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Like Our Own

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Veterinary Services in Altoona, Iowa

Our mission is to provide each patient with the same level of care and compassion as we would our own pets. We love what we do and are honored each time a client entrusts us with caring for their furry friends. The Altoona Veterinary Hospital doctors and staff are committed to following the highest standard of care in all the veterinary services we offer including wellness care, immunizations, parasite prevention and control, dentistry, surgery, internal medicine, dermatology, imaging, ultrasound, echocardiography, and behavior/nutritional counseling. Fulfilling that commitment begins with our experienced, caring, and knowledgeable medical team at our Altoona-based veterinary clinic.

Our doctors, technicians, and other support staff regularly attend continuing education meetings giving them the opportunity to stay current on the most recent developments in veterinary medicine such as new medications, behavior modification techniques, anesthetic protocols, end of life care and pain management strategies. Implementing that knowledge requires having accurate information in a timely manner. Access to in-house blood analyzers, digital radiography, ultrasound, dental radiography, cardiology/radiology specialist internet consultations, and other equipment allows our doctors to provide answers quickly to concerned pet owners.

An AAHA Accredited Veterinary Practice

As proof of the efforts we make to meet, or exceed, a high standard of care, we have proudly been accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) for over 30 years. A designation that requires a pet hospital’s procedures, facilities, diagnostic equipment, protocols, and staff to be evaluated against roughly 900 rigorous standards and has been accomplished by less than 20% of veterinary hospitals nationwide. To find out more about what our AAHA accreditation means for you and your pet click here.


Polk County Canine Heartworm Forecast

The threat of heartworm is growing. There have been 29 cases reported in Polk County. This risk continues to pose a threat to any unprotected pet.


7:30am - 8:00pm


7:30am - 8:00pm


7:30am - 8:00pm


7:30am - 5:30pm


7:30am - 5:30pm


8:00am - 12:00pm



We work by appointment and recommend calling in advance to help avoid any unnecessary wait times.

What's Next

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    Call us or schedule an appointment online.

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    Meet with a doctor for an initial exam.

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    Put a plan together for your pet.

Our Clients Are Our Fans

If you want great care for your pet Altoona Veterinary Hospital is the place to go. Very caring, understanding, informative.

Shelly B.

Very professional. Great service. Kept me informed on my cat’s procedure and gave me the final say in the process. Overall, great experience

Brett B.

They treat your pet as their own . Awesome doctors and other employees. Answer all your questions

Kay A.

A wonderful Veterinary clinic from start to finish! Great staff and Dr. Witte is amazing.

Lori W.

All members of the care team genuinely cared for my cats. All of my questions were answered – and the care was amazing. I have seen several of the providers, and everyone has been wonderful.

Maggie P.