness programs, boarding, and dental care services. Your pet plays an important part of your family and deserves the high quality care team from one of the best vet clinics in town. 

Rockhill Pet Clinic

Neighborhood: Morningside

Number: (816) 333-0973

Address: 800 E 63rd St, Kansas City, MO 64110

Looking for a top KC vet clinic that offers the highest quality vet care, boarding, and grooming services? Rockhill Pet Clinic treats every small animal patient as a member of their extended furry family throughout the Kansas City metro area, including Midtown, Liberty, Raytown, Lee's Summit, Overland Park, Grandview, and more. Your pet will experience overall improved quality of life with comprehensive services. They also use the latest technology to keep your pet happy and healthy and offer in-house advanced diagnostics and reference laboratory services. Locals trust their pet’s health and wellness to Rock Hill’s experienced vets and exceptional staff.

Foxwood Animal Hospital

Neighborhood: Glenhaven

Number: (816) 453-2154

Address: 4704 NE Vivion Rd, Kansas City, MO 64119

Foxwood Animal Hospital is the definition of a top Kansas City, MO vet clinic showing genuine care and affection for your pet. They offer complete pet health services including wellness plans, surgery, and boarding. Veterinarians Dr. Carolyn Harman (owner) and Dr. Jack Roberson and the caring staff provide compassionate, gentle, and affordable care for you and your pets. Their location in KC Missouri is very convenient, located off a major highway. You and your pet will be treated kindly! And, if you’re feeling brave, you can even pay a special visit to the clinic pet, Rafiki, a ball python snake. 

Animal Medical Center of Kansas City

Neighborhood: Tower Homes

Number: (816) 333-9000

Address: 204 W 75th St, Kansas City, MO 64114

Tech lovers will LOVE bringing their pet to one of KC’s best vet clinics, the Animal Medical Center of Kansas City. This technologically-savvy practice has their own app, offers an online pharmacy, and even uses their website to link to local pets available for adoption through PetFinder. You and your pet will be digitally connected to your vet! New ownership in 2014 revitalized the practice that boasts 4.9 out of 5 star Google review ratings. The staff of over 16 people provides high quality, comprehensive vet services in the in the Kansas City, Waldo, Brookside, Leawood, Ward Parkway, Mission Hills, Prairie Village and Overland Park communities. 

BluePearl Pet Hospital

Neighborhood: Sherrydale

Number: (816) 759-5016

Address: 139 NE 91 St, Kansas City, MO 64155

If you are faced with an unexpected pet emergency, call BluePearl Pet Hospital in Overland Park, KS to get help 24/7. One of the top vet clinics in the area, they serve Overland Park, Leawood, Olathe, Kansas City and Merriam for all emergency pet and specialty pet needs. Located in a state-of-the-art 15,000 square foot facility, the highly skilled veterinarians and support staff use the latest technology to give your pet the best possible treatment. The standards of care are extremely high because this vet clinic location is part of a national network - the resources are endless! 

North Oak Animal Hospital

Neighborhood: Jefferson Highlands

Number: (816) 436-4400

Address: 8124 N Oak Trafficway, Kansas City, MO 64118

North Oak Animal Hospital is a top vet clinic located in Kansas City, MO North. Husband and wife veterinarian team Dr. James Evans and Dr. Kim Evans bought the practice in 2019, but the practice has been locally owned and operated since 1956. They focus on healing animals and helping people through comprehensive veterinarian services in addition to boarding services. A main emphasis of the practice is on dental care for your pet because it greatly influences an animals overall health. Also, when you visit the practice you might run into Leonard, the Evans’s pet chihuahua, who occasionally wears a bowtie. 

