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Overview Specialties & Services Our Vets

Eastern Iowa Veterinary Specialty Care Services

Eastern Iowa Veterinary Specialty Center functions as an extension of your family veterinary practice. When your primary vet’s office is closed or if your pet needs specialized care, our highly trained emergency and specialty clinicians are available.

We take a collaborative approach to veterinary medicine – meaning our specialty clinicians share knowledge and expertise to develop comprehensive treatment plans for pets. The following specialty services are available at our pet hospital:

Emergency & Critical Care

A pet emergency can happen at any time, and our experienced emergency veterinarians are on duty around the clock to deliver compassionate care. Our emergency and critical care team members share a passion for handling the even the most urgent cases with dedication, skill and understanding.

Our facility is equipped with sophisticated diagnostic imaging modalities and treatment technology specifically designed to diagnose, treat and monitor critically ill or injured pets.

At Eastern Iowa Veterinary Specialty Center, we offer the following emergency vet services:

  • Urgent diagnostic capabilities
  • 24-hour emergency surgery services
  • Overnight monitoring when your primary veterinarian’s office is closed
  • Intensive care hospitalization
  • Oxygen and ventilation therapy
  • Transfusion therapy
  • Critical care monitoring

Learn more about emergency medicine.

Dermatology

Our dermatology department’s mission is to improve the quality of life for pets with skin disease. We understand the human-animal bond you share with your pet, and your pet’s comfort and overall wellbeing are our top priorities. By forming a long-term relationship with you and your pet, we can best address and manage the specific dermatological health issue that is affecting your pet’s daily life.

From initial consultation to ongoing care, we communicate closely with you and your pet’s primary veterinarian. Common skin conditions we treat include:

  • Allergic skin diseases and allergic asthma
  • Autoimmune & immune-mediated skin diseases
  • Contact, vaccine and drug reactions
  • Hypersensitivity disorders
  • Congenital skin disorders
  • Endocrine or hormonal diseases
  • Infection skin disease
  • Skin cancer

Click here to download our dermatology history form.

Learn more about veterinary dermatology.

Surgery

Our surgery clinicians are available by referral from your pet’s primary veterinarian and our emergency department, and they are also on call nights, weekends and holidays for critical patients. They are experts in many areas of veterinary surgery, including orthopedic, soft tissue, thoracic and more. Surgical services offered by our expert surgical team include:

  • Orthopedic: TPO, FHO, open reduction of hip luxations, TPLO, lateral suture, MPL, fracture repair (plate, plate/rod, external skeletal fixator, interlocking nail)
  • Soft Tissue: thoracotomy, abdominal surgery, PSS, head and neck, wound reconstruction, urogenital, gastrointestinal
  • Neurosurgery: myelography, CSF analysis, ventral slot, dorsal laminectomy, hemilaminectomy, L-S stabilization, fracture repair

Learn more about veterinary surgery.

Internal Medicine

If your pet is facing a complex or challenging illness, you may be referred to the internal medicine department at Eastern Iowa Veterinary Specialty Center. We use advanced diagnostic imaging technology to pinpoint and understand your pet’s specific condition. Working closely with you and your pet’s primary veterinarian, we then develop a custom treatment plan to best promote your pet’s quality of life. Our expert internal medicine clinicians offer the following services:

  • Ultrasound
  • Endoscopy/Colonoscopy/Rhinoscopy/Bronchoscopy/Cystoscopy
  • Echocardiography
  • Chemotherapy
  • Bone marrow aspirates
  • CSF taps
  • Diabetic regulation
  • Treatment of endocrine disorders, infectious diseases, immune-mediated diseases, etc.

Learn more about internal medicine.