Two Locations plus Advanced Dentistry

Proud to serve our communities in West Des Moines and Norwalk, Iowa

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Advanced Dental Care for Your Kitty

Studies show that by age 10, 60%+ of cats can experience painful tooth resorption. Let us help!

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Is your pet showing
signs of pain?

Ask our team about getting your pet scheduled for laser therapy treatment!

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Welcome to Family Pet Veterinary Center!

We are focused on providing your pet with valuable and quality care for life. You can count on us for the best medical, surgical, and pet dental care. Our friendly and courteous team believes in promoting responsible pet ownership, and helping your pet live a long and healthy life.

Both of our locations offer experienced doctors and staff that are Fear Free certified. Feel confident knowing that we will make every effort for your pet's visit to be as comfortable as possible.

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About Our Locations

For over 10 years, Family Pet Veterinary Center in West Des Moines and Norwalk, IA has been providing full service, fear free veterinary care. We have experienced veterinarians that take pride in being the place many trust to take care of their dogs, cats, pocket pets, reptiles, and birds.

We have expanded capabilities with advanced dental care and 3D imaging as well as basic budgetable care for pets. Additional advanced therapies such as acupuncture, laser therapy, and cancer treatment vaccines are used for better outcomes with specific cases.

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Our Clients say...

I can’t say enough about Dr. Jen and her entire staff. This is the best experience in veterinary care that we have ever received. Our dog became paralyzed through a back injury and Dr. Jen convinced us to treat her with acupuncture and laser treatments. She recovered from this injury and is able to lead a normal life with the full use of her legs. During this entire process I feel Dr. Jen and her staff cared for our dog like she was their own pet.

Larry A.

Everyone at Family Pet is very friendly and down to earth. The Doctors take the time to listen to and answer our questions regarding our pet’s care.

Stephanie C.

I'm a new customer and I've had nothing but good experiences with FPVC. The vets and techs are friendly, knowledgeable & understanding.

Jodee W.

The Fear Free technique is the real deal. My dog used to be so afraid to go to the vet. When we arrive here, I don't have to deal with the struggle of getting her in the door.

Lindsay B.

I can’t say enough great things about Dr. Mathis and the staff in Norwalk. We were referred to her by our regular vet due to her oral specialty when we learned our cat had Salivary Gland Carcinoma.

Krista R.

Vet and techs were awesome. This is my cats first time to the vet in years, I appreciate their courtesy and care of my animals. They got them up to date on shots, and seemed very knowledgeable. Glad you have a good veterinarian. I will definitely be back next time I need help with my animals.

Michael B.

I took my two dogs, Ziggy and Nala to Family Pet Vet for years. My needs were not just normal annual exams (although I’m sure they are great with that!) - Ziggy would go in regularly for acupuncture, Nala had mobility issues later in life and a history of aggression with other vets. Dr. Ryan and the caring vet techs (especially Ben) have gone above and beyond to ensure the most loving, thorough and effective care for my pets. Dr. Ryan would regularly take extra time to call me to check in or answer my never-ending questions. They eventually helped me through the heartbreaking end of life process for both dogs. I cannot imagine a better team to care for my beloved pets - and I see them all interact with other clients/pets the same way. Everyone there is passionately committed to the wellbeing of the animals and the families they serve. When I am ready to adopt a new pet, without question, Family Pet Vet will be part of my new dog’s life every step of the way.

Emily S.
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Why Us?

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    Fear Free Methods

    Keeping your pet comfortable is our top priority with team members that are certified in Fear Free practices, allowing us to change the way your pet(s) positively experience veterinary care.

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    Client Education

    Simplifying veterinary medicine with effective communication allows us to empower you on your pet's health and care plan.

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    Expert Doctors

    Our team of passionate veterinarians combine over 47 years of experience to ensure that your pet is receiving the highest level of care.

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    Advanced Dentistry

    Our owner, Dr. Jennifer Mathis, has a deep passion for dental care, offering advanced services such as 3-D imaging, dental x-rays, crowns and orthodontics for both dogs and cats.

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