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Welcome to Northrock Hospital for Animals

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Located in Wichita, the veterinarians at Northrock Hospital for Animals are committed to your pet's health. Northrock Hospital for Animals excels in the science of veterinary medicine and was founded in 1982. Since then Dr. Bryan Weidler, Dr. Michelle Rypma,  Dr. Libby Stricker, Dr. Amanda Sherck, Dr. Johna Unruh and Dr. Rebecca Linot and our staff have excelled in compassionate veterinary care with over 80 years of combined experience.

Northrock Hospital for Animals is a full-service animal hospital whose mission is to provide the highest standard of veterinary care for pets. We provide friendly, informative, and supportive services for you and your pet, while maintaining a superior working environment for our employees. Your Pets . . . Our Family!


We are open for appointments and emergencies Monday through Friday and Saturday.


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Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Bryan Weidler
    DVM

    Dr. Weidler graduated from Kansas State University in 1990 with a doctorate in veterinary medicine.  He has been practicing in Wichita for 20 years.  Dr. Weidler and his wife Kathy have two children named Jackson and Savannah. They also have two Beagles named Prince and Howie.  He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Wichita Veterinary  Medical Association.  Dr. Weidler's areas of interest outside of the practice include many outdoor activities with his family.

  • Michelle Rypma
    DVM

    Dr. Rypma graduated from Kansas State University in 1996 with a doctorate in veterinary medicine. She has been practicing  in the Wichita area ever since. In her free time, Dr. Rypma is active in church and enjoys reading. She also enjoys hiking, fishing, camping and scuba diving.  Dr. Rypma is also an avid fan of K-State football and basketball. She has four adorable cats of her own.

  • Libby Stricker
    DVM

    Dr. Libby Stricker is originally from Wichita, Kansas. She graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in Saint Kitts. After graduation, she completed her clinical year of veterinary school at the University of Missouri in 2019. Dr. Stricker has a Chihuahua mix named Cooper that she rescued in St. Kitts and a cat named Kira. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, soccer, basketball, drawing and painting.

  • Johna Unruh
    DVM

    Dr. Unruh graduated from Kansas State University in 2012 with adoctorate in veterinary medicine. She is a Wichita native and recentlyreturned to the area and Northrock. In her free time, she enjoysexercise and spending time at the pool. Dr. Unruh and her husbandMitchell have a 2 year old daughter, Gia and a Boston Terrier, Violet.

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Testimonials

Great care at Northrock! I feel they really love their jobs and provide wonderful care for animals

    Have gone to Northrock for years. We feel comfortable and confident with any of the vets there. They are very accommodating to one of our dogs who is terrified of the vet. Just love everyone there

    Mandi Mitchell / Facebook Reviews

    The staff at north rock hospital for animals is always super friendly. The dogs actually enjoy going to the vet. Makes the trip across town worth it.

    Clayton Unruh / Facebook Reviews

    First visit today and we will Definitely be going back. They were great with my dogs, personable, and pricing was reasonable.

    Megan Gould / Facebook Reviews

    Very caring and professional environment! I would definitely recommend Northrock!

    Anonymous

    Fantastic vet. One of the best vets I've ever had. My shy cats even love her!

    Catherine Martinson

    The staff at Northrock is amazing! I know that my pet is getting the best love, care, and support there whether it be a routine exam or surgical procedure. I am always greeted with a smile and leave appointments with a peace of mind.

    Eliana Martinez

    Everyone at NRHA is very friendly and helpful. When I arrived there as another family there to put their dog down. To see the staff take care of that family made my heart swell. That is the hardest part of being a pet owner and they get it. My service is always timely and I feel they all love my dog as much as I do....

    Anonymous

    Wonderful place! Wouldn't go anywhere else!

    Nick Nelson

    They were awesome and excited to see my dog, which is nice. Iv'e never been anything but happy with this vet clinic!

    Pamela Wahlmeier

    My dogs love going to the vet. They are always treated kindly be everyone they meet there, so they have decided it's a great place and are so excited when we pull into the parking lot.

    Anonymous

    Quality service!

    Martin Russell

    They are always so kind whenever we go for an appointment! I know that my pup is well taken care of and treated like he is at home, with love.

    Jordan Cisneros

    Always receive a warm welcome and wonderful care for our dogs. They clearly care about animals and it shows.

    Xan Tolbert

    I give Northrock an A+ in everything! EVERYONE is so nice, caring and genuinely care about your pet! I would recommend them to anyone!

    Jay Sproul

    Anytime I board my cat, the staff always makes sure she is comfortable and allows her to roam their larger cat room with cat trees whenever she is being boarded by herself with a low census. The staff also keeps records of her habits so I know how she did while I was away. My cat even received a complimentary laser treatment on her dry, cracked paw this last time she was boarded, which has helped tremendously! I wouldn't take my fur baby anywhere else for boarding!

    Joel LaMadline

    They are the best veterinarian office in town, the docs and the staff both! They love my dogs as much as I do!

    Mike Casamento

    Everyone at Northrock is great, always kind and gentle with Lucy, and Lucy is not easy. Appreciate that they always take time with my questions, give advice, and guidance freely.

    Ann Capps

    They got us into a room right away and the staff were very prompt and friendly. They seemed to genuinely care about my cat and they took great care of him.

    Anonymous

    Always a five star experience!

    Sharon Reusser

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Northrock Hospital

Monday:

8:00am

5:00pm

Tuesday:

8:00am

5:00pm

Wednesday:

8:00am

5:00pm

Thursday:

8:00am

5:00pm

Friday:

8:00am

5:00pm

Saturday:

8:00am

11:30 am

Sunday:

Closed