Our Veterinarians

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Tim Chirpich, DVM

Dr. Tim Chirpich is a General Practitioner and the owner of Raytown-Gregory Animal Health Center since 1998.

Born and raised in Gladstone, Missouri, Dr. Chirpich attended the University of Missouri–Columbia after high school. Before finishing his undergraduate course work, Dr. Chirpich applied for and received early admission to the University of Missouri, Columbia, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1992. He graduated with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1996.

Dr. Chirpich’s areas of professional interest include anesthesia, pain management, surgery and dentistry. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Missouri Veterinary Medical Association, the American Veterinary Dental Society and the Kansas City Veterinary Medical Association. He is also past President of the Raytown Rotary Club (2005-2006), past Chairman of the Board of Raytown Area Chamber of Commerce and past member of the Board of Directors for the Raytown Area Chamber of Commerce.


He and his wife, Brigette, have two daughters. The family has a Dachshund named Mocha and a Bichon named Puff.


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Mike Utz, DVM

Dr. Mike Utz is a General Practitioner who joined the Raytown-Gregory Animal Health Center in April of 1994.

A native of Raytown, Missouri, Dr. Utz attended Central Missouri State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 1974. After earning his undergraduate degree he enrolled in the University of Missouri, Columbia, College of Veterinary Medicine and earned a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1979.

Dr. Utz’s areas of professional interest include gastroenterology, dermatology, and immunology. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Utz and his wife Cindy have a son, a daughter and two Basset Hounds named Pearl and Opal. When not working, he enjoys golf and playing with his grandchildren.


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Jeania A. Beachner, DVM

Dr. Jeania A. Beachner is a General Practitioner who has been practicing with Raytown-Gregory Animal Health Center since May of 1996.

After graduating high school, Dr. Beachner entered the University of Missouri–Kansas City, graduating in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. That next fall, she enrolled in the University of Missouri–Columbia, College of Veterinary Medicine where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1996.

One of Dr. Beachner's favorite parts of veterinary medicine is sharing in the bond people have with their pets. She believes in educating pet owners on their pet's proper care help to improve that animal’s health and strengthen the human/animal bond.

Dr. Beachner’s areas of particular professional interest include soft tissue surgery, dentistry, internal medicine, and cardiology. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Beachner and her husband, Dion, a Cabinet Designer at Shamrock Cabinets, have two daughters. Dr. Beachner’s hobbies include running, swimming, biking, photography, reading, and spending time with her family.

The family’s pets include a two Mini Dachshunds named Olivia and Lolly, and a Golden Retriever named Frankie.