Some delay in seeing your pet may occur depending on our appointment schedule.
Animal Hospital Cat HospitalRehabilitation Center Pet Resort
HOURS OF OPERATIONMonday7:00 am - 10:00 pmTuesday7:00 am - 10:00 pmWednesday7:00 am - 10:00 pmThursday7:00 am - 10:00 pmFriday7:00 am - 7:00 pmSaturday8:00 am - 7:00 pmSunday 10:00 am - 7:00 pmTelephone (515) 262-6111
Veterinary Chiropractic & AcupunctureAvailable on Tuesdays by Appointment
For 25 years, Avondale Veterinary Healthcare Center has been an active supporter of ANIMAL LIFELINE OF IOWA
Nebraska Task Force One Search and Rescue Dogs
See the Amazing Benefits of Pet Rehabilitation Therapy and Treatment
The Importance of Wellness Exams
Main Hospital - 515-262-6111Cat Hospital - 515-262-9222For Pet Resort | Grooming | Doggie Daycare Phone 515-262-7297Toll Free - 800-339-4873
Veterinary Healthcare Complex4318 E Army Post Rd Des Moines, IA 50320
DES MOINES VETERINARIANSFULL SERVICE ANIMAL HOSPITAL SERVING DES MOINES & SURROUNDING COMMUNTIES
"I began coming to Avondale Animal Hospital about 30 years ago. Quite a bit has changed both at the clinic and in veterinary medicine. Both have exceeded my expectations. Now, with a new puppy, my loyalty and respect remains." Joan R."My husband and I were surrounded by very friendly, highly knowledgeable, really helpful and extremely kind people when we took our dog, Rose, in. They took any stress we felt about our dog having knee surgery completely away and left us at ease." Jan R."All staff are always warm and caring. I trust that my pets are treated with love and that I am treated with respect." Penni G."Dr. Carlo is the Best! I just wish there was a discount for the elderly as they are on a fixed income." Linda B."The hours and staff are great!" Amy W."I've been going to Avondale for almost 15 years. Dr. Groos has taken great care of my past cats. He took time to call & check on them after a visit and to call and offer condolences when I had to put one to sleep. Great vet! Would highly recommend him!" April M."Great service. Our cat was treated very well." Donna C."We are happy to make your clinic our pet clinic here in Des Moines. We recently moved up from Texas and will be a full time resident here in Des Moines." Donald R."Calls handled promptly and courteously. Hospital is clean and comfortable. Avondale is Awesome!" Diana U."I received twice daily calls to update me on Max's condition. Very helpful when I called with questions! Max received the best care!" Kenneth B."We had a great experience at our first visit. We really liked our tech and veterinarian. THANK YOU!" Angel L."Always open. Convenient location. Very clean and professional." Robert D."Won't take our cats anywhere else but Dr. Hollander! She helped us keep one cat comfortably alive for 4 years after a cancer/leukemia diagnosis. Elsewhere another veterinarian wanted to put him down on the spot! Thank you Avondale and Dr. Hollander!" Mary D."Meow Meow and Meow" Larry A."Both the veterinarian and the tech were phenomenal. I look forward to seeing them both again - hopefully under good circumstances!" Larry S."Avondale is great because of the convenient hours! We have always used them as an emergency vet." Shannon C."Love that you guys are open on Sundays! So helpful! Thank you for always being so great with our Henry!" Darian D."Thanks! It's always nice to not have to worry and know Chippler is in good hands." Margaret F."Very nice staff and doctors. Love this place. Feel very confident my pet is getting awesome care." Greg T."Everything went really well. Kaiah seems to be doing better already." Jenni S."Everyone and everything is awesome!" Mary Jo B."I liked the daily updates, like hearing my cat settled down and wasn't scared and that her treatment was working well for her." Julie S.“I am very fond of Dr. Hollander and she always is very helpful." Larry S."All of the staff have always been very helpful and caring!" Angela P."Open when I can get in as my schedule changes and evening appointments are good for me." Daniel L."I was extremely impressed with the amount of time and concern the veterinarian provided." Diana U."Great service and kind, caring care by the veterinarian. She helped me make decisions for Reba's care. Thank you." Margaret F."I have known about this clinic/hospital since I was a little girl. We used to drive by on the way to my grandparent's house. When Lucy got sick, they were the ones I decided to try. I am very happy with the services they provided." Betty N."They are very friendly and attended to my puppy. Pepper is a mixed Dachshund and very much full of energy. I recommend this place to anyone who needs a good, clean place to board or be treated here. Thank you very much. Appreciate the attention." Marlene R."Love EVERYTHING about AVONDALE!" Beth J."We feel Lilly is getting GREAT care." Pat H."Service and staff were great, but my only concern is that the terms with Care Credit have changed to only six months no interest from 18 months and with a pet that has 2 major surgeries in 6 months, that change is overwhelming." Renee D."The staff was so friendly....they treated Beans as a family member, not a pet." Bruce H."Everything was professional, clean, courteously handled." Steve S."Good service. Friendly and gentle." Jeani K."Love that I can drop my dog off to be looked at while I'm at work." Tammy G."We moved and decided to try Avondale.....and were extremely happy. We were in there less than 15 minutes and everyone/everything was extremely professional." Jennifer T."Convenient, I like the facility and staff." Jeremy C."The veterinarians are very helpful with figuring out what is either wrong with your pet or helping with decision on the best surgery for them." Annette N."Did not meet the veterinarian, but the groomer and front desk staff were really good. Nice, efficient and helpful." Danny L."Even though it is a distance away, I will continue to see Dr. Woodruff for Journey. I trust him completely. That is important to me. The staff is very friendly and helpful." Sheryl F."Everyone is always extremely helpful" Jan B."We were from out of town and very impressed with the veterinarian and technician. Thank you so much for helping make our baby better. Thanks also for caring for mom when my sugar dropped! Would highly recommend your clinic to anyone." Susan R."We always know we can count on the folks at Avondale. They are passionate about what they do and we truly appreciate that." Pam C.