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.

Hear what our clients are saying about us

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★★★★★ Loved Dr Carr! She took time to explain my puppies issue and did so in a way that did not go over your head. Her vet tech was also extremely nice and fussed over my dog. I made a great choice coming in to see them.Shannon M.Shannon M. ★★★★★ Everyone from the Dr.,techs, & front desk people were all welcoming and took great care of our growing pup(she's gonna be a big girl) definitely would recommend to anyone in the northland area.got us right in to get checked over and schedule her fix date+ chip ❤️🐕 our pitskey is a fun very active young girlKim RKim R ★★★★★ Provided best care possible. Compassionate care focused on what was best for our dog. Letting us be there when it was her time to pass. Making her as comfortable as possible letting her pass with dignity and respect around us who lived her most.Dreya J.Dreya J. ★★★★★ I love Dr hodges and all the staff. There use to be a very rude lady that worked the desk that would never get u in thst day even if it was an emergency. I brought it up to Dr hodges and told him I was forced to bring lulu to a different vet that day and I asked him if he could be the vet that I needed in emergency or not. I know my dog better than anyone else and know if it's an emergency or not. He promised me thst would never happen again and it's been 2 yrs and they have kept their promise so that will keep me loyal being able to count on them helping me that day not in 5 days means alot to meDarlene B.Darlene B. ★★★★★ The staff is awesome!Lanie L.Lanie L. ★★★★★ Have been going to the Antioch dog and cats hospital for years.Our favorite vet there is Dr Leanne Carr who is fabulous with animals of any kind and a very kind soul.We truly appreciate Antioch cat and dog hospital for all they do. We have three cats by the way.Patricia M.Patricia M. ★★★★★ As soon as you get in, they great you and ask about who you're bringing in or if you have an appointment. It's done fast, I've brought our dog here a couple of times and it does seem like they care so much about our family they treat them like their own, never rough with any of the pets of my own or that I have seen people walk in with, they are super patient veterinarians, they work so amazing together and coordinate accordingly amongst each other. Will trust them for future appointment for my little family members.Jose L.Jose L. ★★★★★ It was so easy to set up my dogs appointment online and they got him in the next day. Everyone was so nice and knowledgeable this is now our vet and I'm so happy.Desiree L.Desiree L. ★★★★★ The appointment portal is easy to use. The staff is very good at making my animal and myself feel comfortable. I appreciate that I am able to be in the exam room with my animal. The staff is thorough and makes sure all my questions are answered before leaving. I plan on taking all my future pets here. Very happy with the service!MarisaMarisa ★★★★★ I love to cookDavid JDavid J ★★★★★ We love Dr. Carr! She was so kind, loving and compassionate with our dog that has a cancerous tumor. She took the time to answer all of our questions and reassure us, refer us and even follow up on our sweet boy! Thank you, Dr. Carr! We are so thankful for you!Amy S.Amy S. ★★★★★ I have been going to this office for over 30 years. Dr. Hodgson really cares about our pets. Everyone that I’ve dealt with here is very kind and professional. I know my pets are getting the very best care. I would’ve go anywhere else!Kathleen K.Kathleen K. ★★★★★ Very professional!Janeen G.Janeen G. ★★★★★ I have taken my dog to this place , since I got her. She gets the best care and everyone is is very friendly and helpful. She is my service dog and takes very great care of me. Saving my life several times and the doctors help me to keep her in her best healthIt is a great place to take your pet you consider a family member!Becky J.Becky J. ★★★★★ Dr. McGloughlin was great with my puppy. All the staff were friendly and super helpful too. I had a good first visit with my 10-week old yorkie.Sara M.Sara M. ★★★★★ Always fit me in when we have an emergency! Always feel my pets are well tc of!!Lesha C.Lesha C. ★★★★★ Have been going to Antioch Dog and Cat since 2005. Wonderful to see so many of the same faces over all those years. From the front counter to the Vets Antioch Dog and Cat treats you and your pet with dignity and respect. Its reassuring to be able to put your pet in the trust of such a wonderful staff.Chris W.Chris W. ★★★★★ The staff is efficient and friendly not only to myself but also to my precious pets!Mary Jean E.Mary Jean E. ★★★★★ I took my German Shepherd, who was expressing alarming behavior, to this recommended veterinarian. Upon hearing Max's history and after a thorough examination, Dr. Hodgson believed a series of x-rays would be helpful. We said yes. The x-rays showed what he already thought would be hip degeneration. However, what proved vital part is Max has a pericardial effusion and serious fluid build-up in the sac surrounding his heart. Dr. Hodgson recommended to go quickly to the University of Missouri or an acknowledged emergency vet here to prevent the real possibility of leakage into the peritoneal cavity and deadly sepsis. On a busy Saturday, his excellent staff took the time to call the opted emergency office in town, send all