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Welcome to VCA Cherokee Animal Hospital

Your Veterinarian in Overland Park, KS
Call us at (913) 649-0440


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Welcome to VCA Cherokee Animal Hospital. Our animal hospital has been caring for pets in Lenexa, KS, Overland Park, KS, Leawood, KS and the surrounding areas since 1964. Although our veterinary clinic has gone through many transformations over the past four decades, our commitment to excellence in veterinary medicine and compassionate care for pets has never changed.

Our goal is to offer high quality medical care at our vet clinic that combines modern technology with old fashioned comfort. Our state of the art pet hospital features five exam rooms, an American Animal Hospital Association-approved surgical suite, a hospital ward, intensive care unit, two pharmacies, two waiting rooms, two reception areas, and a full service boarding kennel for dogs with a separate area for cats.

Whether you need a veterinarian for your dog or a cat hospital for your feline friend, we offer a full range of veterinary services and our dog and cat clinic. We offer emergency care, spay and neuter, pet wellness care, senior pet care, diagnostic care, pet surgery, pet dental care, pet vaccinations, dog grooming, and pet boarding. In addition, we offer several ancillary services, including a fully stocked pharmacy, heartworm and flea prevention, nutritional counseling, retail center, behavior training, and veterinary acupuncture.

If you are looking for superior care for your pet in Lenexa, KS, Overland Park, KS, Leawood, KS and the surrounding areas, please browse our website to learn more about our pet clinic, staff and services. Please call VCA Cherokee Animal Hospital today at 913-649-0440 for more information or to schedule an appointment for your pet. 

************************************Canine Influenza Update************************************************

     In May, 2017, Canine Influenza was diagnosed in dogs in Florida, Georgia, North Caroline, South Carolina, Texas, Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, Louisiana, and Illinois.  This is the same strain of flu that was involved in the 2015 outbreak in Chicago.
     Canine Influenza is transmitted through droplets or aerosols containing respiratory secretions from coughing, barking and sneezing.  Dogs in close contact with infected dogs in such places as kennels, groomers, day care facilities and shelters are at increased risk of infection.  The flu can be spread indirectly through objects (ie. kennels, food and water bowls, collars and leashes) or people that have been in contact with infected dogs. 
     The virus can remain viable (alive and able to infect) on surfaces for up to 48 hours, on clothing for 24 hours, and on hands for 12 hours.  It has an incubation period of 1-5 days, with clinical signs in most cases appearing 2-3 days after exposure.  Therefore, infected dogs may not show signs while they are contagious. 
     Vaccines are available for both strains of this flu.  These vaccines can reduce the risk of a dog contracting the canine influenza.  Vaccination may not all together prevent an infection, but it may reduce the severity and duration of clinical illness.
     The canine influenza vaccine is a "lifestyle" vaccine, and is not necessarily recommended for every dog.  In general, it is recommended for any dogs that participate in activities with many other dogs or are housed in communal facilities, such as kennels and day care facilities.  
     For this reason, VCA Cherokee is now requiring that all dogs that are scheduled for our kennel, whether it be for overnight stays or just over the day, be vaccinated with the Canine Influenza Vaccine.  
     If you have any questions regarding this topic, or would like to make an appointment for your dog to receive this vaccine, please feel free to call our office at 913-649-0440.  These vaccines, if not previously administered, are given in a series of two, three weeks apart.

At VCA Cherokee Animal Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Michael Stenstrom DVM 

Medical Director

Overland Park Veterinarians | VCA Cherokee Animal Hospital | (913) 649-0440
9630 Antioch Road
Overland Park, KS 66212

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"An excellent animal clinic. Separate entrances for dogs and cats. Private exam rooms. Empathetic doctors and staff."

Michelle   08/22/2016

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