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

ISU Student Experience

Veterinary Surgery


Iowa Veterinary Specialties provides a wide range of surgical services should surgery be necessary, including emergency surgery when needed. Below is a list of surgeries that can be provided.

Laparoscopy & Thoracoscopy

Minimally invasive approach for surgical exploration, treatment and obtainment of diagnostic biopsies for a myriad of diseases including liver diseases, pericardial diseases, and kidney diseases using an endoscope.

Reconstructive Surgery

Cosmetic and functional restoration following traumatic or surgical events necessitating skin flap, skin graft or muscular graft transposition.

Canine Rehabilitation Center

The ISU Canine Rehabilitation Center offers complementary therapy for patients who have orthopedic or neurologic injuries, as well as many other conditions. For example, rehabilitation can be used as an exercise program for the obese, arthritic, or geriatric patient. It can also be used as a conditioning therapy to help service animals such as police dogs or athletes get into top shape prior to competition.  Learn More.

Call (515) 280-3100 today to schedule a surgery consult.


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