relevant records, and give a heads-up Max was coming. I am immensely grateful for the compassion and professalism shown by Antioch Hospital. We will be back with all our pets, not just Max.John Z.John Z. ★★★★★ Staff is very knowledgeable and empathetic when it was time for our dog to cross that rainbow bridge.Shari A.Shari A. ★★★★★ I have 3 cats that are my babies! I would do anything for them and choosing a place nearby, who priorities my animals and answering all my questions is what I value most. Pricing is always on a piece of paper to break things down and they tell you what absolutely needs done in the right order if you can’t afford all of it. Reasonable pricing! I have even brought my family’s pets here! (They trust my recommendations and haven’t been disappointed either!)Hannah KHannah K ★★★★★ I've tried multiple vets around the Gladstone area. Antioch dog and cat is hands downs the best vet I've found. They treat my cat like family, while other vets I've been to treat her like an object. Everyone here is kind, gentle, compassionate, and incredibly knowledgeable. I'm so thankful for the staff at Antiochcasey H.casey H. ★★★★★ The staff here are friendly, knowledgeable and truly care about your pet!Melissa M.Melissa M. ★★★★★ Great service from all that work at the hospital....friendly and very helpful!!!!Buddy C.Buddy C. ★★★★★ Fue una experiencia muy buena, llegué con mi perrito y fue atendido rápido y con excelente atención, la señorita Emily fue muy profesional y certera en lo que necesitaba mi hijo peludo, la verdad que recomiendo este hospital 100% .Maria del Carmen C.Maria del Carmen C. ★★★★★ The ladies there are awesome, knowledgeable and very helpful. I highly recommend this place. I take all five of my animals here. Laura Carrillo is a amazing.Tina P.Tina P. ★★★★★ Love this placepatty V.patty V. ★★★★★ Great Staff!Mary G.Mary G. ★★★★★ This place is amazing. I love the staff, and they are really friendly. They don't just take care of your fur baby, but they take care of the human too.Kiomishia H.Kiomishia H. ★★★★★ The proffessionalism of the Dr.'s and staff at Antioch Dog & Cat Hospital is unmatched!James P.James P. ★★★★★ Always friendly and helpful staff, clean and well organized. I always look forward to going to Antioch Dog and Cat, and so does Dozer!William N.William N. ★★★★★ Everyone is very friendly! The vets are great! Dr Hodgson is the best! Been going here more than 25 years!Darrell R.Darrell R. ★★★★★ Staff is caring and personal. Would not let anyone else take care of our fur babies.Julie T.Julie T. ★★★★★ Everyone is very knowledgeable and caring. This is a great placeShelley E.Shelley E. ★★★★★ I've taken my dogs here for a few years now and have never had any issues. They always take good care of all patients that come in and are friendly to the owners too!Jamie H.Jamie H. ★★★★★ Very friendly, and knowledgeable, staff. I've been taking my two pups up, and our family took our dogs growing up. Never had a bad experience. Even when busy they get back to you promptly and always with a smile.Austin S.Austin S. ★★★★★ It's popular for good reason. Great staff, all very caring.bcanislupusbcanislupus ★★★★★ Everyone is great there! We love the vets, techs, and the front end staff. Everyone really cares about animals and they are wonderful with both our dog and our cat. 🙂Stephanie B.Stephanie B. ★★★★★ I've been bring my fur babies here for 40 plus years I really like the doctors and staff !Diana T.Diana T. ★★★★★ I took my very sick senior cat here for the 1st time after not getting answers from my previous vet. Everyone here at this office was very helpful and the doctors were great at being upfront and explaining things. My cat is 15+ and hates vet visits but they were very gentle and compassionate with her. She had to stay overnight and received great care and treatments to help her feel better. I would highly recommend them and will be bringing my pets here moving forward!MelissaMelissa ★★★★★ They are the best! Very friendly, knowledgeable and clean. I love them.Amy B.Amy B. ★★★★★ The took care of my dog... got me in with 30 minutes notice, when she was really sick... Great job... great staff...David W.David W. ★★★★★ The best vet in Kansas City DR Hodsionmarilyn T.marilyn T. ★★★★★ This is the only place I would bring my pets. Best, caring staff.Mike H.Mike H. ★★★★★ I came in at the spur of the moment and was seen right away without an appointment. What a nice group of people!! Very kind and understanding. It only hurt a little bit 🙂Laurell K.Laurell K. ★★★★★ 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. ★★★★★ 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. ★★★★★ 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. ★★★★★ 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.Eric S.Eric S. ★★★★★ 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. ★★★★☆ Like them but really expensive when don't need to be.Su S.Su S. ★★★★☆ This always has been my dog veterinarian since we have our Yorkie, it may be more expensive than others places which I don’t really know but I like here.Lisandro F.Lisandro F.js_loader

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5200 NE Vivion Rd,
Kansas City, MO 64119


7:30am - 6:00pm


7:30am - 6:00pm


7:30am - 6:00pm


7:30am - 6:00pm


7:30am - 6:00pm


8:00am - 12:00pm



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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.