Veterinary Medical Hospital

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  • 405 20th Ave SW

    Independence, IA 50644

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  • 319-334-6021

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Doc Peterschmidt is the MOST WONDERFUL vet I have ever met. While he is very 'to the point', he knows his stuff and if he has any doubt, he will send you to a specialist. I am a Pug breeder and he has been nothing but great to me and my dogs. He treats them as if they were his own. I have many times compared him to a pediatrician for pets. He truly loves his job. For example, if he tells you your pet is overweight, it is not to make you feel like a bad owner, it is for the health of your pet. As is teeth cleaning, it is just as important in pets as in humans, without it your pet could become septic from infection and die, be it an indoor or outdoor pet. If you, as a pet owner decide to ignore his concerns, then I have to agree that you are a bad pet owner! I have gone to other vets in the past and I have found Doug's prices to be very low compared to other small towns in this area. If I ever have a concern, I always feel comfortable bringing it to Doug's attention and we are able to work through it. I have NEVER left his office without knowing he has done everything and then-some to make sure my dogs are as happy and as healthy as can be. He has never tried to talk me into treatments that are not needed and I always leave his office with kind words of encouragement from Doug to keep up the great work in raising my beautiful dogs. I am very appreciative of him and the way he cares for my dogs. I always feel comfortable that when I need to board my dogs that they will be treated with the best care in the world from him and his staff of absolutely wonderful ladies! I recommend him to everyone and anyone that I talk to about animals... which is a LOT of people. Keep up the great work Doc Peterschmidt and staff at the Vet Med Hosp in Independence, IA!

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★★★★★

Doc Peterschmidt is the MOST WONDERFUL vet I have ever met. While he is very 'to the point', he knows his stuff and if he has any doubt, he will send you to a specialist. I am a Pug breeder and he has been nothing but great to me and my dogs. He treats them as if they were his own. I have many times compared him to a pediatrician for pets. He truly loves his job. For example, if he tells you your pet is overweight, it is not to make you feel like a bad owner, it is for the health of your pet. As is teeth cleaning, it is just as important in pets as in humans, without it your pet could become septic from infection and die, be it an indoor or outdoor pet. If you, as a pet owner decide to ignore his concerns, then I have to agree that you are a bad pet owner! I have gone to other vets in the past and I have found Doug's prices to be very low compared to other small towns in this area. If I ever have a concern, I always feel comfortable bringing it to Doug's attention and we are able to work through it. I have NEVER left his office without knowing he has done everything and then-some to make sure my dogs are as happy and as healthy as can be. He has never tried to talk me into treatments that are not needed and I always leave his office with kind words of encouragement from Doug to keep up the great work in raising my beautiful dogs. I am very appreciative of him and the way he cares for my dogs. I always feel comfortable that when I need to board my dogs that they will be treated with the best care in the world from him and his staff of absolutely wonderful ladies! I recommend him to everyone and anyone that I talk to about animals... which is a LOT of people. Keep up the great work Doc Peterschmidt and staff at the Vet Med Hosp in Independence, IA!

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We have taken our animals to Dr Doug for over 25 years.. And yes while he is more expensive than the large animal vets in the area, he specializes in small animals and their particular needs.

Dr Doug is a caring veterinarian, and we take our animals to see him all the way from Cedar Rapids. We have a lab that is 13 years old. She is well cared for by the team at Veterinary Medical Hospital and Dr Doug.

You can trust that if he doesn't know what is going on he will send you to someone that does.. He is not afraid to refer to Ia State or another specialist. He is very proactive.

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★★★★★

We have taken our animals to Dr Doug for over 25 years.. And yes while he is more expensive than the large animal vets in the area, he specializes in small animals and their particular needs.

Dr Doug is a caring veterinarian, and we take our animals to see him all the way from Cedar Rapids. We have a lab that is 13 years old. She is well cared for by the team at Veterinary Medical Hospital and Dr Doug.

You can trust that if he doesn't know what is going on he will send you to someone that does.. He is not afraid to refer to Ia State or another specialist. He is very proactive.

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We went to this vet for 10 years. He took good care of our pet's health, but he was ALWAYS trying to upsale us. From "neccesary" teeth cleanings, to shots our indoor-only cats just don't need. He was also very condisending when it came to our overweight pets. If our cat was slightly overweight, he made it sound like we were KILLING her and how horrible we were for not putting her on a diet. He does not have a gentle bedside manner, and our dog was always terrified of him.

PROS: good surgeon
CONS: expensive, rude, unkind

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We went to this vet for 10 years. He took good care of our pet's health, but he was ALWAYS trying to upsale us. From "neccesary" teeth cleanings, to shots our indoor-only cats just don't need. He was also very condisending when it came to our overweight pets. If our cat was slightly overweight, he made it sound like we were KILLING her and how horrible we were for not putting her on a diet. He does not have a gentle bedside manner, and our dog was always terrified of him.

PROS: good surgeon
CONS: expensive, rude, unkind

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