BEST FRIENDS VETERINARY CARE
252 Scott Ct
Iowa City, IA 52245-3949 Map
Phone: (319) 341-7111

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Keep Your Furry Friends Healthy!

We are here to help you keep your pet healthy and happy, and we look forward to serving you as your veterinary care professionals.

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We understand the importance of your pets, and our goal is to strengthen that bond between you and them. In order to do this effectively, we offer quality, affordable, and compassionate care to your pet. Should you have any issues with your pet, we'll gladly care for them in the most loving way possible. 

We also want to ensure we are providing our employees with a healthy, happy, and thriving environment.

When you bring your pet to Best Friends Veterinary Care, you can trust our experts to deliver quality care at every turn. We value you and your pet. By offering affordable pricing and the best care around, we are confident that you'll find everything you need with us.

Ensure your pets remain happy and healthy by bringing them in for complete veterinary care.

Stop by for a Routine Checkup

One of the best things you can do for your pet is to keep him or her healthy. And one of the easiest and least expensive ways to do that is by bringing in your pet for regular exams and vaccinations. Dogs and cats, and other pets, age far faster than people, so significant changes in your pet’s health can happen in a short time. Wellness programs allow us to diagnose diseases and conditions early when they are easier to treat or manage.
 
Often, we can help prevent diseases entirely, just by ensuring that your pet has received appropriate vaccinations and preventives. We recommend that healthy adult dogs and cats visit Best Friends Veterinary Care once a year. Puppies, kittens, senior pets and pets with health issues or illnesses need more frequent checkups. We’ll work with you to create an individualized wellness program, including a vaccination and prevention protocol customized specifically to your pet. Call us today to schedule your pet’s wellness exam.

Medical Care

If you are concerned about your pet’s health, you can feel confident calling us for assistance. We are equipped to handle a wide variety of medical conditions. Because we can perform many diagnostic procedures in-house - in our clinic, we can often give you immediate answers and start treating your pet right away. In some cases, your pet may require hospitalization and further diagnostic tests.

To provide a proper diagnosis, we need to examine your pet. We begin with a physical exam including looking at your pet’s eyes, ears and skin. We check his or her cardiovascular (heart), respiratory (lungs and airways), neurological, gastrointestinal and skeletal systems for any abnormalities. Blood and/or urine tests will be performed as necessary to check your pet’s kidneys, liver and endocrine system, including the thyroid and adrenal glands. Based on the results of these tests and your pet’s condition, we may recommend further diagnostic tests, such as radiography (X-rays), further blood or diagnostic tests sent out to a comprehensive laboratory, and if necessary referral to a specialist for ultrasound, endoscopy - internal scoping, biopsy, or other diagnostic tests or treatments.

If you are concerned that there may be something wrong with your pet, call us to schedule an exam as soon as possible. We'll do our best to see your pet as soon as possible, or if needed to refer you for urgent care. Call today to schedule an appointment.

Surgical Care

Dr. Vercande provides many routine surgical procedures and several advanced soft tissue surgical procedures at Best Friends Veterinary Care. However, because we want your pet to receive the best possible outcome, we occasionally refer our patients to specialists, board-certified veterinary surgeons to perform orthopedic or complex operations when advanced equipment or training will be required.

Call us today to schedule an appointment.