Picture Hills Pet Hospital

Where Your Pet Is Family

Picture Hills Pet Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri

A Unique Approach

At Picture Hills Pet Hospital, we believe relationships matter. You and your pet deserve a truly wonderful experience. Our veterinary hospital devotes a substantial amount of attention to make sure that your dog or cat is having the best experience possible. It is so incredibly important to approach every dog and cat as unique – with their own medical challenges and goals. And we believe it is important that you feel welcomed and understood. You might have specific concerns and goals for your pet, and you need a real partner who is going to take the time to listen to your concerns, questions, and opinions. Because when we work together, amazing things can happen.

We are here to service the cities of Kansas City, MO, Parkville, MO, Gladstone, MO, N. Kansas City, MO, Platte City, MO, Kansas City, KS, Riverside, MO, Lake Waukomis, MO, Weatherby Lake, MO, Independence, MO and more!

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★★★★★ Awsome with my nervous dog and my cat loves them.tony mtony m ★★★★★ They're very thorough, helpful and nice. They treat the animals very well.Sonne S.Sonne S. ★★★★★ Dr. Petifurd at Picture Hills Pet Hospital is awesome! She really cares about my pets well-being! Everytime I come into the office Dr. Petifurd and even some of the other staff come to say hi to my pets and gives them lots of loves. I can tell they really care about their patients!Lindsey W.Lindsey W. ★★★★★ Glad to have such a caring team for my dog.Eric S.Eric S. ★★★★★ We are now on our 30th year and 11 dogs later, we still recommend the team at Picture Hills. They are all very caring and approach each and every pet with individualized care according to their temperament.Lysa B.Lysa B. ★★★★★ Love this team!!! Highly recommend them!Janessa N.Janessa N. ★★★★★ Staff is very friendly and accommodating. Clean facility. Felt like my dog was in very good hands!Jenny D.Jenny D. ★★★★★ I’ve been taking my dog here since he was a pup. I am not sure how to even put it into words how incredible the people are that work at Picture Hills. I trust them 110% with my pup and wouldn’t imagine taking him anywhere else. They are so patient and caring. You can tell that they all have has such a love and passion for what they do. I am very thankful for them and highly recommend them to anyone looking for a vet.Viktoriya S.Viktoriya S. ★★★★★ Dr. Sims and Dr. Petifurd are 2 of the most amazing vets I have ever had the pleasure of taking my animals to. From simple checkups to saying good bye to your fur babies. These women are top tier. To top it off all the techs and nurses there are also amazing and you can just tell everyone there loves there job. I'm so glad I have found this vet office and would recommend them any day of the week. 10/10Melissa R.Melissa R. ★★★★★ We’ve been taking our dogs to Picture Hills for many years. The vets and entire staff go above and beyond. We had a viszla that was petrified to (just) get her nails clipped! When it was time to say goodbye due to her old age, they were willing to come to our home so she would be able to leave in peace and not be traumatized at the vet hospital. This is what they do for all fur friends that are in their care.shorey B.shorey B. ★★★★★ Best vet in the Northland. They are so kind to our kitties and to us. They call and check in to make sure everyone is doing ok after a visit. We appreciate that extra care and concern.Dee K.Dee K. ★★★★★ I selected Picture Hills because of the efficiency in transferring my pet's account from my former veterinarian. My pup has special needs and Picture Hills was able to meet and exceed all those needs. My dog is an 11 year old German Shepherd with some anxiety. I was able to get her in-processed and seen the same day I called to make an appointment. Dr. Sims and crew were very empathetic to her needs. I was beyond happy to find this place.Yvonne S.Yvonne S. ★★★★★ We have been bringing our pups to Picture Hills for close to a decade now. Can't think of a single criticism - the staff is kind, helpful and always follow up. We get quick responses for questions and suggestions when needed. Our current dogs are 9 and 12 and in wonderful health, largely due to the great care they receive.Kelsi G.Kelsi G. ★★★★★ Dr. Sarah and her staff are knowledgeable and friendly. It is obvious that they all love animals and are dedicated and helpful.Dr. Karen M. K.Dr. Karen M. K. ★★★★★ Great local veterinarian. For the past seven years, Arya and Lucy have received outstanding medical care at this wonderful office filled with warm, compassionate, and knowledgeable medical professionals led by Dr. Sims and Dr. Petifurd.Jason P.Jason P. ★★★★★ This place is absolutely amazing. They always go the extra mile for our elderly german shepard. The admin, nursing staff, and doctors always treat our family member like she is one of their family. Its the small things like sitting down with her and they know when she is anxious and give her sone space. Highly reccomend.Kevin S.Kevin S. ★★★★★ The nicest women on the planet! I take my 3 cats here, two with special needs. They are knowledgeable and take the extra initiative to check in after visits, send welcome cards, etc. It is clear they run a spectacular place.Liz H.Liz H. ★★★★★ We are very thankful for picture hills that narrow clinic. They save their dog's life the other day. She had overheated shoes of English bulldog and their facility was clean and the staff was very attentive made a bad situation at least tolerable. Thank you.Ron D.Ron D. ★★★★★ All the vets and techs at PHPH are so gentle and nurturing with my sometimes-fearful rescue that she now gets excited about coming to the vet. Plus being spoiled with lots of treats helps, too!Paula