Cartoon dog and catWelcome to Westwood Animal Hospital! 

Westwood Animal Hospital is a premier veterinary hospital located in the heart of Kansas City. Our staff provides the highest level of care for pets and their families, with the perfect balance of expertise and warmth. A full-service veterinary hospital, we offer a wide array of services and flexible scheduling.

Changes In Open Hours at Westwood Animal Hospital:

In an effort to keep you as updated as possible with our appointment availability, we are reaching out to let you know that we are changing our hours of operation. Starting June 1st we will change to the following hours:

M-F: 7:30AM to 5PM (Closed from 1PM to 2PM for lunch)
Saturdays: CLOSED
Sundays: CLOSED

Due to veterinary staff shortages, both in our hospital and nationwide, we regret that we are unable to offer the appointment availability that we have previously. Unfortunately, the hiring culture in veterinary medicine has become increasingly difficult over the past several years, and we are currently short-staffed.
We are utilizing every tool at our disposal to hire more veterinarians to serve you. Thank you for your understanding as we continue to remedy this situation. We understand that your pet is a beloved member of your family, and that being able to provide them with medical care when they need it is important. We are thankful for the confidence you have in us to help you take care of your pets. Being able to provide care for your furry family members is a privilege, and the trust you have in us is something we don’t take lightly. We appreciate you, and we will keep you in the loop should anything else change.

When no appointments are available:

Below is a list of emergency hospitals in our area, as well as a link to find other AAHA-accredited hospitals in our area in the event we do not have availability to see your pet in a timely manner:

Home Page | Mission Veterinary Emergency & Specialty

Overland Park Urgent Vet Clinic | Overland Park, KS | UrgentVet

Urgent Pet Care • Pet Resource Center of Kansas City


Your Friends at Westwood Animal Hospital


Because of the incredible increase in pet ownership during these past two years, we are growing rapidly.
If you or anyone you know is interested in the following positions, please give us a call.

 Full time Veterinarian
Full-time Veterinary Technician
Full-time Receptionist
Full or Part-time Kennel Attendant
Application for employment


Obedience Classes
for adults and puppies have resumed at the Westwood Animal Hospital Training Ctr.
Please call the hospital for more information and to sign up.

Patients Come First At Westwood Animal Hospital!

OUR MISSION is to put our patients first by providing outstanding, compassionate care and service through staff education, teamwork and by providing a personal touch in a congenial environment that exemplifies the appreciation of the special bond between pets and their families.

OUR CORE VALUES include empathy, compassion, integrity, communication, advanced technology, quality care, teamwork and education.

OUR VISION is to achieve synergy using our core values to advance our mission.  Synergy is the creation of a whole that is greater than the simple sum of its parts. This requires more than state of the art medical care – it requires care that addresses every aspect of a patient’s experience at Westwood Animal Hospital, including the pet’s physical comfort, as well as emotional needs. Additionally, we provide each pet’s family with options for the best way to support their pet’s wellness and therapeutic needs.

Thanks for visiting us on the web. We’re very proud of Westwood Animal Hospital and the level of care we provide for the furry family members who are entrusted to us. If you’re in the neighborhood, I invite you to call for an appointment to take a tour of our hospital.


Wayne Hunthausen, DVM, Owner