GROOMING

We now have two wonderful groomers on staff, making our schedule more available and open for appointments.

Our newest groomer, Alley, just joined our team and we are so happy to have her with us. She quickly proved to us that she has no trouble providing a quality groom in a timely manner. She is available Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

Our long time groomer, Valerie, has been making our clients happy for several years. We are proud to say she was recently awarded Best Groomer in the Des Moines Area by The Des Moines Register. She is only available on Tuesdays, and she fills up fast so be sure to book ahead!

Both of our groomers pride themselves in their work and ensure that all pets they works with are comfortable, healthy, and looking good. Whether your pet is a giant fluffy Bernese Mountain Dog, a Shih Tzu, or a show quality Standard Poodle, they won’t send an animal home looking anything other than perfect.

WHAT’S INCLUDED: All of our grooms include a bath with deshedding shampoo, a brush out, a hair trim, and a nail trim. Other services can absolutely be done by the doctor on the same day, but may not be covered by the groom cost. This includes but is not limited to anal gland expression, complete exam, vaccines, etc.

REQUIREMENTS: As we are a veterinary hospital, it is required that all pets spending time in our facility for boarding or grooming be up to date on the following vaccines - Rabies, Distemper, and Bordetella (kennel cough). If your pet is not current on these requirements, we are happy to do them on the same day as the grooming appointment.

PLACE: We have two convenient locations for wellness visits, but we do not provide grooming services at the East Village location. All grooming appointments are at the 2nd Avenue location. While your pet is here, they stay in an appropriately sized kennel or run and are provided blankets/bedding, water, and several trips to our fenced-in yard for potty breaks.

TIME: You should plan to drop your pet off at the 2nd Avenue location between 8 AM and 11 AM on the day of your appointment. Pick up can depend on the difficulty of the groom. The reason we do grooming this way is to ensure that your pet’s groom is not affected by time constraints. We want all pets to feel safe and comfortable while they’re with us, so we avoid rushing or stressing them out. If a pet needs a break, we give it to them. If they need to go slow, we go slow. If this timing does not work well for you or your pet, we can absolutely work with you to make sure your needs are met.


COST: Grooming cost varies depending on size, coat type, coat condition, and difficulty of groom. While these prices are subject to change, we’ve listed a general idea of a cost scale below.

Shih Tzu, Yorkie, Maltese………..............…$45-55
Bichon, Min. Schnauzer, Min. Poodle...........$50-60
Cocker Spaniel, Aus Shepherd.......................$60-70
BMD, Std. Poodle, Golden Retriever............$65-75
Great Pyrenees, Newf, Old English................$85-95
Feline...................................……............…..$60-70
Bath and Nail Trim Only................................$35-40