Our Doctors

Dr. Ron Armstrong 

Dr. Ron Armstrong graduated with his doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Missouri in 1982. He began his career as an associate veterinarian at Desert Inn Animal Hospital in Las Vegas and worked there until 1992. He and his family moved back to Kansas City in 1993 and Dr. Armstrong purchased Platte Woods Animal Hospital. The wonderful new building that we are in today has always been a dream of his and we are so happy it has finally become a reality. It was through lots of hard work and dedication that he has been able to build the practice to what you see today.

His areas of interest include theriogenology (reproductive services), dermatology, and orthopedic surgery. During his free time, Dr. Armstrong enjoys hunting, training his German Shorthaired Pointers, and spending time with his family. He and his wife, Nancy, have two sons, 3 grand-daughters, 2 grand-sons and several very spoiled German Shorthaired Pointers. Dr. Armstrong has a passion for his bird dogs and enjoys training them to become NAVHDA Invitational Champions.

Dr. Tyler Armstrong

Dr. Tyler Armstrong began working at Platte Woods Animal Hospital ever since he was old enough to lend a helping hand. Throughout his childhood and adolescent years, he helped Dr. Armstrong and the staff in many ways, including cleaning the kennels, helping with building maintenance, restraining animals for treatments, and observing Dr. Ron Armstrong practice medicine and perform surgeries.

Tyler attended the University of Missouri from 2007-2015. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry in 2011, and earned his doctorate degree in veterinary medicine in May of 2015. He began as an associate veterinarian at Platte Woods Animal Hospital in June of 2015. His interest areas include theriogenology (reproductive services), dermatology, dentistry, preventive medicine, and surgery.

During his free time, Tyler enjoys reading, playing sports, and hiking. He has been married to his high school sweetheart, KateLynn, for 7 years and has 2 young children.

Dr. Richard Brus

Dr. Richard Brus joined our clinic in 2019 and has been a welcomed addition to our team!  One Christmas, when he was young he received a pup from his father and he knew from then on he wanted to be a Veterinarian.   He attended Iowa State Veterinary College and graduated with his doctorate in veterinary medicine in 1992.  He began his career at a practice in Southwest Iowa where he tended to many different animals from dogs and cats to buffalo, elk, llamas, and livestock.  His areas of interest are endocrinology and dermatology.

During his free time he enjoys spending time with his family and pets.  He enjoys the outdoors, especially hiking and taking photographs.  He is also an avid foodie and enjoys trying new things.  Recently he took a trip to Paris and joked that he was going to go back and stay, we of course told him no!




Location Hours
Monday7:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday7:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday7:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday7:00am – 6:00pm
Friday7:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday8:00am – 1:00pm