Welcome to
Aid Animal Hospital

Our kind staff is ready to care for your loved ones. We treat them like family!  

About Us

Where East Meets West

Our professional staff, led by Dr. John Rowe, believes in a preventative integrated "whole body" philosophy. We combine contemporary surgery and medicine with alternative, holistic approaches. It is our purpose to address the needs of our patients while being sensitive to our clients' concerns.   Our kind staff is ready to care for you and your loved ones. 

Our Liaison Makes Life Comfortable for You and Your Pet

In addition to our wonderful staff, our liaison is available to find answers to your questions, help you make your next appointment, and even bring you a beverage to make your wait more enjoyable.

We Love Your Pet

We really do treat your pet like family.  We  have pets too and know what it means to worry.  From surgical procedures to acupuncture and laser therapy, our dedicated and highly trained doctors and staff are here to serve you and your furry family members with compassion. 

If you see our candle burning...

someone is saying goodbye to a loved one. Please speak in hushed tones during this difficult time.


Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Better yet, see us in person!

We love our clients too, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.

Aid Animal Hospital

8345 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64114, US

(816) 363-4922 (816) 363-3313 FAX

Hours

Monday - Friday: 8am - 6pm

Saturday: 8am - 2 pm

Sunday: Closed


Got a question after hours? Call our regular business line and one of our doctors will return your message.


Calls after 10:30 pm will be returned the following day.


24/7 Emergency Hospitals :


Blue Pearl 913-642-9563 (Overland Park, KS)

Mission Med Vet 913-722-5566 (Mission, KS)

Testimonials

From: Rudy J. Myer (and Mommy Julie)

My name is Rudy Jacob Myer and I have been coming to Aid Animal Hospital all my life since I was 3 weeks old. I came from a puppy mill and have had lots of health problems. I am now 10 1/2 and every time my Mommy brings me to see all my friends I get so excited. They know I am here even before I get in the door. They take wonderful care of me and I know I will always feel so much better when I get home. Dr. Rowe is the best. He knows just what to do when I come in. He's fixed my knees and my tummy and all kinds of things. He lets me give him lots of hugs and kisses. So does everyone. My Mommy can't tell me we are coming to see my friends until we are ready to go because I get so happy and excited to go.It is wonderful and my Mommy and I would never ever think of going anywhere else. We feel so at home and know we are special.Their motto "We treat pets like family" is very true. 

Thanks so much!

Rudy J. Myer (and Mommy Julie)


From: Rebekah Foote

Dr. Rowe performed acupuncture on two of my dogs.  Calamity had severe arthritis and the regular acupuncture treatments provided her much relief.  I know that we would not have had her for as long as we did if Dr. Rowe had not worked his magic.  He also did a few treatments on my dog Zoe for her general discomfort from diabetes.  These acupuncture treatments enabled us to enjoy our girls for a much longer period of time.  Many thanks to Dr. Rowe.

Rebekah Foote

From: Marsha Bjerkan

I have been going to Aid Animal Hospital for seventeen years. I would never think about going to any other veterinary clinic because of the care, love and compassion that is displayed and demonstrated with my dog, Andie and me!! Andie has had many health issues during her lifetime from allergies to tic disease and most recently a torn ACL. The doctors and the staff have always been there to care for my dog and they treat her as one of their own. They performed acupuncture that definitely helped expedite her recovery from surgery and called me simply to check on her progress. I absolutely love the way the staff interacts with their patients' owners. It makes me feel special and comfortable to think they not only care about my dog, but they care about me. Hats off to all of the staff and Dr. Rowe for providing a wonderful environment where patients and owners feel secure and comforted knowing that everything possible will be done to ensure a long healthy life for all our loved “family members”. Thank you for all that you have provided to Andie and me.

 Marsha Bjerkan


From: Ron Puttoff

We brought Maddie, our ten year old Westie, to Aid Animal Hospital about a year ago with two torn ACL's on her rear legs. She walked stiffly and painfully. Dr. Rowe did his first Acupuncture treatment and the improvement was instantaneous. We had several Acupuncture treatments every six weeks or so and Maddie is moving around much better,chasing chipmunks as before. Dr. Rowe has become our full time vet. He and his staff have provided the finest medical service we have ever had for our dog. I would encourage you to try Aid Animal Hospital for the good health of your pet.

