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

Welcome to Pet Medical Center of Ames!

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.

Preventative Health Care  |  In-House Labratory  |  Soft Tissue Surgery
Laser Surgery    |    Digital Radiology   |   Comprehensive Dentistry
Chiropractic Care  |  Laser Therapy  |  Euthanesia & Cremation Services

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!
Emergency Care

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 Vet Hospital in Des Moines at (515) 727-4872.
For non‐
emergency questions and concerns, leave a message on our machine at (515) 232‐7204.

dogOur Promise to You. . . 

To promote the well being of your family through the highest quality of preventative and therapeutic care.
To strengthen the human-animal bond through comprehensive education of our staff and clients concerning all of your pet's needs-medical, nutritional, and behavioral.
To work diligently toward the longest, happiest life possible for your pet.

At Pet Medical Center of Ames, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Regular Office Hours


7:30 am-1:00 pm

2:00 pm-5:30 pm


7:30 am-1:00 pm

2:00 pm-5:30 pm


7:30 am-12:00 pm



7:30 am-1:00 pm

2:00 pm-5:30 pm


7:30 am-11:00 am

2:00 pm-5:30 pm


9:00 am-12:00 pm






  • ""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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