Pet Medical Center of Ames

Dr. Donna Rizzo, DVM

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 are scheduled on Wednesday mornings and dentals can be scheduled on Mondays 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 Blue Pearl 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.

Testimonials

  • "I started taking my dog Cooper to Dr. Rizzo about 6 months ago. Since then she has treated him for allergies, updated shots, and for a virus he came down with. I am very please with every visit we have experienced at Pet Medical Center of Ames."

    - November 23, 2020
  • "They were great, I was able to get in fast and they were very receptive to my ideas and questions. I am glad I chose this clinic to go to for my pet."

    - November 13, 2020
  • "Love Dr Rizzo and how caring she is. Also love the staff. Always prompt and sweet and clearly love animals"

    - November 13, 2020
  • "Dr. Rizzo answered all questions I had. I completely trust her with all of my kitten’s needs!"

    - October 31, 2020
  • "Dr. Rizzo is the absolute BEST"

    - October 16, 2020
  • "I so appreciate Dr. Rizzo's honest and knowledgeable approach to both my dog as well as myself. I tend to panic about things and she is strong to assure me I need not worry and there are solutions to try."

    - October 12, 2020
  • "Dr. Rizzo and staff always calm my nerves when my pet is sick or unwell. Everyone is so friendly and informed, it just puts you at ease throughout the whole process! Our little pup was so well taken care of and is now feeling completely himself again"

    - September 28, 2020
  • "Clean and knowledgeable"

    - September 14, 2020
  • "My dog was seen quickly and it was nice not to be locked up in the exam room. The doors were left open while we waited the 5 minutes for the Dr."

    - August 31, 2020
  • "I have been a client for over a decade and would not take my pets anywhere else. Dr. Rizzo and her staff are always lovely to work with and truly care about animals."

    - August 9, 2020
  • "We've been coming to Dr Rizzo with our pets for over 20 years. She is great!"

    - August 6, 2020
  • "Dr Rizzo has taken care of my small dogs for their lifetimes and done an excellent job. I wouldn’t think of taking them elsewhere. Staff is great and treats us like friends."

    - July 30, 2020
  • "I love Dr. Rizzo's work, she knows what she is doing, and she seems to care about your pet's health. I know she will tell me everything she has learned about any cat-related subject I need to ask her. I completely trust her with my beloved cats!"

    - July 28, 2020
  • "Awesome staff!!!!! Super knowledgeable and friendly!!""

    - July 21, 2020
  • "The doctor was able to help Powder quickly and comforted him. He was a tad scared but she was was quick and made taking his shots and blood very easy. She was great."

    - June 29, 2020
  • "Donna Rizzo has always been there for me and my fur babies, she is a great pet vet and a caring lady! Her staff is always helpful and friendly no matter how busy they get sometimes. I couldn't imagine taking my fur babies any where else!"

    - June 1, 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 25, 2020
  • "I always walk away with new knowledge about my pet with every visit. Everyone is so friendly and helpful here."

    - May 23, 2020
  • "Excellent professionals, excellent service!"

    - May 12, 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 24, 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 10, 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 9, 2020
  • "Quality, caring veterinary service. Dr. Rizzo and staff are knowledgeable, understanding, and compassionate."

    - March 9, 2020
  • "I wouldn't trust anyone else with my cat's healthcare."

    - March 3, 2020
  • "Clean, thorough, knowledgeable, and reasonably priced."

    - February 21, 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 24, 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 22, 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 9, 2019
  • “Clean, efficient, and knowledgeable. They care about animals very much.”

    - December 2, 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 30, 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 15, 2019
  • “Dr. Rizzo is my pet’s ‘forever doctor’!”

    - September 27, 2019
  • “Always the best care for my pet, wonderful personal service.”

    - August 8, 2019
  • "I have always received the best service there. Most importantly my pets are well taken care of."

    - July 16, 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 14, 2017

Office Hours

Pet Medical Center of Ames

Monday

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

2:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Tuesday

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

2:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Wednesday

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Thursday

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

2:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Friday

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

2:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Saturday

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Sunday

CLOSED

Monday
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday
CLOSED

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