Jackson County Animal Hospital

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816-252-7111

629 E 23rd St S

Independence, MO

64055

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I have been going here about 6 years now. Many cats and dogs. They are compasionate and caring. I can get in right away. The vet I believe once retired and came back due to some problem with the vet who took over the practice. I believe he did not like the way the business was being run. This man knows his business. The entire staff is compasionate and if you can't pay at the time they work with you. The vet at times does not even charge or reduces the fees. I went there because the costs are minimal and I stayed there because of the kindness and very knowledgeable staff and doctor. Thank you Jackson County Animal.

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I have been going here about 6 years now. Many cats and dogs. They are compasionate and caring. I can get in right away. The vet I believe once retired and came back due to some problem with the vet who took over the practice. I believe he did not like the way the business was being run. This man knows his business. The entire staff is compasionate and if you can't pay at the time they work with you. The vet at times does not even charge or reduces the fees. I went there because the costs are minimal and I stayed there because of the kindness and very knowledgeable staff and doctor. Thank you Jackson County Animal.

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I took my beautiful Irish Wolfhound girl in there earlier this year. She would have been 6 in July. My sweet angel got a brown recluse spider bite on the left side of her tail. No matter what I "knew" to do, it just would not heal. In an unreal short amount of time, this bite robbed her of the muscle in her hips and she was quickly losing her ability to stand/walk. I knew her quality of life was no more. I took her in and Dr. O'Brien and the staff were incredible. They were kind, gentle, talked with me, listened to me go over and over about what a "good girl" she was. And when he examined her, he knew too that she was at her end and he kindly helped her out of her misery to that sweet, forever sleep. I was allowed to sit with her and cry 'as long as I needed'. Dr. O'Brien sat with me, then left me to my tears. When I felt okay enough to get up...they listened to me some more, with gentle words of sorrow and sympathy. I had very kind treatment at JCAH in my time of sorrow and I will continue to take my animals there.

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★★★★☆

I took my beautiful Irish Wolfhound girl in there earlier this year. She would have been 6 in July. My sweet angel got a brown recluse spider bite on the left side of her tail. No matter what I "knew" to do, it just would not heal. In an unreal short amount of time, this bite robbed her of the muscle in her hips and she was quickly losing her ability to stand/walk. I knew her quality of life was no more. I took her in and Dr. O'Brien and the staff were incredible. They were kind, gentle, talked with me, listened to me go over and over about what a "good girl" she was. And when he examined her, he knew too that she was at her end and he kindly helped her out of her misery to that sweet, forever sleep. I was allowed to sit with her and cry 'as long as I needed'. Dr. O'Brien sat with me, then left me to my tears. When I felt okay enough to get up...they listened to me some more, with gentle words of sorrow and sympathy. I had very kind treatment at JCAH in my time of sorrow and I will continue to take my animals there.

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Dr O'Brien is top of the notch vet! Totally cared for my pets and "they" showed it! Nothing like your pet showing they aren't scared or just totally shook up about going to the vet! All of my pets before my Yorkies didn't appreciate me taking them to see what was considered to them that mean old doctor! (other vets of course) But my Yorkies, my mom's dogs, my brothers German Shepherds who don't let anyone come near them! They all are excited as soon as we get in the area of Dr. O'Brien!! It was very disheartening to find he is no longer at Jackson County Animal Hospital! Oh were oh were has he gone??? Please, Please, Please if anyone knows, PLEASE do tell!!! I'm on facebook.... (elizabeth peales) PLEASE SEND ME A MESSAGE!

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★★★★★

Dr O'Brien is top of the notch vet! Totally cared for my pets and "they" showed it! Nothing like your pet showing they aren't scared or just totally shook up about going to the vet! All of my pets before my Yorkies didn't appreciate me taking them to see what was considered to them that mean old doctor! (other vets of course) But my Yorkies, my mom's dogs, my brothers German Shepherds who don't let anyone come near them! They all are excited as soon as we get in the area of Dr. O'Brien!! It was very disheartening to find he is no longer at Jackson County Animal Hospital! Oh were oh were has he gone??? Please, Please, Please if anyone knows, PLEASE do tell!!! I'm on facebook.... (elizabeth peales) PLEASE SEND ME A MESSAGE!

