Veterinary Services

Family Pet Veterinary Centers are full-service veterinary practices 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, 3D imaging, as well as non-drug therapies such as acupuncture, and laser therapy. We are proud to be one of the few acupuncturists in town, and one of about five medical acupuncturists in the state of Iowa. All of our veterinarians offer this type of advanced care. Our advanced 3D imaging capability is the only one in the state and the 3rd unit of its kind in the USA. Our Norwalk office offers expert dental care to save teeth and function, stop pain, and treat oral fractures and tumors to result in best possible outcomes.

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.

Our veterinary services include:

Veterinary Dental Services

87% of pets by age 3 have jaw bone loss due periodontal disease. Although it has been proven pets have the same pain as people, they do not show it, instead suffering in silence. This hidden painful problem can be prevented through at least annual veterinary anesthetic dental procedures with intraoral x-rays followed with daily or every other day VOHC approved home care. Read on to learn more at or contact us at the Norwalk office below to learn more.

Much of the year Dr. Mathis spends time in specialty practices across the country working with patients needing dental care. When she is Iowa, she does only veterinary dental services from the department, Animal Dentistry Referral Services, located in the Norwalk office.

Basic pet dental services in both offices include:

  • Complimentary Dental Exams
  • Intraoral x-rays
  • Extractions
  • Special tissue flaps
  • Dental Restorations
  • and more!

Advanced pet dental services in the Norwalk office include:

For more information and a list of our advanced dental services, please visit our main dentistry 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. The dog suites are large glass front rooms with raised beds while the cats have access to an overstuffed couch or chair. We provide behavioral counseling as well as customized preventative care programs for animals of any age.

Services include:

Additional Resources

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 practice or to request an appointment, please use the appointment buttons on the home page or contact one of our two office locations listed below today!