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

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Policies & Fees

Iowa Veterinary Specialties is a full- service, emergency and specialty hospital providing a broad range of services including emergency, surgery, internal medicine, oncology, exotics, acupuncture, and palliative care services. We do not provide preventive or routine services. Preventative and routine care is provided by your daytime/ referring veterinarian. For emergency visits, if you are able to call to alert us, please do so as it allows us to prepare for your pet's arrival. Specialty services such as Surgery and Internal Medicine may be scheduled through your day-time veterinarian. We treat dogs, cats, and some of our doctors will see pocket pets (small mammals such as rabbits and gerbils). We do not treat large (farm) animals or wild animals. All patients seen through our Emergency department are seen on a triage basis (most serious cases first). We are forbidden by law to dispense or prescribe medication without performing a physical exam. Initial emergency visits are $97.50 and estimates will be provided after that point by the treating doctor.

Payment Options

We request payment when services are rendered. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover credit cards, and special financing through Wells Fargo, Care Credit and of course accept cash and personal checks. Thank you for allowing us to offer the same level of care for your pet as we would for our own.

Special financing through Wells Fargo now available!  No interest if paid in full within 12 months!

Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the purchase balance is not paid in full within the promotional period.*

*The Wells Fargo Health Advantage® credit card is issued by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Special terms apply to qualifying purchases charged with approved credit. Minimum monthly payments are required during the promotional (special terms) period. Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date at the APR for Purchases if the purchase balance is not paid in full within the promotional (special terms) period. Paying only the minimum monthly payment will not pay off the purchase balance before the end of the promotional period. For new accounts, the APR for Purchases is 12.99%. If you are charged interest in any billing cycle, the minimum interest charge will be $1.00. This information is accurate as of 11/25/2020 and is subject to change. For current information, call us at 1-800-431-5921.

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