Ron Puttoff

From: Michele Fricke

Dr. Rowe has treated all of my dogs over the years and has always given them wonderful care.  Since he added acupuncture to his practice he has helped five of my dogs, always with remarkable results.  My first was Elsa, a 12-year-old Golden Retriever with arthritis.  I am convinced she lived two more years, comfortably, because Dr. Rowe gave her back her mobility.  Next came Sandy, my puppy mill survivor collie.  I got her when she was 7 and she had plenty of health problems over the years, but as she aged and got a number of new maladies, Dr. Rowe often supplemented his treatments with acupuncture and I could tell it really helped.  Sandy lived to be nearly 15, which is an incredibly long life for any collie, especially one who had such rough early years.   Next came Jasper who had bouts of pancreatitis.  The medicine and acupuncture saved her more than once and she also had a long, comfortable life.  Now I have Harry, a collie with arthritis along his spine and mild hip dysplasia.  He had stopped playing entirely, which was just so wrong for the world’s happiest guy.  Dr. Rowe does regular acupuncture on Harry, who just melts into a puddle of relaxation about half way through the treatment.  When he comes home he takes a little Zen nap, and then wakes up as playful and agile as a puppy.  And finally there’s Nick, the survivor of a hoarding situation.  He’s a very frightened, sweet collie with arthritis.  Dr. Rowe comes to my house to treat him because he’s just too frightened to go in the car.  Every time he comes, Nick is less afraid of him because Dr. Rowe is always so gentle and patient with him.   With 7 dogs over the past 20 years I’ve seen a lot of vets but Dr. Rowe is by far the best.  He’s gentle, patient, compassionate, smart and up-to-date.  He’s given my dogs such excellent treatment and he’s given me peace of mind that I’m taking the best care of my dogs as I possibly can.  And he has the best staff ever.  I trust Aid Animal Hospital and everyone there to give my dogs the best, kindest treatment there is.

Thank you!

Michele Fricke

Meet Our AMAZING Team!

John E. Rowe, DVM,CVA Owner of Aid Animal Hospital

Dr. John Rowe received his veterinary degree from Kansas State University in 1990, and has been the proud owner of Aid Animal Hospital for almost two decades. Dr. Rowe is an accomplished surgeon, certified veterinary accupuncturist, and medical practitioner. He continues to search for new ways to improve the health and life of the animals he so lovingly cares for. Dr. Rowe feels strongly about keeping you informed of every aspect of your pet's health and possesses a wealth of knowledge concerning their overall care.

 

When not at the hospital, Dr. Rowe keeps an active lifestyle with his wife Tania and  children Nadia and Bella who also work at the clinic. He shares his household with their 4 dogs Frisco, Pablo, Ramsey, and Walter.


When we at AAH say that we treat your pet like family, we truly do. As pet parents, we know the value your pet has as a part of your family. We look forward to meeting with you and thank you for choosing Aid Animal Hospital to care for your pets.

Dr. Makenzie Evans

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Dr. Evans is a native of South Carolina and will greet you with a smile and southern charm.  She has a couple fur babies of her own.  Roland is a deaf English Setter that she adopted during vet school, Arlemis a service cat who goes with Dr. Evans to provide animal therapy to rehabilitation homes, and last but not least, her other cat Tora who she was fostering but just couldn't let go.  Tora apparently keeps Dr. Evans on her toes!

 

In her free time, Dr. Evans enjoys being outside whether she's backpacking, camping, skiing, or playing competitive Frisbee, woodworking (she's planning on making her own furniture soon), and spending time with her fiancé.

 

Dr. Evans fits right in with our fun quirky bunch because she's not afraid to be herself, try new things, and be different - for instance, in college she showed chickens at the local 4-H.  She even won once!

 

Britt W.

Brittany, AKA Batman, is one of our cheerful veterinary technicians who is also proficient behind the reception desk.  Britt jumps in and gets busy from the moment she walks in the door.  She is ready to care for any needs that arise. At home, Britt is busy caring for her daughter and her three dogs, Leo, Cash, and Stella.

Bella R.

Bella is one our our newest receptionists.  She will greet you with a smile every time!  Dr. Rowe's youngest daughter, Bella is devoted to her music and volleyball in her free time. She takes after her Dad as a drummer and is now teaching herself the guitar.  At home she helps take care of her four pet dogs Frisco, Pablo, Ramsey, and Walter.

Vina T.

Vina is one of our attentive technicians.  You will see her come to the front to take your furry baby back for treatment, assist with surgery, or boarding care.  We enjoy her warm-hearted approach to all of our patients - including the sweet little one you see pictured here.  Vina's warm smile, eagerness to learn, and delightful sense of humor make her a valuable part of our hospital team. 

