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Welcome to Grand Avenue Veterinary Hospital

Your "Other" Family Veterinarian in West Des Moines IA

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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Meet the Veterinarian

  • ChristyWauhob
    Christine Wauhob DVM

    Dr. Wauhob has been an associate veterinarian at Grand Avenue Veterinary Hospital since 2006. She grew up in Sioux City, Iowa and attended Morningside College there and University of Central Oklahoma in 1998 before graduating from the Veterinary College at Iowa State. Her professional interests include oncology and internal medicine. As a little girl, she loved animals but could not have a dog or cat of her own. Seeing the special bond other people had with their pets encouraged her to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. By providing quality and compassionate healthcare to her patients, she is able to strengthen the bond between our clients and their furry family members. Her family includes her husband, Larry, and two sons, Dan and Taylor. Larry works in maintenance for the Boone Community Schools. Dan is currently pursuing his passion as a television producer and sports broadcaster in Nebraska and Taylor is attending DMACC. . Dr. Wauhob enjoys spending time with her family and frequently visits her extended family and friends in Sioux City where she is from.

  • SuzanneRobinson
    Suzanne Robinson DVM

    Dr. Robinson started at Grand Avenue Veterinary Hospital working for Dr. Patterson in 1973 after graduating from ISU. In 1990 she purchased the practice when Dr. Patterson retired. Dr. Robinson is married, has a son and two daughters; and four granddaughters and three grandsons. Her professional interest is internal medicine. When not practicing she enjoys participating in dog shows, spending time at the barn with her horse, Cyclone sports, amateur photography and paper crafting. Currently, Dr. Robinson has five Cavalier King Charles Spaniels; Gladys, Beanie, Obi, Angela and Henrietta; but in the past has also had Golden Retrievers, Dobermans, Pembroke Welsh Corgis, Longhair Dachshunds, Miniature Pinchers, Standard Poodles, Greyhounds and Papillons.

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

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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

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
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