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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.

We are here to service the cities of Altoona, IA, Des Moines, IA, Pleasant Hill, IA, Bondurant, IA, Runnells, IA, Mitchellville, IA, Ankeny, IA, Prairie City, IA, Colfax, IA, West Des Moines, IA and more!

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.


Hear what our clients are saying about us

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★★★★★ Good quality service, the staff very dedicated and help my puppy feel better after treatment and I'm so happy seeing My Siberian Husky Poseidon jumping, running and been him self back againxavier E.xavier E. ★★★★★ Kindest, gentless staff I've ever experienced.Sally P.Sally P. ★★★★★ I can't say enough good things about the team at Altoona Vet. The staff is incredibly kind and caring whenever we bring in our pets. Dr. Morrissey has been with us for years and we're so grateful for how she handles our cat's care at all the stages of their lives.Tammy W.Tammy W. ★★★★★ Really nice atmosphere, professional staff. They really listen when communicating. Great teachers on how to take care of our pets.Julie D.Julie D. ★★★★★ Staff and doctors are wonderful with my animals!!CaroleCarole ★★★★★ The best veterinary care!Laurie W.Laurie W. ★★★★★ Dr. Sherri Morrissey & all the Drs are the GREATEST! My 2 pups "Love" them!NicoleNicole ★★★★★ This place is amazing, first time using there services, I had to put my dog down, a different vet clinic told me what was wrong but told me to keep bringing him back for more check ups. I didn't trust them. I felt like they were trying to keep my wallet open. I called Altoona veteran hospital, they were upfront and explained the severity of my dogs illness. And was sensitive to my family's feelings and my dogs health . They told me what the treatment was needed and what would be the best so my dog didn't suffer. I felt he needed you be put to rest. They helped my family threw the hole process careing for my family and my dog. They didn't try and keep it going for more money, they took great care of my family and my dog, I will now take all my pets to this clinic as I know my animals come first before there pockets!! Thank you Altoona veterinary hospital for making this a comforting decision!!Jon I.Jon I. ★★★★★ The entire staff are all wonderful, professional, so compassionate! I wouldn't trust my pet to anyone else. Dr. Sheri is an angel❤️K.J. L.K.J. L. ★★★★★ This has been my go-to clinic for our pets (cats and dogs) over the years. Compassion for the owner and pets, educating along the way by experienced veterinarians. Independently owned clinic, they treat you like family.Albert van G.Albert van G. ★★★★★ It was our 1st visit , everyone was friendly and the place is clean and roomy.don C.don C. ★★★★★ Nice friendly atmosphereRobert R.Robert R. ★★★★★ Dr morrisie is great and treats all our animals. We have been using them for 10 yearsMICK O.MICK O. ★★★★★ I've been taking my dogs to AVH for 30 years. They care about your pets as much as you do!Bryan N.Bryan N. ★★★★★ They take great care of my Apache, and he loves it there. Prices are ok, and i get great service. Patch won't be going anywhere else. Thanks, guyssteve B.steve B. ★★★★★ We moved here just over a year ago and chose to establish a new relationship with this clinic, as they are AAHA accredited. However, the most important criteria for us regarding the doctor includes: they listen well to our concerns, are very knowledgable and able to discuss the best options available, and lastly, that they have compassion and a good/kind manner with our pet(s). In addition, the front desk staff and techs are all wonderful here. I highly recommend Dr. Williams and the Altoona Veterinary Hospital team.Melanie TMelanie T ★★★★★ Everyone there is super knowledgeable and friendly. They treat my dog like one of their own!!Michael R.Michael R. ★★★★★ Very friendly and knowledgeable staff! Prices are a bit high, but definitely fair. Especially for the care the veterinarians have for my cat and dog. Took my cat in earlier this month and received a long phone call from the vet with the blood results. Answered my numerous questions and made sure I understood fully. Never once felt rushed or interrupted. Really appreciate the respect and care for me and my boys. Will be taking my dog in this month.Katie W.Katie W. ★★★★★ Great vet! So friendly and educational. Learned a lot from our visit. Always does a great job with our dogsErik D.Erik D. ★★★★★ We really felt listened to and got some good tips for putting our dog on a dietChelsey B.Chelsey B. ★★★★★ We absolutely love the staff! They seem to genuinely care about us and our new puppy. I would recommend them to anyone!Jeana C.Jeana C. ★★★★★ All the Dr's, techs, and staff are so friendly and gentle, and they take the time to explain everything they are doing. Plus they keep me feeling just as comfortable as they keep my petNicole H.Nicole H. ★★★★★ Very compassionate, caring, and knowledgeable staff.Carla N.Carla N. ★★★★★ Great Staff and Vets, always take care of my pets!!!Joel C.Joel C. ★★★★★ Have been going here for 20+ years; Dr Morrissey and Dr Bill take time to explain, to get to know your furry kids and are personable, confident, competent and caring. Their office staff and support staff are positive and helpful too. Highly recommend going here!Katie P.Katie P. ★★★★★ It's the only place I'll bring my puppiesJim C.Jim C. ★★★★★ Staff is always extremely friendly and attentive. I have never had a bad visit and my dog loves coming here. Their available appointment schedule is why we went here in the first place. Being open on Saturdays is very