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. Charles Van Petten

Dr. Charles Van Petten graduated from KSU in 1978.  Dr. Van Petten purchased Atchison Animal Clinic from Dr. James Watson in 1984.  He lives on the west side of Atchison with his wife Mary, and has three children: Cody 36, Molly 32, and Anna 28.  He has four dogs, and in his spare time likes golfing, fishing, hunting, community activities and Kansas State Athletics.

He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Kansas Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Bovine Practitioners, and the American College of Theriogenologists.
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Years in Practice: 38

Kansas State University 1978-Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine

Golfing, fishing, hunting, community activities, and Kansas State University Athletics

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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Years in Practice: 29

Kansas State University 1987-Doctorate of Veterinary Medince

Reading and enjoying the outdoors

Dr. Chris Hansen

Dr. Chris Hansen has been an associate veterinarian at the Atchison Animal Clinic since June 2011. He grew up the youngest of three boys on his family's farm in Belleville, KS.  He completed his primary and secondary education in Belleville, and was active in 4-H, FFA, and school sports.  After graduating from Belleville High School in 2002, Dr. Hansen attended Kansas State University and graduated with a B.S. in Animal Science and Industry in 2006 and his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2011.  Dr. Hansen enjoys camping, hunting, golfing, and spending time with his wife Dr. Emily Hansen and their daughters Olivia and Leah.  His professional interests are food animal production medicine and small animal surgery.
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Years in Practice: 5

Kansas State University-Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine

Camping, Hunting, Golfing, and spending time with his wife and two daughters, Olivia and Leah