VCA Mission Animal Referral and Emergency Center

Doctors

We invite you to explore the biographies of our doctors and learn more about them. Our doctors have a wide variety of backgrounds and interests.

  • David A. Allen

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Kansas State University
    Certifications: DACVS
    PhD, Ohio State University
    Departments: Surgery

    Dr. Dave Allen graduated from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He then completed an internship at The Animal Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Allen then spent 6 years at

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  • Alicia Bangert

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Kansas State University
    Certifications: DACVIM
    Departments: Internal Medicine

    Dr. Bangert received her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees from Kansas State University.  She then practiced as a general small animal practitioner in busy small

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  • Kurt Hazenfield

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Colorado State University
    Certifications: DACVS
    Departments: Surgery

    Dr. Kurt Hazenfield completed his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Colorado State University in 2010.  Following graduation from veterinary school, he pursued a small animal rotating medicine

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  • Robin E. Wall

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Ohio State University
    Certifications: DACVECC
    Departments: Emergency/Critical Care

    Dr. Wall received her Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Honors from the University of Nebraska, followed by the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from the Ohio State University.

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  • Eric R. Wilson

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Kansas State University
    Certifications: DACVS
    Departments: Surgery

    Dr. Wilson received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, followed by the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from Kansas State University. Following graduation,

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  • Mellissa Allen

    Associate Veterinarian
    DVM, Ohio State University
    Departments: Emergency/Critical Care

    Dr. Mellissa Allen is a 1992 College of Veterinary Medicine graduate from The Ohio State University. She is a native of Canton, Ohio, and moved to Kansas City in 1993. Dr. Allen has experience in

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  • Laura Grigsby

    Associate Veterinarian
    DVM, Oklahoma State University
    Departments: Internal Medicine

    Dr Grigsby received her Bachelor of Animal Science degree in 1998, and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from Oklahoma State University in 2002.  Following graduation, she completed a

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  • Thomas Mick

    Associate Veterinarian
    DVM, Kansas State University
    Departments: Emergency/Critical Care

    Dr. Thomas Mick is a 1995 graduate of Kansas State University. He is originally from Holton, Kansas. He and his wife, Barbara, have two sons, Ethan and Owen. Dr. Mick has been employed as an

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  • Brady Boyle

    Staff Veterinarian
    DVM, Iowa State University

    Dr. Brady Boyle received his Bachelor of Science and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University in 2012.  Dr. Boyle grew up in central Iowa and is an avid Cyclone fan. 

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General Practice

We have over 600 animal hospitals in 41 states and 4 Canadian provinces that are staffed by more than 3,000 fully-qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians, with more than 400 being board-certified specialists.

The nationwide VCA family of general practice hospitals give your pet the very best in medical care, providing a full range of general medical and surgical services as well as specialized treatments such as wellness, spay/neuter, advanced diagnostic services (MRI/CT Scan), internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, dermatology, cardiology, neurology, boarding, and grooming. Services may vary by location.

Our family of pet hospitals stands out by delivering the greatest resources in order provide the highest quality care available for your pets. By maintaining the highest standards of pet health care available anywhere, we emphasize prevention as well as healing. We provide continuing education programs to our doctors and staff and promote the open exchange of professional knowledge and expertise. And finally, we have established a consistent program of procedures and techniques, proven to be the most effective in keeping pets healthy.

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Emergency Care

VCA Mission Animal Referral and Emergency Center '" 913-722-5566

In a life-threatening emergency situation, take your pet to an emergency facility immediately. Heavy or difficult breathing, weakness or collapse, pain/vocalizing, seizures, protracted vomiting or diarrhea, and unresponsiveness are just a few signs that warrant immediate attention. If your pet has ingested a poison or medication not prescribed for it, call one of the emergency numbers below. You may be instructed to make your pet vomit. Do not induce vomiting unless instructed to by a veterinarian. Bring the poison or medication container with you.

ASPCA Poison Control '" 1-888-426-4435

Use caution when moving an injured, painful, distressed, or disoriented pet. A fearful or painful animal may bite, regardless of its normal temperament. Speak soothingly and calmly, move slowly, and wear gloves. Your pet should be moved as little as possible. An injured pet should be transported on a stretcher or board, or, in the case of smaller animals, a carrier or box with sturdy base. A muzzle may be useful if your pet is painful but should not be used if your pet is having difficulty breathing. Covering your pet with a blanket or towel may help prevent heat loss and may encourage calmness. Most importantly, stay calm and drive carefully. 

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