Mission Animal Clinic, P.A.

Mission Animal Clinic strives to provide high quality, comprehensive veterinary care to our patients, along with the best possible client service and education at fair and affordable prices. We hope our website will be helpful to you in accessing any information you would like to know about our veterinary clinic.

Our Mission Statement
Mission Animal Clinic, P.A. exists to provide high quality, comprehensive veterinary care with an emphasis on exceptional patient care, client service, and client education. We strive to provide our patients with the best preventive, diagnostic, medical, and surgical care we can, while also offering the best possible client service and education to our clients at a fair and affordable cost.

Our Clinic Philosophy
We like to think of our clients as "friends", not just "customers". We value your continued trust and goodwill. To us, your pets are like members of our "extended family".

Our Staff
Our veterinarians are graduates of the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine with combined practice experience of over 70 years. See below for a description of our staff members.

Our goal is to keep your pets healthy!

  • Mon-Fri: 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • (By Appointment)
  • Sat: 8:00am - 1:30pm (Walk-In)
  • Russell W. Erickson, D.V.M.

    Veterinarian / Owner

    Dr. Erickson graduated from Kansas State University in 1979. After practicing in a mixed animal clinic in Bonner Springs, KS for six years, he came to Mission Animal Clinic and bought the practice in 1985. Dr. Erickson grew up in Mission and worked at Mission Animal Clinic as an animal caretaker and assistant during his college years. He is married and has one son; his wife and son have also worked at Mission Animal Clinic. During his free time, Dr. Erickson is an avid fisherman; he enjoys hiking and his pets. He is also an active member of the Shawnee Mission Rotary Club.

    Dr. Erickson is a member of the Kansas City Veterinary Medical Association (KCVMA), the Kansas Veterinary Medical Association (KVMA), and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).

    Dr. Erickson is a Practice Owner.  He is currently on a medical leave of absence, but hopes to return to help care for your pets soon. 
  • Todd A. Goodman, D.V.M.

    Veterinarian / Owner

    Dr. Goodman graduated from Kansas State University in 1990. Soon after, he joined Mission Animal Clinic in 1991 and has been a co-owner since 1993. Originally from Topeka, Kansas, Dr. Goodman is married and has four children. In his free time, Dr. Goodman likes to read history books. He is also an active member of the Shawnee Rotary Club.

    Dr. Goodman is a member of the Kansas City Veterinary Medical Association (KCVMA), the Kansas Veterinary Medical Association (KVMA), and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).

    Dr. Goodman is a Practice Owner.
  • Jennifer L. Widmer, D.V.M

    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Widmer joined our staff October 1, 2015.  She graduated from Kansas State University and practiced veterinary medicine for six years in San Antonio, Texas.  Dr. Widmer grew up in Olathe, Kansas.  She is married to a military veteran, has a great pyrenees, a dachshund, and two cats.  In her free time, she enjoys traveling, vegetable gardening, and cooking.

    Dr. Widmer is a member of the Kansas City Veterinary Medical Association (KCVMA), the Kansas Veterinary Medical Association (KVMA), and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
  • Carla C. Henne, DVM

    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Henne joined the Mission Animal Clinic healthcare team on March 27, 2017.  She is a graduate of Kansas State University, and her special interests are surgery, radiology, and dentistry.  Dr. Henne grew up in Olathe, Kansas.  She is married and has a baby boy.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing soccer, and spending time outdoors.

    Dr. Henne is a member of the Kansas City Veterinary Medical Association (KCVMA), the Kansas Veterinary Medical Association (KVMA), and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
    Years in Practice:
    Jun 05, 2017
  • Management Staff


    Julie  (Office Manager):
    1989 - Present (28+ years)

  • Receptionist / Veterinary Assistant / Veterinary Technician


    Jennifer: 
    1991 - 1996/1998 - Present (24+ years)
    Mary:   2009 - Present (8+ years)
    Sheryl:   2007 - Present (10+ years)
    Rebecca:   2012 - Present (5+ years)
    Krystina:   2015 - Present (2+ years)
    Aubrey:   2017


  • Animal Caretaker / Veterinary Assistant


    Noah: 
    2016 - Present