Tomahawk Animal Hospital

Excellence in Small Animal Care
Serving Neighborhoods in Johnson and Jackson County

Tomahawk Animal Hospital is a full service Veterinary Hospital located in Prairie Village, Kansas and serving the Greater Kansas City area.

We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. Tomahawk Animal Hospital strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Prairie Village and surrounding areas.

Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find out more information about how Tomahawk Animal Hospital can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.
The outside of our hospital in Prairie Village, KS
  • Mon-Fri: 7:30am - 5:30pm
  • Sat: 7:30am - 12:00pm
  • Sun: Closed
  • After Hours Emergencies:
  • VCA Mission (913) 722-5566 or
  • Blue Pearl (913) 642-9563
  • Dr. Kraus and a dog

    Dr. Kent Kraus, DVM

    Dr. Kent Kraus is a first generation American and a native Kansan. Among his numerous achievements, Kent graduated sigma cum laude from a private college preparatory school, was initiated into Phi Eta Sigma Freshman Honor Society of Kansas State University, became a lifetime member of the Golden Key National Honor Society, had his first publication in Prairie Naturalist in 1988, graduated from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1991, served eight years as a board member on the Kansas City Veterinary Medical Association and is a current board member for Pets for Life.

    But as Kent himself is fond of saying, “WHO CARES!? That and 52 cents might buy you a cup of coffee…somewhere.” And the reason Kent would say this about his many accomplishments? As he puts it, “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”

    And care he does. Since 1991, Dr. Kraus has had a successful career working at veterinary hospitals and clinics in the Kansas City area. In February 1997 he began working at Tomahawk Animal Hospital. In 2001 he had the opportunity to purchase the practice and became the owner of Tomahawk Animal Hospital. As owner he has continually made improvements to the hospital which have helped him continue to practice veterinary medicine the way he always has, by focusing on the well-being of the animals and doing what is right for his clients, animal and human alike.
  • Dr. Boyett on the phone

    Dr. Catherine Boyett, DVM

    Dr. Catherine Boyett graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1990. She practiced in Florida until 2011 when she moved with her family to Kansas City. While in Florida, she spent 12 years as owner and veterinarian at an exclusive feline practice. Dr. Boyett has additional training in veterinary acupuncture and herbal medicine. She is enjoying living in the Midwest and is especially enjoying getting to work with dogs again. Dr. Boyett owns 2 beagles, Beezus and Ramona, and 3 cats, Shorty, Abigail and Annie Oakley.
  • Melissa and a cat


    Office Manager / Technician
  • Danielle and a dog


  • Tyler Murphy

    Veterinary Technician

  • Chelle and a dog


  • Rosie and a dog


    Animal Care Staff 
  • Cats Polly and Hazel on the desk


    Customer Relations Specialists