Where Pets are Family

Hello! Thank you for visiting Cimarron Animal Hospital. Dr. Kara James, Dr. Gary Skinner and our veterinarians offer quality animal care for Wichita, KS and surrounding communities. Our friendly vet clinic specializes in veterinarian services for dogs, cats, companion and exotic animals. Both pet owners and animals appreciate the compassionate care given by our experienced staff. Cimarron veterinarians are passionate about making sure your pet receives the best care possible!


Our veterinarians Wichita provide pet care services for: pet boarding, microchipping, laser therapy, preventative services, spay & neuter, surgery, physical exams, allergy consultation, gentle dentistry, radiology, vaccination, flea & tick, specialty diets, and much more. The entire staff of Cimarron Animal Hospital is dedicated to keeping your pets healthy and happy! Contact our Wichita veterinarians for more information, and experience the very best in veterinary care.

Cimarron Animal Hospital Team

Meet Our Veterinarians

Dr. Kara James Portrait

Dr. Kara James

Dr. James graduated from K-State in 1996 with her degree in veterinary medicine. Parents of exotic animals appreciate Dr. James’ knowledge and skills working with exotics. In addition to her love of the unusual, Dr. James loves working with dogs, cats and other small mammals.

Dr. Gary Skinner

Dr. Skinner graduated from K-State with a degree in veterinary medicine in 1990. Dr. Skinner is a general practitioner and a lifelong Wichitan. Dr. Skinner is always looking to see and learn new things. He is the parent of two retrievers and German shorthair pointers and they all love hanging out at the lake and doing crosswords (the dogs will even do the New York Times crossword in pen).
Dr. Gary Skinner Portrait



  • We are scheduling appointments for curbside or drop-off patients only.
  • Unfortunately, we are unable to accept new patients at this time.
  • You can refill prescriptions in our online store.
  • We can take all payments via the phone using a debit or credit card to minimize everyone’s exposure during this critical time.

Our updated hours are:
Mon., Wed., Fri. 8AM-5:30PM
Thursday 8AM-Noon
Saturday - CLOSED starting March 28

Please call our office or email us at [email protected] with questions about your pets.

If you need to bring your pet in for emergency care:

  • Please call when you get to our clinic so we can help determine the best way to help you and your pets.  We ask that you remain in your car and we will come to you.
  • We are escorting pets from your car into our hospital for exams, treatments, and drop off appointments to minimize everyone’s human exposure.
  • We ask that all dogs be on a leash and all cats and exotic pets be in a proper pet carrier or pet taxi.
  • In instances where owners must be present, we ask that only one family member be present and that you wait in your car until we call to let you know your exam room is ready for you.

Thank you for your understanding and just know we are trying our best to help everyone get through the COVID-19 pandemic. We are following the AVMA and KVMA guidelines during this difficult time.

We are here for you and your family, and thank you for your patience and understanding.

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