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We are Now AAHA Accreditation
We are AAHA accredited! What does accreditation mean? It means your hospital holds itself to a higher standard, and that your pet is receiving care at a hospital that has passed the highest standards in veterinary care.
read more >   Published on January 30, 2019.

Iowa Veterinary Specialties' AAHA Accreditation
This is Dr. Stephanie Larson on the CW morning - We Are Iowa segment with Lou Sipolt. They are discussing Iowa Veterinary Specialties' AAHA Accreditation along with other things that you may need to know if you ever have to bring your pet into the ER with an emergency. Great job Dr. Larson.
read more >   Published on January 15, 2019.

Lou and Jackie from Channel 5 TV - A Need for Canine Blood Donors
Ally, our Blood Bank Coordinator spent the morning with Lou and Jackie from Channel 5 TV, "We are Iowa," explaining to viewers the need for Canine Blood Donors. The need exceeds the supply and we are always looking for healthy, well behaved dogs, 2-8 years old and over 50 pounds. We will type them and if they are DEA1.1- we will screen them for all sorts of health issues. If found healthy, we will bring them into the blood bank program known as the Canine Critical Care Club.
read more >   Published on December 4, 2018.

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 Iowa veterinarians and their staff.
read more >   Published on April 16, 2018.

DOGGY DONORS: Saving Canine Lives
Iowans take pride in helping their neighbors  This blood donation program relies on volunteers who have four legs. Read the full story
read more >   Published on February 26, 2014.

Donate Blood With Your Dog at IVS
Soon you and your pooch can team up to save lives. On Friday, May 4th, the Iowa Veterinary Specialties is holding a blood drive.  It’s for doggie donors and their owners. There...
read more >   Published on February 20, 2014.

Walk With Your Pup to Fight Cancer
Expect to see a lot of dogs walking around Des Moines on Saturday. The Iowa Veterinary Specialties is hosting the Puppy Up walk.  The two-mile walk with your dog is to increase...
read more >   Published on February 20, 2014.

Women in Veterinary Medicine
Women are charging ahead in the workplace and it is no surprise to find female faces popping up in veterinary schools and clinics like never before. Today, women outweigh men 3 to...
read more >   Published on February 14, 2013.

A Death In The Family: Emmie, Dr. Bolser And The Power Of Customer Service
Hello shoppers... Is there any customer service that makes us feel less like a customer, than what we receive during our greatest moments of crisis? The police officer that responds to our 911 call....
read more >   Published on June 14, 2011.

K-9 HEALTH: Some members of the Des Moines Police force got a special check-up
Iowa Veterinary Specialties did free eye evaluations for service dogs Thursday. A number of police pups from K-9 units took part. As did a few guide dogs. Doctors say performing the check-up is...
read more >   Published on May 19, 2011.

Important Information Regarding ISU-VSC and IVS
Over recent weeks, ISU-Veterinary Services Corporation (ISU-VSC), a non-profit entity of Iowa State University, and former veterinarians and staff of Iowa Veterinary Specialties (IVS) have been engaged in legal activities regarding the...
read more >   Published on May 9, 2011.

Blood Drive

read more >   Published on May 1, 2011.

ISU Purchases IVS

read more >   Published on May 1, 2011.

Service Dogs Eye Check

read more >   Published on May 1, 2011.

Reeces, Dog By Car Twice

read more >   Published on March 1, 2011.

Partners Reunited

read more >   Published on February 1, 2011.

Dogs Need Blood Transfusions From Time to Time - And Blood Donors!
Denise Mankin, DVM, was on duty late one night in a Des Moines, Iowa, emergency veterinary clinic when Yeller, a Labrador Retriever, was rushed in sporting a fresh wound to his back....
read more >   Published on January 8, 2011.

Abused Bull Dogs

read more >   Published on October 9, 2010.

How To Keep Pets Cool In The Heat

read more >   Published on August 1, 2010.

Dog Perseveres Following Hit and Run
CEDAR RAPIDS - Puddles is tugging at the heartstrings of strangers from California to New York. The story is spreading on the Internet about how a car hit the Cedar Rapids dog...
read more >   Published on May 22, 2010.

 
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We are Now AAHA Accreditation

We are AAHA accredited! What does accreditation mean? It means your hospital holds itself to a higher standard, and that your pet is receiving care at a hospital that has passed the highest... read more >

Iowa Veterinary Specialties' AAHA Accreditation

This is Dr. Stephanie Larson on the CW morning - We Are Iowa segment with Lou Sipolt.  They are discussing Iowa Veterinary Specialties' AAHA Accreditation along with other things that you may need... read more >