Welcome to Grand Avenue Veterinary Hospital
Your "Other" Family Veterinarian in West Des Moines IA

Call us at (515) 274-3489

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WE'RE MOVING!!

312 Grand Avenue will be our new home so we are not going far! We will be behind Dairy Queen in the space occupied by the Soccer Connection several years ago.

The construction crew has been working since mid-march and our anticipated move day will be the last weekend in June! We are planning to be closed Friday, June 23rd and Saturday, June 24th to move and back open Monday, June 26th for normal business.

About two years ago we “heard through the grapevine” that the City of West Des Moines has a plan for a storm water/flood water control project which will direct water from the north (Walnut Creek) south through the area where our building and Sully’s are currently located - then east to dump into Walnut Creek again south of Grand Avenue. Of course, that means our building is to be demolished. The City negotiated a deal with the owners of our property in early 2016 - and has been our landlord for just a little over a year.

We were lucky enough to find a property which would meet our needs for space and location - signed a lease - jumped through a bunch of bureaucratic hoops - and WE’RE MOVING!!

It’s been an exciting few months - and we’re looking forward to continue to serve all of our wonderful clients in a new, spiffy location!!!

Dr. Sue

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As we enter into a new age of increasing advances in veterinary medicine our goal is to provide compassionate, comprehensive and high-quality care with all the advantages of a full-service veterinary facility. While striving to exceed our clients' expectations we will be true to our own abilities. We will treat our clients as we would our family members, and treat all pets as though they were our own!

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take great care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and wellness preventative care, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call (515) 274-3489 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our West Des Moines veterinarian office is conveniently located for residents of West Des Moines, Des Moines, Windsor Heights and other surrounding cities. We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for our pet owners.

At Grand Avenue Veterinary Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family member they are.


Dr. Suzanne Robinson and Dr. Christy Wauhob
West Des Moines Veterinarian | Grand Avenue Veterinary Hospital | (515) 274-3489

312 Grand Ave
West Des Moines, IA 50265

Location

Office Hours

Monday:

7:30 AM-6:00 PM

Tuesday:

7:30 AM-6:00 PM

Wednesday:

7:30 AM-6:00 PM

Thursday:

7:30 AM-6:00 PM

Friday:

7:30 AM-6:00 PM

Saturday:

8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Sunday:

Closed

Testimonials

Hear From Happy Pet Owners

  • "I always appreciate the personal care that my kitty receives, and the time taken to answer all my questions. I know she is in good hands whenever I bring her in. Thanks."
    Deborah C / DemandForce
  • "The doctors and staff take such great care of my dog that suffers from really high anxiety when he is around others. I have been to other vets and there is nobody else I would trust with the care of my pets."
    Vikki W / DemandForce
  • "Everyone was kind and professional. My cat, Elliott, is very shy, but they were very careful with her and she was able to get her vaccinations without issue."
    Alex R / DemandForce
  • "The staff at Grand Ave Vet is outstanding; they get that we love our pets like family, so Grand Ave Vet is their "Family " Doctor..."
    Jeff F / DemandForce
  • "Absolutely pleased with the care that was provided to me on short notice! They took us in and took care of us like we had been there for years! :)"
    Kennedy H / DemandForce
  • "The staff at Grand Ave vet is top notch! Ramsey was a rescue and is still working through being afraid of new people and places. The staff was patient with her and took things at a slower pace to make her less frightened."
    Stephanie E / DemandForce
  • "I would highly recommend Grand Avenue Vet to anyone looking for great care for their pets. I like that they know my pets by name & it feels like family. When we had to put our lab down because of old age they were so caring & it was so comforting the way they treated us every step of the process."
    Rachel B / DemandForce

Featured Articles

  • Seasonal Care

    Heat Stroke Heatstroke may kill or seriously injure your pet—but it can easily be avoided by adhering to the following tips. Never leave pets in cars on warm days. Exercise your pet during the cool part of the day. Look out for rapid breathing, loud panting or staggering; these can be signs of dehydration, ...

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  • Recognizing Illnesses

    Only a healthy pet is a happy companion. Assuring your pet's daily well-being requires regular care and close attention to any hint of ill health. The American Veterinary Medical Association therefore suggests that you consult your veterinarian if your pet shows any of the following signs: * Abnormal ...

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  • Mealtime

    Puppies Feed a high quality diet designed for puppies. A wide variety of diets and formulations are available and your veterinarian should be your primary source of information as to the best choice for your puppy. The amount fed will vary with the type of food and the individual dog, but in general, ...

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  • Ticks

    Ticks are the small wingless external parasites, living by hematophagy on the blood of mammals, birds, and occasionally reptiles and amphibians. Ticks are blood-sucking parasites that are often found in freshly mown grass, where they will rest themselves at the tip of a blade so as to attach themselves ...

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  • Seizures

    Seizures are common in dogs, but more unusual in cats. Seizures are just symptoms which can occur with many kinds of diseases. They can happen because of diseases outside the brain or inside the brain. Low blood sugar that can happen with an overdose of insulin or with a tumor of the pancreas can cause ...

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  • Ruptured Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)

    The rupture of the cruciate ligament is the most common knee injury in the dog. This injury has two common presentations. One is the young athletic dog playing roughly who acutely ruptures the ligament and is non-weight bearing on the affected hind leg. The second presentation is the older, overweight ...

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  • Luxating Patella

    Luxating patella is a condition where the kneecap (patella) moves out of its normal position. Luxating patella is one of the most common knee joint abnormalities of dogs, but it is only occasionally seen in cats. It may affect one or both of the knees. In some cases it moves (luxates) towards the inside ...

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  • Liver Shunt

    A liver shunt is also named a PSS, portosystemic shunt, portacaval shunt or portosystemic vascular anomaly. This abnormality occurs when a pet's venous blood from the intestine bypasses the liver. In the normal pet, blood vessels pick up nutrients from ingested material in the intestine and carry it ...

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  • Hypothyroidism

    Hypothyroidism is the natural deficiency of thyroid hormone and is the most common hormone imbalance of dogs. This deficiency is produced by several different mechanisms. The most common cause (at least 95% of cases) is immune destruction of the thyroid gland. It can also be caused by natural atrophy ...

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  • Epilepsy

    Epilepsy (often referred to as a seizure disorder) is a chronic neurological condition characterized by recurrent unprovoked seizures. It is commonly controlled with medication, although surgical methods are used as well. Epileptic seizures are classified both by their patterns of activity in the brain ...

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