High Quality Veterinary Care for Cats & Dogs for over 60 years.

In the northwest corner of beautiful Clinton, Iowa near the Mississippi River

8-5:30 Monday – Friday
8-12 Saturday

High Quality Veterinary Care for Cats & Dogs for over 60 years.

In the northwest corner of beautiful Clinton, Iowa near the Mississippi River

Dog services

Why Choose Clinton Veterinary Clinic? 

Clinton Veterinary Clinic has been serving dogs and their people in the Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois areas for nearly 60 years! Our clients come from the Clinton and Fulton area, and many travel from outside those areas as well. We emphasize the importance of preventative care, but when trouble arises, our clinic offers modern diagnostics as well as outpatient and hospital care for your pet. Clinton Veterinary Clinic also offers a wide range of surgical procedures for your pet. 

Dog Diagnostic Ultrasound

Using ultrasound, our doctors can look inside your dog and often arrive at a diagnosis and treatment plan without the risks that accompany an exploratory surgery.

In-House (Same Day) Laboratory

We are equipped with sophisticated instruments that enable us to measure many laboratory values. Our in-house diagnostic capabilities allow us to accurately diagnose many diseases the same day. This timeline allows us to initiate specific treatment for your pet quickly. We can check blood, urine, and feces for disease when you come in for an appointment. 

Radiology (In House)

Our clinic offers the ability to take high quality digital radiographs (X-Rays) of your dog. These images can be extremely helpful when we need to find out if there is something wrong inside your dog.

Cold Laser Thearpy

Cold Laser Therapy is used to decrease pain and speed healing in our surgery dog patientsCold Laser Therapy is also used to treat dogs experiencing pain from back problems, arthritis, or other conditionsMost of our dog patients receiving Cold Laser Therapy treatments require lower doses of pain medications, and some will no longer need pain medication at all.

Puppy Examinations and Vaccinations

Your puppy should receive a physical examination and vaccinations at six to seven weeks of age. Additional exams and vaccinations are given every two to four weeks until sixteen weeks old. Thereafter regular booster vaccinations should be given as recommended during your dog’s annual examination. During your puppy’s initial examinations you will also receive behavioral advice, nutritional counseling, and recommendations on disease prevention that can minimize problems in your dog’s adult life.

Comprehensive Physical Examinations

Early detection of health problems can allow for prompt treatment. At least once every year, your healthy dog should have a comprehensive physical examinationIf you notice a change in your dog, or find a lump the size of a pea that sticks around for more than a month, a comprehensive physical exam is recommended to find out what’s going on.

Senior Dog Care and Geriatric Dog Evaluations

In recent years, great strides have been made in recognizing the special needs and requirements of our “senior citizen” dogs. Our veterinarians possess the knowledge and diagnostic tools to identify age related problems and discuss strategies to allow our dogs to live longer and healthier livesWe are happy to discuss your geriatric dog’s healthcare needs. 

Dog Microchips

A microchip is a tiny electronic device, about the size and shape of a grain of rice. It is implanted under your dog’s skin between the shoulder blades and stays there for the dog’s entire life. This procedure is as easy as an injection, such as a vaccinationEach microchip has a unique number that can be registered with a nationwide registry – providing your dog with a permanent form of identificationMost veterinary hospitals and animal shelters have electronic scanners for detecting and reading these implanted microchips. If a lost dog is found and a microchip is scanned the registry is called and the owner can be contactedIf our team implanted your dog’s microchip, online basic registration is paid for and you may register here.(www.petlink.net).   

Dog Spay and Dog Neuter

Every year, millions of animals are euthanized because they can’t find a good home. Spayed or neutered dogs not only cannot reproduce, but also live longer, healthier livesSpaying a female eliminates the possibility of ovarian cancer and greatly reduces the risk of breast and uterine cancersNeutering a male eliminates the risk of testicular disease and reduces the risk of prostate diseaseNeutering also may make your pet more affectionate and less likely to roam about or get into fights. 

Dental Services and Teeth Cleaning

Proper dental care is as important for your dog as it is for you. In addition to preventing bad breath and periodontal disease it can also prevent bacteria spreading through the blood stream and infecting your dog’s liver, kidneys, and heart. This bacterial shower can lead to permanent organ damage affecting your pet’s overall health.


Our in clinic pharmacy is well stocked, allowing you take most recommended medications home with you from your appointmentYour dog can start taking medication immediately, which means a shorter road to recoveryOur online pharmacy (link here) carries our regularly stocked medications as well as other medications or supplies we may not carry in the clinic building. Link here

Surgical Care

Our hospital is well-equipped to perform most minor and and many surgical procedures from cuts or lacerations to spays and neuters to more complicated emergency, orthopedic, and soft tissue surgeries. 

Prior to surgery, each patient is examined to identify any existing medical conditions that may cause trouble during and after the procedure.  Because not all problems can be detected on examination, we strongly recommend preanesthetic blood testing. These tests give us a more complete picture of your pet’s health and better equip us to design an anesthetic regimen that is specific to your pet. 

 Pain management is an important part of our anesthetic and surgical plans before, during, and after surgery. All surgical patients, including those undergoing spays and neuters, receive pain control medications. 

We offer a wide variety of anesthetic protocols, so we can tailor a plan to your dog’s individual needs.  We use ventilators for almost all of our surgery patients and each patient’s electrocardiogram and blood pressure is monitored carefully. 

In addition to the Dog Spay and Dog Neuter surgeries, our doctors routinely perform a wide range of surgical procedures, including: 

  • Cut or Laceration Repair 
  • Mass or Lump Removal and/or Biopsy 
  • Lateral Ear Resection can be done to open the ear canal, making it
    easier to treat ongoing ear infections 
  • Abdominal Exploratory Surgery is used to diagnose various diseases
    through visual inspection by collecting biopsies and foreign
    bodies (things your pet swallowed).   
  • Gastropexy is used to aid in the prevention of life threatening Gastric
    Dilitation and Volvulus, or GDV, an extreme form of bloat. 
  •  Othopedic Surgeries performed at our clinic include: 
  • Patellar Luxation Surgery 
  • Cranial Cruciate Ligament Surgery 
  • Femoral Head Ostectomy 
  • Simple Fracture Repair 
  • Amputation 


USDA Accredited

All of our doctors are accredited by the United States Department of Agriculture to help you travel to another country with your pet.