3836 Beaver Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50310 | Mon - Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Sat 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Ph: (515) 274-3811
Please Note: First & third Saturday of the month: Open 8 am–12 pm, Second, fourth, & fifth Saturday: Closed

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The veterinarians at Iowa Veterinary Wellness Center provide a wide range of high-quality surgical services for our patients.

We understand that having a pet undergo surgery can be stressful! We use the best anesthetic protocols and equipment, including the same kind of anesthetic gas used in human medicine. We utilize cutting-edge anesthetic monitoring technology to monitor your pet’s heart rate and oxygen saturation during anesthesia, and one of our qualified veterinary staff is always present to assist the veterinarian performing the surgery. Your pet will be monitored and cared for as though they were our own.

We regularly perform surgeries such as ovariohysterectomy (spays), castration (neuters), and abdominal exploratory procedures (for foreign body ingestion and obstruction, urinary bladder stone removal, etc.). We also do “lumpectomies,” or mass removals.

Iowa Veterinary Wellness Center is also pleased to offer cryosurgery, a type of surgery that uses liquid nitrogen. Cryosurgery’s most common application is to remove small warts or small masses. This can oftentimes be done on an outpatient basis, right in the examination room!

Iowa Veterinary Wellness Center also occasionally employs a visiting board-certified veterinary surgeon. This veterinarian can perform much more intricate surgeries such as orthopedic surgery and specialized abdominal surgeries, to name just two. That means that your pet can get the care of a specialist, and still be cared for by the compassionate team at Iowa Veterinary Wellness Center!

Please call us to learn more about the various surgical services we offer, or to learn more about what to expect during your pet’s procedure.