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Des Moines, Iowa 50321
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Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification Course
Continuing education is very important in any field but especially in the medical and veterinary fields. To stay up to date on the latest techniques and protocols, IVS employees periodically take courses...
read more >   Published on November 21, 2013.

New 8 Slice CT Scanner
We have upgraded our CT Scanner! Click the link to see how we've improved. IVS has Des Moines' only Veterinary Computed Tomography (CT).  
read more >   Published on November 21, 2013.

Happy Holidays!!!
Happy Holidays from Iowa Veterinary Specialties and some of the cutest pets around! Email your adorable pet pictures to socialmedia@ivsdsm.com and choose 1 of the 4 cards to have your pet featured!
read more >   Published on December 10, 2013.

Staff Member of the Month: January
Christine Jacks Christine has been a surgery technician at IVS since January 2013. She was chosen as the Staff Member of the Month because she is always willing to help and goes above...
read more >   Published on December 17, 2013.

Staff Member of the Month: February
Chad Engelkes Chad has been a staff member at IVS since December 2012. He works as a technician in the Emergency, Surgery, and Dentistry departments. Chad was chosen because he has a great...
read more >   Published on February 20, 2014.

Staff Member of the Month: March
Kristy Sorg Kristy has been a technician at IVS for 8 years! She was chosen to be the Staff Member of the Month because she is an incredible emergency technician. She is very...
read more >   Published on March 24, 2014.

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 >   Published on April 3, 2014.

Staff Member of the Month: May
Ashley Jefferies Ashley has been on staff for 1 year. She works as a technician in the Emergency Department. She has a positive attitude and is constantly working. Ashley is friendly and her...
read more >   Published on May 9, 2014.

Social Stigma of Pet Loss and Grief
The social stigma of pet loss is real. Many people don't understand the grief felt when a pet is lost due to injury or illness. This article is raises the point that this social stigma may actually hinder one's ability to grieve properly.
read more >   Published on February 24, 2015.

ISU Student Experience Begins
Iowa Veterinary Specialties' Emergency/Specialty Student Experience Program is underway! Students from Iowa State University, DMACC, and Northeast Iowa Community College participate in a program designed to help familiarize themselves with Specialty and Emergency Medicine.
read more >   Published on May 15, 2015.

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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!

Addy the sea lion lets her curiosity get the best of her read more >