Antioch Dog and Cat Hospital

If you live in Kansas City or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Dr. Michael Hodgson is a licensed Missouri veterinarian.  Your pets’ health and well being are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

We are here to service the cities of Kansas City, MO, Gladstone, MO, Liberty, MO, Independence, MO, Parkville, MO, Pleasant Valley, MO, Kearney, MO, North Kansas City, MO, Claycomo, MO, Overland Park, KS and more!

Antioch Dog & Cat Hospital is a full service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Dr. Michael Hodgson has years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our Kansas City veterinarian. We also offer bathing and nail trimming.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call 816-453-7272 or email us and we’ll promptly get back to you. Our Kansas City veterinarian office is very easy to get to — and you can find directions on our Contact Us page! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Kansas City pet owners.

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★★★★★ We have 2 senior pets and we spend a fair amount of money and time on their health. Prior to moving to this neighborhood we were paying double what this location charges for an exam fee so we appreciate the affordability. This place is fantastic though! Dr Carr is our primary vet and she really takes her time explaining things to us and laying out options for care. We’ve also seen Dr McLaughlin a couple times in last-minute visits and she is also great to work with. This place is always busy but the admin staff are so kind and helpful on the phone. The turnover time for refilling meds is also very quick, often within an hour or two. I really can’t say enough good things about this place. They treat our pets so well. I’m so thankful we have them for our fur babies!Krystal N.Krystal N. ★★★★★ Dr Hodgson has been our pets' vet for over 25 years. We love it here. They are a bit expensive but are knowledgeable and can answer all your questions with confidence.crazycatlady 3.crazycatlady 3. ★★★★★ Nearly 20 years ago, Dr. H gave my tomcat life saving surgery when many other veterinarians in my area would not touch him because of potential complications. And the ones who agreed to attempt the surgery wanted thousands of dollars, which I could not afford at the time.My tom recovered and thrived for many more years! Since that time, I have taken all my pets to Antioch Dog and Cat Hospital. I continued with their care even after I moved to Joplin for a couple of years. I am glad to be back in the KC area so I do not have to drive 3 hours to receive Dr H’s splendid care for my pets!Dr H is an extraordinary veterinarian who truly cares about his patients. I cannot say enough good things about him and his staff and they will always have my business.Robyn F.Robyn F. ★★★★★ Always fit me in when we have an emergency! Always feel my pets are well tc of!!Lesha C.Lesha C. ★★★★★ Great customer service and clean as well.Sam M.Sam M. ★★★★★ Dr.H and staff were great. So was Abigail on her 1st visit. Dr H gave us a feeling that he really cares for your pet and needsRoger A.Roger A. ★★★★★ Foxxy was sick and another vet just wanted to treat her for preventative care, didn't address the concern I took her for. Antioch Dog & Cat got me in right away, listened to my concerns, and treated Foxxy with such care. They are so honest and affordable. This is the only place I will take her and my other pets. They did an outstanding job and Dr. Hodges is amazing!!!Sharon S.Sharon S. ★★★★★ Friendly staff, attentive and answered all my questions. The office is nice, clean and well kept. Convenient location and decent prices. I love that I can shop online for all my pharmacy needs!Whitney F.Whitney F. ★★★★★ Always good with my fur babyRobin M.Robin M. ★★★★★ Very sweet vets and staff!Autumn 1.Autumn 1. ★★★★★ Tucker is my third dog I take to Antioch Vet Clinic. I lost my two previous beautiful boys and now have Tuk. All taken care of very well and I trust them with my new Boy Tucker also. Dr Hodgson always informative and concerned on the health of my Boy. Keeps me up to date on all his needs. I’m grateful for him and Antioch. Thank YouKim T.Kim T. ★★★★★ Very sweet, patient and understanding individuals that work there🥰 definitely recommend!Sarah W.Sarah W. ★★★★★ Great place to take you’re pet.. very friendly staff and professional as well first time customer great experience:)Rae TRae T ★★★★★ Great vetsL.M. L.L.M. L. ★★★★★ Had a doggy emergency... they saw us same day! Thank you for helping us save our dog, Lydia.Monica H.Monica H. ★★★★★ Dr. Hodges is the best. They don’t price gauge either.Sebastian N.Sebastian N. ★★★★★ This is they only place I bring. My dog for vet stuff. The techs and doctors here really care about your babies and you also.Mickey T.Mickey T. ★★★★★ Great doctors and support staff.Donna G.Donna G. ★★★★★ This is my new vet. Dr. SCHAEFFER is lovely. I wish I would have found her sooner. She didn't try to vetsplain anything to me, she was so kind. ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️Lucky is peppy tonight. I can't lose another dog this soon. It'll kill me. Thank you Dr SCHAEFFER. Live your best apocalypse life! See you in 2 weeks. I'll change my appointment for Lucky's vaccines. He's such a grumpy old man lol. I'm sorry he nipped at you. He's had a rough last 2 weeks. He is on his blankie watching TV in the air conditioning.Michelle C.Michelle C. ★★★★★ Excellent team. They truly care about our animals and understand that animals are family! We love Antioch team!Charity B.Charity B. ★★★★★ Todo el personal de la clínica maravillosa ,muy atentos y amables.La Dra muy preocupada por mi perrita ,nos llamaron para saber como seguía su evolución con el tratamiento puesto .Estoy muy agradecida q mi perrita va mejorandomarena M.marena M. ★★★★★ Very caringLynn M.Lynn M. ★★★★★ I have gone to Antioch Dog & Cat Hospital since 1979. I wouldn't go anywhere else.BARBARA M.BARBARA M. ★★★★★ Very nice vets! I've only been in a few times, both for good things and for bad (I had to put down my cat, and my other one is constantly having health scares) but no matter what, they are very friendly and it's not very expensive!ToniToni ★★★★★ Dr. Hodgson is the BEST!Waylon A.Waylon A. ★★★★★ Dr. Carr and the tech team at Antioch Dog and Cat Hospital provides world class service. Dr. Carr not only has the best bedside manner towards her patients, but she is also very attentive to their owners as well. So grateful for her and her team!Mariah L.Mariah L. ★★★★★ These people are just as professional as you are going to find out of the establishments that you will find here in the Kansas City area (Missouri & Kansas). From saving a cat from a dog attack(Still with us 10 years later, our little old man), to end of life care. With empathy that shows not only that they have applied the very best care possible, to helping you say goodbye to your furry babies. Knowing that they are there helps me know when my furry babies have need of care, helps me sleep better at night.Stephen J.Stephen J. ★★★★★ Awesome staff great doctor very informative and helpful would recommend highly!Greg T.Greg T. ★★★★★ We were in and out quickly, Dr. M was awesome, she gave our boy a look over, and sent us with some meds.rebecca S.rebecca S. ★★★★★ I have been going here for my whole life with my animals. They have delivered my puppies and put them to rest when the time came. Professional and compactionite. Very much recommend this animal hospital. ♡♡♡♡♡PATTY G.PATTY G. ★★★★★ Very friendly staff and good with animalsMadelyn H.Madelyn H. ★★★★★ Antioch Dog and Cat Hospital is amazing. I've only had good experiences there. Really grateful to live close to a responsive and affordable clinic I can trust.Trevor S.Trevor S. ★★★★★ I am glad I found this vet after our vet closed her practice. They take excellent care of my pug. Their follow up on tests and procedures is awesome.laurie L.laurie L. ★★★★★ So very relieved to have switched to this Hospital for my pet from Claycomo Pet Hospital. Right away, Antioch Hospital understood my concerns as that 'other' place had many people with the same issues. Their friendly & knowledgeable staff were able to get my dog in so very quickly with literally HALF the cost folks!$ I promise you - I couldn't believe it! So happy to finally make the switch! 😎They're even closer to my house to boot! 💖Alicia M.Alicia M. ★★★★★ Great people and serviceBryan R.Bryan R. ★★★★★ Dr.Hodgsen cared for my dog for 6 years. He’s a great doctor. He did surgery on one of her legs for a acl year and she never had issues with that leg the remainding 5 years. The vet techs are awesome too they are all so kind and professional. My dog passed away there, they were very kind to me during that time. I now take my new dog there and I know she’s in great hands. I will always take my pets there.Google P.Google P. ★★★★★ Takes good care of my beloved petsEmily A.Emily A. ★★★★★ I love Antioch Dog and Cat hospital! The staff is extremely caring. I have been to several vets and never liked any as much as here. Dr. Carr was amazing with one of my cats. She found his tumor, and then when we had to go to specialist she continued to follow his care. We recently had to put that kitty down at an emergency vet so I called to let her know. She wrote me a wonderfully kind note after. All of the other staff are amazing. I believe Ive seen every vet there with all my kitties and every one of them has been amazing. I highly recommend this vet clinic.Kaley S.Kaley S. ★★★★★ They've been wonderful with both of our cats. Dr. Carr is wonderful and highly competent!Ronnie DRonnie D ★★★★★ Fantastic service and people. Very professional. My dog is alive today because of this vet hospital. Love them. TyvmRichard D.Richard D. ★★★★★ They take good care if my grandsons dog and cat. Very caring.Cheryl L.Cheryl L. ★★★★★ Very knowledgeable staff! The Vets at Antioch Dog Cat are top notch with excellent skills & education. I have a diabetic cat and they had the newest medical advances on feline diabetes.Paula