We're expanding our surgery department!

We're excited to welcome our third full-time surgeon, Dr. Chad Spah, DVM, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons to our team of dedicated professionals.

Our Services

  • Surgery - Dr. Stan Wagner DVM, MS, Dr. Brent Reimer DVM, DACVS &
    Dr. Chad Spah DVM, DACVS
  • Internal medicine - Dr. Christine Adams, DVM, MS, DACVECC, Dr. Beth Streeter, DVM, DACVECC
  • Emergency - Dr. Jacobson DVM, Dr. Stafford DVM, Dr. Gronvold DVM,
    Dr. Julie Gilmore DVM, Dr. Janssen DVM, Dr. Martinez DVM, Dr. Schipull DVM, Dr. Kufus DVM and Dr. Malandra DVM
  • Critical care - Dr. Christine Adams, DVM, MS, DACVECC & Dr. Beth Streeter, DVM, DACVECC
  • Cardiology - Dr. Janet Olson DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)
  • Oncology - Dr. Wagner, Dr. Reimer, Dr. Chad Spah, Dr. Streeter and Dr. Adams

About IVRC - Iowa Veterinary Referral Center

Welcome to the Iowa Veterinary Referral Center. We are a specialty referral and 24 hour veterinary emergency and critical care hospital located in Des Moines, IA. We are not a general practice. We are here to provide adjunctive medical services to your family veterinarians in Polk and surrounding counties as well as throughout the state of Iowa.

When your pet has a serious medical emergency or surgical condition, your family veterinarian may refer you to our team of highly trained specialists for additional care. We work with your family veterinarian to ensure that your pet receives the highest level of care. Our specialists are trained to use the most recent methods, state-of-the-art equipment, as well as traditional techniques to diagnose and treat your pet.

Emergencies can happen anytime. When they do, our staff of highly trained emergency veterinarians and technical staff are here for you and your pet 24 hours, 7 days a week. We know that emergency situations are very upsetting and stressful. We communicate with you every step of the way to keep you informed of your pet's condition. We also stay in close communication with your family veterinarian during your pet's stay with us.

Our mission is simple: to work with you and your family veterinarian to provide your pet with compassion and the highest standard of care.

Open 24 hours a day.

Contact info

Call: (515) 727-4872   Fax: (515) 278-2056

Address: Iowa Veterinary Referral Center
               4631 Merle Hay Rd
               Des Moines, IA 50322

Email: contact@iowavrc.com

Our Location

Phone: (515) 727-4872 (IVRC)        Email: contact@iowavrc.com        Copyright 2013 Iowa Veterinary Referral Center. All Rights Reserved.