Ashworth Road Animal Hospital

5508 Ashworth Road
West Des Moines, IA 50266

(515)225-1807

ashworthpet.com

Overview

Our practice offers services such as in-house and commercial lab testing, digital x-rays, IV fluid therapy, laser surgery, laser therapy, patient monitoring, dentistry with digital x-ray capability, and wound care. We are able to perform many lab tests at our hospital, which offers a quicker diagnosis for your pet and added convenience to you. In-house hematology, urinalysis, testing for feline leukemia and heartworm, blood chemistries, and cytology are also offered. We also utilize commercial labs for advanced blood testing and histopathology.

Diagnostics

X-rays are a valuable tool in the diagnosis of many problems. We offer digital full body and dental radiology for enhanced diagnostic capabilities. The radiology area is closely monitored by the State of Iowa to assure the safety of your pet and our staff. Should your pet’s condition require a stay in the hospital, you can be assured that they will receive medical care appropriate to their condition. Physical exams and diagnostic testing will be performed to evaluate your pet’s condition.

Surgery

Our surgical facility is state of the art and our staff is well trained in surgical and anesthetic care. For the past 15 years we have offered laser surgery, which provides for less bleeding, swelling, and pain for your pet. Care will be taken to ensure your pet’s safety before, during, and after surgery. During surgery your pet’s temperature, blood oxygen level, heart activity, respiratory activity and blood pressure will be monitored with electronic monitors. After surgery your pet will be observed closely in the recovery area and all attempts will be made to minimize post-operative pain. Post-op care instructions will be sent home with your pet to assure a smooth recuperation.

Dental Care

Dentistry has become a mainstay in preventative veterinary care. Our staff can handle dental procedures ranging from routine prophylactic cleaning and treatment of periodontal conditions to surgical extractions of diseased teeth. Digital dental x-rays have also become routine in your pet’s dental care. Next time you get “up close and personal” with your pet, smell their breath and take a look at their teeth.  If you aren't comfortable doing this yourself you can call and set up an appointment to have a dental check preformed with one of our skilled veterinarians.

Medications

We have a full service in-clinic and online pharmacy for all of your pet’s medical needs. On occasion your pet’s prescription may need to be filled at the pharmacy of your choosing and a prescription will be sent with you. If your pet ever has a reaction to any medication, we ask that you to notify us so we can put an alert on your pet's medical record to avoid a serious problem in the future.

Boarding

We pride ourselves in our boarding facility. Your pet is assigned their own kennel for the entire stay. They are exercised outdoors in our spacious and fully fenced backyard several times each day. You may bring any special diet or treats and we will gladly follow your instructions. Your dog will receive a complimentary bath the day they go home (cat baths are by request).  Your pet(s) must be current on their vaccinations before coming in for their boarding stay.