Welcome to El Paso Animal Hospital
Your Veterinarian in Derby,KS
Call us at (316) 788-1000

Pet Emergency? Call us right away at (316) 788-1000!

At El Paso Animal Clinic, you can feel confident that you are receiving the best quality of care for your pet. With over 100 years of combined experience, our doctors have the experience to treat your loved one.

At El Paso Animal Hospital you never need an appointment. Walk-ins are always welcome.

If you live in Derby, Wichita, or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Our veterinarians, Gary Oehmke, Jeff Herod, Erica McKinney, Lynn Mork, Landon McQuilliams, and Jessica Duke are licensed KS veterinarians, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

El Paso Animal Clinic is a full service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Our veterinarians have years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. 

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call 316-788-1000 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Derby veterinarian office is very easy to get to -- and you can find directions on our Contact Us page! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Derby and Wichita pet owners.

At El Paso Animal Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Jeff Herod, Dr. Gary Oehmke, Dr. Erica McKinney, Dr. Lynn Mork, Dr. Landon McQuilliams, Dr. Jessica Duke 

Derby Veterinarian | El Paso Animal Hospital | (316) 788-1000

841 N. Buckner St. Derby, KS 67037

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We're different than others... No Appointment Needed

Don’t worry about making an appointment for routine care. We accept walk-in patients from 8:00 to 12:00 and 1:00 to 6:00 Monday through Friday, and from 8:00 to 12:00 on Saturday. For surgery or boarding arrangements please call us or email us.Read More

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Meet Our Skilled Team

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  • Gary Oehmke

    Gary was born and raised in the small town of Linn, Kansas. Gary attended K State from 1972 – 1978 (2 years of undergrad and then 4 years of vet school). After graduation Gary worked in Kansas City for 3 months and then started El Paso Animal Clinic in December 1978.

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  • Jeff J. Herod

    Jeff grew up in Garden City, Kansas, and went directly to Kansas State University. After receiving his undergraduate degree in Animal Science he went to KSU College of Veterinary Medicine where he graduated in 1988. 

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  • Erica L. McKinney

    Erica grew up in Derby and graduated from Derby H.S. in 1994. She worked at El Paso Animal Clinic during college as a technician. After receiving her Veterinarian degree in 2002, she worked as a veterinarian in Las Vegas and Memphis, TN before moving back to Kansas in 2006. She has worked as a veterinarian at El Paso Animal Clinic since October, 2006.

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  • Lynn Mork

    Lynn began working for El Paso Animal Clinic as a full time veterinarian in July, 2014.  She comes to us with a wealth of great experience.  She spent 14 years working at the Veterinary & Emergency Specialty Hospital of Wichita where she worked as an Emergency Veterinarian.

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  • Flea and Tick Season

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  • Summer Grooming Tips

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  • What to Do If Your Pet is Stung

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    Do you dread hitting the road with your pet? These tips may make the trip more comfortable and enjoyable for you both. ...

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  • 6 Questions to Ask At Your Senior Pet's Next Check Up

    Want to keep your senior pet healthy and happy? Ask these six questions at your pet's next check up. ...

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  • Why the Controversy About Pet Vaccinations?

    As with anything, pet vaccinations can be too much of a good thing. Similar to parents who are learning more about vaccinations for children, veterinarians and pet owners alike are beginning to question some of the standard wisdom when it comes to protecting pets. There are certain fatal diseases against ...

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  • Pet Clothes: A Fashion Statement or a Necessity?

    There is nothing cuter than a pet in a colorful sweater, but do our furry friends really need to wear clothing? Although clothing is not a necessity for every pet, some animals benefit from a little extra protection during cold or damp days. Others enjoy wearing festive clothing during holidays or other ...

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  • Introducing a New Pet to Your Current Ones

    Pet Proofing Your Home Introducing your new pet to your current one is only a single part of the equation relating to taking a new pet home. You also have to make sure your new pet is comfortable in your home, which is a foreign environment to the animal. Like humans, animals can experience high levels ...

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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "El Paso Animal Hospital and it's staff, especially Dr. Jeff, have always been the nicest people to my pets and me. He has saved my cat's and my dog's lives and I thank them soo much for that. They will definitely make you feel comfortable leaving your pets there!"
  • "Great place to take your pets... The vets here have always been gentle and caring. I have used them for about 4 yrs now and do not have one complaint. I would recommend them to anyone who loves their pets!"
    Brandy B
  • "Erica Mckinney is the best vet ever! I've been going to El Paso since 1992 and was seen by Dr Herod and Dr Oehmke, but when she joined the clinic, it was AWESOME. She helped give life back into my cat Tigger for years until his sickness caught up with him, and she helped me through that difficult time. She is very loving towards all of my pets. She is very thorough with what she is going to do and also lets you know how much it will cost before anything is done."
  • "When Dr. Gary kissed my sick rats head, I knew I had found a loving, caring vet clinic. I take all 3 of my dogs and my 3 cats to them for excellent care. They are less expensive than other vets I have found while still providing excellent pet care."
  • "The Best Place for your pet. I have been taking our pets there for 25 years. They are the BEST! All of the doctors there are wonderfully caring and knowledgeable."
    Diane KH Derby, KS


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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule


8:00 am-12:00 pm

1:00 pm-6:00 pm


8:00 am-12:00 pm

1:00 pm-6:00 pm


8:00 am-12:00 pm

1:00 pm-6:00 pm


8:00 am-12:00 pm

1:00 pm-6:00 pm


8:00 am-12:00 pm

1:00 pm-6:00 pm


8:00 am-12:00 pm