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

Call us at (515) 274-3489

COVID-19 Precautions

To our valued clients,  

The outbreak of COVID-19 has caused many to be concerned about the health of their families, pets included.  The well-being of our community (including you, your pets and our staff) will continue to be the top priority of Grand Avenue Veterinary Hospital.  

At this time, rest assured that as a vital partner in your pet’s health we will remain open during normal business hours and continue to deliver essential medical care and supplies for your pets.   

Here are the steps we are taking to ensure the safety and health of everyone who visits or works at our practice:  

  • Continuing to sanitize our practice with antiviral cleaning agents
  • Increasing the frequency of cleaning common-shared touch points
  • Welcoming everyone warmly while refraining from shaking hands and maintaining social distancing
  • Allowing for increased flexibility during your visits
    • If you have an appointment or are picking up medications/food, and would prefer to wait in your car or outside the building, please call and let us know prior to your arrival and when you get to the clinic.
    • You are welcome to remain outside the clinic throughout the duration of your appointment, should you prefer

If you are sick, or have been sick in the 14 days prior, and your pet needs medical attention, please send your pet to be dropped off for the appointment with another person.  If you do not have anyone available to bring your pet to us, please call for further instructions and we will do our best to help you.  

Much of what we know about the virus is still in development as experts continue to study it’s spread.  We are confident that transmission of COVID-19 between pets and humans is not likely based on current information.  

For current information on the virus and pets, follow updates from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).  Join us in following good hygiene practices as recommended by the Center of Disease Control (CDC).    

Take care of yourself and each other,  

Suzanne Robinson, DVM, Owner

Christy Wauhob, DVM

And the staff at Grand Avenue Veterinary Hospital

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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


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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

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