Please note our following changes due to COVID-19.

Our current hours are 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM Tuesday through Friday and 8:00 AM to noon on Saturday.  Walk in hours are 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM Tuesday through Friday and 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM Saturday.  We are currently working by car side service; please follow instructions on clinic door to sign in and return to your vehicle.  Please be patient as we are experiencing longer than normal wait times.

The best care
for your pets


Two convenient locations offering the care your pet deserves. Come see us today!

Afford-A-Care Pet Hospital

3003 SE 14th St, Des Moines

A full service vet clinic providing the dogs and cats of Central Iowa with quality, affordable, compassionate care since 1996. We offer preventative care, on-site blood work, radiographs, and surgery. 

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The Spay Clinic

1258 E 14th St, Des Moines

The Spay Clinic was founded by Dr. C. H. Burnham in 1977. Dr. Burnham opened the clinic because he felt that "a boy couldn't afford a dog". The clinic has evolved from doing more than just spaying, neutering and vaccinations. Check our list of services by clicking the link below.

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Care that your
pets deserve

Your Pets Deserve The Best

Afford-A-Care Pet Hospital has been providing the dogs and cats of central Iowa with quality, affordable, compassionate care since 1996.

  • Vaccinations

  • Neutering / Spaying

  • Cat Declawing

  • Dental

  • Outpatient Surgery

  • Blood Work

  • X-rays

  • Diagnostics

  • Diabetic Treatments

  • Heartworm Prevention / Treatment

  • Flea / Tick Prevention

  • Ear Mite Treatment

They keep
coming back

They love us

What our pet parents are saying about Afford-A-Care Pet Hospital.

Catherine Hackett

This is the best vet hospital in the city! We have been bringing our furry loved ones here for 22 years and they always give our pets the best care imaginable. Thank you so much!

Jennifer Payne

Great staff, great prices. They sincerely care about our furry babies and don't recommend treatments that are not needed. I wish everyone would know how great they are.

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    Winter the Wonder Dog

Come See Us

We take and give priority to our appointments;

however, walk-ins are also welcome.