Our Veterinarians

The Animal Crackers Veterinary Hospital team of skilled veterinarians welcomes you to our practice. We are proudly serving the West Jordan area. At Animal Crackers Veterinary Hospital, it is our daily privilege to provide quality vet care to your cherished pet, with compassion and competence. We hope to ensure a positive impact on our patients, pet owners and the local community.

Dr. Richard Clayton at West Jordan Animal Hospital

Dr. Ross Anderson

Dr. Ross Anderson received his Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Colorado State University. Prior to joining Animal Crackers Veterinary Hospital Dr. Anderson spent twenty years as the Hogle Zoo Veterinary, sixteen years managing a small animal and exotic practice . Dr. Anderson spends his free time living the dream on a gentleman’s farm while creating a unique and eclectic home with his wife of 46 years, writing poetry, collecting almost everything and generally being a kid once again.

Dr. Brent Palfreyman at West Jordan Animal Hospital

Dr. Eric Bostrom

Dr. Eric Bostrom received his Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Florida. Dr. Bostrom has over twenty years of experience in small animal medicine and is currently the Managing Veterinarian at Animal Crackers. Dr. Bostrom has two dogs, two cats, four Box Turtles and one Desert Turtle. In his free time Dr. Bostrom enjoys hiking, playing racquetball and gardening.

Dr. Randy Taylor at West Jordan Animal Hospital

Dr. Toshiko Burton

Dr. Toshiko Burton received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at Rikkyo University in Tokyo, Japan and earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Washington State University. Prior to joining Animal Crackers Veterinary Hospital Dr. Burton practiced small animal medicine in Idaho, Nevada, and Minnesota. When Dr. Burton does have some free time she loves spending it hiking with her three dogs and exploring good restaurants with her husband and daughter.

Dr. Adam Handy

Dr. Handy was born and raised in Louisiana where he obtained a bachelors degree in animal science followed by his doctorate of veterinary medicine at Louisiana State University. After practicing in Louisiana for a couple of years, he accepted a position as a mixed animal veterinarian in central Utah. He now resides in Salt Lake City and serves as associate veterinarian at Animal Crackers Veterinary Hospital. While he enjoys many different aspects of the profession, he has a particular interest in both preventative and internal medicine. It was in Utah that he met his lovely wife, Melinda. They now have a son named Adan and are looking forward to meeting another baby on the way. When not working in the office, Dr. Handy enjoys quiet times with his family, studying Biblical theology and apologetics, and shooting at the gun range.

Dr. Brent Palfreyman

Dr. Brent Palfreyman graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Zoology from Brigham Young University and earned his Veterinary degree from Colorado State University. He began his early practice in Palm Desert and Chino, California treating small animals, horses, and dairy cattle. He then moved back to Utah and opened Animal Crackers in West Jordan and has been here every since. When he is not working he enjoys fishing, golfing or relaxing at home with a good movie.