Caring for large and small animals like family
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We have four locations in Southeast Iowa to serve you and your pets better!
"Our team mission is to provide our patients with excellent healthcare, to educate our clients, and serve our community, so each has the best quality of life."
Our Local Services
At Animal Health Center, we offer comprehensive examinations that help evaluate the overall health of your pet. Regular physical examinations can detect problems in their early stages; before they become serious illnesses requiring prolonged treatment. Preventative medicine is the easiest, least expensive, and most important way to keep your pet healthy. Early detection ensures prompt action that may solve the problem before serious consequences occur.
Immunizations are a crucial part of your pet and livestock's health care. Some immunizations are recommended yearly while others are given every three years. There are usually administered during an annual exam; and we work with you to develop an individual vaccine protocol which best suits your pet's needs.
A microchip is a tiny electronic device which is implanted beneath the skin in between the shoulder blades. This rice-sized chip will migrate after being implanted and can be traced with a microchip scanner. This is a form of permanent identification and will better ensure your loved one will be returned home without discrepancy.
Each microchip has a unique number sequence. This sequence, along with information about the owner and pet, are added to a national pet registry. Most veterinary hospitals and animal shelters have electronic scanners for detecting and reading these implanted microchips. If a lost pet is found and a microchip is scanned it is easy for you to be contacted.
Proper diet is an important part of your pet's health. Should your pet need a new diet due to health concerns or you are just looking for a healthy alternative to your current brand, we offer individual consultations and nutritional plans to help keep your pet healthy.
Baths and Nail Trims
Hygiene is important. We gladly offer baths and nail trims to our patients.
We regularly work with local area shelters and rescue organizations.
In addition to our clinic facilities, we are willing to travel to your farm for vaccinations, emergency calls, birthing and any other needs that you may encounter with your livestock. We can use your equipment or bring our own chute and ultrasound machine. This service is provided at the Albia location only. Learn more.
Pets often show illness or anxiety through improper or changed behavior. Let our staff help you determine what appropriate behavior consists of and what you can do to change inappropriate behavior.
Clean teeth and healthy gums are essential to your pet's health. Infections are more common in the mouth because they can go undetected for long periods of time. Our veterinary staff regularly performs oral exams, cleanings and periodontal care as part of our comprehensive health care goals.
Some Signs of Dental Problems include:
Bad breath – one of the first signs of dental disease
A yellowish-brown crust of plaque on the teeth near the gum line
Red and swollen gums
Pain or bleeding when your pet eats or when the mouth or gums are touched
Decreased appetite or difficulty eating
Loose or missing teeth
If dental problems are left untreated, they can often lead to larger systemic problems in your pet due to oral bacteria entering the blood stream and damaging the kidneys, heart, and liver.
We provide a clean, climate controlled facility, equipped with large dog runs so your pet has plenty of room! We provide beds, blankets or mats to keep them comfortable, just like home! Please note that boarding is provided at the Albia and Ottumwa locations only. Learn more.
Other Services Include:
Science Diet/Royal Canin/Hi-Tek
Heartworm Tests & Preventatives
Flea & Tick Control