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Starch Pet Hospital


Established in 1948, Starch Pet Hospital has proudly been serving the Des Moines community and its surrounding areas for over 70 years. As your local pet health expert, we hope that your family will rely on our team as your welcoming, skilled, and compassionate partner in care.

Home Away From Home

We are a full service veterinary medical facility, offering a comprehensive suite of services designed to support our patients as they navigate through each stage of life. From the first round of vaccinations for your new pet, to specialized geriatric care to extend and improve the quality of your senior pet’s life, we want to be with you every step of the way to deliver the precise care your pet needs, at the exact moment it’s needed, for optimum results throughout his or her life. What sets us apart isn't our list of health services, our state of the art facility, or our highly skilled staff members. What truly makes us different, and the reason we've had the privilege of serving generations of local pet owners is how we place our clients as our highest priority. You are our most cherished asset.

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Client Testimonials & Reviews

We at Starch Pet Hospital value feedback from all of our clients. Here is a small sample of the countless of happy pets that we have cared for since 1948.

We have been using Starch Pet Hospital for more than two decades. Dr. Henning is extremely knowledgeable and kind. Highly recommended.

David E.

Clean, friendly environment. Staff is great! Got us in within the same day we called and the vet was very helpful answering all my questions.

Emily C.

I've been a client for over 15 years. I love the wonderful doctors and staff! They are compassionate professionals who care as much about your pet as you do!

Michelle W.