Plaza Animal Clinic

Neighborhood: South Plaza

Number: (816) 931-6636

Address: 5002 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64112

A happy pet is a healthy pet. This is the outlook of Dr. Brad Twigg, a trusted Kansas City veterinarian, and owner of Plaza Animal Clinic. Patients rave about the compassionate and kind treatment for themselves and their pets. They prioritize a stress-free visit for your pet and discuss preventative care whenever possible. Preventing illness is essential for the health of your pet. The highly skilled team also offers comprehensive vet services for those times when your pet doesn’t need help. If your pet needs a place to stay while you’re out of town or just needs a little TLC, the boarding and grooming services offered will be very convenient.

Claycomo Animal Hospital

Neighborhood: Maple Park

Number: (816) 452-2621

Address: 5608 N Eugene Field Rd, Kansas City, MO 64119

Claycomo Animal Hospital is a top vet clinic that serves the Kansas City, MO area. They’re located 1.5 miles west of the Claycomo For Plan on 69 highway. Their patients truly feel like veterinarian Dr. Justin Reed and his trusted staff treat their pets just like they were their own pets! Pets receive comprehensive care in a patient and caring environment. In addition to providing a full range of veterinarian services, they also offer a limited in-house pharmacy. Written prescriptions are made available to patient’s owners so that they get their pet’s medicine in whatever manner they choose to fit their budget and convenience.

Rainbow Pet Hospital

Neighborhood: Westwood

Number: (913) 831-2034

Address: 4468 Rainbow Blvd, Kansas City, KS 66103

At Rainbow Pet Hospital your pet is known as a FurKid and receives top vet services from Dr. Noreen Overeem and her dedicated staff. Dr. Overeem always had an interest in healing sick or injured animals and her pets included a donkey (Julius), wolves, iguanas, and of course dogs and cats. This vet clinic has served the greater Kansas City area for over 40 years and provides comprehensive veterinarian services for pet wellness and health issues. They even have a sizable store where you can buy specialty food, delicious treats, oral care products, shampoos, cleaning supplies, flea products, and vitamins. 

Cedar Ridge Veterinary Clinic LLC

Neighborhood: Atchison

Number: (913) 367-3600

Address: 12047 US-73, Atchison, KS 66002

Animals in Atchison, KS come in all sizes great and small. Cedar Ridge Veterinary Clinic LLC is the place to bring them for excellent veterinarian care! Patients of vets Drs. Shawn and Christine McCoole include dogs, cats, goats, cattle, horses, and other small animals. This vet clinic serves Atchison, Doniphan, Jefferson, Leavenworth, and Platte and Buchanan counties (MO) and Johnson and Brown Counties (KS). Their team is dedicated to taking care of your animals in their modern, clean, and safe facility. They cater specifically to your animals needs (and size) for everything health and wellness, in addition to offering boarding services. 

Heartland Animal Clinic

Neighborhood: Strang Line

Number: (913) 648-1662

Address: 7821 Marty St, Overland Park, KS 66204

Loving pet owners trust the vet services from one of the best KC vet clinics, Heartland Animal Clinic. Located in historic Downtown Overland Park, this practice is centrally located and very convenient to bring your dog, cat, or small animal (ferrets, rabbits, hamsters, chinchillas, mice, rats, hedgehogs, etc.) for a checkup or grooming appointment. The vet clinic is a stress-free, kid-friendly, and calm environment designed to make veterinarian visits a positive experience. Dr. Jill Sandler became owner in 1991 and has built a thriving practice where her and her team treat owners kindly and pets like valued family members.

All Creatures Animal Hospital

Neighborhood: Stanley

Number: (913) 681-1951

Address: 7260 151st St, Overland Park, KS 66223

All Creatures Small Animal Hospital provides big services for it’s small patients. This top KC vet clinic holds the distinguished American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) accreditation and serves patients throughout Johnson County. They are passionate about preventative care and overall health and wellness of your pets and work to build long lasting relationships with both owners and pets. They offer Petly Plans which are comprehensive health and wellness plans that are paid monthly or annually. These plans include the routine vet care needs of your pet, plus FREE office visits ($55 cost per visit). This flexibility appeals to many pet owners as a way to manage vet expenses.

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