Pet Medical Center of Ames
Dr. Donna Rizzo, DVM
1416 S Duff Ave Ames, IA 50010
(515) 232-7204  |  [email protected] |  Fax: (515) 239-5026

We are all pet owners here, and nothing is more important to us than caring for our children (aka our pets) and keeping them with us as long as possible. We are a one-doctor practice with dedicated staff offering comprehensive care for your pets from beginning to end. Our veterinarian cares for mainly cats and dogs, but we may be able to see some pocket pets upon calling in. We are located on South Duff (just south of Hickory Park) and our front entrance is on the east side of the building.

Our office runs on a "by appointment only" basis to keep your wait to a minimum. Surgeries and dentals can be scheduled on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Please call us at (515) 232-7204 or email us at [email protected] to schedule, or by requesting an appointment through our website!

Because we only have one veterinarian on duty, emergencies and urgent care maybe accepted based on the individual situation. If you ever feel that your pet needs emergency treatment, do not hesitate to call immediately, but we may need to refer you to the university. For after-hour emergencies, please call Iowa State University at (515) 294‐4900 or BluePearl Pet Hospital in Des Moines at (515) 727-4872. For non‐emergency questions and concerns, leave a message on our machine at (515) 232‐7204.


Temporary Office Hours Due to COVID-19



9:00 AM-1:00 PM


9:00 AM-1:00 PM


9:00 AM-12:00 PM


9:00 AM-1:00 PM


9:00 AM-1:00 PM


9:00 AM-12:00 PM





  • ""I always walk away with new knowledge about my pet with every visit. Everyone is so friendly and helpful here.""
    May 23rd, 2020
  • ""Dr. Rizzo is completely honest & that is very important to me. She is caring & respectful. The office is clean & smells good. Great Veterinarian. Highly recommended.""
    May 25th, 2020
  • ""Excellent professionals, excellent service!""
    May 12th, 2020
  • ""I trust the staff with my corgi Jade! She is always properly taken care of during her visits. Jade doesn’t even mind going to the vet because she sees them as her friends.""
    April 24th, 2020
  • ""Dr. Rizzo is down-to-earth and compassionate looking at the whole picture for the clients she treats and their families. I have had 3 4-leggeds under her care and have really appreciated her honesty and empathy.""
    March 10th, 2020
  • ""Dr. Rizzo is an expert in her field! She not only has the knowledge, but has a way of connecting with all of my pets.""
    March 9th, 2020
  • ""Quality, caring veterinary service. Dr. Rizzo and staff are knowledgeable, understanding, and compassionate.""
    March 9th, 2020
  • ""I wouldn't trust anyone else with my cat's healthcare.""
    March 3rd, 2020
  • ""Clean, thorough, knowledgeable, and reasonably priced.""
    February 21st, 2020
  • "“Staff is friendly and knowledgeable, and appointments are quick and easy. Dr. Rizzo is thorough and loves what she does! We are new to the Ames area and Pet Medical Center was recommended to us - and I’ve already recommended them to others!”"
    January 24th, 2020
  • "“I felt like everyone was truly interested in the well-being of my dog. I felt so much more comfortable than previous veterinary clinics I have been to. Thank you so much!”"
    January 22nd, 2020
  • "“I can't say enough good about Dr. Rizzo and her staff. I love recommending Pet Medical Center to everyone with a pet.”"
    December 9th, 2019
  • "“Clean, efficient, and knowledgeable. They care about animals very much.”"
    December 2nd, 2019
  • "“My pets love coming to see Dr. Rizzo. She is very knowledgeable about what I should do for my aging dog and tells me what it is going to cost as well before we make any decisions.”"
    November 30th, 2019
  • "“We love Dr. Rizzo and staff! They are so caring and gentle with our animals. Everyone is so professional and understanding. They definitely exceed our expectations!”"
    October 15th, 2019
  • "“Dr. Rizzo is my pet’s ‘forever doctor’!”"
    September 27th, 2019
  • "“Always the best care for my pet, wonderful personal service.”"
    August 8th, 2019
  • ""I have always received the best service there. Most importantly my pets are well taken care of.""
    July 16th, 2017
  • ""I have gotten great service and I feel that I don’t have to pay a ridiculous amount to get my pets the care they need.""
    July 14th, 2017

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