helpful.Zachary B.Zachary B. ★★★★★ My nervous dog does very well here and everyone is so nice and welcomingAllie B.Allie B. ★★★★★ Awesome staff. They were great with Bella. She's a rescue and can get scared. They were so kind.Kathy J.Kathy J. ★★★★★ The staff is amazingKatina S.Katina S. ★★★★★ Needed help fast they got me in the next day was wonderful with my dog groot even welcomed his little brother . Would recommend this office to anyone. Thank you for your help when I was In a pi ch.Terri K.Terri K. ★★★★★ Great spot to go toRaiderRo D.RaiderRo D. ★★★★★ All staff members are very nice and are always happy to see my little Cosmo.Jillian P.Jillian P. ★★★★★ Very friendly and easygoing staff. Their front desk... clerk... lady.... receptionist.... person (I have no clue what her title would be, hence the derpiness), was super nice and friendly, doctor and tech were very gentle with my very scared cat Buster. Thanks for being groovy, guys! I appreciate it and so does Buster. 🙂Trey P.Trey P. ★★★★★ Had an amazing experience with the Altoona Vet Hospital! They were able to make a same-day appointment within a few hours of scheduling to see my cat, Teddy, who was suffering with a kidney stone. We waited less than 10 minutes from the time of arrival to the time we saw the Veterinarian, who was exceptional at taking care of Teddy (he’s a very shy and anxious cat). He was provided with immediate treatment and I was given thorough details of the treatment process and costs. Throughout Teddy’s stay, everyone was very warm and welcoming; I was given multiple calls to update me on how he was doing, which made me feel at ease. I would highly recommend this veterinarian office to anyone seeking a hospitable and friendly care team!Hannah W.Hannah W. ★★★★★ The staff us very friendly, they explain everything to you. My doggie was greeting all of the staff saying hi. We recommend this veterinary clinic.Tabitha M.Tabitha M. ★★★★★ Real good friendly people. And a whole lot of knowledge.Linda P.Linda P. ★★★★★ Very nice and helpful!Leslie S.Leslie S. ★★★★★ Love taking our pups here. Reasonable prices for excellent service and quality. Easy to (re)schedule appointments, get vax records, pick up prescriptions, etc. 10/10 will continue to give them our business.Haley B.Haley B. ★★★★★ I am so impressed with this hospital, staff and doctors! They were very complete in all the tests they ran on my little dog. Dr. Morrissey explained all the procedures and tests and made sure I had the say in what was being done. He’s been sick for over a month, visited our town vet twice, and was quickly going downhill. Dr Morrissey saw him for 3 minutes, read the lab-work from OUR TOWN vet from a week ago and already had an idea of what was going on. From there Dr Morrissey went into action and by the end of the day we brought him home and we could already see an improvement. He’s got a long road but I know now he is in the BEST hands available!!! YAY for Dr Morrissey and the Altoona Veterinary Hospital!Sue S.Sue S. ★★★★★ I really like this clinic. I moved to a new neighborhood so I switched providers.Beth L.Beth L. ★★★★★ Everyone that works here is super friendly and I feel like they take the issues I bring up seriously. They are a bit pricey, but I'm willing to pay for a staff that is kind to animals and their owners. My cat had oral surgery yesterday and they took good care of her. 🙂Britt K.Britt K. ★★★★★ 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.Brett B. ★★★★★ very caring and professinal.Jane D.Jane D. ★★★★★ Our German Shepard hurt himself and they got us in last minute. They were amazing.Kayla C.Kayla C. ★★★★★ Such a wonderful experience. Everyone here is extremely friendly and knowledgeable. They listened to every concern I had about my pet. Won't take my fur babies anywhere else!Samantha M.Samantha M. ★★★★★ Best vet ever!Erik L.Erik L. ★★★★★ Great place. Very friendly staff. And efficent and caring.Judy M.Judy M. ★★★★★ I love Dr. Williams and his staff at Altoona Vet Hospital. I live in Urbandale, but have driven to Altoona for years because of the exceptional care my dogs have received. In addition to vet services I have also boarded my dog overnight and left her for daycare. Without fail they have treated my dog as if she was their own pet and they have always been courteous to me. I have also appreciated the precautions they have taken during COVID to keep their staff and clients safe. I would recommend Altoona Vet Hospital to anyone looking for veterinary services.Deanna H.Deanna H. ★★★★★ Fantastic staff, no wait in lobby. Treated my pet with the upmost care and was super transparent with what was going on with him. Great for both cats and dogs. Will be going here in the future for all vet appointments.Charli S.Charli S. ★★★★★ Dr. Williams is very patient and answers all of our many questions about our dogs. We highly recommend him and the staff at Altoona Veterinary Hospital!Stephanie L.Stephanie L. ★★★★★ My cat was boarded here when I went out of town. She is FIV+ and I was very comfortable leaving her here with the vets onsite. We always get good, compassionate and friendly care here.Karen H.Karen H. ★★★★★ Awesome staff!! They took wonderful care of my kitty. They really care about their patients.Darren B.Darren B. ★★★★★ Dr. Sherri Morrisey is the Best! Both of My Dogs Love Her & All the Vet Techs there!Nicole W.Nicole W. ★★★★★ Highly pleased. Would recommend that people take their pets to this veterinary service.S SS S ★★★★☆ Friendly peopleShirley R.Shirley R.js_loader


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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.

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.