6110 Creston Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50321
Phone(515) 280-3100

Iowa Veterinary Specialties is Des Moines' premier veterinary emergency and specialty hospital.

At IVS we have one mission, one purpose. We are here to provide the highest quality veterinary care for your pet. We have a highly qualified team of veterinarians and multiple veterinary technicians present at all times and at all hours. We are here for your pet when you need us most.We have been serving central Iowa for over thirty years, opening in April of 1980.

Iowa Veterinary Specialties is honored and privileged to be able to help your pet. Our veterinarians work with your regular, referring veterinarian to ensure optimal communication and the best care possible. Our emergency facility is fully staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide high quality care to your pet in a time of need.

Welcome to IVS!



What our clients say...


Multiple Myeloma

Lobo, an approximately 7-year-old neutered male Chihuahua, presented for evaluation of vomiting and bloody diarrhea.  The owners had just obtained the patient the previous day from a rescue organization, so the age was... read more >

Staff Member of the Month: April

  Kelly Harryman Kelly has worked as a registered veterinary technician (RVT) at IVS since May of 2012. She is a wonderful technician who is very dedicated to every task she is given. She... read more >

"All the Vet techs and receptionists were nothing but phenomenal and soooo understanding!"

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