Somerset Veterinary Clinic8823 Roe Ave
Prairie Village, Kansas 66207
Mon - Tue: 7:30am - 5:30pm
Wed: 8:00am - 2:00pm
Thurs & Fri: 7:30am - 5:30pm
Sat: 7:30am - 12:00pm
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Somerset Veterinary Clinic: Quality Pet Services in Kansas City
Somerset Veterinary Clinic is a full Service Veterinary Hospital located in Prairie Village, Kansas and serving the Greater Kansas City area. We are dedicated to your pet's total well being throughout their life stages. With this mind, we provide comprehensive health care services for your pet.
Our state of the art on site diagnostic, anesthetic, dental and surgical capabilities allow us to provide a total health care solution for your pet.
We pledge, to our clients and patients, to provide the highest quality veterinary care, products and services in a friendly and compassionate environment. We strive to offer the most comprehensive medical and surgical therapies possible for pets in need of care.
In addition, we will provide preventive wellness and senior programs in order to protect our patients from diseases that can be prevented. In doing so, we not only consider the needs of the pet, but the needs of the responsible caregiver. Our goal is to support healthy patients and happy clients.
Check out our website to learn more about some of the various pet services and veterinary items that we offer to our clients and their beloved pets.
Somerset Surgical Services
Pre-surgery Information This form contains the information you need to prepare your pet for anesthesia and/or surgery. Please download and read to ensure your pet is ready for his/her procedure.
Surgery and Anesthesia Authorization This form is the authorization for surgery and anesthesia. Feel free to print it out before your appointment.
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Take Care of Your Pets Teeth
Your pet's dental habits are probably less than stellar. Even if they could use a toothbrush, animals aren't aware of the benefits of good dental care. That's why it's important for you, the pet owner, to be educated on the subject of pet dental care.
Just as it does in humans, over time plaque can build up on your pet's teeth. As plaque becomes tartar, the gums can become diseased and may result in the loss of the tissues and bone that support the teeth. This leads to pain, bleeding gums and eventually tooth loss. It can also lead to infection which can spread to other areas of the body and cause serious health problems for your pet. And as your pet ages these problems can become more common and more serious.
Every regular examination performed by the doctors at Tomahawk Animal Hospital will include a dental inspection. If any signs of a dental problem present themselves the doctor will recommend a treatment plan. It may be suggested that a regular cleaning be performed at home. In cases of severe buildup a professional dental cleaning may be necessary. A change of diet may also be recommended to introduce food, treats or chewing aids that are specially designed to help remove plaque.
If you have any questions or concerns about your pet's dental health or would like to schedule a dental exam, please give us a call at 913-341-1030.
Our Goal here at Somerset has always been to keep your pet happy and healthy.
Thanks to advances in veterinary medicine, especially in the area of preventative medicine, pets are living than ever. However, as your pet ages, gradual changes occur in the heart, kidneys, liver, blood, and endocrine systems that may be undetectable during an annual physical exam.
As pets reach the golden years, a variety of conditions can arise. It is critical for pet owners to work closely with the veterinarians at Somerset Veterinary Clinic to devise a health plan that suits your senior pet’s needs.
So when does “senior” start? There are several attributes such as species, breed, and weight that contribute to your pets age. Generally cats live longer than dogs, and small breeds of dogs live longer than larger breeds. Some giant breed dogs are considered senior as young as five years of age, while some small breed dogs may not be considered senior until 9 years of age.
We believe that early diagnostic testing is an important component of any wellness program. Remember, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
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Grooming is an important part of your dog's health!
*Grooming Monday - Friday
Dr. Kent Kraus, DVM
Dr. Kent Kraus is a first generation American and a native Kansan. Among his numerous achievements, Kent graduated sigma cum laude from a private college preparatory school, was initiated into Phi Eta Sigma Freshman Honor Society of Kansas State University, became a lifetime member of the Golden Key National Honor Society, had his first publication in Prairie Naturalist in 1988, graduated from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1991, served eight years as a board member on the Kansas City Veterinary Medical Association and is a current board member for Pets for Life.
But as Kent himself is fond of saying, "WHO CARES!? That and 52 cents might buy you a cup of coffee...somewhere." And the reason Kent would say this about his many accomplishments? As he puts it, "People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care."
And care he does. Since 1991, Dr. Kraus has had a successful career working at veterinary hospitals and clinics in the Kansas City area. In February 1997 he began working at Tomahawk Animal Hospital. In 2001 he had the opportunity to purchase the practice and became the owner of Tomahawk Animal Hospital. As owner he has continually made improvements to the hospital which have helped him continue to practice veterinary medicine the way he always has, by focusing on the well-being of the animals and doing what is right for his clients, animal and human alike.
Dr. Christine M Weingartner, DVM
Dr. Tina Weingartner joined Tomahawk Animal Hospital in January 2011. Tina is a native of Fairway Ks, and since she was a little girl, she had pets and was always interested in their care and well-being. She attended St. Agnes Grade School and graduated from Bishop Miege High School. She then headed to the University of Kansas, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. After working as a pathology assistant for a few years at Physicians Reference Laboratory, Tina realized that her true passion was to be a veterinarian.
In her pursuit to become a veterinarian, she decided to work as a vet tech for several area veterinarians. Tina continued her pursuit and studied veterinary medicine in the Caribbean at Ross University in St. Kitts and graduated in 2008. Tina married to her husband, Tim, and they have a six year old daughter , Maia and two cats, Levi and Sydney. The kitties are usually referred to as “the boys.” She enjoys reading, playing tennis, and attending seminars and courses, which impact the quality of her everyday life. She looks forward to working with her future clients at Tomahawk Animal Hospital.
Dr. Garret Schmidt, DVM
Originally from Hays, Kansas, Dr. Schmidt spent many summers working on dairy or beef farms owned by family members. This is where he developed his love for animals and his appreciation for the work done by the local veterinarian. After school jobs at the Hays Veterinary Clinic taught Dr. Schmidt dedication to patients and client communication through working with Dr. Steve Mosier, a renowned clinician in Western Kansas for decades. Dr. Schmidt graduated form Kansas State University in 1985 with a degree in Veterinary Medicine and a Masters Degree in Pathology under Dr. Horst Liepold. He developed a strong desire to practice small animal medicine with an emphasis on diagnostic procedures. Dr. Schmidt has lived and worked in Prairie Village for 23 years and looks forward to helping pets in this area for many years to come.