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

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Referral Forms

If using our PDF referral form on the bottom of the page, please submit through email or print off and hand write the referral. Many times the referral will be typed, printed, and faxed and any information beyond what the text box can hold is not viewable by our doctors. This is only through our interactive PDF referral page. This issue does not appear with the new Online Submission Form.

Our printable Referral Form can be found at the bottom of the page. It is an interactive PDF which can be filled out using Adobe Acrobat Reader and emailed directly to Iowa Veterinary Specialties. The form can also be filled electronically or manually, printed and faxed to Iowa Veterinary Specialties at 515-280-3718.

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Veterinary Referrals

At Iowa Veterinary Specialties, we provide the highest of veterinary care for our patients. We are 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 veterinarians work with your regular, referring veterinarian to ensure optimal communication and the best care possible for your Iowa veterinary referral.

Our hospital now includes a staff of over fifty employees including skilled veterinarians, highly trained veterinary technicians, and caring receptionists. We have invested in state of the art diagnostic equipment including digital x-ray and Computed Tomography (CT) services along with a full- service in-house laboratory and pharmacy. Our hospital provides advanced diagnostics such as ultrasound, endoscopy, chemotherapy, and many other specialty procedures.

Our emergency facility is fully staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide high quality care to your pet in a time of need. We have a full range of services and specialists to meet all the needs of your pet. We look forward to working with you.

24 Hour Vet Emergency Hospital

Iowa Veterinary Specialties is a 24- hour hospital that provides emergency care to animals in need. We have a team of highly skilled and compassionate emergency veterinarians and technicians available at any hour of the day. If at any time you feel your pet.


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.

Referral Form

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

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