Meet the Team

Meet the Team


Kristen Westhoff, DVM Associate Veterinarian photo

Kristen Westhoff, DVM Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Westhoff is a 2000 graduate of the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. She recently moved to Joplin from northwest Arkansas, where she practiced small animal medicine for 12 years. Dr. Westhoff has an interest in canine and feline medicine and surgery. She is married to Andy Ward, a blacksmith specializing in medieval armor. They have 3 cats, 2 dogs, 2 sheep, 1 goat, and a tank full of guppies. In her spare time, Dr. Westhoff enjoys reading, gardening, and medieval reenactment in the Society for Creative Anachronism.

Hospital Staff

Michelle P. photo

Michelle P.

Louise B. photo

Louise B.

Hannah N. photo

Hannah N.

Paws Veterinary Clinic
& Grooming Spa

3102 E 7th St. Suite 300
Joplin, MO 64801

For general information, questions, appointment requests, call us at:
(417) 626-2828

For after-hour emergencies:
Emergency Veterinary Clinic of SW Missouri at
(417) 890-1600
Animal Emergency and Specialty Center of Northwest Arkansas
(479) 927-0007


Monday 8:00am - 6:00pm

Tuesday 8:00am - 6:00pm

Wednesday 8:00am - 6:00pm

Thursday 8:00am - 6:00pm

Friday 8:00am - 6:00pm

Saturday 9:00am - 4:00pm

Sunday Closed