L.Paula L. ★★★★★ Was able to schedule an appointment promptly and they we're very helpful and took the time to help explain the issue and gave me options to helps us out. Would highly recommend them.Ace W.Ace W. ★★★★★ Fast and Excellent serviceAracely V.Aracely V. ★★★★★ I love love love going to Picture Hills for all of my pet needs. The staff there is so compassionate, kind, professional. Even with one of my dogs that lacks good vet etiquette they are not phased or judgemental at all, just there to help. I am committed to living in KC for a lifetime because I simply refuse to go to another veterinarian.Emily B.Emily B. ★★★★★ We've always had a good experience here. The staff is truly caring and love the animals. It has been five years since we last had a pet,and they still remember us.James M.James M. ★★★★★ I called the night before to get my dog in 5 min before close hoping I would get someone and they were able to get right in the next day. Everyone was so nice and made me feel right at home the moment i walked in. They helped me with my pup and we were out the door.JD C.JD C. ★★★★★ Dr. Petifurd has been amazing with my dogs. She has seen them in a moment’s notice and shown the utmost care and professionalism. She does a fantastic job explaining everything and is very kind. The rest of the staff is incredible as well. They have a high retention rate with their employees which speaks for itself.Debbie M.Debbie M. ★★★★★ So very, very helpful and the staff is unreal!!!😍😍Elizabeth T.Elizabeth T. ★★★★★ We moved to this vet about 2 yrs ago. Amazing place. Staff is excellent and truely cares about the animals. They always take great care of our dogs. They went the extra mile for us in caring for our elderly dog during a very tough day.Rusty S.Rusty S. ★★★★★ Love this place. Moose and Piper do too. The doctors are amazing and super caring & helpful. Always available for spur of the moment visits too. I love this group of people!Mike Z.Mike Z. ★★★★★ I cannot say enough great things about the team here. My baby was not a patient (she will be now) and they squeezed her in to see her in an emergency. Each team member was so kind and accommodating. Highly highly highly recommend!Shane T.Shane T. ★★★★★ Been using this place for years. Always caring and willing to do whatever is necessary to take care of my needy furbaby.Sammy H.Sammy H. ★★★★★ Doc Petifurd is simply amazing. She has been the only vet to ever take the time for my dog to get comfortable with her before she checked her out. She is caring, compassionate, and forthcoming.Joshua S.Joshua S. ★★★★★ Great vet hospital, we needed to get an overseas medical screening document APHIS 7001 certificate requiring USDA approval. This was the only hospital in the KC area that uses the digital system and had everything prepped so when we got our car inspected we received the approval paperwork extremely quickly. Staff was great and went the extra mile, Erin was a pro at moving pets internationally.William K.William K. ★★★★★ Complemented my dog... What more can I ask for?Jake A.Jake A. ★★★★★ Great staff and friendly people, awesome service. Dr. Sims is amazing, was willing to make accommodations for both of my fur babies. Wish we could move you guys with us and we miss you all already.TheReal C.TheReal C. ★★★★★ Great staffAngelo J.Angelo J. ★★★★★ Very friendly doctor and staff.Robert S.Robert S. ★★★★★ Dr. Petifurd and all the of the vet techs and vet assistants are fantastic. Everyone is caring and compassionate and understanding. I have never had such care and attention for my pups before. All my questions were answered and they didn't make me feel like a nuisance. I'm grateful for finding them. 10/10!BrookeBrooke ★★★★★ Dr. Petifer & the staff have gone above & beyond for my pet. My pet had an injury and they have called to check in on her after our visit multiple times. They build relationships with you and your animals and want to make sure you and your pet feel comfortable and that all of your pets needs are met. They truly care about your pet!Chloe B.Chloe B. ★★★★★ What an awesome vet! We always see the building but never thought to use them until Blue Pearl sent us to them during our pup's need for an emergency csection. They handled our girl and her puppies with the upmost care!christalcook1707christalcook1707 ★★★★★ They are absolutely amazing! I have a very reactive dog and they were very nice and accommodatingmariah P.mariah P. ★★★★★ Love them & most important so do my fur babies.Christine B.Christine B. ★★★★★ Picture Hills has helped us bring new pets into our family, keep them healthy and help with the difficult time of saying goodbye when needed. Great doctors, great staff, they have been our Vets for years and always will be.Bryan B.Bryan B. ★★★★★ Picture Hills Pet Hospitals team is full of responsible, reliable, compassionate individuals who love what they do and where they work I would recommend PHPH to anyone who inquires about an amazing clinic!Tess A.Tess A. ★★★★★ They treat your furbabies like they are their own. I love the staff!Cheryl B.Cheryl B. ★★★★★ Picture Hills is a loving caring animal clinic. I have gone the the clinic for over 30+ years with all my pets. It has recently changed hands and I was a bit concerned that no one else could do the same job as the previous vet. They have proven themselves caring and loving with the animals. They are organized and helpful. They even called two days after a possible very sad diagnosis for my dog, just to see how she was doing. I like that a lot. The vets are comfortable getting on the floor with your animal to examine or just to get to know them. They have been very safe protecting people and animals from COVID. I highly recommend the Picture Hills Pet Hospital.Angela S.Angela S. ★★★★★ This is the best Vet Office you will ever find! Friendly, Friendly, Caring. They