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Welcome to Grand Avenue Veterinary Hospital

Your "Other" Family Doctor in West Des Moines, Iowa

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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. Christy Wauhob, Dr. Emily Gearig and Dr. Patty Vogel ~

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Meet the Veterinarian

  • PattyVogel
    Patty Vogel DVM

    Dr. Vogel started with Grand Avenue Veterinary doing relief work in August of 2022 and decided to join the team full time in September of 2023. She grew up on a small farm outside of Ames and knew from a young age that she wanted to be a veterinarian. Graduating from Iowa State University in 2007, sh then moved to California and practiced small animal medicine for 7 years. She has four children with her husband, Tim, and decided to move back to Iowa to raise their family. They have 1 dog, 5 cats, and a guinea pig. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and being out doors.  She looks forward to getting to know you and your pets!

  • EmilyGearig
    Emily Gearig DVM

    In July 2023 Grand Avenue Veterinary welcomed Dr. Gearig into the practice as Dr. Robinson transitioned into retirement.  She grew up on her family farm in Truro, Iowa, raising horses, cattle and sheep. Her education ventures took her to Northwest Missouri State University, and then onto Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Upon graduation in 2011, Dr. Emily and her husband, Jeff, were married, and she moved to his hometown, Montpelier, Ohio, where they have continued to reside with their three kids until recently.  Dr. Emily spent her first year in a mixed animal practice in the heart of Amish country in Topeka, Indiana. For the last 11 years, she has practiced a predominantly small animal clinic in Archbold, Ohio. In 2018, she earned a certification in veterinary spinal manipulative therapy from the Healing Oasis Wellness Center. She enjoys small animal internal medicine and animal chiropractic care. The biggest reward is not only educating clients, but also seeing the change in an animal’s behavior and mental state with proper adjustments to alleviate discomfort. Outside of the practice of veterinary medicine, Dr. Emily and Jeff enjoy upland bird hunting with their two German Shorthaired Pointers, King and Zehn. She also enjoys being outdoors in general and is very excited to be back in the country where a nature walk is right out the back door!  Dr. Emily is most excited about building new relationships with the staff, clients and pets of Grand Avenue Veterinary Hospital. She looks forward to meeting each and every one of you!

  • ChristyWauhob
    Christy 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, two sons, Dan and Taylor, and grandchildren Mila and Crue. Dr. Wauhob enjoys spending time with her family and frequently visits her extended family and friends in Sioux City where she is from.

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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! :)

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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

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7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
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