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The first time I met Dr. O'Brien and his staff, was when I had to bring one of my goats in after a dog attack. Dr. O'Brien is knowledgeable and his staff is friendly. I liked the fact that Dr. O discussed with me what I have done for treatment and what I can still do and didn't try to push more services on that were not needed. Having worked for various vets before I am very picky about my Vet and the staff they have working with them, it has taken me a long time to find vet care that I feel has the best interest of my furry family in mind and not their pocket book. I will continue using Dr. O for All my needs (3dogs, 3cats, 5goats, and a flock of chickens)
I will say at the time I went into the clinic it smelled like they had a sick parvo puppy, but sometimes that is to be expected.

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★★★★☆

The first time I met Dr. O'Brien and his staff, was when I had to bring one of my goats in after a dog attack. Dr. O'Brien is knowledgeable and his staff is friendly. I liked the fact that Dr. O discussed with me what I have done for treatment and what I can still do and didn't try to push more services on that were not needed. Having worked for various vets before I am very picky about my Vet and the staff they have working with them, it has taken me a long time to find vet care that I feel has the best interest of my furry family in mind and not their pocket book. I will continue using Dr. O for All my needs (3dogs, 3cats, 5goats, and a flock of chickens)
I will say at the time I went into the clinic it smelled like they had a sick parvo puppy, but sometimes that is to be expected.

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Jackson County Animal Hospital is GREAT! My cat needed his teeth cleaned and everywhere I looked cost $200.00 or more. I finally found Jackson County Animal Hospital and the cost there was only $50.00. When I arrived I found out that January was 'dental month' and I received an additional 20% off. The staff was courteous, kind to my pet and were patient with me as I had quite a few questions. I would recommend taking your pet there as the cost is low and the staff is great!

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Jackson County Animal Hospital is GREAT! My cat needed his teeth cleaned and everywhere I looked cost $200.00 or more. I finally found Jackson County Animal Hospital and the cost there was only $50.00. When I arrived I found out that January was 'dental month' and I received an additional 20% off. The staff was courteous, kind to my pet and were patient with me as I had quite a few questions. I would recommend taking your pet there as the cost is low and the staff is great!

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We adopted our puppy at three months old and JCAH was the referred hospital to take our dog to finish up her shots and get her spayed - both of which were included in the adoption fee.Their office is very dirty, they are unprofessional (for example, the vet was talking on his cell phone to his wife while giving my dog her shots) and they are extremely rude - on the phone and in person.

My fiance took our dog in this morning to get her spayed and the woman at the front desk was heartless. Our dog is now a party of our family, and she didn't make him feel at all comfortable leaving her with them. He asked if she needed to see any of her paperwork and she said "no, you can call back at 1:30 and see how she is..." She didn't ask for any information on the dog, didn't fill us in on what was going to happen or how long the procedure should take. She just grabbed our dog and told him "ok!" Our poor puppy was whining and resisting getting put in to one of their kennels - she sleeps in a kennel every night and does not have a problem with it. They acted like he was doing them a disservice bringing her in. I felt like since this is their job, they could have at least pretended to care about our dog and help make us feel a little more comfortable about our first time experience. Unfortunately, I have a handful of reasons
why you should not take your pet to this clinic.

This was the worst experience we have ever had and we will never bring her back. These folks need to realize their moods and unprofessionalism are affecting the way their office is being portrayed. They need to clean up their act ASAP!!!

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We adopted our puppy at three months old and JCAH was the referred hospital to take our dog to finish up her shots and get her spayed - both of which were included in the adoption fee.Their office is very dirty, they are unprofessional (for example, the vet was talking on his cell phone to his wife while giving my dog her shots) and they are extremely rude - on the phone and in person.