Nadia R.

Nadia is Dr. Rowe's oldest daughter.  As a technician she works to keep your pets happy and well cared for in the back.  From the time she was little, she and her sister Bella would read and sing to the hospital patients that her Dad would bring home. She is always chipper and ready to help.  In her free time she rocks the drum set and is an English equestrian rider.  At home she helps care for her four dogs who follow her everywhere.  We call her the dog whisperer...

Jeremy W.

One of our smiling and very caring technicians, you'll find Jeremy coming forward to escort your pet to the back for treatments, surgeries, and boarding.  He has six animals of his own at home that he cares for also.  King is Jeremy's Chow Chow pup, Jelly Bean, Chewy, and Hopscotch are his Calico cats, and Ziggs is an orange Tabby.  Ekans is his Pastel Ball Python.  In his free time Jeremy listens to music and goes to live concerts.  In between taking care of "the zoo" at home, he likes to skateboard and, growing up on a farm he's had plenty of practice around animals from pets to Buffalo.  He's perfectly odd, funny, and compassionate enough to work with the AAH team!

Ashley W.


Ashley has worked with AAH since 2012. With a B.S. in Animal Science, we are thrilled to have her in our family here at Aid. She brings a lot of TLC to our patients during their stay here and goes out of her way to make your furry family member comfortable. With a quick and witty sense of humor, Ashley is always fun to work with and an enthusiastic technician.

Tania A.

Tania is seen mostly behind the scenes doing payroll and works closely with our liaison. As Dr. Rowe's wife, she is lucky to be able to laugh both at work and at home.  Mother to Nadia and Bella, Tania stays busy running a business and running after teenagers and describes her life as a three ring circus.  Irresistibly drawn to all things furry, you may find her temporarily distracted by your furry pets when you are in for a visit.  She offers no apologies for this.

Caitlin V.

Caitlin, another of our kennel attendants, can normally be found giving TLC to the pets that stay with us, whether it be boarding or hospitalization.  Caitlin likes taking guests for a frolic outside, cuddling, or just talking to them.  When not at work, Caitlin regularly paints live during art shows, and spends time outdoors with her boyfriend Devin.  The couple also keeps busy with their  three Huskies and Jack Russell, Nakita, Elvis, Sweetness, and Puppy.

Fallon M.

Fallon, a life long friend of Dr. Rowe's daughters is one of our cheerful kennel attendants.  When your pet stays with us, she is one of our careful and thoughtful attendants who ensures your pet has a comfortable and positive experience.  Fallon likes to hike, run, and walk her German Shepherd, Bella. We are lucky enough to share Fallon with her busy college schedule.

Maddy S.

Maddy is another of our compassionate kennel attendants as well as a long time  friend of the Rowe family.  She is currently a college student and also spends time working with children in an after school care program.  In her free time, Maddy is a talented photographer and enjoys all things art related.  At home, she relaxes at home with her  Calico cat, Callie.

Emily H.

Emily has over four years of veterinary experience to bring to AAH as one of our valuable receptionists.  She is outgoing, knowledgeable, and quick to help our wonderful clients and their fur babies.  When Emily is not working, she cat sits, enjoys reading, and relaxing with her own cats Tyrone and Prudence.   

Maggie D.

You will find Maggie behind the front desk as one of our helpful receptionists.  She may or may not be hiding kittens in her scrub pockets and has found homes for several of our adoptees!  She has four years of experience in the animal medical field and is valuable in answering your questions.  At home she has two cats, Ephe and Hodor who keep her smiling on her days off.

Annika V.

As a kennel attendant, Annika shares her fun-loving and positive attitude with everyone she meets, whether it be humans or animals.  You will notice that Annika is always smiling, and that she is quick to help others.  Annika enjoys spending time with her fiance, Clayton, and their two dogs,  Hank the husky and a lab named Bela.  

Corinne T.

For almost 10 years, Corrine has worked as a technician at Aid Animal Hospital.  Currently, Corrine enjoys working as a kennel attendant when she isn't at home with her family.  The furry part of the family consists of a black lab named Ace, a cat named June, and a ferret named Bueler.  Corrine enjoys playing volleyball, watching Netflix, and spending time with her family. 

Kale J.

Kale, one of our kennel attendants has ten years of veterinary care experience and can be seen taking your pets for frequent walks.  He is a dependable and cheerful member of our AAH family.  At home Kale has two Boston terriers, Odie and Perry,  a Westie mix named Mikey, and two cats, Gemma and Simon.

