Our History: Over 60 Years of Unparalleled Pet Service
Eagle Animal Hospital & Pet Resort, originating from the old James Farm dairy barn (circa 1889), is the oldest business and one of the first animal hospitals north of the Missouri River. Dr. Tom Eagle first opened the hospital’s doors in 1946, making Eagle Animal Hospital a landmark in Riverside, Parkville, Platte County and throughout the Greater Kansas City area. Our veterinary facility has advanced and expanded greatly during the past six-plus decades, but we’ve always maintained that small-town veterinary practice feeling.
Ownership of Eagle Animal Hospital was transferred to Dr. Tom Noyes in 1968 and underwent its first expansion to meet the needs of Northland’s ever-increasing population in 1992. Dr. Jim Sparks, who joined the Eagle Animal Hospital staff as a kennel attendant at the young age of 15 in 1979, became a business partner and subsequent owner in 1996. Dr. Matt Silvius, also a former kennel attendant, worked his way to becoming a veterinarian in 2007 and a business partner by 2013.
Eagle Animal Hospital and Pet Resort now staffs five highly skilled veterinarians who, along with their compassionate support staff, are dedicated to staying actively educated. By doing this, our animal care staff is continuously expanding its knowledge and keeping Eagle Animal Hospital at the forefront of veterinary medicine and technology.
Our Northland Animal Hospital
We recently added 10,000 square-feet to our Northland veterinary facility—doubling our former size—to house luxury and studio pet boarding suites, expanded exercise areas, and a separate quiet cat room. We’ve also renovated our treatment and exam rooms, our surgery suite, and our lobby. We’ve added a cat waiting area, coffee and water bar, and new surgery, radiology, ICU, and recovery suites, as well as a dental nook, six exam rooms, and a fully updated in-house laboratory and pet pharmacy. Our continued growth to meet the needs of our clients and their cherished companions demonstrates our commitment to being a partner in your pet’s healthcare in the best ways possible.
As a landmark of Riverside, we have been providing pet care for surrounding areas in the Northland to include nearby North Kansas City, Parkville, Platte City, and Tiffany Springs and throughout Platte County and the Greater Kansas City area. We’ve made it our fundamental philosophy to develop individualized pet health care for our clients’ pets and provide that care in a courteous and compassionate manner. There are valuable health benefits to be gained from the human-animal bond, so we strive to treat each pet and pet owner as a member of our own family. We are committed to providing personal attention to the unique concerns of each of our patients and providing valuable pet education to their caretakers.
Eagle Animal Hospital and Pet Resort is a proud member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Kansas City Veterinary Medical Association, and the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association, as well as the chambers of commerce in both Riverside and Northland. We sponsor Paws in the Park, the St. Therese School District and the Park Hill School District. We also routinely partner with local animal rescues and shelters, including Friends of Parkville Animal Shelter, Wayside Waifs, and the Kansas City Pet Project (KCPP).
Your Choice for Kansas City Veterinary Care
We invite you to browse our website and discover the many diverse veterinary services we offer and why you should trust us with your pet’s health. If you have any further questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please don’t hesitate to call us at (816) 741–2345. You may also fill out our convenient online contact form to get in touch with our team.
Appointment & Payment Policy
We do our best to accommodate same-day appointments, walk-ins, and drop-offs for your convenience. We require 48-hour notification if you need to cancel or reschedule a luxury pet boarding reservation. A deposit is required for this boarding service, which will be returned in full upon advanced cancellation.
Eagle Animal Hospital and Pet Resort accepts payment in the form of cash, check, American Express, MasterCard, Visa, and Care Credit. Payment is due at the time services are rendered.