treat your furry babies like they were their own. Follow up calls after procedures are wonderful. Love the staff and the doctors! A true 10!Pat D.Pat D. ★★★★★ They went above and beyond to make sure my dog was comfortable. She is very dog reactive, so them allowing me appointment times with as little interaction as possible with other dogs. They made me feel like my dog was the best dog that ever seen in there and the truth is I believe they make everyone feel that way. They have an app that makes everything easy and they are extremely responsive to emails and questions. I am grateful I found them for my Gracie..BrandyBrandy ★★★★★ Its always tuff to leave you pet somewhere you don't know about.this place has friendly staff and its a nice place to goDavid P.David P. ★★★★★ The crew at Picture Hills is made up of pet-lovers, who know how to go the extra step to make a dog or kitty feel better about being away from home.Jane T.Jane T. ★★★★★ Great srrvice!Brian B.Brian B. ★★★★★ They are wonderful. They always seem to be happy working with pets and they are responsive and take initiative to communicate plans of action. We truly appreciate the vets and the staff there and can't imagine going anywhere else. They are matter-of-fact as necessary with empathy - a tough balance to pull off.Kelly H.Kelly H. ★★★★★ Very knowledgeable people. I trust the health on my baby 100% on themMaria Dunn (.Maria Dunn (. ★★★★★ Both Drs. are always very attentive to both pets and pet parents! Thank you!Stephanie B.Stephanie B. ★★★★★ I don’t have enough to say about how great my experience was at PHPH!!!My dog has been having seizures off & on and the staff took ample time to ask questions, observe his behavior in the office, and answer all of my questions. I didn’t feel rushed or looked over. They also were just so great with my dog. I have found a new vet and so excited to have them treat my animals.Erica W.Erica W. ★★★★★ We recently adopted a dog from the shelter and brought him to Picture Hills for his first exam. Cheech is very guarded around strangers and was visibly nervous when we walked in. Dr. Petifurd and her team brought him out of his shell in no time! They had several methods for keeping him calm and comfortable while checking him over and drawing blood. I could not be more impressed! Dr. Petifurd kept me informed throughout the whole process, making sure I knew what she was doing and why it was necessary. She answered every question I had about his health, from behavioral questions to medical ones. We even got a call about his blood test a few days later instead of having to wait for his next appointment. If you are looking for a new vet for your animals, definitely check out Picture Hills!Gracen B.Gracen B. ★★★★★ Nice people very helpfulMorgan F.Morgan F. ★★★★★ Everything involving my cat's problem was explained clearly and concisely and all my questions were answered. Clearly everyone there cares about the pets that come in the door.Edie M.Edie M. ★★★★★ If you're looking for vets and vet techs that walk the walk and talk the talk - look no further. They have the education, experience as well as the level of CARE that you and your fur-children deserve.I've been taking my pets here since '95. My pets and I have always been treated with care and respect. I even brought a dog here that I was pet-sitting for a friend, and now that friend only comes here. She agrees that this is the best place for veterinary care, and so will you.Ryan L.Ryan L. ★★★★★ Dr. Simms is thorough and extremely competent and I trust and value her advice and care!She and the staff have been great to work with as we have multiple pets and financially have to be careful with our pet expenses.I appreciate their understanding!I highly recommend Picture Hills Pet Hospital!Maegan N.Maegan N. ★★★★★ We've been going here with my dog since she was a puppy, going on 11 years now. She's bearing the end of her time but these people have only shown that they love and care for her :')Ursa A.Ursa A. ★★★★★ Everyone is so nice. They take the time to take care of my cat with patience and a gentle hand. Knowledgeable and affordable. I love my vet!!!Stephanie H.Stephanie H. ★★★★★ The staff at Picture Hills have all been so amazing with my dog Jack! They even worked him in when our appointment was missed due to loss of power this past winter! I know he is in great hands and getting great care. Dr. Petifurd was so helpful at his last appointment and made sure I had everything I needed!Jillian H.Jillian H. ★★★★★ I had the best experience here! Every single person I interacted with was incredibly kind, patient, and personable. They were very thorough with my cat and I plan to be a client from here on out!Alyssa K.Alyssa K. ★★★★★ Great folks who are passionate about your pet's care.Steve W.Steve W. ★★★★★ They take such good care of my pup! Loving care. Very thorough and informative information from the vet. Willing to explain everything.Liane L.Liane L. ★★★★★ Took Maqzuel For a meet and greet and to make sure he would be ready for the good old snip and clip. Told us everything they would be doing and what would cost. Let know what was needed and what could wait. Exceptional service.Ronnie B.Ronnie B. ★★★★★ If you are looking for a vet office, I recommend Picture Hills Pet Hospital yet again. They have cheese in a can to make the vaccinations go easier 🙂, love all over your pets, and take the time to really talk over your concerns and answer questions. Their response to COVID and how they are adapting to provide service during this pandemic are remarkable. Check them out if you are in need of a new vetRobin K.Robin K. ★★★★★ The ladies here are a pleasure to work with forany pet need. Friendly, kind, and patient.Thomas B.Thomas B. ★★★★☆ very very nice people, straight foward and honest. the vet was also very quietCrowsMobCrowsMobjs_loader