Kerry H.

Kerry is one of our helpful and knowledgable receptionists.  Even though she only works part time, she is a full time member of the AAH family and we are lucky to have her! At home she shares her personal space with her calico Helen and her Australian shepherd Kali.

Our Resident Furry Helpers

Pilgrim

Pilgrim is one of our resident cats and quite the social butterfly.  While he started life out a bit rough as a ferrel cat, he's become our  primary Greeter and Chief at AAH. You may find him lounging on the reception desk if he isn't supervising treatments in the back from his windowed perch.

Milo

Milo, our second feline greeter, skirts around corners, observing hospital life from a distance.  He and Pilgrim are quite good buddies and can be found taking the occasional mid-afternoon nap together. 

Hank

Hank, our third feline family member, is our funny, cross-eyed cutie who periodically graces our client's presence.  In his off time, Hank enjoys being held and complimented on his good looks.

Our Services

Acupuncture

Here you can see one of our happy patients enjoying a little relief thanks to Dr. Rowe and a few acupuncture needles.

Acupuncture is one of the oldest healing practices in the world. Thousands of years ago, the Chinese civilization established a system of medicine that used diet, herbs, massage, exercise and a  treatment technique known as acupuncture to maintain or restore a balance between mind, body and spirit. 

Acupuncture involves the use of fine needles to stimulate the body to good health. It is based on the principle that the life energy that flows from the body organs can be disturbed by injury or disease. Known as QI or Chi, this energy stream can be restored by the insertion of thin needles at certain points along the meridian or energy path. Acupuncture helps strengthen the animal's immune system, relieve pain, and improve the function of various organs. It can help such fundamental problems as acute and chronic pain, paresis, arthritis, back pain,respiratory disease, gastrointestinal problems, neurological disease, as well as compliment the treatment of any disease process ailing the body. Treatment stimulates nerves, increases blood circulation, relieves muscle spasms, and causes the release of endorphins. Western medicine has been very slow to embrace acupuncture as a legitimate treatment for disease as well as preventative medicine, but after 30 years of exhaustive studies, it has been proven to have profound healing effects. Insertion of the needles is virtually painless. Most animals relax during treatment and remain calm for a day or two. Some ailments or injuries can be treated once, but more serious or complex problems may take more treatments to resolve. Once inserted in the appropriate points, the needles can be manually stimulated or micro electric currents can be used to provide more lasting effects. An examination is important with each treatment to determine the proper meridian and treatment protocol. For more information about acupuncture, contact Dr. John Rowe.

Surgery

We are a full service surgical facility.  From spay and neuters to intricate cruciate ligament repair, to dental cleanings and extractions, our clinic provides your pet with the best care possible.  “Routine” procedures such as spays and neuters are not treated as routine.  Surgery, regardless of how many times it’s performed, is still surgery.  Anesthesia risks, pain and recovery are not just your concern, it is ours as well. After all, we have pets too. Pain management is high priority with the doctors and staff at Aid Animal Hospital.  Pets heal faster when pain is controlled.  We use many tools to assist in pain relief.  NSAIDS (non steroid anti-inflammatory drugs), acupuncture, laser therapy treatment, prescribed pain patches, local anesthesia, as well as other medications proven to help relieve pain are commonly used. Sometimes a combination of several of these treatments is recommended.  All of our surgical patients receive a pain injection prior to coming out of anesthesia.  We wouldn’t want our own pets to be uncomfortable and we don’t want yours to be either.   Your pet will receive a physical exam prior to anesthesia; will be monitored by our technicians during the procedure and while in recovery.  We strive to make the surgical experience as comfortable as possible for both you and your pet.

Boarding

Our new facility has an extensive boarding area divided into several separate rooms to increase our furry guest's pleasure and reduce any anxiety.  For larger breeds, we have spacious runs to stretch out and lounge comfortably.  Each day our canine guests receive several escorted romps outside. Each of our canine guests will get a relaxing bath in our walk in tub before going home.  Our other patrons get plenty of VIP treatment too.  Call us crazy, but we find our boarders to be quite the intriguing conversationalists.

Laser Therapy

Aid Animal Hospital is proud to announce that we now offer laser therapy to pet owners in the Kansas City metropolitan area. The addition is part of Aid Animal Hospital's continued commitment in advanced technologies and progressive procedures in veterinary medicine.