My fiance took our dog in this morning to get her spayed and the woman at the front desk was heartless. Our dog is now a party of our family, and she didn't make him feel at all comfortable leaving her with them. He asked if she needed to see any of her paperwork and she said "no, you can call back at 1:30 and see how she is..." She didn't ask for any information on the dog, didn't fill us in on what was going to happen or how long the procedure should take. She just grabbed our dog and told him "ok!" Our poor puppy was whining and resisting getting put in to one of their kennels - she sleeps in a kennel every night and does not have a problem with it. They acted like he was doing them a disservice bringing her in. I felt like since this is their job, they could have at least pretended to care about our dog and help make us feel a little more comfortable about our first time experience. Unfortunately, I have a handful of reasons
why you should not take your pet to this clinic.

This was the worst experience we have ever had and we will never bring her back. These folks need to realize their moods and unprofessionalism are affecting the way their office is being portrayed. They need to clean up their act ASAP!!!

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When my dog Zeus broke his leg, They did everything they could to save it. They tried doing surgery on it but when that didn't work, they didn't charge me. They then went out of their way to order special casting material and it worked! They even let me make payments to them for his care. Dr Obrien is wonderful

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★★★★★

When my dog Zeus broke his leg, They did everything they could to save it. They tried doing surgery on it but when that didn't work, they didn't charge me. They then went out of their way to order special casting material and it worked! They even let me make payments to them for his care. Dr Obrien is wonderful

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they are wonderful, they spayed and neutered all 4 of my dogs and treated them with the up most kindness. prices are great compaired to a lot of other animal hospitals.

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they are wonderful, they spayed and neutered all 4 of my dogs and treated them with the up most kindness. prices are great compaired to a lot of other animal hospitals.

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When Dr. Magby was the vet there she was an awesome awesome vet but this young guy that works there as a vet is just awful. He doesn't care and they raised their prices and they smoke in the vet and don't go by codes or the laws. Dr. Magby would be applaud if she knew and she might. Don't go their they are not not good if you care anything about your pets! CD

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When Dr. Magby was the vet there she was an awesome awesome vet but this young guy that works there as a vet is just awful. He doesn't care and they raised their prices and they smoke in the vet and don't go by codes or the laws. Dr. Magby would be applaud if she knew and she might. Don't go their they are not not good if you care anything about your pets! CD

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My dog had dew claws removed a couple of weeks ago.Two stitches didn't take and left a big gaping hole in his leg. I called them back, they said to bring him in,well, the vet removed the bandages, took one look and said that it looked fine. I believe he re bandaged the wound with the old bandages, no antibiotics were given on either visits, and had me remove my dog from the examining table. Then said to take bandages off in three days, well I did and the wound looks worse.I am taking him to a different animal hospital first thing in the morning. I refuse to go to this vet ever again and will advise people to do the same.

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My dog had dew claws removed a couple of weeks ago.Two stitches didn't take and left a big gaping hole in his leg. I called them back, they said to bring him in,well, the vet removed the bandages, took one look and said that it looked fine. I believe he re bandaged the wound with the old bandages, no antibiotics were given on either visits, and had me remove my dog from the examining table. Then said to take bandages off in three days, well I did and the wound looks worse.I am taking him to a different animal hospital first thing in the morning. I refuse to go to this vet ever again and will advise people to do the same.

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I've used this vet service since 1999. The current Vet took over a couple of years ago. I have received great services from the new Vet as well as the two retired Vets. I now live close to 435 & 63rd St, but still drive to Independence to this Vet. I have a Vet that is less than 1/2 mile away, but using this Vet is worth driving the extra miles. Plus the fees are reasonable. I took an injured wild bird in once. They took care of it until is was healthy enough to set free.

