Welcome to RushAnimalCare


RushAnimalCare offers the Johnston animal community medical, surgical, and dental care. We provide boarding and grooming services. We are located close to a 24 hour facility, and 30 minutes from the College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital in Ames. We serve the greater Des Moines area, including Urbandale, Grimes, Clive, West Des Moines, and Ankeny.

We are open for appointments and emergencies during normal business hours and on Saturdays.

Located in Johnston we at RushAnimalCare are committed to your pet's health. Johnston based RushAnimalCare excels in the science of veterinary medicine and was founded in 1992. Since then Dr. Barbara Rush and our staff have excelled in compassionate  veterinary care in the Johnston area.  RushAnimalCare is a full-service animal hospital whose mission is to provide the highest standard of veterinary care for pets. We provide friendly, informative, and supportive services for you and your pet..

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We are excited to be linked to VetStreet, as of October 21, 2012! By clicking on the Pet Portal icon on this web page, you can access your pet's records to view reminders, make requests for appointment (including grooming), boarding, or medication refills. You can print your pet's reminders. Educational pieces can be downloaded. You can send information updates to us, such as address or phone changes, or even a change in your email address. VetStreet can send you a text reminder on an appointment if you provide an eligible phone number. We feel this will offer an added service to you.

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We Support Pet Project

The Pet Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to keeping pets with the people who love them. They have a pet pantry that provides food to families who are experiencing financial difficulties, offer temporary housing for pets of battered women, deployed military and the homeless seeking refuge or medical care.

The Pet Project works with landlords to keep pets in their homes. They offer food, supplies and medical care to pets of the homeless. We accept donations for them in our office. For more information, go to http://thepetprojectmidwest.org/index.php. We cannot imagine what it would be like to have to give up a beloved pet if your circumstances suddenly changed. Could you?


5330 NW Beaver Dr.
Johnston, IA 50131
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  • Phone: (515) 270-2240
  • Fax: (515) 270-1626
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Laser Therapy Now Available

We now offer laser therapy.  Laser offers anti-inflammatory effects.  By reducing pain and swelling, joints are made more comfortable.  Laser will hasten the recovery of damaged muscles. The treatment is not painful, and takes anywhere from 3-8 minutes. Please watch the videos on the laser testimonial page (yes, this is a real patient!) A few of the conditions that can be improved:


Acute and Chronic Pain                

Sprains and Strains                      

Lick  Granulomas                        

Soft-Tissue Traumas

Post-Op Incisions

Back Injuries

Open Wounds


Cystitis, especially in male cats

  We know it will be of great value to you.  We are sure you want your dog or cat to live a pain-free life.  Call us today!  You do not need to be a client at our office to schedule laser therapy.  We serve the greater Des Moines area, including Urbandale, Clive, West Des Moines, Grimes, and Ankeny. 

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