Cedar Ridge Animal Hospital

Where We Treat Your Pets Like Our Own

Your Independence, MO Veterinary Care

At Cedar Ridge Animal Hospital, our veterinarians and staff create a caring environment where your pets are treated as members of our family.

We know how important your pets are to you, so we believe in offering the most comprehensive veterinary services to diagnose and treat your pet. Our veterinarians do not adhere to the old school philosophy of “a shot and a pill” serving either the patient or the owner well.

We are here to service the cities of Independence, MO, Kansas City, MO, Blue Springs, MO, Lees Summit, MO, Sugar Creek, MO, Grain Valley, MO, Grandview, MO, Raytown, MO, Buckner, MO, Holt, MO and more!

Hear what our clients are saying about us

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★★★★★ Such loving and caring people. I'm so glad I found themDave E.Dave E. ★★★★★ Very helpful and friendlyAaron C.Aaron C. ★★★★★ We love Dr. Cure and all the staff. We feel like family when we visit. We feel like they have always gone over and above for us and we would never go anywhere else.M.C. H.M.C. H. ★★★★★ Staff is absolutely loving and caring for all animals.SamuraiNola2021SamuraiNola2021 ★★★★★ Fantastic caring and friendly staff. Very knowledgeable and professional on every level and will definitely help you with your pets veterinary needs.Joe S.Joe S. ★★★★★ The doctor and her staff are exceptional. Thank you for taking such good care of Jax and Cheech!Kim I.Kim I. ★★★★★ This is the BEST veterinarian clinic in 100 mile radius; hands down!!!!Matthew T.Matthew T. ★★★★★ My rabbit jumped off his hutch and broke his back. I was bringing him in to be euthanized but he passed on the way here. The two wonderful people at the desk were so kind. Thank you.Kenzie M.Kenzie M. ★★★★★ Caring and friendly staff.Sandy S.Sandy S. ★★★★★ Very caring staffLiz C.Liz C. ★★★★★ They love my baby girl so much. They know her when she walks in, even if we don't have an appointment. They have switched appointment dates and times for us when things came up. I love this place!!!Colleen S.Colleen S. ★★★★★ Dr Cure and staff are excellent, period. Best vet I've had and I've had dogs for over 40 years.Todd G.Todd G. ★★★★★ Very kind and sympathetic when my dog had to put to sleep.Amanda B.Amanda B. ★★★★★ These people truly care about animals and their people. I saw them with the animals and heard them talking with the people, so I have direct evidence about how much they care.Kevin C.Kevin C. ★★★★★ They are very kind and helpful.Reality H.Reality H. ★★★★★ Absolutely best and kind service I definitely recommend this place 🤩Vanessa T.Vanessa T. ★★★★★ Absolutely wonderful!!!!They truly have a love for the animals they care for.They are knowledgable and professional and I trust them implicitly.Ann S.Ann S. ★★★★★ Cheapest in townRachel L.Rachel L. ★★★★★ They are the best I would definitely tell anyone that needed a great place to take there pet this is it.Denise S.Denise S. ★★★★★ We've been taking our cats here for years and recently moved from Independence to NKC, so we decided to try a new vet. We were back at Cedar Ridge a week later because the NKC vet misdiagnosed our cat's issue and the amazing people at Cedar Ridge got her taken care of right away (even though they had a VERY busy day full of surgeries and emergencies). They took the time to listen to us and thoroughly check out our cat, and they always treat our cats like they would their own pets. I don't know how far away we would need to move to change vets, but it would be FAR. Thank you, Cedar Ridge Staff, you guys are the best.Jessica H.Jessica H. ★★★★★ They handle our cats. Very humane and compassionate.Philip K.Philip K. ★★★★★ Good folks, took very good care of my pup,David B.David B. ★★★★★ Take all my pets here.William RWilliam R ★★★★★ Quick, friendly service.Heather D.Heather D. ★★★★★ Absolutely the best!!!!!! Dr. Cure and the entire team are extremely knowledgeable and helpful a++++++Jeff N.Jeff N. ★★★★★ Just recently started taking my cat here and we love it. Very professional and always find a way to squeeze me in with emergencies. Everyone is so friendly and so so helpful with my cats health. They show him just as much love and attention that I would give him. Will never go anywhere else!Amanda N.Amanda N. ★★★★★ I've been a client for years.They are lovely and very, very kind. I trust my animals recieve excellent care. Clinic is clean. Staff is great, from receptionists to the techs to the vet. I absolutely recommend them.Julie R.Julie R. ★★★★★ Fit me in with an emergency.Larry Z.Larry Z. ★★★★★ Friendly staff my dog loves going there. Never had to wait when appointment is scheduled.Starleen K.Starleen K. ★★★★★ I’ve gone here for over 15 years. Best place to take my animals.Jasmine G.Jasmine G. ★★★★★ They took amazing care of my elderly lab, the people are very kind and knowledgeable.Payge S.Payge S. ★★★★★ Wonderful staff ..great vets.. just too pricy for me.Mark L.Mark L. ★★★★★ Nice staff and great service.Stephen M.Stephen M. ★★★★★ They are so nice and they take really good care of your pet.Cathy D.Cathy D. ★★★★★ So far I am liking them. Will be going back for 5 more lazer treatments.....Dennis B.Dennis B. ★★★★★ Caring staff, reliable animal health care.NIck E.NIck E. ★★★★★ Love cedar ridge they take great care of my Dawg !Jared L.Jared L. ★★★★★ Best vet EVER! I got my dogs nail trim here today and the workers where so nice and friendly. I will for sure be back. Glad to have found this place! Thank you so much!Kristy V.Kristy V. ★★★★★ Absolutely amazing staff! Went above and beyond for my rescue cat.Harley Rae W.Harley Rae W. ★★★★★ They are very nice and will work with youLeah H.Leah H. ★★★★★ Great vet, quality care!Jennifer C.Jennifer C. ★★★★★ They got me in super quick and was amazingly friendly!! Tori and Monica were awesome!!Misty D.Misty D. ★★★★★ Great vet and staff. They always take good care of my dog. They genuinely care about my animal.Diane W.Diane W. ★★★★☆ We have been taking our dog here for the last few years. We have never really had any issues. They have taken good care of my dog and whenever I need to go out of town I know where to take my dog!Marc Edwards The Kc R.Marc Edwards The Kc R. ★★★★☆ Regular Veterinarian and staff is very goodJ. B.J. B.js_loader


