Dr. James Peterson is a general practitioner and the owner of Cedar Creek Pet Hospital. He has been caring for pets at the hospital since 2013. Dr. Peterson attended Kansas State University and received his Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science and Industry in 1993. He went on to attend Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine and was awarded his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1997. After veterinary school, Dr. Peterson worked in a practice in New York for 2 years, before moving to Phoenix and practicing for 12 years. He then moved back to the Kansas City area to be near family and become the Chief-of-Staff at Banfield Olathe.
Dr. Peterson then built and opened Cedar Creek Pet Hospital in 2013. Dr. Peterson particularly enjoys working on challenging medicine cases, especially ears and skin. Surgery and dentistry are also among his professional interests. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Animal Hospital Association, the Kansas City Veterinary Medical Association and the Kansas Veterinary Medical Association. Married to Marlo, Dr. Peterson is the proud father of two exceptional children, Paige and Peyton. The family also includes 4 Border Collies and a cat. When he's not busy caring for pets at the hospital, Dr. Peterson enjoys a number of outdoor activities and spending time with his family.
Our team is committed to educating our clients in how to keep your pets healthy year round, with good nutrition and exercise. Cedar Creek Pet Hospital stays on top of the latest advances in veterinarian technology and above all, remembers that all animals and pets need to be treated with loving care in every check-up, procedure, or surgery.
Kirstin Johnson is originally from Billings Montana. She graduated from Pittsburg State University with a degree in Business Administration and a minor in Marketing. She lives in Gardner with her husband Micha, three kids; Taylor, Charlie and Scarlet and her three dogs; Bruiser, Lily and Hooch. She loves Royals baseball, KU basketball, old movies and good books.
Hi, my name is Jackson and I am Junior at Olathe North High School and I am in the Animal Health program. The Animal Health program is helping me to determine what career I want to pursue in college. In addition to my participation in the Animal Health program and I am in concert Orchestra. I have a special love of animals and especially my grandparents Shih poo Sophia. I volunteered at Cedar Creek Pet Hospital prior working here and really enjoy interacting with all the animals.
Hi my name is Natalie Sparks, I've worked at Cedar Creek Pet hospital since June of 2017. I'm in the Olathe Northwest class of 2019, and have lived in Olathe all of my life. After high school I hope to go to Kansas University with a major in Psychology. Some of my hobbies include playing games on the computer, and playing with dogs. I have always loved all animals but dogs are by far one of my favorites, and that is just a little bit about me!
Alyssa, a native of Kansas City has loved all animals since a young age. Growing up her family rescued many a dog and fostered several as well. She has been working with animals professionally for the last five years where she most recently helped to manage dog day care and grooming business in the Brookside area. She is the proud owner of Chocolate Lab named Kota and a mini Aussie named Echo. When not working, Alyssa can be found hiking, traveling and enjoying music concerts.
So in my life, I have now met all of two people who have the same name as I do. Those of you who know Cedar Creek Pet Hospital probably know of Kirsten, but let me introduce you to Kirsten! I'm Kirsten K. I have a rather small family spread coast to coast. I was born in North Dakota, but have lived in Olathe/Overland Park since kindergarten. I call Kansas home. I'm a big baseball fan. The Royals have been my team through and through. I am a diehard fan, and one of my favorite places to be is at The K. I have loved animals all my life. I grew up with Shelties, a rabbit, a gecko, many fish, and used to pet sit; worked at another vet clinic from age 15-20 in boarding; and currently, surround myself with dogs whenever possible. All in all, just can't get enough animals in my life. I'm coming to Cedar Creek Pet Hospital after many years in the restaurant industry, including 3 years in management. I am oh so excited to be back working with animals instead of food! I am honored to have the opportunity to be a Client Coordinator here. I hope I will get to know many of you and your furry friends very well!
I'm Lauren Rowe and I am a senior at Olathe Northwest High School. I have one dog who is a German Shepard named Sasha. I was born in Atlanta, Georgia, but I have lived in Kansas for most of my life. I have always loved animals and when I was at the end of my sophmore year I realized I would love to work and be around dogs and cats. In my free time I love to watch movies.