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

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Veterinary Surgery

Iowa Veterinary Specialties provides a wide range of surgical services should surgery be necessary, including emergency surgery when needed.

Eric Zellner
Zellner, DVM, DACVS-SA

Below is a list of surgeries that can be provided.

Laparoscopy & Thoracoscopy

Minimally invasive approach for surgical exploration, treatment and obtainment of diagnostic biopsies for a myriad of diseases including liver diseases, pericardial diseases, and kidney diseases using an endoscope.

Reconstructive Surgery

Cosmetic and functional restoration following traumatic or surgical events necessitating skin flap, skin graft or muscular graft transposition.

Canine Rehabilitation Center

The ISU Canine Rehabilitation Center offers complementary therapy for patients who have orthopedic or neurologic injuries, as well as many other conditions. For example, rehabilitation can be used as an exercise program for the obese, arthritic, or geriatric patient. It can also be used as a conditioning therapy to help service animals such as police dogs or athletes get into top shape prior to competition.  Learn More.

Call (515) 280-3100 today to schedule a surgery consult.

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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!

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

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