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Doctors

Dr. Christi Belew

Dr. Austin Dicken

Dr. Allison Williams

Dr. Damon Locke

Dalmatian Dog

medical director

Dr. Christi Belew

After Dr. Dean Maxwell's retirement in August 2014 (serving midtown pet parents for 21 years!), Dr. Belew became medical director of Union Hill Animal Hospital

Pets

Tali (terrier mix), and cats Bubby and Muffin.

Spirit Animal

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Dr. Austin Dicken

Dr. Austin joined UHAH in May 2019. He is certified in Veterinary Medical Acupuncture via CuraCore (CSU) and is available for acupuncture, laser therapy and chronic pain management appointments. Outside of work, Dr. Austin enjoys getting outdoors to hike, bike or climb, home cooking, being tolerated by his cats and children and not having enough time to read a good book. He has interests in acupuncture, physical rehabilitation, internal medicine, feline medicine, dentistry, and surgery. He is passionate about reducing pain and anxiety in animals with chronic pain conditions.

Older animals, especially cats, often have a source of chronic pain or discomfort that is hidden from their very caring pet parents. Our pets instinctively hide any sign of pain as long as they can. There are some great non-invasive options with very few side effects available now for both cats and dogs. If you would like to learn more and have an in-depth conversation about possible chronic pain in your pet, please feel free to give us a call. Dr. Austin is Certified in Veterinary Medical Acupuncture (CSU), a member of MVMA (Missouri Vet Med Assoc) and KCVMA (Kansas City Vet Med Assoc), as well as AAFP (American Association of Feline Practitioners). He is also Fear Free Certified.

Dr. Williams specializes in all sorts of areas.  Backyard chickens are a passion.

Dr. Allison Williams

Dr. Williams joined UHAH in December 2021. She graduated from Kansas State Veterinary School in 2014 and practiced in Texas a few years until moving back to Kansas City to be closer to family. Dr. Williams has a special interest in senior pet care, internal medicine, dentistry, backyard chicken flock management, and the connection between human and animal health.

Some of her hobbies include playing polo with her horses Trigger and Redding, traveling to obscure locations, baking bread, drinking coffee, chasing around her daughter Hadley and son Tripp and watching her goofy chickens Luca, Blue and Spec.

She also shares her home with dogs Robi and Stella. She also enjoys Saturdays at the Farmers Market or Fall at the American Royal. One year Dr. Williams went to each leg of the Triple Crown horse races. Most satisfying part of veterinary medicine is being able to give older pets relief from discomfort and more quality time with their families.

Dr. Locke interests include behavorial cases.

Dr. DAMON LOCKE

Dr. Locke started UHAH in June 2022. He received his Bachelor of Science (BS) in Biology from Truman State University in 2012 and went on to graduate with his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from the University of Missouri in 2017. His medical interests include behavior, dermatology, dentistry, and nutrition. He really strives to make veterinary visits a more positive experience by using Fear Free® techniques and low stress handling. In exam rooms, he will take a calming approach to make your and your fur baby’s experience a pleasant one.

He lives with his wife Ashley, daughters Caroline and Lorelai, and twins, dog Sunny, two cats, and a bunny. His other interests include binge watching his favorite T.V. shows, caring for his bonsai trees, gardening, and singing. Dr. Locke is Fear Free Certified.

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