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1799 Ansborough Ave Waterloo, IA 50701
(319) 234-7511

Pet Wellness Care

We recommend that each pet receives a wellness exam twice yearly. In dog years that is one exam every 3 1/2 years! Each individual’s wellness exam includes a physical exam along with immunizations, nutritional counseling, and preventative blood profiles as well if needed. For those who would like, we also offer vaccination titers as an alternative to annual vaccinations. Vaccine recommendations are based on each individual and the risk of exposure.

Pet Laser Surgery

Lasers are a minimally invasive alternative to traditional surgery. They replace the scalpel in surgical procedures by using a highly focused beam of light to cut, this results in less pain, less bleeding and less swelling as well as reduced risk of infection while decreasing post-operative discomfort. Another great benefit to laser surgery is most routine surgical procedures can be completed as an out-patient. No more night stays at the hospital for spays and neuters!

Dog and Cat Surgery

We offer a variety of surgical services ranging from routine procedures such as spays and neuters to more involved Laparoscopic surgery, abdominal, gastrointestinal and orthopedic surgeries. Our pre-operative safety screening includes a pre-operative exam and pre-surgical blood testing. We also incorporate intravenous fluid administration. Licensed veterinary technicians monitor each individual patient from beginning of the procedure until they awaken. During surgery the surgical team monitors the patients’ health with EKG, heart rate/pulse rate, blood pressure, temperature, and blood oxygen saturation and carbon dioxide levels.

Specialized Surgical Skills

Our veterinary surgeons are able to perform eye surgery and orthopedic surgical procedures.

Digital Pet Radiography

Radiography is an important tool in diagnosing orthopedic, cardiac and soft tissue conditions. Our new digital radiography system allows us to offer the latest in veterinary radiology. This gives us the ability to achieve higher quality imaging and faster results while allowing us to share images with specialists almost instantly when needed.

Animal Dental Care

Regular professional pet dental cleaning is important to maintaining your pet's health. Complete dental cleaning requires anesthesia with the same safety precautions taken as with general surgery. We use modern and safe ultrasonic tools to clean each tooth thoroughly - above and below the gum line. Dental technicians polish teeth to create a smooth, lustrous tooth surface more resistant to plaque buildup. Fluoride treatments help strengthen enamel and reduce tooth sensitivity.

Behavioral Medicine

Illness doesn't always have a physical cause. We can help to determine the cause of such disorders as separation anxiety and obsessive behavior, and then develop a treatment regimen that will best work for you and your pet.

Alternative Medicine for Pets

Our clinic embraces the holistic approach to pet health and wellness. We offer nontraditional forms of therapy for those who wish. Therapeutic laser, acupuncture and chiropractic therapies are available.

24 Hour Emergency and Hospital Care

Emergencies can occur at any time. We are available for emergencies 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with an on-call veterinarian and experienced staff ready to help your pet.

Critical Care

In any emergency, seconds count. Our experienced staff is backed up by our mobile resuscitation unit, stocked and equipped to administer the ABCs of basic life support – Airway, Breathing, Circulation/Cardiac compressions. Emergency care is offered during regular business hours as well as after hours.


High-tech fiber optics permits direct visual examination of your pet’s respiratory system. This allows for more accurate diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the nasal cavity, trachea and lungs.


High-tech fiber optics permits direct visual examination and biopsies of your pet’s gastrointestinal system. This allows for more accurate diagnosis and treatment of oral, esophageal, stomach, colon and even upper intestinal tract disease. Foreign objects can also be removed without the need for surgery.

Exotic Animal Care

Veterinary medicine for exotic pets is growing as the popularity of these animals increase. With better public education in health, nutritional and environmental management, all species have a greater chance for living longer and healthier lives. We employ staff veterinarians who possess experience in the care and treatments of exotics.

Internal Medicine

We cover all areas of internal medicine, including: Cardiology, Ophthalmology, Neurology, Dermatology, Gastroenterology, Orthopedic surgery, Oncology, and Endocrinology as well as many other services.

Nutritional Counseling

Some pets require special food, and all pets benefit from a balanced diet. Our trained and certified staff is available to help you choose the right diet for your pet to keep him or her happy, healthy and active.

Pharmacy Services

We stock a wide range of the best veterinary drugs in the animal healthcare field. We also have an on-line store for your convenience.

Pain Management

Research continues to reveal new ways to understand and treat pain and discomfort in pets. In surgical cases pre and post operative medications are given to minimize any discomfort your pet may have. We also use a state of the art Therapeutic laser to decrease any discomfort as well as speed up recovery time. Medications are also available to return home with the patient to further decrease any discomfort. We know that recognizing and alleviating pain in animals is the essence of good patient care.

Dog Microchipping

Microchips have helped reunite thousands of pets with their families. We offer the most widely used microchip products to increase the chances of a safe recovery.

Pet Boarding

Pets are like our children – we feed, nurture and lavish attention on them. Our highly qualified kennel attendants do the same when you can't be there. We have separate boarding areas for the dogs and the cat and we provide the best tender loving care to your furry children. The dogs are taken outdoors several times a day to keep them happy and active.

Pet Bathing and Grooming

Treat your pet to a luxurious bath. Our special, cleansing baths remove dirt, debris and that doggie pet odor – your pet will feel fresh and revitalized. If scratching is a problem, our medicated baths contain soothing agents that stop the itching. Services also available include nail trimming and ear cleaning.

Hospice and Euthanasia Services

We know saying goodbye to a long-time friend can be painful. We work with clients to ensure their pet's comfort and dignity in our warmly furnished comfort room. We offer cremation services for clients wishing an alternative to burial.

Pet Ultrasound

Ultrasonography, or ultrasound, is a diagnostic imaging technique similar to radiography (X-rays) and is usually used in conjunction with radiography and other diagnostic measures. It allows visualization of the deep structures of the body. Ultrasound can be used for a variety of purposes including examination of the animal's heart, kidneys, liver, gallbladder, bladder etc.

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