Just like in people, our dogs' skin is their largest organ. When combined with their coat, it makes up 12% of the average dog's body weight. What you may not know is that your dog's daily nutrition can have a significant impact on the health and condition of its skin and coat. Here, our Des Moines vets explain the relationship between your dog's skin, coat, and diet.
Specializing in Avian Veterinary Services
Our Avian Board-Certified Vet Provides Quality Care for Birds
At Des Moines Veterinary Hospital our veterinary team has the knowledge and experience to provide comprehensive care, including prevention, diagnosis and surgery, for exotic birds.
Providing the Quality Care That Your Pets Deserve
Care Tailored To Your Pets' Health Care Needs
We offer all of the core veterinary services your pet requires to stay healthy, from routine exams and vaccinations to bird, reptile and small mammal exotic pet care.
Advanced Veterinary Technology
In-House Diagnostics & Lab
We use diagnostic tests and tools located in our in-house diagnostic lab in order to accurately diagnose your pet's health conditions and to customize treatment plans to fit their needs.
Quality, Integrity, Compassion & Service
Des Moines Veterinary Hospital is a full-service veterinary hospital offering comprehensive and high-quality services for dogs, cats, birds, fish, and exotic pets in Des Moines, Federal Way, Tacoma, Seattle, and Auburn. From routine checkups and vaccinations to surgeries and more, we offer all of the specialized services your pet needs under one roof.
Welcome to Des Moines Veterinary Hospital
Our animal hospital in Des Moines is a full-service pet hospital that offers comprehensive medical services for cats, dogs, birds and exotic pets with compassion and expertise.
From preventative care like routine exams to surgery, boarding services and a wide variety of exotic pet care services, we aim to meet your pet's needs to help them lead a long, happy and healthy life.
We provide exemplary care to companion animals and exotic pets in the Des Moines area and have fostered a reputation in the years since our opening for high-quality and professional care delivered with compassion.
Whether your pet has been receiving care from our vets for years, or this is your first time bringing them to us, we will always treat your pet as if they were our own.
Extremely professional and caring people. Do not hesitate to take your pets here. Competent and compassionate, all that you could ask for in a veterinary practice!
Great staff, great veterinarians. My grandpa's beloved puppy is treated great and the staff always ask about him. They recommend food and treats, even the types they do not carry. Love bringing Skippy in and feel like they really care.
Friendly, good quick appt making. The Doctors and staff are awesome. Prices are reasonable. Great consistent care. The waiting area is a clean, warm, and welcoming environment with plenty of comfortable seating.
Exotic Pet Veterinary Services
At Des Moines Veterinary Hospital, we are proud to provide comprehensive veterinary services to a variety of exotic pets, from birds and small mammals to fish.
Our Des Moines vets work closely together to deliver the specialized care and consultation your exotic pet needs to remain happy and healthy throughout its life.
From nutrition and habitat guidance to preventative vaccinations and exams, our team of veterinary professionals, including a Board Certified Avian Vet, are here to help you to provide your pet with the quality of life they deserve. Exotic pets require a specialized level of care, attention, and compassion and at Des Moines Veterinary Hospital we are proud to be able to meet and exceed that requirement with our excellent quality of care.
Tips & Advice From Our Des Moines Veterinary Hospital Team
If you are looking for advice about parasite protection or information about common illnesses in pets, or something altogether different, our blog posts provide helpful tips, info and advice from our Des Moines vets to help you keep your pet healthy and happy.
Most dogs are given anesthesia when they are spayed or neutered, and the majority of them will require it at least once throughout their lives. Our four-legged pets, like us, may require anesthesia as part of a surgery or procedure. Today, our Des Moines vets discuss what you should know about anesthesia for dogs.
Address & Hours
Des Moines Veterinary Hospital proudly serves patients across King County and beyond.