Meet Our Team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Paws Veterinary Clinic and Grooming Spa! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!



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

Dani Jo