Veterinary Services

Family Pet Veterinary Center is a full-service veterinary practice with locations in West Des Moines, and Norwalk, IA. Our veterinarians provide patients across the area with basic and advanced veterinary care services including: dental work, acute and chronic pain management, anesthesia, rehabilitation, as well as non-drug therapies such as massage, acupuncture, and laser therapy. We are proud to be one of the few acupuncturists in town, and one of less than five medical acupuncturists in the state of Iowa. Two of our veterinarians offer this type of advanced care.

We treat your pet as family, and will work with your to ensure you cat, dog, or exotic animal is happy, comfortable, and healthy through every stage of life. In addition, we offer flexible payment choices so you can affordably care for your pet.

Please note: If you choose to enroll in one of our payment plans, you are required to have a minimum of 30% paid at the time of your pet’s care.

Our veterinary services include:

Veterinary Dental Services

Dr. Mathis is a Des Moines area leader in veterinary dentistry to be able to save teeth with methods such as bone grafts, non-invasive fracture repair, root canals, crowns, and orthodontics when indicated. 20% of the year Dr. Mathis spends time in specialty practices across the country working with patients with dental care and other issues such as heart and kidney problems. Our pet dental services include:

  • Free Dental Exams
  • Dental Restorations
  • Endodontics (root canal)
  • Orthodontics
  • Oral Fracture Repair
  • …and more!

For more information and a complete list of our pet dental services, please visit our Dental Services page.

Boarding, Daycare, Grooming, & Wellness Services

Boarding Services

Family Pet Veterinary Center is proud to offer a range of programs and services to not only keep your pet happy and healthy, but also improve their demeanor and keep them socialized. Our boarding and daycare services provide you with a safe, comfortable place to drop off your dog or cat. Our canine and feline boarding areas are separate. We have an indoor dog play area and an overstuffed couch or chair in the cat boarding area. We provide behavioral counseling and certified dog training, as well as customized preventative care programs for animals of any age.

Services include:

Additional Resources

Our veterinarians and staff are dedicated to helping pet owners receive the information they need to care for their pets. We are proud to offer a number of resources to our family of pet parents to help their pets live long, happy lives.

Dental Services

Veterinary Services in Norwalk and West Des Moines, IA You Can Trust

In 2008, we opened our first veterinary office in West Des Moines, IA, and have provided a range of vet services to pet owners across the area. We have since opened a second location in Norwalk, IA. Our team is proud to provide medical and wellness services for dogs, cats, and exotic animals. From basic preventative care to advanced treatments, our veterinarians have the skills and knowledge to help your pets live long, happy, and healthy lives.

For more information about our veterinary practice, please call one of our offices or email us at today. We look forward to meeting you and caring for your pet!