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The Importance of a Low Stress Pet Hospital Environment

We go to great lengths to minimize the level of stress and anxiety that your dog or cat experiences during a visit. We would like to explain why this is so important. As a dog or cat experiences stress, certain physiological systems are affected, such as their body temperature, heart rate, and blood pressure. These are the systems that your veterinary team relies on to accurately diagnose your pet. Because of this, heightened stress levels can mask a real health issue, or can lead us to chase a nonexistent problem. Furthermore, when a pet owner notices their dog or cat experiences stress when visiting a veterinarian, it can (quite understandably!) make them reluctant to bring their pet in. This means we won’t be so quick to catch or treat potential health problems. So low stress visits aren’t just about being compassionate to your pet’s emotional well being – it’s also about saving lives.

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Such a wonderful caring staff that are wonderful with my 2 chihuahuas. Dr. Sims is so good at explaining things. Finally got my highly allergic dog on an amazing seasonal allergy medicine.


We couldn’t be more satisfied with Picture Hills. Dr. Sims and the whole staff are incredibly attentive, caring, and professional. When we moved to the area and adopted a pup, our neighbors recommended Picture Hills. We’re so happy they did.


I was very pleased with the experience from the moment I walked in. While I was there another satisfied customer dropped off a floral arrangement as a thank you. These people really love animals and they are very friendly and patient. Rest assured, you can trust the Picture Hills Pet Hospital with your pet’s health. I know I’ll be going back.


If you want EXCELLENT care, a loving and compassionate staff that goes the extra mile for your furry babies, Dr. Sims and Picture Hills Pet Hospital is the place to go!! Dr. Sims goes above and beyond to make your furry babies feel right at home, and treats them as if they were her own. She takes time to answer any questions no matter how small and helps you feel comfortable to ask questions about the care that your pet is receiving.