Eagle Animal Hospital

Eagle Animal Hospital

4825 NW Gateway Drive
Riverside, MO 64150
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Eagle Animal Hospital in Riverside, MO, is a clinic for cats, dogs, and some exotics offering medical care, boarding, grooming, dentistry and much more.

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - Noon

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Eagle Animal Hospital: Professional Pet Services

Our goal is to improve your pet’s health and the quality and length of their life by providing complete, comprehensive health care. We strive to provide you with caring professional guidance and support your needs in order to make the best health care decisions for your pet. Our doctors and staff work as a team to help our patients and their families spend many happy years together. Our animal hospital in Kansas City has top quality facilities to make sure that your pet is absolutely taken care of.

Eagle Animal Hospital is proud to provide a staff of highly trained professionals that include four veterinarians and six veterinary technicians who are supported by a large group of assistants and office staff. Our staff members are dedicated to the well being of your animals, providing individualized attention to meet their specific treatment needs. You can be assured that your animals will be well taken care of in a clean and friendly environment.

We want to make sure that your pet is getting the best possible care that is available. If you are interested in learning more about some of our animal services, check out our website to learn more about what we can offer you and your pet in Kansas City.

We are located in Riverside, Missouri across from the Post Office. Office hours are 8am to 6pm, Monday through Friday and 8am until 12pm on Saturday. Appointments are available 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday.


Dr. Tom Eagle began Eagle Animal Hospital in 1947. At the time, Eagle was one of the first animal hospitals north of the river. The original hospital was created from the old James Farm dairy barn.

Dr. Tom Noyes purchased the clinic from Dr. Eagle in 1968. The practice continued to grow with the increasing population of the northland. Dr. Noyes expanded the hospital to our current facility in 1992. Dr. Jim Sparks joined the staff of Eagle Animal Hospital in 1979. He became the owner in 1996 and has continued the tradition of high quality animal care. Some of the advancements that Dr. Sparks has brought to the clinic include laser surgery, in house bloodwork, digital x-ray, pain management, and advanced anesthetic protocols.

At Eagle Animal Hospital, we offer care for pets of all kinds, from dogs and cats, to some exotics and pocket pets! Some of the services we offer include vaccinations, spaying and neutering, traditional surgery and laser surgery, x-ray, blood work, dental care, microchip identification for dogs and cats, boarding, and bathing, just to name a few. For your convenience, we also carry a variety of prescription diet foods and pet supplies, such as toys, shampoo, and more!

Our friendly and qualified staff will be happy to schedule a consultation with your pet and recommend treatments and products to help improve their health and their wellbeing. At Eagle Animal Hospital, we treat every pet as if it were our own.


Eagle Animal Hospital offers boarding services for all sizes of dogs and cats. In order to ensure that your pet remains healthy during his or her stay with us we require that your pet be current on their vaccinations and free of internal and external parasites.

Dogs that stay here will enjoy relaxing during the day in our comfortable runs.  During business hours they will be allowed exercise in our fenced yard.  Our staff is happy to provide comfortable bedding for your pet during their stay. Our canine friends that spend time with us will also receive a half priced bath after a one night stay and a free bath after staying 7 days with us.

For the cat in your family, he or she will enjoy staying in our private “Feline Only” room. Here they are allowed to relax in a dog free area. A cat play room is also available for cats that stay with us at no additional charge for our boarding cats. This area has plenty of room for playing, exploring, and climbing to appease the frisky side of your cat.


More than 85% of dogs and cats older than four years of age have periodontal disease. Unless daily tooth brushing is performed tartar (A combination of food, bacteria, and plaque) will begin to form on your pets teeth. This bacteria, can lead to infection which can loosen and destroy the attachment of the tooth. This infection can further spread to the liver, heart, and kidneys.

A dental cleaning at our hospital includes the following:
-General exam before anesthesia, pre-operative bloodwork.
-Oral exam under anesthesia
-Gross calculus removal
-Subgingival cleaning (cleaning below gumline)
-Ultrasonic scaling of teeth.
-Fluoride/ Oravet application

Internal Medicine

Our internal medicine service consists of diagnosing and treating diseases. This involves ophthalmology (eyes), Cardiology (heart), Gastrointestinal, Urinary Tract, Liver, Dermatology, and everything in between. The skin is also a very important organ that can assist in the diagnosis of what is going on in the body.

In order to diagnose diseases we rely on a good physical exam, good history of medications given and recent ailments. We also have in house blood machines, digital x-ray equipment, microscopes, otoscopes, and various other tests available to assist with diagnosis.

Each case is unique as no two animals are alike. We can help tailor a program to aid in diagnosis and treatment for you and your pet. Should the need arise we can refer you to a specialist for further diagnostic and treatment options.

Senior Wellness

An aging pet’s organs gradually deteriorate and may lose their ability to function properly. We use senior testing to promote early detection and treatment of disease, so we can maintain health and prevent illness during your pet’s senior years. Early detection of disease often gives us more effective and less costly treatment options. And senior testing helps establish normal baseline values for your pet, creating a point of comparison for the future.


Eagle Animal Hospital offers a wide range of surgical procedures including soft tissue surgery, orthopedics, tumor removal, declawing, spaying, neutering, and laser surgery. Surgery is performed in our designated surgical suite where sterile draping, gowns, and instruments are used. Before any surgical procedure takes place bloodwork is performed to assess internal organ function.During surgery, our patients are individually monitored by a trained technician. Monitoring parameters include ECG, blood oxygen levels, respiration, temperature, and heart rate.

Pain management is a vital part of every surgical procedure performed. Our veterinarians will design a specific pain management protocol to assure comfort and the quickest possible recovery for your pet.

Eagle Animal Hospital also offers laser surgery. Laser surgery has many benefits including decreased bleeding, quicker recovery, and less pain compared to traditional techniques. Ask our veterinarians if laser surgery is an option for your pet.

Wellness Exam

Your pet’s physical exam is the most important part of the office visit. It assesses all body systems, giving vital information to the veterinarian. Because dogs and cats age seven times faster than humans it is important to have your pets health checked every year. Below is a brief summary of the physical exam.Prevention is the main goal of early wellness exams. Having your veterinarian see your pet on a regular basis can help pets avoid preventable diseases. Wellness exams also allow us to tailor a specific vaccination protocol for your pet.

Our Examination will include the following:
1. General attitude
2. Head- including the eyes, ears, nose, mouth, and neck.
Special attention is paid to periodontal disease as this can significantly affect quality of life.
3. Heart-rhythm and sounds
4. Respiratory- presence of a cough and lung sounds
5. Abdomen- abnormalities of the internal organs can be felt
6. Nervous system- checks reflexes, posture, and gait
7. Skin- including new growths, check for parasites, and irritation

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