PHONE:  913-381-3131  |  9232 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS

  • We Offer a Wide Variety of Services

    Preventative healthcare and wellness visits for your pet, vaccinations, dentistry, radiology, surgery, boarding ,day care, and grooming services...all provided in-house at our conveniently located hospital in Overland Park, KS!

  • Welcome to Petworks!

    We are a full service veterinary hospital in Overland Park, KS conveniently located off of 92nd & Metcalf. Our mission is to provide our pet patients and their loving families with the most comprehensive care available, emphasizing every pets quality of life.

Meet Dr. Kent Callicott

Dr. Callicott was born and raised in Overland Park. He is one of the sons of Tom and Carolyn Callicott. He went to school in Overland Park graduating from Shawnee Mission West High School in 1985.

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Featured Services

Spaying and Neutering

General Information About Spaying & Neutering

To spay or neuter your pet means to surgically prevent them from reproducing. Spaying is the removal of a female dog or cats ovaries, fallopian tubes and uterus. A neuter is the removal of the male cat or dogs' testicles. While these are surgical procedures, they are the most common surgeries performed by veterinarians. The surgery carries risk with it, as does any surgery. The incidence of complications from these procedures is, however, very low. Dr. Callicott performs all procedures with a surgical laser. Laser surgery with spaying and neutering decreases your pet’s pain, swelling and recovery time.

There are many reasons that pet owners decide to have their pets spayed or neutered. One of those many reasons is to help control pet overpopulation. Millions of unwanted dogs and cats, including kittens and puppies have no homes and many are even euthanized each year. But, there is good news. As a pet owner you are making an informed decision. Choosing this path is choosing to prevent the births of so many unwanted kittens and puppies.

Another reason for early spaying or neutering pets is that it can protect them from health problems later in life. Some of the serious health conditions that can occur if a pet is not spayed may include uterine infections and breast cancer. Possible health issues that may occur if a cat or dog is not neutered include an enlarged prostate gland or testicular cancer.

A pet’s behavior is also something that may be affected after a spay or neuter. The tendency for a pet to “roam” is decreased. Male cats or dogs will go to great lengths and travel considerable distances to get to a female in heat. This strong need to find a female in heat may make it difficult for their owners to contain your male pet.

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These types of surgery to prevent reproduction are generally performed at or before 6 months of age. Also, the weight of a younger pet is taken in to account to assist in a successful surgery outcome with the least risk of complications.

The surgeries are common and do not take long to perform. Here at Petworks Veterinary Hospital every consideration for a successful surgery is taken. Our goal is to perform every surgery with zero complications. However, as with human surgeries some complications do occur. Some of these complications may be possible infection or a hemorrhage. We offer pre-anesthetic bloodwork to rule out any health concerns as well as constant surgical monitoring, proper sterilization techniques and post-operative pain management..

Here at Petworks Veterinary Hospital a receptionist will call the patient’s owner the night before to inform you with hold food the night before surgery. This prevents vomiting and choking during the surgery.

All patients receive a complete physical exam prior to having an anesthetic protocol work up including pain management. After anesthesia is administered all patients are monitored with the latest machines to assess blood pressure and EKG. The procedure takes place in our sterile surgical suite. After the surgery is completed the patients recover in our ICU where they are constantly monitored until they are fully awake. Dr. Callicott or one of the veterinary technicians will call the patient’s owner after the surgery with an update as to how the patient is doing and how the procedure went. A spay surgery requires the patient to stay the night for continued monitoring post-operatively, administer fluids and pain medication. A post-surgical visit will be schedule following the spay. The patient will be able to be picked up by mid to late afternoon the next day. Neutering a patient does not require an overnight stay. The patient will go home the same day. The patient’s owner will be given detailed discharge instructions and medications to take home for a spay or neuter. We will ask that you monitor your pet for concerning symptoms such as lethargy, vomiting or reduced appetite. We will also advise the patient’s owner to watch for such complications as inflammation, opening of the incision, infection, swelling or bleeding. A post-surgical visit will be scheduled for patients that undergo a spay.

