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Your pet deserves the best care possible.
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Your pet’s health is our number one priority.

We pride ourselves on offering full-service veterinary care to our clients and will promise to be there through good times and bad. Whether it’s a simple puppy or kitten exam or nutritional counseling, we’re here to help in any way possible.

Emergency Care

During business hours (Mon–Fri: 8 AM – 6 PM, Sat: 8 AM – 12 PM):

The Animal Hospital of Adel is equipped to handle most emergency cases. Please call us 515-993-3410.

After-hours:

Blue Pearl Pet Hospital (open 24/7)
4631 Merle Hay Rd Des Moines, IA 50322
515-727-4872

How do I know if my pet should be seen?

  • Choking, difficulty breathing or nonstop coughing or gagging
  • Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn’t stop within five minutes
  • Hit by a car
  • Bite wounds
  • Seizure activity
  • Severe vomiting or diarrhea
  • Inability to urinate or defecate (poop)
  • Bloated abdomen or dry heaving
  • Eye injuries
  • Overheating or heat stroke
  • Toxin ingestion
  • Snakebite
  • Allergic reaction (facial swelling, hives)
  • Lameness or not walking
  • Trouble giving birth
Wellness Exams

At The Animal Hospital of Adel in Adel, IA, we believe that regular checkups and wellness exams are critical to your pet’s well-being. These wellness exams give us a chance to evaluate your pet’s overall health while also giving us a baseline for their own unique bodies and tendencies.

Not only do these exams keep us up to date with your pet’s health, but they also allow us to detect potential problems before they become serious. Your pet will be thoroughly examined by a veterinarian and this checkup gives us vital information to help keep your pet healthy.

Regular wellness exams also make your pet more familiar with our veterinary hospital, making future visits easier on them and you. Please contact us today if you have any questions or would like to learn more about how we care for your pet.

Dentistry

Dental care is vital to the overall health of any animal. Dental disease can lead to health issues with the heart, liver, and kidneys and can affect the entire body through the bloodstream. In fact, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats over three years of age suffer from some form of dental disease, making it the most common pet health issue among our pet population.

In spite of these disturbing facts, many pet owners are not aware of the importance of dental care to their pet’s health. There are many different ways to improve your pet’s dental hygiene, including home brushing, dental chews, and regular inspection.

The most effective way to protect your pet from dental disease is through professional cleanings. We perform thorough cleanings, including the area beneath the gums that you can’t see or access at home.

If your pet has brown/yellow teeth, bad breath, or difficulty eating, these could all be signs of dental disease.

Radiology

At The Animal Hospital of Adel in Adel, IA, we are proud to be on the cutting edge of medical technology. Radiology is a technique and diagnostic tool that we use to look inside the body in a completely non-invasive way. X-rays allow us to create images of all the body’s organs.

In other words, the use of radiology gives us a view of the internal organs in your pet’s body that we otherwise could not see. It’s an important diagnostic tool that helps veterinarians detect and prevent illness.

The use of radiology is safe, and our entire staff is highly trained. Our goal is to provide your pet with the highest level of medical care possible, and this is just one of the many ways we achieve that.

Pharmacy

The Animal Hospital of Adel is dedicated to providing the Adel community with the highest level of service. That’s why we offer a fully stocked pharmacy to meet all your pet’s needs.

We want you to get your medications and products from reputable, trusted suppliers, so we have stocked our pharmacy with a huge inventory of quality brands and products that are properly stored under optimal conditions. Additionally, products can be ordered from our online store and shipped directly to your house.

We carry popular items like flea and tick preventatives, as well as heartworm preventatives and other medications. If you have any questions or want to learn more about our pharmacy, please contact us today.

House Calls

We understand that it is not always possible to bring your pet to our clinic. That is why we offer house calls and see animals in your own home.

There are many challenges in caring for an animal that cannot be moved from their location for one reason or another. Please let us know of any specific requests or conditions that will require special attention. We promise to communicate with you throughout the process to make sure it goes smoothly for you and your animal.

COVID Update

For our clients and our staff’s safety during this pandemic, house calls are only available if the weather is nice enough that the pet can be seen outdoors. Doctors and staff will not be entering residences at this time.

Behavioral Counseling

We offer solutions for a variety of behavioral issues that pet owners are faced with. Behavioral problems can be challenging and frustrating for both pets and pet owners, so it is our goal to work with you towards a solution.

There are many behaviors that can be negative or destructive, and many pet owners feel helpless in bringing peace to their home. We want you to know that we are here to help and that undesirable behavior can be corrected.

Vaccinations

At The Animal Hospital of Adel in Adel, IA, we believe that one of the most important aspects of caring for your pet’s health is vaccinating them against potential diseases. There are a variety of diseases that affect our pets and animals. This makes proper vaccination vital in protecting them from the many types of illnesses they are susceptible to.

It’s important to consult with us about the unique risks of living in our region. We will be happy to discuss the benefits of protecting your pet with vaccinations and provide you with information on the required vaccinations for your pet.

It is our goal to provide the highest level of care for your pet, and vaccination is an integral part of your pet’s overall health. Please contact us today if you have any questions or concerns about your pet’s vaccination.

MIcrochipping

At The Animal Hospital of Adel, we are happy to offer microchipping. Every year, thousands and thousands of pets go missing. Not knowing where your pet is or how to bring them back can be a helpless, hopeless feeling. It’s a tragedy that happens all too often.

But there is a simple, safe, and effective way to ensure your pet’s safety and retrieval should they ever become lost. Microchipping is a standard procedure that implants a tiny chip underneath your pet’s fur. It is a painless and relatively fast procedure and is completely safe.

This microchip is registered with your pet’s vital information and can be scanned by any veterinarian or animal shelter so that they can return your pet directly to you.

Save yourself the heartache and stress of a lost pet. Microchips bring pets home.

Surgery

We are proud to provide Adel and surrounding communities with state-of-the-art veterinary surgical procedures. We believe in utilizing the highest level of medical technology, and our surgeons are experienced and highly trained.

We also realize that it can be stressful to have your pet undergo surgery. We want to assure you that your pet is in good hands and that we will do everything to provide the best care possible.

We will communicate with you about the things you need to know before, during, and after your pet’s surgery. Our goal is to make the entire process go smoothly and eliminate the stress and worry of surgical procedures. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.

Diagnostics

Our in-house laboratory allows us to perform an array of diagnostic tests that help us care for your pet. This ranges from simple laboratory tests to more complex diagnostic tools that help us in treating your pet.

A diagnostic test is a type of medical test performed to aid in the diagnosis or detection of disease. Diagnostic testing is a vital part of detecting health problems and being able to treat them before they worsen.

Our hospital provides a wide variety of in-house diagnostic testing with the most state of the art technology available. 

Laser Therapy

We are proud to offer laser therapy for our patients. Laser therapy also reduces pain and recovery time, helping your pet get back to their normal self more quickly.

We are dedicated to utilizing the highest standard of veterinary technology, and laser therapy is one way we stay on the cutting edge of our field.

Nutritional Counseling

The Animal Hospital of Adel offers nutritional counseling for pet owners of Adel and surrounding communities. If you have any questions about your pet’s diet or would like more information about your pet’s nutritional needs, please contact us today. We can set up a nutrition plan for your pet.

Obesity is a common problem among pets, as it can be easy to overfeed a pet that knows how to beg. But being overweight is a serious problem for animals and can cause real health problems as they get older. With proper diet and exercise, all pets should be able to meet their dietary needs and be within a healthy weight range.