about our veterinary practice  Lee’s Summit, MO
If you live in Lee’s Summit or the surrounding area in MO, then you have picked the perfect page to find a veterinarian. Dr. Keith Placke is a licensed veterinarian, treating dogs, cats, pocket pets and exotics. Your pet’s health and well being is very important to us and we will take every step to give your pet the best possible care. Raintree Animal Health Center is a full service animal hospital and will take both emergency cases as well as less urgent medical, surgical, and dental issues. We are always more than happy to answer any questions you may have on how to care for your pet.

Our focus is on quality preventative care, as well as proactive care for pre-existing conditions. Beyond first rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, friendly, and a very calm environment so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting his or her veterinarian. Our primary goal is to cater to the needs of you and your pet and make sure you have a wonderful visit and return to us for all future pet care.

If you have any questions about how we can care for your pet, please don't hesitate to call us at (816) 623-3960. Thank you!

Dr. Keith Placke, DVM

Dr. Placke brings 10 years of experience to Raintree Animal Health Center. A 2004 graduate of Kansas State University and current board member of the ...

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Dr. Keith Placke, DVM

Dr. Placke brings 10 years of experience to Raintree Animal Health Center. A 2004 graduate of Kansas State University and current board member of the Kansas City Veterinary Medical Association, Dr. Placke brings a passion for medicine and surgery to the hospital. He puts a strong emphasis on quality nutrition and preventative care. Dr. Placke enjoys the challenges of medical cases and has a keen interest in soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries. When he isn’t taking care of patients, he enjoys watching Nebraska football, trout fishing, and spending time with his wife, Kim, and their two children Tagen (daughter) and Bennett (son).

Dr. Amy Waltz, DVM

Dr. Waltz joined our team in April of 2016. She was born and raised in Independence, Missouri. Dr. Waltz practiced companion animal medicine for five ...

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Dr. Amy Waltz, DVM

Dr. Waltz joined our team in April of 2016. She was born and raised in Independence, Missouri. Dr. Waltz practiced companion animal medicine for five years before joining our practice. In 2007, she attended Truman State University, where she obtained her Bachelors of Science Degree in Agriculture. Dr. Waltz then completed her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from University of Missouri in 2011. She and her husband, Shelby, welcomed their first child, Cali, in January of 2018. Dr. Waltz loves developing the veterinarian-client-patient relationship, and enjoys treating a variety of species. In her spare time, she enjoys baking, going to the gym, and spending time with her family.

Dr. Mallory Ellis

Kim P. - Practice Manager

Kim and Dr. Placke have been married since October 2008 and they met working at a clinic together in 2004. They opened the practice together soon afte...

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Kim P. - Practice Manager

Kim and Dr. Placke have been married since October 2008 and they met working at a clinic together in 2004. They opened the practice together soon after they got married. Kim has been a veterinary technician since 2001. She has worked at many different hospitals in both Missouri and Kansas. She brings many years of experience and schooling to the hospital. Her favorite thing about managing Raintree is keeping tabs on the interesting cases and watching pets get better. She enjoys her two dogs (Braskie and Husker), Chinchilla (Nemo), Cat (Aspen), Green-Cheeked Conure (Mango), 21 cattle out on her pasture, and spending time with her two children Tagen (daughter) and Bennett (son). She is also a member of the Kansas City Veterinary Managers Network (KCVMN).

Madi R. - Receptionist

Morgan C. - Receptionist

Lori S. - Receptionist

Remmy H. - Receptionist

Remmy joined our team in October of 2015. She started out as a kennel attendant, and then moved to receptionist in November of 2017. She is going to L...

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Remmy H. - Receptionist

Remmy joined our team in October of 2015. She started out as a kennel attendant, and then moved to receptionist in November of 2017. She is going to Longview Community College currently, and transferring to UCM next year to pursue her dreams of working in the Criminal Justice field. She has two dogs (Marco and Henry). Her favorite part of the job is watching sick animals become healthy again.

Katrina M. - Veterinary Technician

Emily S. - Veterinary Technician

Keri L. - Veterinary Technician

Amanda W. - Veterinary Student

Amanda joined our team in May of 2017 as a Veterinary Technician. She graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science in...

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Amanda W. - Veterinary Student

Amanda joined our team in May of 2017 as a Veterinary Technician. She graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences. She is hoping to get into Veterinary School at the University of Missouri in the fall of 2018. Amanda’s favorite thing about veterinary medicine is being able to assist in surgeries. She has a cat (Lilly) and a Pug Mix (Jenny). She loves reading and running in her spare time.

Sarah S. - Veterinary Assistant

Alexis G. - Groomer

Alexis became a part of our team in August of 2016. She started as a kennel attendant, but has now worked her way up to being the kennel manager, as w...

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Alexis G. - Groomer

Alexis became a part of our team in August of 2016. She started as a kennel attendant, but has now worked her way up to being the kennel manager, as well as our groomer. She loves being able to pamper your pet and making them look immaculate! Alexis is engaged and will be getting married in June of 2018. Alexis has two Golden Retrievers (Willow and Milo), a Toy Poodle (Faith Hill), Chihuahua (Boomer), and three cats (Bristol, Daytona, and Binx). She loves bringing new additions to her family home.

Madi C. - Kennel Attendant

Madi joined our team in September of 2017. She is currently a senior in high school. Madi plans on going to nursing school in the future. She has a Ha...

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Madi C. - Kennel Attendant

Madi joined our team in September of 2017. She is currently a senior in high school. Madi plans on going to nursing school in the future. She has a Havanese and a boxer (Saki).

Megan D. - Kennel Attendant

Jessica N. - Kennel Attendant

Katelyn N. - Kennel Attendant