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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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signs of pain?

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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...

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.

Family Pet Veterinary Center and their Animal Dentistry Referral Services went above and beyond to help when we needed them most. Our sweet kitty was suffering from mouth pain and refusing to eat and drink. We were heading into the 4th of July holiday and we were in a near panic not knowing if we could get her through the holiday while people were off. Our normal vet was completely unavailable and not answering their phones. Anne, the client care coordinator, will forever have my gratitude. She spoke to me on Saturday and Sunday when my cat's condition seemed to be worsening. Taking my call on the weekend when I wasn't even an existing patient! She worked with Dr. Jen to squeeze me in on Monday morning even though the clinic was closing early. Dr. Jen and team spent the entire morning diagnosing my cat's issue and FINALLY giving us answers. Anne and Dr. Jen continued to be in contact and available via text or phone to answer any of my questions, even on the holiday. They were always there to help and provided answers in an extremely timely manner. Their services stand out. Honestly, I am not sure what we would have done without them. I read some people say that the vet is expensive; unfortunately vet bills are rarely what we expect, and they can sure be more than we might want to spend. But, everyone was abundantly clear and up front with pricing, so we always knew what a procedure, medicine, etc. would cost.

Leslie B.
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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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