Our history of the Veterinary Medical Group of Des Moines is centered on providing your family pets with the highest level of care. This level of care is reflected by our desire to be accredited by American Animal Hospital Association. Only 14% of all small animal hospitals and veterinary clinics in the United States and Canada achieve this accreditation. The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) holds its member accredited hospitals to over 900 minimum standards of patient care and hospital operational standards.
The animal hospital members of the Veterinary Medical Group of Des Moines were founded in 1978 by opening the newly constructed Animal Medical Clinic of Merle Hay at 4520 Merle Hay Road. Aspiring to deliver quality patient and client care, Animal Medical Clinic achieved accreditation by the American Animal Hospital Association that same year.