Primary Care

Primary Care at the Hixson-Lied Small Animal Hospital provides full-service primary care to dogs and cats in the Ames and surrounding communities including quality, comprehensive wellness, illness, and preventive medicine to our canine and feline patients. Our focus is to provide quality care for your pet while offering professional development experiences for the College of Veterinary Medicine's fourth-year students. The hospital also maintains separate waiting areas for cats and dogs for patient consideration and owner convenience.


  • Wellness care for all life stages
  • Vaccinations and parasite prevention
  • Treatment for injuries and illnesses
  • Diagnostics
  • Management of chronic conditions
  • Nutrition consulting
  • Preventive dentistry