Lasers have been used in human medicine for over 30 years, but are just beginning to appear in the veterinary field as doctors and animal lovers learn more about the benefits they can provide. Research indicates that the family pet is increasingly treated as a member of the family, and maintaining a quality of life for that pet is very important to their owners. Laser therapy provides us with an opportunity to meet the needs of our patients, and offer the highest level of care possible.


Laser therapy has several benefits over traditional pain and mobility treatments, including very rapid disappearance of pain, even that of neuralgic origin (pain coursing along a nerve). During therapy, the patented delivery system synchronizes superior energy frequencies delivering superior results in less time.


The versatility of the laser allows a doctor to treat sore muscles and joints, degenerative joint conditions, neurological pain, chronic non healing wounds as well as anti-inflammatory conditions.


Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have regarding this or any other service we offer to improve the quality of life for you and your pet. We pride ourselves on staying on the leading edge of technology and medicine, and educating our clients on the various levels of care available. Laser therapy is the future of veterinary medicine and we feel our clients deserve to have that option when choosing the best care for their pet.

Dentals

Our doctors and staff perform dentisry procedures. Dental disease is a common and often overlooked problem in pets. While cavities represent the most common dental disease of humans, dogs and cats are more frequently bothered by tartar buildup on the teeth. Tartar accumulation leads to irritation of the gums around the base of the teeth, ultimately leading to the exposure of the roots. Potential outcomes of this tooth root exposure include gum infections and tooth loss. The bacteria from the tartar can cause other serious health concerns. Bacteria in the blood stream can affect the liver, kidneys and heart as well as other aspects of your pet's health. It's not just about having clean fresh breath; it's a medically necessary procedure to prevent long term health issues. Proper cleaning of the teeth requires complete cooperation of the patient so that plaque and tartar can be removed properly. Anesthesia is required to thoroughly clean the teeth. Many owners have a high degree of anxiety related to general anesthetic, be aware that your pet's general health may ultimately be compromised by delaying proper dental care. To minimize risk, our hospital uses modern anesthetics that are deemed safe even for older pets. Also, depending on your pet's age and general health status, blood may be drawn prior to anesthesia to evaluate blood cell counts and blood chemistry.

Well Visits From Wee Ones Through Our Aging Patients

Regular visits are important and we provide the best in care for your fur babies through every stage of life.  Consistent check-ups are key to maintaining optimal health and wellness, particularly since our patients can't tell us when something doesn't feel quite right.  Healthy pets are happy pets. From screenings, vaccinations, x-rays, to supplements, AAH is committed to contributing to and supporting  the best quality of life for your loved ones.

Products We Love

Happy House Spray

A pet safe blend of essential oils in a 16 ounce spray bottle to freshen pet spaces and rooms.  We use it daily here at Aid Animal Hospital to naturally neutralize odors. $15.00

Derma-Strength Bite Sized Chews

Provides key ingredients to support skin health and post surgical recovery in dogs.

Perio Support

A dental supplement that supports your pet's periodontal health.

Vetri Liver Canine Bite-Sized Chews

A chew designed to support liver health and normal detoxification function.

Vetri Repel Wipes

A natural repellent to protect your pets from fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and flies.

Vetri Mega Probiotic Capsules

A non-dairy probiotic formulation to support digestive tract health.

More Products We Love

Vetri Lysine Plus Bite-Sized Chews

A tasty chicken liver flavored soft chew formula that supports immune system function.

Composure™ Bite-Sized Chews

Chews that provide calming support and alleviate stress-related behavioral issues.

Canine Plus Bite-Sized Chews

Chews that incorporate more than 55 synergistic factors not always found in dog food or ordinary supplements.

UT Strength Canine Bite-Sized Chews

A chew formula to support urinary tract health.

Renal Essentials Feline Bite-Sized Chews

A superior kidney support formula for optimal kidney function during times of stress.

Glyco Flex® 3 Bite-Sized Chews

Chews that provide extra strength joint support.

Helpful Links

Petfinder

Animal shelter and rescues for pet adoption.  

Click the red text to go to their page!

Bark Busters

Part of the international dog training company founded over 25 years ago and whose techniques have successfully been used to train the owners of over 1 million dogs. Click the red text to visit their site.

Sit Means Sit

Dog training tips and advice from 

Sit Means Sit.

Click the red text to go to their webpage.

K.I.S.S Dog Training

Where their motto is, "I train owners not dogs!"

Click the red text to go to their page.

The American Heartworm Society

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