(515) 276-3602
4418 Douglas Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50310
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Family Owned Since 1951

Welcome to Riordan Pet Hospital

Riordan Pet Hospital has been the preferred veterinary hospital for Des Moines family pet owners since it was founded in 1951 by Dr. Robert Riordan. As a family-owned veterinary practice, we understand and agree that dogs and cats are an essential part of your family and deserve the highest quality medical care. That is why our veterinary clinics in Des Moines and Ankeny have invested in the latest technology available for veterinary care, including advanced laboratory testing for blood analysis, radiological / x-ray scanners and a full pharmacy for all of your pet’s health care needs.

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Spaying and Neutering

We encourage spaying and neutering to help control the pet population along with providing long-term health benefits to your pet.  Learn more about Spaying and Neutering.


Vaccinating your pets against disease is one of the most important aspects of pet health care. Annual vaccinations will help protect your pet from numerous disease threats such as canine parvovirus, feline distemper, and rabies. Learn more about Immunizations.

Parasite Control

We offer heartworm testing, internal parasite treatment, and flea, tick, and heartworm preventatives. Learn more about Parasite Control.

Prescription Pet Food

We carry Hill’s Prescription Science Diet and Royal Canin Veterinary diets. Learn more about Prescription Pet Food.

Dental Cleaning

Clean teeth and a healthy mouth are extremely important for your pet. Plaque and tartar build-up on your pet’s teeth can lead to serious health problems and this makes dental care a must for your pet. Learn more about Dental Cleaning.


Dog and cat microchipping is a simple procedure that will increase the changes of a safe return if your pet is ever lost. A HomeAgain microchip is permanent pet ID. Learn more about Microchipping.