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Animal Care Clinic West-Metro

(515) 224-4368
2900 University Ave # 340, West Des Moines IA 50266
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Hours:

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 6:00 PM
Saturday - 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunday - Closed

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Animal Doctors

(515) 225-9555
4800 Mills Civic Pkwy # 110, West Des Moines IA 50265
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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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Ashworth Road Animal Hospital

(515) 225-1807
5508 Ashworth Rd, West Des Moines IA 50266
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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 6:00 PM
Thursday - 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Friday - 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday - 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Sunday - Closed

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Family Pet Veterinary Center

(515) 224-9747
1215 Prospect Ave, West Des Moines IA 50265
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Hours:

Monday - 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Tuesday - 7:30 AM to 7:00 PM
Wednesday - 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Thursday - 7:30 AM to 7:00 PM
Friday - 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Saturday - 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Sunday - Closed

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Feline Medical Specialties

(515) 225-1782
4800 Mills Civic Pkwy # 110, West Des Moines IA 50265
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Grand Avenue Veterinary Hospital

(515) 274-3489
312 Grand Ave, West Des Moines IA 50265
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Hours:

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 - 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Sunday - Closed

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Jordan Creek Animal Hospital

(515) 224-9500
3401 Ep True Pkwy, West Des Moines IA 50265
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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 6:00 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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    AAHA
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    Spay/Neuter
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    General X-Ray
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Metro Cat Hospital

(515) 221-9313
2900 University Ave # 340, West Des Moines IA 50266
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Hours:

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 6:00 PM
Saturday - 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunday - Closed

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Expected vet visit costs in West Des Moines, IA

ServiceAverage National CostExpected Cost in West 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 West Des Moines, IA compares to surrounding areas

CityCostDistance
Urbandale, IA0% more expensive than West Des Moines, IA4.5 miles away
Des Moines, IA1% more expensive than West Des Moines, IA7.1 miles away
Johnston, IA27% more expensive than West Des Moines, IA7.8 miles away
Ankeny, IA14% more expensive than West Des Moines, IA14.2 miles away
Ames, IA14% more expensive than West Des Moines, IA32.9 miles away
Fort Dodge, IA6% cheaper than West Des Moines, IA67.8 miles away
Ottumwa, IA6% cheaper than West Des Moines, IA79.8 miles away
Cedar Falls, IA6% cheaper than West Des Moines, IA95.2 miles away
Waterloo, IA6% cheaper than West Des Moines, IA97.1 miles away
Maryville, MO2% more expensive than West Des Moines, IA102.2 miles away

How to save on vet bills in West 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 West 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 West 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 West 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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