small animals & exotics

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We offer a variety of veterinary services for small animals and exotic pets. For any animal, the best veterinary care starts with preventive care and regular wellness checkups. Our team is committed to educating our clients in how to keep your pets healthy year-round, with good nutrition and exercise. 

Independence Animal Hospital stays on top of the latest advances in veterinarian technology and above all, remembers that all animals and pets need to be treated with loving care during every check-up, procedure, or surgery.

In-House Diagnostics

Pet’s cannot speak, and that means they cannot tell us what is wrong. It’s important that we’re able to properly diagnose the animal when its ailment is not visible to the naked eye.

We offer the following tests to diagnose your pet in their time of need:

  • Complete blood count
  • Blood chemistry analysis
  • Urinalysis
  • Skin/ear cytology
  • Fecal analysis
  • Feline leukemia/ FIV/ heartworm screen
  • Canine heartworm screen
  • Vetscope
  • Tapered probe with digital camera capabilities
  • Digital X-Ray
  • Ultrasound
  • Diagnoses cancer in its early stages
  • Detects pregnancy
  • Diagnoses bladder stones and abnormalities of the gastrointestinal tract
Dental Services

According to recent studies, 70% of adult cats and 80% of adult dogs show symptoms of oral disease. We believe that proper pet dental care is very important for your pet. That’s why we offer a full range of dental services to our clients and patients.

You can keep your pet’s teeth clean at home, too! Our veterinarians and staff will take the time to instruct you on proper at-home dental care, including brushing and providing your pet with dental chews and treats.

  • State-of-the-art digital dental X-Ray equipment
  • Dedicated dental and imaging suite
  • Full range of dental procedures
  • Dedicated kennels away from general kennels for our dental patients’ recovery

Interested in a dental exam for your pet? Click to learn more about our pet dental cleaning options!


At Independence Animal Hospital, we can perform almost any surgery your cat or your dog could need.

  • Respiratory monitor
  • Pre-surgical blood testing and ECG (recommended)
  • Postoperative pain medication (recommended)
  • Spay/ Neuter
  • Rabbit Spay/Neuter
  • Exploratory Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Cesarian
  • Eye Enucleation
  • Amputation

We monitor your pet before, during, and after the operations.

Our state-of-the-art operating room has the equipment to keep your pet safe. A dedicated nurse will monitor your pet during the entire surgery to ensure safe anesthesia.

We monitor your pet’s oxygen level, heart rate, EKG, temperature, CO2 level, and blood pressure.

Once the surgery is over, a nurse will stay with your pet to ensure a smooth recovery and provide some TLC.

Laser Therapy

Independence Animal Hospital proudly offers pet laser therapy in Independence, KS.

Laser Therapy is an FDA-cleared modality that reduces inflammation, and that results in pain reduction. Laser Therapy is effective in treating acute pain, chronic conditions, and postoperative pain. Laser therapy treatment is safe, painless, and fast. Treatments to deeper tissues are administered in 5 to 10 minutes. Typically, even chronic patients exhibit improvement after 3 to 5 treatment sessions. Laser therapy utilizes the body’s own healing powers by stimulating cellular activity. Despite short treatment times, laser therapy treatments initiate a healing process that continues to actively reduce inflammation for up to 24 hours after treatment. Therapy lasers are the most popular among veterinarians. Laser therapy is a clinically proven modality in both human and veterinary medicine.

  • Handheld, non-invasive, low energy
  • Relieves acute and chronic pain
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Promotes healing of tendons, ligaments, nerves, muscles, bones, and internal organs
Outside Labs

If we are unable to diagnose your pet with our in-house diagnostic testes,  we routinely send samples to reference labs for the following:

  • Allergy testing
  • Cultures
  • Serology
  • Histopathology
  • Thyroid profiles

Once a diagnosis is confirmed, we’ll be there to put together a comprehensive treatment plan for you and your pet.