Mission Road Animal Clinic

We are seeing an increase in Upper Respiratory Diseases in this area during the busy boarding season. To decrease risk to your pet or others in our hospital, please inform the staff if your pet has exhibited any symptoms such as sneezing, coughing, or discharge from the eyes and/or nose. Thank you!

When you are looking for a veterinary clinic you should be able to count on superior care and excellent service.  At Mission Road Animal Clinic, we have assembled an expert team of veterinary professionals to bring you the best possible healthcare for your pet.  We have a state of the art veterinary facility which is clean, comfortable, and efficient.  Call (913)649-0552 to schedule an appointment and we will find a time that is convenient for you. We are a full service veterinary hospital offering wellness and preventative care, surgery, dental, radiology, cold laser therapy, boarding, and grooming. Some cases are better suited for a veterinary specialist, and in those situations, our doctors will refer you to someone with advanced expertise in a variety of areas such as internal medicine or surgery.

New to us? Please bring any medical history you have of your pet when you come for your first visit.  It's best to keep a record of your pet's health throughout his or her life, including behavioral shifts, diet changes, vaccinations and illnesses.  If you have something like this, please share it with our team.  If not, let us know everything that you think will be important, and we will be happy to start pet records for you.

Cat and Dog Planters
  • 9420 Mission Rd.
  • Prairie Village,KS 66206
  • Phone: (913) 649-0552
  • Fax: (913) 649-0553
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  • Mon-Fri: 7:30am - 5:30pm
  • Sat: 8:00am - 12:00pm
  • Sun: Closed
  • Gib Benschoter, DVM

    Gib Benschoter, DVM

    Veterinarian/Owner
    Dr. Gib Benschoter heads our medical team. He attended Shawnee Mission East and is a 1990 graduate of Kansas State University. After obtaining his degree, he practiced in Southern California. During that time, he served as Chief of Staff of a large 24 hour emergency hospital. When he returned home, he brought a special interest in dermatology, internal medicine, and surgery to Mission Road Animal Clinic. In addition, he feels client education is the foundation to providing quality health care for your pet. Dr Benschoter and his wife have 4 boys which keep them busy, but when he has free time, he enjoys golfing, tennis, and travel.
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    Jaimie Levin, DVM

    Veterinarian
    Dr. Levin is originally from St. Louis. She had dreamt of becoming a veterinarian from the age of four and graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2010. She spent two years in Jefferson City, Missouri before moving to Kansas City in 2012. Dr. Levin comes to us with a special interest in ophthalmology. She and her husband David have 2 active boys, Jacob and Joshua, and in her free time, Dr. Levin loves cooking, baking, and sewing.
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  • Jenny Tate, DVM

    Jenny Tate, DVM

    Veterinarian
    Dr. Jenny Tate grew up in western Kansas. She graduated from the University of Notre Dame with degrees in English and French. Deciding to finally pursue her true passion, working with animals and the people who love them, Dr. Tate graduated from Colorado State University in 2000, and has been practicing in the KC area ever since. She and her husband have two kids and two dogs, Boda and Delilah. In her free time, Dr. Tate enjoys reading and is an avid runner.
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  • Melissa

    Melissa

    Office Manager
    Melissa is the Officer Manager at Mission Road. She joined us in February 2005 with 10 years of experience in the veterinary field and a special interest in dentistry. She grew up in Prairie Village, and graduated from the UMKC conservatory of Music in 2002. With two daughters, there's not a lot of free time, but when there is, Melissa loves to cook and bake! She and her family share their home with Walter, the Miniature Australian Shepherd.
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    Carey

    Technician
    Carey came to Mission Road with over 20 years of experience as a technician and a receptionist. She graduated from Maple Woods in 1996 with an LVT degree, and brings with her a special interest of fear free animal care and ophthalmology. Carey has a husband and two kids, and they share their home with 2 dogs and 2 cats. In her free time, Carey continues her lifelong love of raising and showing miniature donkeys.
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  • Danielle

    Danielle

    Groomer
    Danielle joined our team in June of 2009, and has changed roles from technician to groomer. She shares her house with her mixed breed dog Bernadette, and cats Franklin, Tuna, and Mamacita. When not grooming or walking her own dog, she enjoys gardening.
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    Jess

    Receptionist
    Jess was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV where she found her love for the Veterinary industry. She moved to the midwest in 2010, and she and her husband share their home with their 5 kids, 2 ferrets, and a dog. Jess loves to travel, and in her down time she stays busy with the kids extra-curricular activites.
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    Jessica

    Technician
    Jessica comes to Mission Road with experience from the emergency and referral hospital. Mother to one little girl, Jessica enjoys gardening and spending extra time with her 3 dogs and 2 cats!
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    Kelly

    Groomer
    Kelly joined the Mission Road team as an associate groomer in 2009, but has been grooming all around the Johnson County area for 8 years since training at Land of Paws. When not making pets look their best (sometimes her dedication leads her to groom at home!!) Kelly enjoys spending time riding her bike and walking her dogs; a Standard Poodle named Queenie, and a Westie named Fletch. An avid Royals fan, Kelly makes her home in Leawood with husband Jeff and daughter Brittany.
  • Andrea

    Andrea

    Groomer
    Andrea has been grooming at Mission Road since fall of 2005. Recently, Andrea and her husband welcomed their first child, and boy does that keep her busy! Aside from the humans, Andrea's home is filled with 3 small dogs.
  • Amy

    Amy

    Technician
    Amy came to  Mission Road after managing a large-volume boarding facility North of the river. She decided to turn to the medical side of animal care, and couldn’t be happier to be here! Not only does she head up our kennel, but Amy has learned all her technician skills from on-the-job training. From Poplar Bluff, MO, Amy loves to practice yoga, and goes home every night to her pom mix, Buckley.
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    Darci

    Veterinary Assistant 
    Darci grew up on a farm in Kansas surrounded by all kinds of animals. Realizing she wanted to make animal health her career, she joined our team in the fall of 2015. Darci graduated from UNKC with a degree in Environmental Science. She and her husband, Nick share their home with 2 dogs- Lu, a blue heeler mix, and Vande- a rescue German Shepherd. In her free time, Darci enjoys being outside and taking the girls on long walks!
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    Gaby

    Kennel Staff
    As a high school student, Gaby is the youngest member of our team. Coming to us with a love of animals and experience in a cat rescue, we are happy to have Gaby on board as our weekend and holiday kennel staff! You can trust Gaby with your pets while you're on vacation, and know she treats every one like her own.
  • Tori

    Technician/Receptionist

    Tori joins Mission Road after graduating with her technician's license. We are pleased to have Tori on board both in back and up front. When not at Mission Road, Tori assists a veterinary chiropractor and spends time with her rescue dogs Jazzy, Luna, and Nala the cat.
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