Notice: The University of Missouri Veterinary Health Center at Kansas City, which has provided after-hours emergency care for companion animals since 2018, will end operations on Oct. 2. The MU College of Veterinary Medicine purchased the former Animal Emergency Center, located at 8141 North Oak Trafficway, in 2018, following the death of its founder CVM alumnus Karl Mischke, DVM, ’89.
Staffing challenges have impeded the hospital’s ability to consistently offer emergency care on holidays and during the evenings and weekends. Initial plans for the emergency hospital also included teaching veterinary students and conducting clinical trials. However, due to limitations with the building those plans were not executed.
The Veterinary Health Center at Kansas City provides quality emergency care to the greater Kansas City community.
What should I do if my pet is having an emergency?
Call Ahead If You Can
If your pet is not in immediate danger, contact the clinic at 816-455-5430. Speaking with you will help us understand the nature of your pet’s emergency so we can better prepare for your arrival.
Come to the Clinic Right Away
The VHC-KC is located at 8141 North Oak Trafficway, Kansas City, MO 64118 (see map below). Our hours of operation are:
Monday 6 p.m. – 8 a.m.
Tuesday 6 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Wednesday 6 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Closed on Thursdays
Friday 6 p.m. – Sunday 8 p.m.
Determination of Treatment
Our team of licensed veterinarians will assess your pet and work with you and your referring veterinarian, if available, to develop a treatment plan to ensure the best possible patient care.
All payment is due at time of service. Financing is available through CareCredit.
Location: 8141 North Oak Trafficway, Kansas City, MO 64118