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We will be closed from 2-3:30 on the third Thursday of each month for team development.

VCA Avondale Veterinary Hospital


4318 E. Army Post Road, Des Moines, IA, 50320

  • Closed

  • Mon-Fri:

    7:00 am - 7:00 pm

  • Sat:

    8:00 am - 7:00 pm

  • Sun:

    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Other Hospital Hours

Appointments preferred. Additional fees may apply to walk-in appointments.

We are closed from 2:00 pm-3:30 pm on the third Thursday of each month for team development.

Pet Resort Hours:
MON-FRI: 7:00 am-6:00 pm
SAT: 8:00 am-6:00 pm
SUN: 10:00 am-6:00 pm

Cat Hospital Hours:
MON-FRI: 7:00 am-6:00 pm
SAT: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
SUN: Closed

Surgery Drop-Off Hours:
Any pet scheduled for surgery should be dropped off between the hours of 7:00-8:00 am on the day of surgery.

Grooming Drop-Off Hours:

Any pet scheduled for grooming should be dropped off at the Pet Resort between the hours of:

MON-FRI: 7:00-9:00 am

SAT: 8:00-9:00 am

SUN: 9:00-10:00 am

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Caring for pets... and their people, too.

At VCA Avondale Veterinary Hospital, we offer complete pet health care services to make sure your pets stay happy and healthy for life. Our location gives us the pleasure of serving pets not only in Des Moines but surrounding areas such as Pleasant Hill, Runnells, Carlisle, Ankeny, Altoona and Indianola.

Our advanced animal hospital services include:
    • Vaccinations & Preventative Care
    • Pet Dentistry
    • Senior Pet Care
    • Animal Chiropractic & Acupuncture
    • Complete Pet Rehabilitation Facility
    • Class 4 Laser Therapy
    • Stem Cell Treatment
    • Advanced Canine Orthopedics through OrthoPets
    • Feline Hyperthyroid Treatment I-131
    • On-site Diagnostic Laboratory and In-house Pharmacy
    • Hospital Services
    • Boarding, Grooming & Doggie Daycare


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In case of Emergency

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Wellness Plans for Your Pet

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Our Pledge to You and Your Pet

Where your pet’s health and happiness is our
priority through knowledge, care, and compassion

Our Team Overview

The friendly and professional team at our animal hospital is made up of dedicated individuals who have made it their life's work to help pets live long, healthy lives. To support this mission, the hospital relies on many individuals; each team member is equally important in helping us deliver the best experience for both you and your pet. Let us know what we can do for you.

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VCA Charities' Pennies for Pets

VCA Charities is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that directly helps pets in need. Through its 32 Pet Food Pantry locations in 18 states, VCA Charities has helped to provide over 2 million pet food meals to pets in need. VCA Charities also provides free veterinary services, medication, and annual funding to over 100 humane societies, animal rescues, animal shelters, and service dog organizations across the country.

VCA Charities recently raised over $565,000 through the Pennies for Pets Program. Donations are always welcome at participating VCA Animal Hospitals or online at vcacharities.org.

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Our Veterinary Services

At VCA Animal Hospitals, your pet's health is our top priority, provided through high-quality, professional care and genuine personal service. We pledge to instill client trust and confidence that your pet will always receive compassionate, gentle care, as well as the highest standard of veterinary medical service available. We pledge to provide the finest personal service and facilities for you, our clients and your special pets.

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