Welcome to Wilhite and Frees Equine Hospital

Your Equine Veterinarian in Peculiar, MO
Call us at 816-779-0100

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Wilhite and Frees Equine Hospital is a full-service equine hospital that offers routine medical, dental and surgical care as well as emergency treatments. With years of experience providing general wellness care and treating serious conditions. Wilhite and Frees Equine Hospital's doctors and the trained technicians are available day or night for emergency services. They can also provide you with nutritional and illness-prevention tips that enable you to better care for your horse and ensure his or her optimal health.

We are available 24 hours a day 365 days a year. 

If you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment, call 816-779-0100 or visit us at:


 Wilhite and Frees Equine Hospital | 816-779-0100

21215 S Peculiar Dr P.O. Box 425
Peculiar, MO 64078

Meet Our Team

  • Christopher Wilhite
    DVM

    Dr. Wilhite earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1996 from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. In 1998, he founded Wilhite Equine Veterinary Services, P.C., which is now doing business as Wilhite and Frees Equine Veterinary Services. His is a member of: AAEP; AVMA; MVMA; KCVMA; and the Missouri Academy of Veterinary Practioners (MAVP).

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  • Karl. E Frees
    DVM, MS, DACVS

    Dr. Frees earned his DVM degree in 1997 from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. He completed a 1-year internship in equine medicine and surgery at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky and a 3-year residency in large animal surgery at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas.

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  • Katie D. Sisk
    DVM, CERP, CVA, ICVA Certified

    Dr. Katie Sisk joined Wilhite and Frees Equine Hospital at the beginning of June 2015. Dr. Sisk grew up in Shelbyville, KY and has been riding since the age of four. She participated in United States Pony Club throughout her youth and is also an avid three day eventer. Dr. Sisk moved to Carthage, MO at the age of 13 where her family owned and operated an equine boarding facility, Edge of the Road Farm. 

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  • Katie Haukos

    Dr. Katie Haukos grew up in Lubbock, Texas where her dad got her involved in horses at the age of 5. She started in Walk/Trot classes and moved up to competing in Hunter/Jumpers in the American Quarter Horse circuit. She was a member of the NCAA Kansas State University Equestrian Team and it was at KSU where she received her Bachelor Degree in Animal Sciences with a Minor in Biology in 2013.

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  • Ricky A. Trahan
    DVM, MS

    Dr. Trahan was raised in southwest Louisiana and acquired his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. Following graduation, he completed an extended internship in equine medicine and surgery at WFEH. He finished a 3-year residency in large animal surgery in 2017 at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in Blacksburg, Virginia. 

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  • Dr.
    Karsen Brown
    DVM

    Dr. Brown grew up in Inman, KS and began riding at 3 years old when she received her first pony. She began showing in 4H and eventually graduated to western show events in AQHA. Aside from showing she participated in judging and other livestock activities in FFA during high school. Dr. Brown completed her undergrad and earned her veterinary degree at Kansas State University. She competed on the NCAA Equestrian Team while there and was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority as well. Her professional interests include all aspects of general practice, but especially reproduction and neonatal medicine.

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  • Dr.
    Hannah West
    DVM

    Dr. West grew up in Southern Illinois where her love of all animals started at a young age. She grew up riding in several disciplines but enjoys riding Hunter/Jumpers the most. She was a member of the Southern Illinois University Equestrian Team where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science in 2015. Dr. West earned her veterinary degree from the University of Missouri in 2019 before joining the WFEH team. Her favorite aspects of practice are sports medicine, lameness, and wound management.  She has two horses named Dapper Dan and Ace, a miniature long-haired Dachshund named Weenie, a German Shepherd named Luke, a chameleon named Pascal, and cat named Ellie. 

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Emergency

Tuesday:

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Emergency

Wednesday:

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Emergency

Thursday:

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Emergency

Friday:

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Emergency

Saturday:

Emergency

Sunday:

Emergency