Dr. Katie Dear


Dr. Katie (Kilpatrick) Dear offers veterinary care for pets in Blue Springs and surrounding Kansas City areas.

Dr. (Kilpatrick) Dear grew up in Camdenton, MO. After bonding with the family Cocker Spaniel, Lady, Dr. Dear knew she wanted to become a veterinarian at a young age. Dr. Dear grew up at the Lake of the Ozarks and attended Camdenton High School. She went to Missouri Western State University in Saint Joseph, MO where she met her husband, Matt. Matt is also from Camdenton, but they did not meet until college.

Dr. Dear received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from MIssouri Western State in 2014. She spent a year working at a veterinary specialty and emergency hospital where she developed an interest in surgery and emergency medicine. In 2015, Dr. Dear continued her education at the University Of Missouri College Of Veterinary Medicine and graduated with her Doctorate Degree in Veterinary Medicine in 2019. Dr. Dear has a special interest in surgery, dentistry, dermatology, and preventative care. She especially enjoys watching the human-animal bond grow as new clients add furry family members.

Dr. Dear and Matt currently live in Blue Springs with their dog, Leska, and their gecko, Tyson. When she is not working, Dr. Dear enjoys reading, hiking, fishing, and camping.

Education and Professional Degrees:

2019 Doctorate Degree in Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, Columbia, MO 

2014 Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology, Missouri Western State University

Professional Associations:

Special Interests:

  • Dermatology

Advanced Training or Certification

Veterinary Dentistry Training Certificate, International Veterinary Dentistry Institute

Dr Katie Dear examines a dog at Blue Springs Animal Hospital

Dr Katie Dear examines a dog at Blue Springs Animal Hospital

Dr Katie Dear examines kittens at Blue Springs Animal Hospital

Dr Katie Dear examines a dog at Blue Springs Animal Hospital

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June/2023: Katie Dear is a phenomenal veterinarian and an *actual* good person. She has personally sat in there with my husband in our sadness after putting our pets to sleep and shared how special she thought our pet was. I have never felt so seen or witnessed by a vet and that's why I will continue to bring my animals to her. Under her care and guidance I know my animals are getting THE BEST care that the Kansas City area has to offer. UPDATE 10/22: Dr Dear is still our top-notch favorite veterinarian, she was super great with our new kittens, Josephine and Costanza. UPDATE 07/21: My babies are patients of Dr Dear and she's probably the best vet I've ever encountered. I gladly drive my babies from Liberty to Blue Springs just for Dr Dear. I have never met a vet like her, and will never take my pets anywhere else if I can help it. The physicians and staff at Blue Springs are some of the most genuine, caring, and pleasant professionals I've ever met in the veterinary medicine industry. They took excellent care of my kittens and sent me updates throughout their surgery (everyone lost their reproductive rights) and made me feel very at ease knowing they were in compassionate, caring, capable hands. I chose this practice because of recommendations, but I will be returning because Sheila, Dr Bradley and Dr DiGasbarro are some of the best people I've met here in Missouri and I am completely impressed with their clinic model -- they even sent Scout and Battle Cat a get well card.

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Dr. Katie Dear has taken exceptional care of my of our teacup chihuahua, Margot. From the tiniest to the largest animal, I have a lot of confidence in her abilities. Blue Springs Animal Hospital's staff is knowledgeable and inviting. Their policies are easy to understand and clearly defined. I would refer anyone who is looking for a veterinarian to Blue Springs Animal Hospital.


Our pets are always treated quite well. Friendly knowledgeable staff with fair prices. The is an operation that truly loves animals and takes care of our friends. Update: had to take out Battle Cat in today to get his foot looked at. He did not love the trip, but in the real world he is fine. Dr. Katie Dear is the best!!!



Dr. Katy Dear (& her assistant) are very kind & very intelligent. Will definitely be returning when a vet visit is again necessary.

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My family recently moved to the area, and we were looking around for a vet for my two dogs. I loved the idea of finding a vet, boarding, and daycare facility all in one, so I could use the same place regardless of what kind of care I needed for my pets. One of my dogs started to get sick, so I decided to choose this animal hospital so he could get all-inclusive care. I took my pup here three times over the course of about a week, and each visit was met with wonderful, caring, and knowledgeable staff. My veterinarian, Dr. Dear, performed many tests on my pup to help diagnose him and try to get him well again. I was so thankful for the diagnostic capabilities of this hospital and the sweet staff members who took such good care of my boy. Unfortunately, he had cancer, and it was his time to go. Although heartbreaking, our dog was able to be let go peacefully. The comfort room made it feel like he passed in a home instead of a hospital. Every person who interacted with our dog and our family was so kind, comforting, sweet, and understanding. We were able to take our time saying goodbye and Dr. Dear talked us calmly through the process of letting him go. I highly recommend using this facility for your pet's care. The veterinarians here have a wide range of expertise, the facility has a collaborative mindset to give each pet the best care, and there is a wide range of medical equipment available to diagnose and treat your pet.


I recently took my sweet baby Dexter to a vet in Oak Grove for a chronic cough he had recently came down with. I've always taking my dogs there since I moved to Grain Valley. The care always seemed to be satisfactory. After a chest x-ray, it revealed my Dexter had lung cancer. I was devastated by the news of course. I asked the vet if there was anything we could do? He told me no! Told me he probably had 2-6 months, and sent me on my way. I left there shattered. I decided I wanted a 2nd opinion. I decided to take him to Blue Springs Animal Hospital. Dexter and I had the shear pleasure of meeting Dr.Deere! Yes, she confirmed that Dexter was very sick and probably only have months to live, but with compassion not only for Dexter but for me as well. It was like night and day between the two vets. Dr.Deere put Dexter on two medications to help with his symptoms. She told me to call her if I needed anything. I was so impressed by empathy. I have had dogs all my life, but I've never had a veterinarian as wonderful as Dr.Deere. I will be taking my Dexter to her when it is his time and I will never use any other veterinarian but the Dear Dr.Deere! Sincerely, Christie and Dexter