Tomahawk Animal Hospital6301 W. 75th Street
Prairie Village, Kansas 66204
Mon - Fri: 7:30am-5:30pm
Sat: 7:30am - 12:00pm
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Tomahawk Animal Hospital: Pet Services in Kansas City
Tomahawk Animal Hospital 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 in 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. If you want the best for your pet in Kansas City, then come by our animal hospital to learn more about some of the various items and facilities that we can offer you.
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 that we offer in Kansas City.
- Senior Wellness
- Dental Services
- Flea and Tick Treatments
- Medical Services
- Heartworm Prevention
- Comprehensive physical exams
- Spay and Neuter packages
- Intestinal parasite testing
*Tomahawk Animal Hospital is a Full Service Veterinary Hospital
Boarding at Tomahawk
If you’re a pet owner planning a business trip or vacation, the decision to take your pet along or leave him behind is an important one for both you and your companion. While it may be tempting to take your furry friend with you, keep in mind that some animals are not suited for travel because of temperament, illness or physical impairment. If you have any questions about whether it is appropriate to travel with your pet, discuss them with your veterinarian.
Your pet will adjust quickly to our boarding facility, our staff and routines. Feeding, cleaning, exercise and kennel staff monitoring are all scheduled events that bring order and structure to the boarding environment. You can do a lot to help prepare your pet for this environment in the days before your pet is to be boarded. First, establish a routine schedule of meal times and limit feeding to twice per day. Here at Tomahawk, we feed in the morning and again in the late afternoon, as required. Also, we routinely quiet the kennel down between 6 and 7 PM to give the pets adequate rest and comfort. It’s best if your evening schedule, in the week before boarding, is stable and consistent. Getting your pet(s) into a comfortable “wind down” to their day by 8-9 PM will enable them to adjust quickly to the kennel once boarded.
We will be happy to administer any medications your pet regularly takes, from insulin to joint support. Make sure to bring your medications with you and discuss these items at check-in.
If you have any health concerns regarding your pet, please let us know and a staff veterinarian can examine your pet during their stay. We can summarize and meet when you pick up, or call you if necessary.
Tomahawk Animal Clinic serves Iam Low Residue kibble. This is a bland formula to ease nervous tummies. You may, of course, bring your pet’s regular food from home. Treats are welcome too!
Bring items of comfort for your pets stay. A shirt, a favorite toy or blanket are welcome.
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.