Crossroads Animal Hospital

Crossroads Animal Hospital was established in 1978 with the goal of providing high quality veterinary medicine in a small, intimate practice setting. We maintain a friendly staff that feels like family. We strive to provide compassionate care to our patients, while listening to the needs and expectations of our clients.

*Note: Doctors are unavailable from 11:30am to 2:00pm
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  • 1151 Orchard Ave
  • Liberty,MO 64068
  • Phone: (816) 781-1510
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  • Mon: 7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Tue: 7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Wed: 7:30am - 11:30am
  • Thu: 7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Fri: 7:30am - 5:00pm
  • Sat: 8:00am - 11:30am
  • Sun: Closed
  • Dr. Christy Wilkerson


    Dr. Christy Wilkerson is delighted with the career path that she has worked toward since the age of three. A graduate of Liberty High School in 1987, Dr. Wilkerson obtained her veterinary degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1994.

    A career long northland veterinarian, Dr. Wilkerson started at Eagle Animal Hospital in Riverside, MO. After nine years there, she had a brief tenure at Amity Woods and in 2003 helped to establish Shoal Creek Animal Hospital. In 2007 she rejoined her high school mentor, Dr. Howard at Crossroads Animal Hospital. “It has been an amazing fit and I am where I am supposed to be,” says Wilkerson. Dr. Wilkerson went on to purchase Crossroads Animal Hospital from Dr. Howard in 2021.

    Dr. Wilkerson’s goal as a veterinarian is to provide the best quality of life for all her patients. She wants everyone to know the true joy of having four legged kids in their lives. She strives to listen to owners’ expectations and give them the best options of care.

    Dr. Wilkerson married her high school sweetheart, Neil Wilkerson in 1990. They have two children, Nathan and Josie. The Wilkerson’s share their home with two cardigan corgis and have the honor of keeping their grand dog, an energetic lab while their son is serving in the U.S. Army.

    In her spare time Dr. Wilkerson enjoys out door activities like kayaking and biking. She also assists her husband with his business, Dubious Claims Brewing Company in Excelsior Springs.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1994
  • Dr. Joe Howard

    Dr. Joe Howard

    I was born in south Texas in 1949 where all my relatives still live. My family moved to Gladstone in 1953. I attended Oak Park High School followed by 6 years at the University of Missouri in Columbia.

    After graduating from veterinary school in 1974 I returned to Kansas City to practice at Claycomo Animal Hospital, where I had worked since I was 15 years old. After several years at Claycomo I pursued my dream of having my own business by moving to Liberty in March 1978.

    I have a fairly conservative practice philosophy recognizing that animal's bodies were designed to heal themselves and that all medications have some side effects. My job is to relieve pain and speed healing with as little risk of adverse reactions as possible. Therefore, most of my patients are not subjected to a diagnostic test for every symptom.

    I have been active in my profession for many years, having served on the Board of Directors of the KCVMA, including being the president in 1987. I served on and chaired committees for the MVMA and on various local service and charity organizations and am currently serving on the board of directors for Hillcrest Ministries.

    My wife, Ann, and I enjoy spending time with our children and grandchildren. Fishing, golfing and wildlife rehab are among my many interests. I am also one of 2 veterinarians in Clay County licensed for both State and Federal Agencies to treat and rehab wildlife, including protected and endangered species.
    University of Missouri 1974
  • Dr. Cheryl Hedrick

    Dr. Cheyrl Hedrick was born in Jefferson City, Missouri and has had a true love of animals from day one. She was raised with dachshunds and has her own today. She obtained her Veterinary doctorate from the University of Missouri- Columbia in 1994 with Dr. Christina Wilkerson. 
    She has practiced Veterinary medicine in Kentucky, Kansas, and Missouri. She has recently joined our family May of 2021. She offers excellent care and wants the best quality of life for all her patients. She offers endless compassion and love to all of her furry friends. 
    In her spare time, Dr. Hedrick enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids, watching baseball and football. She also enjoys spending quality time with her dogs.  
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1994
    University of Missouri 1994
  • Kimbra

    I began working at Crossroads as a Licensed Veterinary Technician in 2007. I have been working as a Tech since 1991, graduating from the Vet Tech Program at Maple Woods in 1995. My husband and I share our home with a dog, cats, a bird and a rabbit. 
  • Danie

    I have been a life-long Liberty resident and started working as a Veterinary Assistant at Crossroads in 2004. Working at Crossroads has been one of the most fulfilling jobs I have ever had. My husband and I have in our home two dogs which keeps our household very lively. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2004
  • Kelsey

    After volunteering for years as a teenager, I became a part of the Crossroads Animal Hospital team in 2012. I have two sweet human children who take up most of my time, and two furry children who take up the rest. I grew up on a farm, so I have been around animals my whole life. 
  • Karen

    I began working for Crossroads in December of 2018. I recently graduated The Maple Woods Veterinary Technology Program, and became a licensed Registered Veterinary Technician in the state of Missouri. 
    I enjoy playing volleyball; spending time with my reptiles, axolotl, and cat.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2018
    College Graduate
  • Jane

    After nearly 30 years of teaching, I am excited to be able to pursue my passion of working with animals at Crossroads Animal Hospital.  Dr. Howard has been my vet for over 35 years caring for my many dachshunds.  I am thrilled to be apart of this amazing staff.
  • Jackie

    I have been a part of the Crossroads team for over a year now.  I absolutely love working with animals and people!  I have spent over 15 years in various animal related fields such as, volunteering, fostering, and pet sitting.  In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, and exploring nature. My husband, son, and I share our home with 2 rescue dogs, 1 cat, 2 parakeets, and a bearded dragon.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2021