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

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About IVS

Our Mission

At Iowa Veterinary Specialties, our mission is to exceed the expectations of our clients and our community. We strive to provide the highest quality of veterinary care for our patients. Our veterinarians and staff are committed to providing the finest and most progressive veterinary care and customer service possible.

Our work is our passion and we work to improve the health of our patients with individualized attention and quality care. Promoting the well being of pets and their families is forefront in our hearts and minds. We prioritize continuing education for our doctors and staff and through our staff to our patrons. Our mission is to be compassionate and understanding, showing a demeanor that always reflects our deepest respect for each pet and their family.

Our Philosophy

At Iowa Veterinary Specialties our goal is to guide our clients through the medical management and care of their pets. We will use our skills and knowledge to improve the health of your pet and relieve suffering whenever possible. In our state of the art facility we will be professional in our appearance to exceed our clients' expectations.

Our Vision

To be the premiere multi-specialty and emergency veterinary group in Iowa, offering a diversity of services including emergency, surgery, internal medicine, dermatology, opthalmalogy, and oncology.

Our Creed

The veterinarians and staff of Iowa Veterinary Specialties are committed to improving the health of our patients through compassionate care and dedication to our patients and our profession. We believe in this mission and the values that are critical to veterinary medicine. Our people, education, quality, service, and integrity form the cornerstones of our practice. It is our pledge and honor to uphold the duties of our profession as we dedicate ourselves to healing those we serve.


IVS Partner's in Progress CE Event

On April 11, 2018 there were fourteen speakers offering the first annual ISU – IVS Partners in Progress CE Event at the Des Moines Botanical Center. This CE Event was open to all... read more >

Addy the sea lion's dangerous savings account!

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

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