Urgent Care

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Westfield Veterinary Hospital provides Urgent Care services for pets on a call-ahead appointment basis. While walk-ins are welcome, scheduling ahead is preferred. We take care of any sick pet or injured pet that cannot wait until the next day for care.

Urgent Care hours:

Saturdays: 8am - 8pm
Sundays: 8am - 8pm

  • Bite Wounds or Lacerations 
  • Ear Problem 
  • Eye Problem 
  • Vomiting or Diarrhea 
  • Limping
  • Fleas or Worms 
  • Allergies or Skin problems 
  • Toxin ingestion 
  • Paw or Nail issue 
  • Collapse 
  • Lethargy 
  • Abscess 
  • Urinary Problems/ Accidents inside
  • Coughing/Sneezing 
  • Anal gland issues (scooting, licking)
  • Decreased Appetite 
  • Hives/swelling/reactions 
  • End of Life/ Euthanasia 
  • Bad Breath 
  • Fever 
  • Constipation
  • And more!

We will see all the following

  • Bite Wounds or Lacerations 
  • Ear Problem 
  • Eye Problem 
  • Vomiting or Diarrhea 
  • Limping
  • Fleas or Worms 
  • Allergies or Skin problems 
  • Toxin ingestion 
  • Paw or Nail issue 
  • Collapse 
  • Lethargy 
  • Abscess 
  • Urinary Problems/ Accidents inside
  • Coughing/Sneezing 
  • Anal gland issues (scooting, licking)
  • Decreased Appetite 
  • Hives/swelling/reactions 
  • End of Life/ Euthanasia 
  • Bad Breath 
  • Fever 
  • Constipation
  • And more!

Westfield Veterinary Hospital provides veterinary services for a variety of conditions, illness, and injuries found in our pet patients. We have trained and dedicated veterinarians and nurses on staff. We have onsite diagnostic equipment to perform blood work, x-rays, and an in-house pharmacy allowing timely results and treatment of our patients. Cases that require 24-hour critical nursing care or more advanced diagnostics and treatments will be first stabilized and then referred to the specialty hospitals if necessary.

If your pet is experiencing an urgent medical issue after hours, please visit the list of nearby emergency hospitals.

Iowa Veterinary Specialties
515-280-3100
6110 Creston Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50321

FAQ and hospital responses

We prefer you call ahead to be added to the waitlist. Patients will be prioritized and triaged based on their symptoms and conditions. Any patient needing medical attention, but not life threatening, may be asked to wait.
The urgent care exam fee is $130 and will be due at the time of service. Additional service & treatment pricing will vary.
For the safety of your pet and our staff, please allow our trained professionals to care for your pet. We will ensure that you are placed in a comfortable exam or waiting room and will communicate with you regularly.
We recommend all pets return to their primary care veterinarian in the time recommended by our urgent care doctor.
Yes, you can take your pet home tonight. There will be cases that require transfer to the 24-hour Specialty hospital for round-the-clock care. Some stable patients may stay the night here to have a procedure or additional testing during our normal business hours.
Dogs, Cats, Call for exotic pet vet availability – will depend on what doctor is working.
Each patient will be triaged and assessed by a trained professional. Critical life-threatening conditions will take precedence. The severity of your pet’s condition, as well as when your pet was added to our waitlist, will determine when the doctor will be in to talk to you and examine your pet.
We accept credit cards, debit cards, ScratchPay and Care Credit only. All payment is due at the time of service.
Given that there are many different insurances available now, you are responsible for calling to determine your specific coverage. Payment will be due at the time of service, then you coordinate with your specific insurance for reimbursement.
Outpatient cases will be instructed to schedule any rechecks or follow-up care with their primary care veterinarian. We will ensure that all patient exam notes, and diagnostic test results are completed and sent home with you so that you may provide them to your primary care veterinarian.
No, you will coordinate a pickup time with our veterinary staff. All pets must be picked up by the time designated by our team.

8789 NW 54th Avenue,
Johnston, IA 50131, US

Monday

7:30am - 6:00pm

Tuesday

7:30am - 8:00pm

Wednesday

7:30am - 6:00pm

Thursday

7:30am - 8:00pm

Friday

7:30am - 5:00pm

Saturday

8:00am - 1:00pm*

Sunday

Closed*


***We Offer Urgent Care 8am-8pm Every Saturday & Sunday***

WELCOME TO WESTFIELD VETERINARY HOSPITAL

Thank you for trusting the staff at Westfield Veterinary Hospital (WVH) with the care and well being of your pet. It is our goal to make sure you have a positive experience at WVH. Our staff is caring, courteous, efficient, and knowledgeable about your pet’s care, treatments, and special needs. Both you and your pet will find the hospital clean, comfortable and professional.

Your pet’s care is always our number one concern. Our vets at Westfield Veterinary Hospital will be straightforward and honest with you at all times regarding your pet’s condition and needs. When a health issue arises, we will discuss all possible treatment options with you and suggest the course of action and veterinary caare we feel is best suited to the situation.

We are here to service the cities of Johnston, IA, Urbandale, IA, Grimes, IA, Des Moines, IA, West Des Moines, IA, Ankeny, IA, Waukee, IA, Clive, IA, Granger, IA, Windsor Heights, IA and more!

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Our Veterinary Services

Urgent Care

Wellness Exams

Vaccinations

Spay & Neuter*

Exotic Pets

Ultrasound

In-House Laboratory

Microchipping

Ultrasound Referral

Laser Therapy

Radiology

Pet Emergency and Extended Care

* Requires an initial exam