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

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In-House Laboratory


In House Laboratory

In-house laboratory equipment is used to give results in minutes to allow the internal medicine doctor make more informed analysis on a pet’s current condition. Blood chemistry panels can be performed to analyze how the organs are functioning. Complete blood counts can provide information about the amount of platelets, red blood cells, and white blood cells. Information about blood cells can indicate if a certain treatment is successful or detrimental, or can indicate if a certain type of cancer is likely. Urine can be analyzed for blood, proteins, or irregular cells which could be an indicator of cancer.

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 >

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

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