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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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

108 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

  • Vertigo or Old Dog Vestibular Syndrome

    Image of an old dog laying on the ground. Vertigo is a syndrome in the elderly dog, which can be very frightening to the owners. The dog is suddenly afflicted with a balance problem, usually staggering, but occasionally unable to stand, and more rarely actually rolling over and over. There is a tilting ...

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  • Ticks

    Image of 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 ...

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  • Seizures

    Image of dog laying down on the floor. 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 ...

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  • Salmonella

    Image of salmonella. Salmonella is a bacterium that can cause disease in humans, dogs, cats, and other animals. It can cause a variety of symptoms, commonly vomiting and/or diarrhea, but also severe infections and septicemia. It can also cause abscesses, meningitis, bone infections, and abortion. Salmonella ...

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  • Roundworms

    Image of roundworms There are many types of roundworms, but some of the most common are intestinal parasites of dogs, cats, and raccoons. Puppies are frequently born with roundworms, and kittens can be infected via the mother's milk or feces. Adult roundworms are ivory colored, four to six inches long, ...

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  • Rabies

    Image of stethoscope and a sign that says rabies. Rabies is a fatal viral infection that is transmitted primarily through bite wounds. Skunks, bats, raccoons, and foxes are the primary carriers. Rabies is also fatal to humans, there has been only one case of a person surviving rabies when treatment ...

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  • Parasites

    Close up image of parasites. There are many types of parasites that are found in the GI tract of cats and dogs. Worms such as roundworms, whipworms, and hookworms are very common in almost all parts of the world. These parasites shed their infective eggs in the pet's stool and contaminate the environment; ...

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  • Luxating Patella

    Image of dog with hind leg shaved. 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 ...

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  • Ruptured Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)

    Image of dog jumping and catching a frisbee at the park. 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 ...

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  • Liver Shunt

    Image of dog laying down. 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 ...

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