“Dr. Hollander is awesome! I've always received great care at Avondale. My dog can get very nervous in new surrounds and Dr. Hollander has found the best process and method for safely treating her and keeping everyone happy." Miranda G."Jodi is a force of nature, we love her!! Dr. Hollander is a friend! We giver her 10 paws up!!!! Avondale Cat Hospital is the port in a storm for a sick cat. GOD BLESS." Larry & Mary A."Dr. Hollander is always helpful and very knowledgeable. She is very good at explaining patiently what is going on. I would rank the practice a top score. Your office is always efficient and all employees and doctors are very good at their jobs." Mary Jo F."We got an appointment the same day! He was hurt more than I knew. I felt great knowing we were able to be seen quickly." Paul A."So appreciate how my pet is treated as though he was their own. Grateful for Dr. Groos' exam of the tooth and information, Dr. Carlo's tender care and love as she examines and Dr. King's knowledge and manipulative fingers. Ahhh to you 3 from Teddy!" Anita K."You took the time to explain to us what was happening to my dog..in a bad time you tried to give us hope...thank you." Ken B."You have been a wonderful clinic for over 20 years." Wanda G."Caring and kind staff." Jen B."10+" Darlene L."Vet technician and veterinarian were both very kind and helpful!" Julie M.""You guys were amazing and we cannot thank you enough for the quick and great care Viggo received recently. It's super helpful that you have the knowledge and facilities to care for a dog as big as our boy. We have since switched his vet cares to you!" Jessica S."We have been coming to Avondale for many years and I feel this is the best place for my CATS. I have great respect for Dr. Hollander and Dr. Groos." Ann M."The staff is very friendly. The clinic is open 7 days a week and that's a big plus." Keith M.Caring staff and lovely facility." Lisa F."It was a holiday weekend and it was nice to know I could receive help. Everyone was great!" Rose T."Very professional!" Jayne V"Dr. Groos is amazing. He is thorough with his exam and truly cares for his patients, has an awesome 'bedside manner' and explains everything. He is competent, friendly, and we are so lucky to have such good care for our pets. Angie is terrific!" Phil S."Great service with the veterinarian and technician and really appreciate this." Judy S."Have always had the best care for our babies!" Joan T."You respond quickly. EVERY doctor and technician at Avondale has been nice to us and our dog. We were a bit nervous about leaving our Des Moines, Iowa dog with the hospital for a week and a half while we went to the UK, and she looked wonderful when we got back!" Lori W."Everyone was amazing!!!!" April P.“We are always very happy with the care we get at Avondale, both at the Pet Resort and the clinic." Bud W."This place is great, clean, friendly and very professional. The staff is always nice and I always leave satisfied. And, it's a plus since they also have more than just the clinic/hospital." Felicia M."Sophie is comfortable there and is never stressed when we pick her up and always happy with her hair cut." Angelina G."The staff are always friendly, welcoming and interact with my pets. The hospital is always clean and attractive. Dr. Woodruff is up on the current health issues (like the new dog flu) and the latest treatments." Deb S."I have taken all my four-legged family members to Avondale for the past 30 years. I have complete trust in their doctors and staff. Their compassion is outstanding!! I love this group of people." Deb A."I have been taking my pets to Avondale for over 20 years. There is a reason for that. Quality care, quality staff and quality vets. I would not trust my pets with anyone else. As far as I am concerned, Avondale is the Mayo Clinic for animals." James K."You're all great!" Ann M."I was so impressed from start to finish with staff, facilities and of course, Doc Woodruff. Hey and Lee Roy like's y'all too. Thanks!" Ron P."I was so pleased with the care and attention that Ellie and Becca received during their stay at Avondale. It helps put our minds at ease knowing that they are being well cared for. We appreciate everyone's kindness and helpfulness!" Meaghan A."The veterinarian explained things very well, and are giving our pet 3 sessions of acupuncture and chiropractic treatments to see if he will improve or respond positively. We were unaware that there were so many specialists in the veterinary practice." Jim M."We just love you people! You treat us like family!" Janice C."Dr. Groos is always very knowledgeable and helpful with my pets. Worth the drive from West Des Moines." John F."The clinic is clean, well lit and all the staff are very friendly. The hours are convenient." Jeff B."Your hours are helpful for my hectic schedule and the email reminders are much appreciated. I also appreciate how loving everyone is towards my dogs." Chastity A."The overall visit was wonderful. They were very good with Selina and did a wonderful job on her injury. Before we left the technician explained the home instructions thoroughly. Friendly staff and great veterinarians! I highly recommend Avondale". Lara W."I've always had a great experience at Avondale and am changing to Avondale as my pet's full time veterinarian clinic". Max S."We have brought our pets to Avondale for 34 years and the service, knowledge, skill, empathy and professionalism have always been of the highest degree. We trust the staff and all the veterinarians to do their best to keep our dog healthy." Jane M.