Robert E. "Bud" Hertzog is the face of Lee's Summit Animal Hospital, widely known throughout the area for his community service. Dr. Hertzog, a Lee's Summit High School graduate, graduated from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 1956. He returned to his hometown to practice at the Lee's Summit Animal Hospital, which was mainly a farm animal practice providing care in Jackson, Johnson and Cass Counties. In addition, Dr. Hertzog, became the veterinarian for the Kansas City Zoo and the American Royal. With his extensive work with zoo animals, Dr. Hertzog is still regarded as the "expert" on monkey and large cat medicine in the Midwest. Due to his expertise you never know what type of creature you will see at the Lee's Summit Animal Hospital.