Dog parks: they are great for socialization, exercise, and mental stimulation for many dogs. Whether you and your dog have a good dog park experience or a bad one depends largely on your understan ...View Article
Welcome to Anderson Animal Hospital!
We Care for Critters of ALL kinds!
If you live in Des Moines or the surrounding area, then you have picked the perfect site to find a veterinarian. Dr. Michael Anderson is a licensed veterinarian, treating all types of pets and animals. Your pet's health and well being is very important to us and we will take every step to give your pet the best possible care.
Anderson Animal Hospital is a full service animal hospital and will take both emergency cases as well as less urgent medical, surgical, and dental issues. Dr. Anderson is experienced in all types of conditions and treatments. Beyond first rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable so your pet can relax in the waiting room.
We have a number of resources for you to learn about how to take care of your pets. Browse around and look at our articles and pet videos. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing disease and problem prevention. If you want to ask a question call 515-299-5401 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our office is very easy to get to, and you can find directions on our Contact Us page. You can also subscribe to our newsletter which is created especially for caring pet owners. In between your veterinary visits, your pet will benefit from you reading these free informative articles.
At Anderson Animal Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are!
Dr. Michael Anderson
Anderson Animal Hospital | 515-299-5401
2560 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50317
There are three types of pet food recalls that can be issued. Recalls can be conducted by a company or brand, by request from the regulatory agencies, or by order from the government agency. When ...View Article
Lyme disease is one of the most common tick-transmitted diseases throughout the world. Symptoms of Lyme disease in dogs include lameness, swollen joints and fever. However, since other diseases ca ...View Article
A fat cat may appear happy and provide visitors with a source of amusement, but feline obesity is certainly no laughing matter. Cats who carry excess weight have a heightened risk for diabetes, ca ...View Article
Fleas are not only a source of irritation and frustration, but they also pose a serious health threat to animals. Owners must employ every preventative measure to keep these creatures off of their ...View Article
Cats are living longer and longer. This is due to better medical care and the fact that more cats are living only indoors. These cats commonly live up to 15 to 18 years of age, with a few living i ...View Article
Anderson Animal Hospital of Des Moines offers exceptional care for your pet's needs.
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Responsible pet ownership does not depend on the monetary value of the animal, measured by the purchase price. It is the fulfillment of an unwritten contract you enter when you decide to own a living creature that will depend entirely on you for its well-being.- Judith Bell, DVM, PhD
There is absolutely no good reason to not spay/neuter your pet. The benefits to you & your pet are enormous. Do you want to deal with aggressiveness, bleeding, pyometra, ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, breast cancer (both male & female), testicular cancer, prostatitis, or unwanted litters? Prevention is the best medicine!
Make the right choice & help prevent the 4 million homeless pet euthanasias a year!
SPAY/NEUTER YOUR CRITTER!