About us

Rush Animal Care is the practice of Dr. Barb Rush and her dedicated team of animal caregivers. Welcome to our website, where you can find out more about our comprehensive veterinary services for cats and dogs, and meet our enthusiastic and committed staff members. Every one of us at your Johnston pet clinic loves coming to work each day, to do our best in the effort to keep your pets happy and healthy. Our goal is for all of our pet patients to enjoy a long, healthy life with the highest possible quality, from newborn to senior pet.

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Our History and Pet Care Services

Our veterinary health care team, led by your Johnston veterinarian, is well established in the community. Already an experienced veterinarian, Dr. Rush founded this practice over 25 years ago and has developed our animal clinic into an advanced pet hospital providing head to toe healthcare for your pet. Our entire team participates in continuing education to ensure we are providing the latest and most effective techniques in veterinary care. Our animal clinic is comfortable, yet high-tech facility offering a wide range of veterinary services.

Our Johnston IA veterinary medical services include:

  • Emergency Care and Urgent Care for your pet
  • Preventative Pet Care
  • Pet Dental Care
  • Pet Pain Management
  • Treatment of Chronic Pet Illnesses
  • Dietary Counseling for Special Health Needs and Weight Control
  • Anti-inflammatory Laser Treatment for arthritis, muscle strains, and pains
  • On-site Lab Testing and Imaging for immediate results and quick diagnoses
  • Advanced Surgical Procedures using the latest technology
  • Pet Boarding and Grooming
  • Convenient Vet Appointments that fit your schedule, including Saturdays
  • And much more

We are an Open Veterinary Hospital

An Open Hospital operates under a practice philosophy that allows you to accompany your pet during much of his or her treatment at our Johnston, IA animal hospital. We understand the bond that you have with your animal companion and the comfort that your presence can bring to them. You may be present at almost any treatment we provide, including most surgeries if you desire.

Whether or not you remain at your pet's side throughout his or her treatment, you and your pet will receive top-level care and customer service from our entire team, including our veterinarian, veterinary technician, kennel attendants and front office staff. We value the trust you place in us to provide the best pet care.

Schedule an Appointment with Your Johnston Veterinarian

When your animal companion is ill, we are here for you. Rush Animal Care also provides routine wellness care, vaccinations, spaying/neutering, nutritional advice and much more for your pet dog or cat. If you need medical advice or care for a pocket-pet or other animal, we can refer you to specialized vets in our local network for proper care.

You can count on Rush Animal Care for every one of your cat or dog's health needs, from flea and parasite prevention to advanced diagnostic testing and surgical procedures. Call us at 515-270-2240 for expert veterinary care today.

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Our Locations

Office Hours

Main Office


7:30 am-5:30 pm


7:30 am-6:30 pm




7:30 am-6:30 pm


7:30 am-5:30 pm


8:00 am-1:00 pm