K.Paula K. ★★★★★ Very good and fast service. Staff are so helpful and caring. That was the first time we used this facility. We will definitely use them again.Irma L.Irma L. ★★★★★ Staff is caring and personal. Would not let anyone else take care of our fur babies.Julie T.Julie T. ★★★★★ Antioch Vet. Hospital is one of the best offices I’ve had my animals in. The staff is top notch, and do their jobs with care and concern. They are always looking for ways to improve. I’ve only been in the area a year but it’s obvious this is a great place to take your pets!SueSue ★★★★★ Super friendlyDylan H.Dylan H. ★★★★★ I absolutely love this hospital I took my dog to them and they treated us both very kindly with a lot of respect they were there for us both I would recommend them to anyone they're very caring people and they really care about your animal your animal is not just your animal your animal becomes part of you too they're like your child so if you don't have a vet that you're using right now I would definitely definitely suggest this one they know what they're doing and they're very nice people the staff is great they helped me in many waysMeba C.Meba C. ★★★★★ Antioch Dog and Cat Hospital, and the wonderful doctors and staff, have cared for our pets for over twenty years. They are very caring of both animals and their humans, with what we have experienced to be very accurate diagnosis and effective treatment.Sheryl F.Sheryl F. ★★★★★ The staff and Dr. Moore were very professional and answered all my questions w/my newly adopted 4 ½ mo old pup. Thank yall very much.Derek M. B.Derek M. B. ★★★★★ They were wonderful and graceful with my sweet guy, even though there was nothing that could be done. I appreciated that they were honest and didn’t string me along with false hope for more money, which I’ve experienced and resented in the past. I’ll be forever grateful that my little guy spent his final moments with such compassionate and good people.Matthew M.Matthew M. ★★★★★ The absolute best vet North of the river!Kathleen M.Kathleen M. ★★★★★ We can not express the sincere thank you to Dr. Dodgson and the entire staff at Antioch Dog and Cat Hospital. Your professionalized and continuous care and concerns for our pets is beyond expectations. Thank you so much for all that each one of you do. It is deeply appreciated and valued.Chuck H.Chuck H. ★★★★★ I've taken my kitties and doggies here for many years. They are very good at their job. From spay to neuter, shots to surgeries on injuries. I trust them with my fur babies.Angela Y.Angela Y. ★★★★★ Dr. Hodgson is genuinely interested in your animal's health and will work to understand any ailments. I feel good about the care my pets receive here.Bonnie S.Bonnie S. ★★★★★ I can't begin to express my gratitude even and how amazing this place is! the only place that took my cat Clover that was very, very sick without an appointment. I couldn't find anyplace that would take her and she was declining rapidly... I don't know why places don't do this more becasue the longer that your pet has to wait they could get sicker. So bless their souls!!!! They are lifesavers! Thank you so much all the staff there is awesome as well. HUGE Shout out to Dr. Hodgson. You can really really tell he truly cares about animals!!!!! ♥️♥️♥️Cara R.Cara R. ★★★★☆ They got us in quick, gave me a break down of quote for what we needed, and were honest that my cat didn't NEED something done. I had to give it a 4 star because the quote was crazy expensive and I was told that quote would even depend on the vet. We moved here from a different state last year and our previous vet specialized in cats. So I was surprised by my quote. Still though great place, great vet and techs, quick, efficient, and clean. If I was in a pinch, I'd book another appointment. Especially since they're conveniently close to my home.Alissa F.Alissa F. ★★★★☆ Very happy with their services. Everyone is very friendly.Daniel S.Daniel S. ★★★★☆ Got me in with very sick cat when others were too busy. Cost high but great service.Toni P.Toni P.js_loader

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5200 NE Vivion Rd,
Kansas City, MO 64119


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I’ve taken my cats there for years. They give all around great care. We’ve had general care, surgeries, and infections. They have handled it all and held my hand when i needed it.

Angela K.

Best Vet around. Always caring and compassionate. Thank you all so much!

Erica C.

There the best I highly recommend for everything they are reasonable on the prices. And the staff and the doctors are just wonderful they’re such beautiful people. I will always come here.

Brandon T.

I so appreciate these people who work there. Always willing to get us in asap. Never have we ever been mistreated or talked down too. GREAT BUNCH OF PEOPLE AND DOCTORS.

Judy S.

I’ve taken my pups to Antioch Dog & Cat Hospital for several years. I love this place! All of the staff is very friendly, and my dogs have always been well cared for. 5 stars!!

Sarah J.