7:30am - 6:00pm


7:30am - 6:00pm


7:30am - 6:00pm


7:30am - 6:00pm


7:30am - 6:00pm





Appointment M-W-F: 9:00am - 4:30pm ​
Surgery: Tuesday - Thursday

Our Services

Cedar Ridge Animal Hospital is pleased to provide veterinary care to the surrounding Independence community. Our goal is to provide your pet with a long, healthy, and happy life. From the day your pet enters our animal hospital it becomes part of our family too. From new puppy and kittens to graying seniors, we are there every step of the way. Our comprehensive suite of veterinary services ensures that every aspect of their well being is given the excellent veterinary care they deserve.

What's Next

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    Call Us or Schedule an Appointment Online!

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    Meet with a Doctor for an Initial Exam

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    Put a Plan Together for Your Pet

They were very thorough, professional and efficient. Dr found a problem that I wasn’t aware of and took care of it right away. I am very satisfied with the level of service, their knowledge and professionalism. Would highly recommend them.


Our first visit was easy and simple. The staff was great and treated me and my dog with respect. I will happily go back to this clinic in the future.


I absolutely love this place, friendly, caring, and extremely considerate to the needs and feelings of the humans as well as the animals..


Everyone friendly—-very little wait time. No pressure to buy extras—-and this hasn’t always been the case. Zoey was greeted warmly and with hugs! Our dog LIKES going to Cedar Ridge and can hardly wait to get in the door, even if she is getting shots!


Every time we go to Cedar Ridge with our pets, everyone always treats us and our pets like they are family. They provide excellent care and service and are always attentive to our needs and concerns.


We are always very happy with our care at Cedar Ridge! The staff consistently treats us familiar and their love of animals is obvious. We recommend Cedar Ridge to every pet owner we know.