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All Pets Animal Hospital

(515) 233-1756
107 E 2nd St, Ames IA 50010
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Hours:

Monday - 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Tuesday - 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Wednesday - 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday - 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Friday - 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Saturday - 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Sunday - Closed

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Globalvetlink LC

(515) 817-5704
2604 Northridge Pkwy, Ames IA 50010
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Immunology For Vet Prcttnrs

(515) 232-0222
56776 241st St # 500, Ames IA 50010
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Isu Hixson-Lied Sm Animal Hospital

(515) 294-4900
1809 S Riverside Dr, Ames IA 50011
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Hours:

Monday - Open 24 hours
Tuesday - Open 24 hours
Wednesday - Open 24 hours
Thursday - Open 24 hours
Friday - Open 24 hours
Saturday - Open 24 hours
Sunday - Open 24 hours

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Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center

(515) 294-1500
1600 S 16th St, Ames IA 50011
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Pet Medical Center Of Ames

(515) 232-7204
1416 S Duff Ave, Ames IA 50010
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Hours:

Monday - 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Tuesday - 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Wednesday - 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday - 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Friday - 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Saturday - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Sunday - Closed

Somerset Veterinary Hospital

(515) 292-0400
1518 Boston Ave, Ames IA 50010
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Hours:

Monday - 7:30 AM to 7:00 PM
Tuesday - 7:30 AM to 7:00 PM
Wednesday - 7:30 AM to 7:00 PM
Thursday - 7:30 AM to 7:00 PM
Friday - 7:30 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday - 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Sunday - Closed

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Story County Veterinary Clinic

(515) 232-8766
23909 580th Ave, Ames IA 50010
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Hours:

Monday - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuesday - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Wednesday - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Thursday - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Friday - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday - Closed

World Association-Vet Lab

(515) 708-5622
2503 Eisenhower Ave, Ames IA 50010
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Expected vet visit costs in Ames, IA

ServiceAverage National CostExpected Cost in Ames, IA
Routine checkups$50 to $250$93
Spay/neuter$160 to $220$173
Vaccines per shot$15 to $28$17
Physical exams$45 to $55$47
Fecal exam$25 to $45$29
Heartworm test$45 to $50$46
Dental cleaning$70 to $400$141
Allergy testing$195 to $300$217
Geriatric screening$85 to $110$90
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How the cost of pet care in Ames, IA compares to surrounding areas

CityCostDistance
Ankeny, IA0% more expensive than Ames, IA20.7 miles away
Johnston, IA12% more expensive than Ames, IA25.2 miles away
Urbandale, IA11% cheaper than Ames, IA28.5 miles away
Des Moines, IA11% cheaper than Ames, IA30.6 miles away
West Des Moines, IA11% cheaper than Ames, IA32.9 miles away
Fort Dodge, IA17% cheaper than Ames, IA42.3 miles away
Cedar Falls, IA17% cheaper than Ames, IA70.1 miles away
Waterloo, IA17% cheaper than Ames, IA73.4 miles away
Waverly, IA17% cheaper than Ames, IA76.6 miles away
Algona, IA17% cheaper than Ames, IA78.0 miles away

How to save on vet bills in Ames, IA

Get pet insurance

Pet insurance is a great tool to save on vet bills. Most plans are significantly cheaper than human health insurance, and reimburse 80%, 90%, or even 100% of your vet bill after the deductible is met.

Try Pawlicy Advisor's pet insurance comparison tool to instantly analyze your pet and find the best savings. Learn more about how pet insurance works or see a vet's perspective on pros & cons.

Schedule preventative care visits

Proactive, preventative care is an important part in keeping vet costs low. Being proactive in scheduling vet appointments sooner rather than later can catch health issues before they become bigger problems that need expensive treatment plans.

If you're a new pet owner and haven't been to the vet before, here are some tips for your first vet visit.

Other options

If you have expenses for pre-existing medical conditions and need help financing the cost, many US vets work with treatment financing solutions like CareCredit. These payment options will help you space out your payments over time, so you can afford any large unexpected upfront costs.

Alternatively, you can try Pawlicy Advisor's "grant finder" tool to see what charities might be able to help you afford vet care.

Frequently Asked Questions From Ames Pet Owners

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What happens if you can’t afford a vet?

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If you can’t afford the vet, you risk not being able to provide critical medical care and potentially even forfeiture or euthanasia. Caring for a dog or cat is a serious responsibility. To protect yourself against the unexpected, please consider pet health insurance in Iowa. There’s also veterinary charitable grant programs you might be eligible for.

Q.

Can you just walk into a vet in Ames?

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It really depends on whether or not they’re already booked up for the day, and if the reason you’re “walking in” is an emergency. There are some clinics in Ames that specifically take walk-ins, but in general you should always call ahead. If they can’t take you, they might direct you to an animal ER.

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