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 Rush Animal Care Can Provide All Your Pet Services

Rush Animal Care offers the Johnston  community a wide range of pet services including medical and surgical care, pet boarding and pet grooming.  We serve the greater Des Moines area, including Urbandale, Grimes, Clive, West Des Moines, and Ankeny.We are located close to a 24 hour facility, and 30 minutes from the College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital in Ames.

Appointments are available weekdays (except Wednesdays) and Saturday mornings. Grooming is done Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.  Surgery is done Monday, Tuesday, and Friday.

We have been serving the Johnston area since 1992 and provide a wide array of services for your pet, including all of their wellness needs (vaccinations, and examinations), laboratory testing, radiographs, and surgery.  We are happy to take care of your pet boarding and pet grooming needs, as well.  Need a new veterinarian?  Call us.  Need a dog groomer?  Call us.  Need a cat groomer? Call us. Need pet boarding?  Call us.

We do accept Care Credit--see our information on payment options.  You can apply for Care Credit online!

Need a health certificate for domestic or international travel?  Dr. Rush is an accredited veterinarian who can write the appropriate documents.  Each location for international travel has differing requirements.  Please call our office to speak with Dr. Rush as to the lead time necessary for your intended destination.


We are excited to be linked to Petly, as of May 28, 2015! You need a valid email address to access this patient management system--go to www.Petly.com to enroll. You can access your pet's records to view reminders, make requests for appointment (including grooming), boarding, or medication refills. You can print your pet's reminders. Educational pieces can be downloaded. You can send information updates to us, such as address or phone changes, or even a change in your email address. Petly can send you a text reminder on an appointment if you provide an eligible phone number. We feel this will offer an added service to you.

We Support Pet Project

The Pet Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to keeping pets with the people who love them. They have a pet pantry that provides food to families who are experiencing financial difficulties, offer temporary housing for pets of battered women, deployed military and the homeless seeking refuge or medical care.

The Pet Project works with landlords to keep pets in their homes. They offer food, supplies and medical care to pets of the homeless. We accept donations for them in our office. For more information, go to http://thepetprojectmidwest.org/index.php. We cannot imagine what it would be like to have to give up a beloved pet if your circumstances suddenly changed. Could you?

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