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University West Pet Clinic


Since 1976, University West Pet Clinic has helped the pets of Clive, Des Moines, West Des Moines, Urbandale, Windsor Heights, Norwalk, Ankeny, and Waukee Johnston live longer, happier, and healthier lives.

The University West Pet Clinic Story

In 1976, Dr. Cyrus Starch and Dr. James Yoder opened the doors to their second animal hospital in the greater Des Moines area. University West Pet Clinic in Clive, a sister clinic to Starch Pet Hospital, has been a staple of the community ever since, providing exceptional veterinary care and outstanding client service.

In 1992, Dr. Starch and Dr. Yoder sold both practices to Dr. Brian Martz and Dr. Michael Henning. Since the hospital changed hands, we’ve endeavored to uphold the stellar reputation that Dr. Starch and Dr. Yoder worked so hard to establish, and to continue the valuable relationships they built with the people and pets of the area.

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Client Testimonials & Reviews

Our staff at University West Pet Clinic values feedback from our clients. Here is just a small sample of the hundreds of happy and healthy pets that we have cared for since 1976.

I love this clinic. They are affordable, knowledgeable, and compassionate. They always get my critters in on short notice and often have Saturday morning hours available which has been a relief on many occasions.

Lydia T.

Wonderful! The staff is friendly and great at their jobs. The place is clean and well maintained. Scheduling an appointment is fast and easy to get one almost right away. The prices are very fair and affordable.

Lori H.

University West is a great place for all your pet needs. We get our dog groomed there and take our dog and cat there for all health needs. They are always kind and considerate.

Genevieve H.