Other Types of Laser Surgery Provided by Petworks:


Please call Petworks if you have questions or would like more information on this state of the art technology.

Address:

9232 Metcalf Avenue
Overland Park
KS 66212
 

Phone & FAX:

Overland Park Clinic: 913-381-3131
Fax: 913-381-3251
 

 

Declawing Your Cat

What You Need to Know About Declawing Your Cat

Declawing your cat is an elective surgery but is considered a major surgery. Declawing kittens or adult cats requires the removal of the claw. Because the claw is attached to the cat’s knuckle, the third bone from a cat’s paw is also removed. Dr. Callicott will talk with you about what declawing is and how he performs it with our surgical laser. Dr. Callicott wants you to be able to make an informed decision on behalf of your furry feline friend.

Dr. Callicott only does declaw procedure as well as all other surgeries with the surgical laser. The surgical laser results in less bleeding as well as less pain and a shorter recovery time.

What Should Be Expected in Preparation for Surgery

The night before the surgery we ask that you pick up your kitty’s food bowl at midnight. We have you withhold food because your kitty will be under anesthesia and we do not want them to vomit. A water bowl is still fine. We will call you the night before to remind you of the scheduled surgery, to with-hold food and to arrive at 7:30am.

When you arrive at Petworks you will be greeted by the receptionist and veterinary technician. The technician will answer any questions or concerns that you might have. You will then fill out some consent forms. The technician will take your kitty and begin to prep your kitty for the surgery. We offer a blood screen prior to the surgery to check for infections, organ function, clotting ability and other blood profile information. This is not mandatory but is good to help detect any problems prior to surgery. It also gives a baseline blood profile for your cat.

As with all surgeries, a declaw has its own risks and complications. These may include, but are not limited to- anesthetic complication, infection, bleeding and post operative pain.

Prior to the surgery your kitty will receive an injection to relax them. An IV is placed in their arm to administer anesthesia, and other medications along with fluids during the surgery. A breathing tube is placed to provide oxygen and anesthetic gas during the procedure. A blood pressure cuff is put on among other devices to monitor your cat’s vital signs. Your cat will be monitored by a technician throughout the entire surgery.

Petworks has a state-of-the-art sterile surgery suite for all procedures. It is equipped with monitors, anesthesia machines and the surgical laser. We also follow a pain management protocol to control your cat’s specific needs.

The surgery takes approximately 30 minutes. The incisions are closed with surgical glue. We calculate your cat’s pain management medication for post-operative comfort. Your kitty will then be moved to the post-operative ICU area. Your kitty will be closely monitored by a technician until they recover from the anesthesia. We wrap your furry friend with a warming blanket during their stay in recovery. The technician will call you after the surgery to let you know your cat is in recovery and let you know how the surgery went.

Your cat will stay overnight for observation, pain management and to make sure they are eating and drinking. You will be able to pick up your furry feline friend the next afternoon. The technician will go over discharge instructions with you. This includes using a special litter which is provided to you. You will also take home medication to manage any pain and swelling. An antibiotic injection was already given prior to the procedure. Your kitty will most likely not have any bandages on. The incisions should heal well with minimal discomfort. Of course please feel free to call us with any questions or concerns.

Other Types of Laser Surgery Provided by Petworks:


Please call Petworks if you have questions or would like more information on this state of the art technology.

Address:

9232 Metcalf Avenue
Overland Park
KS 66212
 

Phone & FAX:

Overland Park Clinic: 913-381-3131
Fax: 913-381-3251
 

 

The Petworks Team

Caring Hearts & Caring Hands... patients are part of our family!

Petworks is a full service pet care facility. Dr Kent Callicott is the owner and veterinarian for Petworks.  Dr. Callicott graduated from Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, he takes great pride in his work and the hospital. The staff is highly trained to provide your pet with the best care. Kent’s wife Angie Callicott manages front office administration and patient relations.

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