Dr. Molly O'Brien


Dr. Molly O’Brien offers veterinary care to pets in Blue Springs and surrounding Kansas City areas.

Dr. O’Brien grew up in Michigan and knew from a young age that she wanted to work with animals. She obtained her undergraduate Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Science  from  Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. She continued her education to obtain her Doctorate Degree in Veterinary Medicine  at the  University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in Urbana, Illinois.

During her time attending veterinary school in Urbana Dr. O’Brien worked at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine Wildlife Medical Clinic providing care for wild mammals, birds, and reptiles. She served as a Team Leader overseeing volunteers and providing training on triage, orphan care, safe patient restraint, and other basic technical skills required to provide daily medical care for native wildlife species.

After graduating from veterinary school in 2019 Dr. O’Brien worked as an associate veterinarian at two veterinary hospitals in Michigan. In 2023 Dr. O’Brien moved to the Kansas City area to join the team of doctors at Blue Springs Animal Hospital and Pet Resort. Dr. O’Brien’s special interests include Soft Tissue Surgery, Preventative Wellness Care, and medical care for small exotic pets such as rabbits, ferrets, and guinea pigs.

In her free time Dr. O’Brien enjoys reading, baking, playing video and board games, watching movies, and spending time with her dog, Bear and her ball python, Monty.

Education and Professional Degrees:

2019 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine

2014 Bachelors Degree in Animal Science, Michigan State University in East Lansing Michigan

Professional Associations:

Special Interests:

  • Exotic Animal Medicine


Dr Molly O'Brian with her dog, Monty at Blue Springs Animal Hospital

Dr. O'Brian with a canine patient at Blue Springs Animal Hospital

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We took our brand new puppy here for his first check up. From the first encounter with the front office staff we felt welcomed and special. The vet techs were attentive and reassuring. Dr. O'Brien did a thorough exam and took time to give advice and answer questions - helping us navigate the first weeks of being proud puppy parents.

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Super friendly atmosphere. Dr. O’brian is who sees us, she is super lovely!