VCA Mission Animal Referral and Emergency Center

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  • Much Love

    -AByrd from Kansas City, MO
    Pet Name: BabyJ

    Pet Image I found out my dog "BabyJ" had cancer a few months ago, and We were referred to a Specialist which is VCA Animal Hospital, when we walked in the first day I felt so much love and I knew in my heart they where going to do all that was possible for "BabyJ". I prayed and prayed for a healing, I was in denial of the inevitable...So this day 04/02/16 we lost or Baby, she was 11yrs old, she waited for me to wake up and she looked at me and I told her I loved her and come visit me sometimes. She will be cremated by VCA, I would like to thank them from the bottom of my heart and appreciate everything they tried to do for her and make her comfortable... A whole bunch of Love to Dr. Bangert thank you so much I could hear and feel the love you have for animals, Thank you, always and forever. BABYJ MOM

  • Thank you Dr Hazenfield

    -Len Dobens from Kansas City, MO
    Pet Name: Lanie

    Pet Image Just watched my dog Lanie confidently climb the stairs and wanted to thank you again for TPLO surgery that has completely restored her knee joint - 12 weeks into recovery now, we can go on two walks a day and she is her old self. We were unsure about the surgery, but the assurances you gave us made the decision easier, and we are receiving the payoff now. Thanks to your expert technique applied to the "greatest dog in history" (see photo for confirmation), she is back and ready to dominate every dog in Missouri!

  • Thank you for saving Chichi

    -Lisa Farrell from Overland Park, KS
    Pet Name: Chi Chi

    Pet Image My chihuahua was attacked by other dogs and was on his death bed when I brought him in. After a week of intensive care from the doctors and staff Chichi made a complete recovery. Had I listened to my regular vet and left him at his clinic that night he would not have survived. I am glad I brought him here. The staff was always kind and compassionate when I called and came to visit too...thank you all!

  • Our Love for Buddy Love

    -Robin Parrish from Kansas City, KS
    Pet Name: Buddy Love Parrish

    Pet Image My family took our 11 year-old half beagle half pointer named Buddy Love to VCA upon recommendation from our Vet. From the minute we walked through the door, the staff and doctors at VCA in Mission, KS showed love and compassion for Buddy. They constantly communicated with us on his diagnosis, his journey through surgery and his after surgery care. They showed compassion as Buddy took his last breaths and allowed us private time with Buddy after his passing. We know the staff did everything possible to not only care for Buddy but to also care for us throughout his crisis. We love and miss you Bud.

  • God send

    -Kathleen Kastner from Kansas City, MO
    Pet Name: Natasha

    Thank you to Karen and the night staff at VCA for helping me put my beloved Natasha to rest in the middle of the night. Karen was so kind to me on the phone and in person. She really calmed my anxiety and sadness by reminding me that everything is "perfect." I was grateful to get to hold Natasha during her peaceful transition to be with God. Thank you to everyone at VCA for your help and compassion. You all are saints to help people and their pets. Blessings to you all. xo

  • Lifesavers

    -Shannyn from Bonner Springs, KS
    Pet Name: McCool

    My husband and I took our cat, McCool, to VCA MAREC on Valentines day worried that he was sick. It turns out he was critically ill and near death and lucky we got him there when we did. His diabetes was out of control despite receiving insulin, his potassium was critically low, putting him at risk for cardiac arrest, his liver function was bad and verging on liver failure, he had fatty liver syndrome and his liver enzymes was off the charts. The doctors immediately began treating him but it was touch-and-go for a day or two. They were ready with updates for me when I called, kept me involved in making well-informed decisions and were so kind and compassionate to McCool. I was able to visit him daily to give him encouragement to get better. After 5 days in this wonderful facility McCool was well enough to come home! He is back to normal now, much to our dog's dismay! Thank you VCA MAREK for working SO hard to save McCool and get him back home with his family!


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.