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Crysler Animal Hospital

Crysler Animal Hospital

12440 E US Hwy 40 | Independence, MO 64055

Call 816-995-8015
Monday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Friday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 12:00pm
Sunday Closed
  • Wellness Care
  • Dentistry
  • Laser Surgery
  • Veterinary Acupuncture
  • Boarding & Grooming
  • Animal Boarding
  • Animal Daycare
  • Animal Flea Control
  • Animal Grooming
  • Animal Microchipping
  • Declawing
  • Holistic Veterinary Medicine
  • Reptile Vet
  • Small Animal Vet
  • Spaying/Neutering
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Dentistry
  • Veterinary Euthanasia
  • Veterinary Surgery
  • Veterinary Vaccinations
  • New Pet Initial Visit
  • Physical Exam
Description

Welcome to Crysler Animal Hospital
Exceptional Veterinary Care in Independence

Welcome to Crysler Animal Hospital, where the veterinarians treat every pet as if he or she were their own! We are a full-service veterinary hospital serving the Kansas City suburbs of Independence, Raytown, Lee’s Summit, Blue Springs, and the surrounding areas. Our team specializes in companion animal and exotic pet care for dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, ferrets, and rabbits.

If you have just adopted a pet, are new to the area, or are looking for more compassionate veterinary care for your pet, we would love for you to give Crysler Animal Hospital a try. With decades of combined experience in the field, our veterinarians are committed to providing the highest quality of veterinary care available. Call us today to schedule an appointment!

Our sister facility, AniMed Animal Hospital, offers outstanding veterinary services in Blue Springs, Missouri. AniMed is a full-service hospital specializing in the care of cats, dogs, birds, reptiles, and small mammals. We encourage you to visit whichever facility is more convenient for you and your pet.

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When your pet leaves our doors, we are confident they will leave both relaxed and comfortable. When your pet leaves our doors, we are confident they will leave both relaxed and comfortable.
Dr. Schweizer is using a stethoscope to examine this patient’s pulmonary health. By listening to their heart and lungs, we can detect any signs of heart murmur and other abnormalities which may indicate heart disease. Dr. Schweizer is using a stethoscope to examine this patient’s pulmonary health. By listening to their heart and lungs, we can detect any signs of heart murmur and other abnormalities which may indicate heart disease.
A member of our veterinary staff is using our in-house laboratory to test for conditions that cannot be seen by the naked eye. A member of our veterinary staff is using our in-house laboratory to test for conditions that cannot be seen by the naked eye.
Crysler Animal Hospital provides grooming services right here at our clinic! Crysler Animal Hospital provides grooming services right here at our clinic!
Crysler Animal Hospital was built with one purpose in mind: To help animals live long, happy, and healthy lives. We understand how special the human-animal bond is, which is why we treat your pets as if they were one of our own. Crysler Animal Hospital was built with one purpose in mind: To help animals live long, happy, and healthy lives. We understand how special the human-animal bond is, which is why we treat your pets as if they were one of our own.
From our professional staff to our advanced facilities, Crysler Animal Hospital strives to ensure that your pets will receive excellent, compassionate care. From our professional staff to our advanced facilities, Crysler Animal Hospital strives to ensure that your pets will receive excellent, compassionate care.
Step into our lobby and you’ll notice all of the effort we put into making sure your pet has a bright and clean atmosphere to relax and wait for their appointment. Step into our lobby and you’ll notice all of the effort we put into making sure your pet has a bright and clean atmosphere to relax and wait for their appointment.
Dr. Schweizer checks this patient’s floppy ears for signs of infection. Whether your dog is a puppy or a senior, we promise we will recommend treatments that fit your pet’s specific stage of life. Dr. Schweizer checks this patient’s floppy ears for signs of infection. Whether your dog is a puppy or a senior, we promise we will recommend treatments that fit your pet’s specific stage of life.
Dr. Schweizer is examining a digital x-ray to assess a pet’s internal systems. Our diagnostic tools, such as digital radiology and ultrasound, allows us to diagnose a wide variety of conditions and illnesses with extreme accuracy and efficiency. Dr. Schweizer is examining a digital x-ray to assess a pet’s internal systems. Our diagnostic tools, such as digital radiology and ultrasound, allows us to diagnose a wide variety of conditions and illnesses with extreme accuracy and efficiency.
Regular grooming reduces the risk of eye, ear, skin, and nail infections. Our professional groomers offer baths, haircuts, blow-outs, and nail trims. If you are interested, please give us a call! Regular grooming reduces the risk of eye, ear, skin, and nail infections. Our professional groomers offer baths, haircuts, blow-outs, and nail trims. If you are interested, please give us a call!
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Dr. Jay Schweizer, DVM
Dr. Jay Schweizer, DVM

Earning magna cum laude honors, Dr. Schweizer received his doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Missouri in 1992. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association, the Kansas City Veterinary Medical Association, and the Association of Avian Veterinarians. He loves his dog Zeke and his cat Mr. Whiskers. The proud husband of Ronee and father of three sons – Jacob, Luke, and Timothy – Dr. Schweizer enjoys fishing, boating, swimming, and biking.

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Dr. Charity Vuagniaux, DVM, CVA
Dr. Charity Vuagniaux, DVM, CVA

Dr. Vuagniaux graduated from the University of Missouri with her doctorate in veterinary medicine in 2004. Her professional interests are internal medicine and surgery, and she is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Kansas City Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Vuagniaux received training in medical acupuncture for dogs, cats, and exotic companion animals in April 2015. She and her husband Corey love spending time with their many pets – a Boxer named Apollo, a Golden Retriever named Chase, a cat named Jasmine, a horse named Ginger, and a miniature donkey named Zip. When she isn’t surrounded by animals, Dr. Vuagniaux serves as president of the Dynamic Connections A.B.W.A .chapter and a member of Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce.

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Dr. Kevin Harsha, DVM
Dr. Kevin Harsha, DVM

Dr. Harsha received his doctorate in veterinary medicine from Kansas State University in 1997. Today he is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association,and the Kansas City Veterinary Medical Association. He is the proud husband to Kristi and father to Rebecca and Zach, with whom he cares for and an English Bull Dog named Brick. In his spare time, Dr. Harsha loves camping, fishing, reading, cooking, and enjoying the outdoors.

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Dr. Melanie Ray, DVM
Dr. Melanie Ray, DVM

Dr. Ray grew up in Wichita, Kansas, and graduated from Kansas State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. Her professional interests include surgery and dentistry. She cares for a cat named Khaleesi and a horse named Cotton, and in her free time enjoys jet skiing, horseback riding, and cheering on her Kansas City sports teams.

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Dr. Amanda Bailey, DVM
Dr. Amanda Bailey, DVM

Dr. Amanda Bailey was born and raised in Columbia, MO, and she was admitted into the University of Missouri School of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. Her current association involvements include the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association, and the Greater St. Louis Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Bailey met her husband during her undergraduate studies and has been happily married since 2012. During her spare time, Dr. Bailey enjoys riding her bike, playing the violin, and spending quality time with her family.

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Maureen Rettig, Practice Manager
Maureen Rettig, Practice Manager

Maureen is always surrounded by animals – she lives with a Labrador named Gideon, a Bichon named Cassie Mae, a Border Collie named Hotchner, two cats, Zari and Cailin, two African Gray Parrots, Scarlett and Rett, and two Macaws, Button and Ollie. When she’s not at Crysler, Maureen and her husband Dan love spending as much time as possible with their seven grandchildren.

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