Atchison Animal Clinic

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908 Commercial St
Atchison, KS 66002

Driving Directions

(913) 367-0427


  • Hours:
  • Mon-Fri: 8:00am - 5:30pm
  • Sat: 8:00am - 12:00pm
  • Sun: Closed
  • After Hours Emergencies Call: (913) 426-6067

Where service, satisfaction and animal health meet!

Located in Atchison, KS, the veterinarians at Atchison Animal Clinic are committed to your animals health. Atchison based Atchison Animal Clinic excels in the science of Veterinary medicine and was founded in 1984. Since then Dr. Chuck Van Petten, Dr. Peggy Kistler, our associates and our staff have excelled in compassionate veterinary care in Atchison, and the surrounding areas.

Atchison Animal Clinic offers the Atchison area animal community emergency veterinary services as well as medical, surgical, and dental veterinary care for your pets, as well as medical and surgical services for your large animals. With an in-house pharmacy and access to specialists, our facility offers a one stop for your animal's health and medical care.

Atchison Animal Clinic Services

  • Anesthesia
  • Bathing
  • Birds (Avian Medicine)
  • Boarding
  • Dental Care
  • Emergency and Critical Care
  • Fully Stocked Pharmacy
  • Grooming
  • Hospice and Euthanasia Services
  • House Calls
  • Laboratory
  • Laser Therapy
  • Microchipping
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pain Management
  • Parasite Prevention and Control
  • Puppy and Kitten Care
  • Rabbits and Small Mammals
  • Radiology (X-Rays)
  • Senior Care
  • Surgery
  • Ultrasound
  • Vaccinations
  • Wellness Exams

Atchison Animal Clinic Staff Profiles

Dr. Peggy Kistler

Dr. Peggy Kistler has been practicing at Atchison Animal Clinic since 1987.  She and her husband, Mark, live on a farm West of Atchison.  They have two daughters: Katie, 18 and Carrie 16.  The girls are active in 4-H, sports, and school.  Katie is a freshman at K-State this year getting a degree in clothing and textiles.  Their lives at home are surrounded with animals, two dogs, two horses, lots of cats, chickens and around 200 head of cattle and two guard donkeys.  Peggy helps Mark with the cattle and row crop operation.  In the little spare time they have, the family loves to spend time on Tablerock lake with friends.

She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Kansas Veterinary Medical Association. 
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Kansas State University 1987-Doctorate of Veterinary Medince

Reading and enjoying the outdoors

Christy Erpelding

Christy Erpelding has been with Atchison Animal Clinic since August 2008. She likes to help Pete, her husband, and his son work calves on their farm, where they background calves.  Weekends are mostly spent hiking or camping out closer to home.  She also likes riding her horse, enjoying time with her two border collies, taking care of her chickens, and working in the yard. 
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Kristy Burg

Kristy Burg has been with Atchison Animal Clinic since September 1997.  She and her husband Joe, live in rural Lancaster.  She enjoys time with her family and her pets, a Jack Russel, Daisy Mae and a cat, Tinkerbell. In her free time she likes baking and anything that is outdoors including fishing and gardening.
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Baking, gardening, and fishing