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I've used this vet service since 1999. The current Vet took over a couple of years ago. I have received great services from the new Vet as well as the two retired Vets. I now live close to 435 & 63rd St, but still drive to Independence to this Vet. I have a Vet that is less than 1/2 mile away, but using this Vet is worth driving the extra miles. Plus the fees are reasonable. I took an injured wild bird in once. They took care of it until is was healthy enough to set free.

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I have two dogs. Spot and Daisy. About 8 years ago we got Spot. He got ran over by a truck a few months later. The man took him to a vet here in Blue Springs and they said he needed to be put down. We took him over to Jackson County and they saved his little life. Spot was healthy ever since until recently he got kidney stones and arthiritis. They have helped him a bunch and he is a lot better.
Daisy had heart worms a few years ago and they have been able to give us meds for reasonable prices. Surgeries have been too. The people are friendly and empathetic and adore Spot. They know him as the smiley dog because he smiles.
Sometimes I think they know Spot's name better than they know my familie's name.
They also healed my mom's dog Paulita when the neighbor's dog attacked her back in '96.

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I have two dogs. Spot and Daisy. About 8 years ago we got Spot. He got ran over by a truck a few months later. The man took him to a vet here in Blue Springs and they said he needed to be put down. We took him over to Jackson County and they saved his little life. Spot was healthy ever since until recently he got kidney stones and arthiritis. They have helped him a bunch and he is a lot better.
Daisy had heart worms a few years ago and they have been able to give us meds for reasonable prices. Surgeries have been too. The people are friendly and empathetic and adore Spot. They know him as the smiley dog because he smiles.
Sometimes I think they know Spot's name better than they know my familie's name.
They also healed my mom's dog Paulita when the neighbor's dog attacked her back in '96.

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I took 2 of my rats here (both at the same time) that were suffering from mammatory tumors and unfortunately need to be put down. The doctor first injected them with enough sedative to knock them out (supposedly a surgical state) then proceeded to inject them with something else directly in their hearts however was unsuccessful on the first attempt and how to puncture the heart again. I have had rats prior to this that had to be put down and the process was no way near this traumatizing to myself or the rats. I should have payed the extra money and taken them to my normal vet. I feel guilty now!

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I took 2 of my rats here (both at the same time) that were suffering from mammatory tumors and unfortunately need to be put down. The doctor first injected them with enough sedative to knock them out (supposedly a surgical state) then proceeded to inject them with something else directly in their hearts however was unsuccessful on the first attempt and how to puncture the heart again. I have had rats prior to this that had to be put down and the process was no way near this traumatizing to myself or the rats. I should have payed the extra money and taken them to my normal vet. I feel guilty now!

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OMG . this butcher should never be around animals. He was supposed to fix (spayed) a female dog. Half way into the procedure he called to say he couldnt find the uterus or ovaries and asked if she had been fixed before.. When told that no she was a registered breed and was bought as a show dog as a puppy and was only around a year old so she hadnt had time to be spayed before. He then kept her overnight. When she was returned the next day he said he could only find one ovary but he hadnt removed it and he could not find the uterus (ok, why!! wasnt this whole reason for the surgery? he said he wasnt sure that it was the ovary ) The dog kept crying and he said she was just acting like a baby. He didnt send home any pain medicin or any antibiotics. And the only instructions were to keep her quite. She cried all night and when her dressing was changed the next day it was soaked with blood. He had been called the night before about her pain but he was getting ready to close and didnt want to wait till someone could get there to give out pain medicine and said to give her a 1/2 a baby asprin. (this is post op and bleeding is an issue already the asprin just made it worse.) Its taken 2 more trips to a differnt emergency vet to have stitches put in correctly as she was getting ready to eviscerate because he had cut her open as far as he could and not stitched except for ONE stitch. You wouldnt want to be treated this way and neither should your animals The cost now to have her fixed has run over $600 and still the dog is not yet fixed but has suffered and suffered. This is a crime if it had happened to a human it would be a huge law suit. Someone needs to shut him down.

