BluePearl Pet Hospital – serving Des Moines.

We are located in Des Moines between I85 and Meredith Dr, and we serve all of Central Iowa.

Our services.

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When your pet needs emergency care, seconds count. Our team is ready to provide expert care 24/7 in case of a pet emergency. If your pet requires a veterinary specialist, we are ready for that, too. Our experienced team of veterinarians, vet technicians and support staff work closely together to provide the comprehensive, compassionate care your pet needs and deserves.

In an emergency, call ahead to your BluePearl vet and let us know you’re coming. No appointment is necessary for our emergency vet. Learn more about your emergency visit.

Our veterinary specialists work directly with your primary care vet to understand your pet’s condition and develop the appropriate treatment plan. Visits to our specialists are usually by referral from your primary care vet and by appointment. Learn more about veterinary specialists.

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Caring for your pets is our passion. Meet our team of veterinary specialists here to help you and your pet.

About BluePearl Pet Hospital Des Moines.

Our 13,000 square-foot hospital is the largest specialty veterinary center in Iowa and conveniently located just off of I-35/I-80 on Merle Hay Rd. It was formerly known as the Iowa Veterinary Referral Center.

We are fully able to serve as your 24-hour emergency vet and as a center for specialty veterinary care.

Our hospital features a CT scanner, three surgical suites and six exam rooms. We offer ultrasound, chemotherapy soft tissue, orthopedic surgery and more.

Pet owners.

At BluePearl Pet Hospitals, providing our customers with remarkable service is a top priority. We’re committed to making your veterinary visit as smooth as possible.

Have questions prior to your visit? We’re happy to help. Contact our hospital team at 515.727.4872 or [email protected].