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October 31, 2019

The holidays are right around the corner, which often means traveling, busy schedules, and large meals that aren’t always the healthiest. With the change in routines and being around friends and family members who might not understand your pet’s unique needs, managing...

September 27, 2019

When was the last time your pet stepped on the scale? Just as eating right and exercise is imperative to human well-being, your pet also needs to stay trim and active to live a long and healthy life. Unfortunately, 60% of cats and 56% of dogs in America are overweight...

September 10, 2019

Estimates suggest that 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have oral disease by the time they are three years old! It is recommended that you brush your pet’s teeth once a day to scrub off the bacteria and plaque that can lead to periodontal disease that can lead to gum inflam...

August 1, 2019

It is heartwarming to hear miraculous stories of pets reuniting with their owners after a long period of time or a long distance, thanks to their microchip identification! A few months ago, Jasper, a dog that had gone missing eight years ago, was reunited with his owne...

July 1, 2019

Dogs make perfect partners for summer adventures! There are so many outdoor activities to be enjoyed this time of year while creating unforgettable memories and building upon the bond with your furry best friend. But, as the years go by, your once limitless energetic b...

June 3, 2019

There is nothing like receiving a playful purr or snuggly head bunt from your affectionate cat! Cats often get a bad rep as being independent and aloof compared to their canine counterparts, but true cat owners know that cats can be just as affectionate and social as a...

June 3, 2019

You can tell a lot from your pet’s stool. It can tell you what your pets have been eating, if they are getting the right nutrients, or if they are stressed out. Because your pet cannot tell you something is internally wrong, they rely on you to pay attention to their b...

May 2, 2019

It’s an itchy time of year for our furry friends. With flowers blooming and trees budding, your dog may be suffering from seasonal allergies. Their skin may also be dry and irritated from the few bouts of colder springtime weather. While these factors may cause discomf...

March 28, 2019

Most dog owners are familiar with the threat of heartworm in the U.S. and give their pooches a monthly preventative “heartworm treat” to keep them from getting heartworm disease. Do you understand where heartworm comes from or the symptoms to look for if your dog is in...

March 7, 2019

After a cold, snowy winter being cooped up indoors, your pets are itching to stretch their legs and run around outside for some exercise and adventure. Similarly, young, poppy seed-sized deer ticks called nymphs that have been growing and lying dormant all winter are n...

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Garver's Animal Health Center

1976 684th Avenue

Albia, IA 52531

Phone: 641-932-3455 

Animal Health Center of Oskaloosa

1015 A. Avennue W.

Oskaloosa, IA 52577

Phone: 641- 673-5525 

Animal Health Center of Knoxville

605 West Pleasant Street

Knoxville, IA 50138

Phone: 641-828-2101

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sunday: Closed


*Animal Health Center of Oskaloosa is now open until 7pm on the first Wednesday of the month!

Animal Clinic


301 Richmond Ave 

Ottumwa, IA 52501 
Phone: 641- 682-8701

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