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OMG . this butcher should never be around animals. He was supposed to fix (spayed) a female dog. Half way into the procedure he called to say he couldnt find the uterus or ovaries and asked if she had been fixed before.. When told that no she was a registered breed and was bought as a show dog as a puppy and was only around a year old so she hadnt had time to be spayed before. He then kept her overnight. When she was returned the next day he said he could only find one ovary but he hadnt removed it and he could not find the uterus (ok, why!! wasnt this whole reason for the surgery? he said he wasnt sure that it was the ovary ) The dog kept crying and he said she was just acting like a baby. He didnt send home any pain medicin or any antibiotics. And the only instructions were to keep her quite. She cried all night and when her dressing was changed the next day it was soaked with blood. He had been called the night before about her pain but he was getting ready to close and didnt want to wait till someone could get there to give out pain medicine and said to give her a 1/2 a baby asprin. (this is post op and bleeding is an issue already the asprin just made it worse.) Its taken 2 more trips to a differnt emergency vet to have stitches put in correctly as she was getting ready to eviscerate because he had cut her open as far as he could and not stitched except for ONE stitch. You wouldnt want to be treated this way and neither should your animals The cost now to have her fixed has run over $600 and still the dog is not yet fixed but has suffered and suffered. This is a crime if it had happened to a human it would be a huge law suit. Someone needs to shut him down.

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This guy should never be around animals. He was supposed to fix (spayed) a female dog. Half way into the procedure he called to say he couldnt find the uterus or ovaries and asked if she had been fixed before. When told that no bought as a puppy and was only around a year old so she hadnt had time to be spayed before. He then kept her overnight. When she was returned the next day he said he could only find one ovary but he hadnt removed it and he could not find the uterus (ok, why!! wasnt this whole reason for the surgery? he said he wasnt sure that it was the ovary ) The dog kept crying and he said she was just acting like a baby. He didnt send home any pain medicin or any antibiotics. And the only instructions were to keep her quite. She cried all night and when her dressing was changed the next day it was soaked .
He had been called the night before about her pain but he was getting ready to close and didnt want to wait till someone could get there to give out pain medicine and said to give her a 1/2 a baby asprin. (this is post op and bleeding is an issue already the asprin just made it worse.) Its taken 2 more trips to a differnt emergency vet to have stitches put in correctly as she was getting ready to eviscerate because he had cut her open as far as he could and not stitched except for ONE stitch. You wouldnt want to be treated this way and neither should your animals The cost now to have her fixed has run over $600 and still the dog is not yet fixed but has suffered and suffered. This is a crime .

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This guy should never be around animals. He was supposed to fix (spayed) a female dog. Half way into the procedure he called to say he couldnt find the uterus or ovaries and asked if she had been fixed before. When told that no bought as a puppy and was only around a year old so she hadnt had time to be spayed before. He then kept her overnight. When she was returned the next day he said he could only find one ovary but he hadnt removed it and he could not find the uterus (ok, why!! wasnt this whole reason for the surgery? he said he wasnt sure that it was the ovary ) The dog kept crying and he said she was just acting like a baby. He didnt send home any pain medicin or any antibiotics. And the only instructions were to keep her quite. She cried all night and when her dressing was changed the next day it was soaked .
He had been called the night before about her pain but he was getting ready to close and didnt want to wait till someone could get there to give out pain medicine and said to give her a 1/2 a baby asprin. (this is post op and bleeding is an issue already the asprin just made it worse.) Its taken 2 more trips to a differnt emergency vet to have stitches put in correctly as she was getting ready to eviscerate because he had cut her open as far as he could and not stitched except for ONE stitch. You wouldnt want to be treated this way and neither should your animals The cost now to have her fixed has run over $600 and still the dog is not yet fixed but has suffered and suffered. This is a crime .

Pros: I will never go back there were no pros

Cons: This sould have been simple. and it was horrible

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