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All-Pets Hospital

(515) 262-8535
1330 2nd Ave, Des Moines IA 50314
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Monday - 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Tuesday - 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Wednesday - 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Thursday - 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Friday - 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Saturday - 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Sunday - Closed

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All-Pets Hospital East Village

(515) 244-0447
328 E 6th St, Des Moines IA 50309
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Animal Medical Clinc-Merle Hay

(515) 276-4511
4520 Merle Hay Rd, Des Moines IA 50310
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Monday - 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Tuesday - 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Wednesday - 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Thursday - 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Friday - 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday - 7:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Sunday - Closed

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VCA - Avondale Veterinary Hospital

(515) 262-6111
4318 E Army Post Rd, Des Moines IA 50320
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Monday - 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Tuesday - 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Wednesday - 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Thursday - 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Friday - 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday - 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Sunday - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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Blue Pearl Hospital

(515) 727-4872
4631 Merle Hay Rd # A, Des Moines IA 50322
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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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Cat Hospital

(515) 262-9222
4318 E Army Post Rd, Des Moines IA 50320
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Hours:

Monday - 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Tuesday - 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Wednesday - 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Thursday - 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Friday - 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday - 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Sunday - 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

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Eastown Animal Hospital

(515) 262-1882
3709 E University Ave, Des Moines IA 50317
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Hours:

Monday - 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuesday - 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Wednesday - 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Thursday - 7:30 AM to 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Friday - 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday - 7:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Sunday - Closed

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Fleur Pet Hospital

(515) 285-1297
4524 Fleur Dr, Des Moines IA 50321
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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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Heartland Animal Hospital

(515) 255-4464
4115 University Ave # 200, Des Moines IA 50311
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Hours:

Monday - 7:30 AM to 7:00 PM
Tuesday - 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Wednesday - 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Thursday - 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Friday - 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday - 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Sunday - Closed

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Hickman Road Veterinary Clinic

(515) 270-2900
6301 Hickman Rd, Des Moines IA 50322
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Monday - 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Tuesday - 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Wednesday - 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Thursday - Closed
Friday - 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Saturday - 7:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Sunday - Closed

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Highland Park Veterinary Clinic

(515) 243-4665
4270 NW 6th Dr, Des Moines IA 50313
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Hours:

Monday - 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Tuesday - 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Wednesday - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Thursday - 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Friday - 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday - 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Sunday - Closed

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Hubbell Animal Hospital

(515) 265-4239
3451 Hubbell Ave, Des Moines IA 50317
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Hours:

Monday - 7:30 AM to 8:00 PM
Tuesday - 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Wednesday - 7:30 AM to 5:30 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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Idyllic Paws Veterinary Care

(515) 778-1585
3406 62nd St, Des Moines IA 50322
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Ingersoll Animal Hospital

(515) 274-3555
3009 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines IA 50312
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Hours:

Monday - 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Tuesday - 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Wednesday - 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Thursday - 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Friday - 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday - 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Sunday - Closed

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Iowa Veterinary Acupuncture

(515) 274-3811
3836 Beaver Ave, Des Moines IA 50310
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Hours:

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

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Iowa Veterinary Specialties

(515) 280-3100
6110 Creston Ave, Des Moines IA 50321
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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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Low Cost Spay Clinic

(515) 263-9260
1258 E 14th St, Des Moines IA 50316
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Hours:

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

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Macrae Park Animal Hospital

(515) 282-0600
2227 SW 9th St, Des Moines IA 50315
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Hours:

Monday - 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Tuesday - 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Wednesday - 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Thursday - 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Friday - 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday - 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Sunday - Closed

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Natural Solutions

(515) 277-0140
4219 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines IA 50312
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Oaks Veterinary Clinic

(515) 279-3654
2030 27th St, Des Moines IA 50310
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Hours:

Monday - 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Tuesday - 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Wednesday - 7:30 AM to 5:30 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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Expected vet visit costs in Des Moines, IA

ServiceAverage National CostExpected Cost in Des Moines, IA
Routine checkups$50 to $250$74
Spay/neuter$160 to $220$167
Vaccines per shot$15 to $28$16
Physical exams$45 to $55$46
Fecal exam$25 to $45$27
Heartworm test$45 to $50$45
Dental cleaning$70 to $400$110
Allergy testing$195 to $300$207
Geriatric screening$85 to $110$88
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How the cost of pet care in Des Moines, IA compares to surrounding areas

CityCostDistance
West Des Moines, IA0% more expensive than Des Moines, IA7.1 miles away
Johnston, IA27% more expensive than Des Moines, IA7.4 miles away
Urbandale, IA0% more expensive than Des Moines, IA7.6 miles away
Ankeny, IA14% more expensive than Des Moines, IA10.1 miles away
Ames, IA14% more expensive than Des Moines, IA30.6 miles away
Fort Dodge, IA6% cheaper than Des Moines, IA68.8 miles away
Ottumwa, IA6% cheaper than Des Moines, IA74.6 miles away
Cedar Falls, IA6% cheaper than Des Moines, IA89.2 miles away
Waterloo, IA6% cheaper than Des Moines, IA90.9 miles away
Waverly, IA6% cheaper than Des Moines, IA98.6 miles away

How to save on vet bills in Des Moines, 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 Des Moines 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 Des Moines?

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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 Des Moines 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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