Dr. Damian Peyton


Dr. Damian Peyton offers veterinary care for pets in Blue Springs and surrounding Kansas City areas.

Dr. Damian Peyton grew up in the cornfields of central Illinois. He was drawn toward veterinary medicine after a family pet battled several health problems throughout his life. His family veterinarian was simply amazing while caring for his dog. She played such a significant role in the dog’s life that she became a family friend and someone that Dr. Peyton idolized from a young age.

Dr. Peyton attended Illinois College in Jacksonville, IL. He played NCAA Division III football and studied biology, chemistry, and environmental biology. He graduated from Illinois College in 2012 with a Bachelor’s Degree and moved to Fort Lauderdale, FL for a year, where he studied marine biology and worked as a veterinary assistant.

Dr. Peyton graduated with his Doctorate degree in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017. While in school, he worked in the emergency department and was also president of the student chapter of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society.

Dr. Peyton joined Blue Springs Animal Hospital shortly after graduation from veterinary school. His main interests are surgery and oncology, though he enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine. Dr. Peyton is Penn Hip certified and has completed advanced training in orthopedic surgery including fracture repair techniques and TPLO surgery through Colorado State University. Dr. Peyton accepts referrals for advanced soft tissue and orthopedic surgery.

Dr. Peyton lives in Blue Springs with his son, Dylan, and two dogs, Wrigley and Holly. He is a lover of all things outdoors and in his free time, he enjoys fishing, bicycling, kayaking, hiking, and rooting for the Cubs.

Professional Degrees:

2017 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, Columbia, MO 

2012 B.S.in Biology, Chemistry, and Environmental Biology, Illinois College in Jacksonville, IL

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Advanced Training or Certification

Certified for Penn Hip Evaluation

Advanced Fracture Repair Techniques Certificate, Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Advanced Training in TPLO Surgery Certificate Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine

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We can not begin to tell you how blessed we feel to have found this wonderful place! From the beginning when we walked in for the very first time and a Vet Tech or Vet Assistant came up and started loving on our old Marley Dog to the Vet Tech/Assistant that fed him treats in the office to the deep compassionate and very knowledgeable care we received from Dr. Peyton! There are just no words to describe how impressed we are with this deeply caring hospital! We had a free first time second opinion appointment and he spent so much time explaining, examining, loving and answering questions as if we were established patients he saw regularly. He got right down on the floor and loved on our old boy as if he were his own! AND when I had a follow up question the next day, he called me back personally within approximately an hour! He isn't a vet that runs animals through as though they are numbers on his list...he has a true heart for the animals and for their families!!! God bless you Dr. Peyton! Thank you and your staff for your loving care!

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Dr. Peyton is my hero!!! He repaired my Shih Tzu, Stanley’s ruptured salivary gland in October 2022, and, I’m so very grateful for the excellent surgeon he is, as well as the fabulous outcome. Also, he took the time to keep me apprised of Stanley’s condition, and, was so patient while talking with me, and understanding my stress over the entire ordeal. Stanley is doing great - you’d never know anything happened! Thank you, Dr. Peyton - I will be forever thankful!

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Dr. Peyton provides the best care possible for our large pup. I can tell that our pooch’s health is his top priority. We have received both emergent and preventative care that has exceeded our expectations. When our furchild was severely ill, Dr. Peyton sat down on the floor with us to examine her and address our concerns, and explained the diagnosis and the potential outcomes. He checked in with us regularly about her progress while in their care and when she was well enough to come home, he was present for her departure. He had a glimmer in his eye as though it made his day that she was well again. Our questions are always answered in a way we can understand. He is always conscious of the cost, and gives us a very thorough analysis of the cost vs. benefit of any treatment. We have never received a surprise charge or been blindsided by a cost. It’s always explained in advance. Additionally, his techs are always welcoming and patient, in person and by phone. They always call to check in on her after her ill visits, and if she needs additional medication, it is ready within an hour or so. I feel like we are in very capable hands from the desk to the doctor.

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I travel 45 minutes to use their veterinary services and always receive excellent care, starting with the friendly phone & front office staff to the providers in the back. We've received excellent care from Dr. Peyton & Dr. Groh (Dermatology)- both have wonderful bedside manners, show genuine compassion, and provide excellent care for my pets.

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I absolutely love this place! The staff is incredible- from the ladies at the front desk to the techs & vets and all around! I have a paralyzed dog that Dr. Peyton takes care of better than anyone I have ever met. I would give them a million stars if I could.


I can’t say enough nice things about Dr Damian Peyton. Dr Peyton has been our vet for almost 4 years now. We have three dogs, and our dogs are like our children. It is VERY important to us to have a vet we know and trust. Dr Peyton is very knowledgeable, honest, thorough and genuinely loves animals. Our dogs will always see Dr Peyton. Recommend him every time.

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My Lil guy Rocky, 13 year old Chihuahua, was throwing up and shaking really bad on NYE so I did what most pet owners do, freak out and rush them to the nearest 24 hospital. They kept him over night, drained some fluid in his stomach and said he needed surgery for a mass in his intestines. I was quoted $6500 on top of the $1400 overnight stay that I paid. I knew I wanted to get a 2nd opinion and I am new to area so I had to rely on online reviews. That’s when I found Blue Springs Animal Hospital. I called and the lady who answered the phone was so sweet and helpful even telling me to go to the website as they offer 2nd opinions for free. When I arrived I met Lexi who was Dr Peyton’s assistant. She was such a sweetheart and made Rocky feel more calm. Then I met Dr Peyton. I immediately felt comfortable and very confident that he truly had my Rocky’s best interest at heart. We decided to move forward with Rocky’s surgery and despite his 5 out of 6 heart murmur and history of seizures everything went very well. He even called to give me updates both days Rocky was there after his surgery. And it was less than half of what I was quoted at the the other place. There are no words to express how thankful I am for Dr Peyton. Rocky is still recovering and doing great so far. If you want honest and genuine people that really love animals to take care of your furry best friend I suggest you give Blue Springs Animal Hospital a try. You will be so happy you did. I sure am! ???

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After taking my dog Murphy to three other veterinarians, my dog was not only having severe issues,but he was getting worse. I got to the point that I knew I may have to put him down, which I was struggling with and so I wanted one more diagnosis. I ended going to Dr. Peyton who diagnosed and put Murphy on an entirely different medication for his heart issues. I have my old Murphy back now. He's happy,not having heart episodes. Dr. Peyton gave not only Murphy's life back, but he extended it. Thank you so much ?

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I took my dog to see Dr. Peyton for a “3rd” opinion. He took his time examining, asking questions, calling specialists and coming up with a real treatment plan- he went far above and beyond everyone else we’d seen ! The following few days after my visit I even received calls to check up on my dog! Not to mention, Im certain this is the cleanest vet clinic I’ve ever been to!


Just moved to the area and needed a place to take our pup for updated shots, etc! Was not disappointed at all. Staff was friendly and doctor Peyton was very informative and incredibly nice! We will not be taking our dog anywhere else but here!

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