Animal Clinic of Council Bluffs

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Animal Clinic of Council Bluffs: Pet Care Services You Can Trust


As a pet owner, you’re responsible for your pet’s health and wellbeing. Working with a trustworthy vet will simplify caring for the health of your pet. If you live in the Council Bluffs or Glenwood area, bring your kit, pup or exotic pet to Animal Clinic of Council Bluffs for quality veterinary care. For your convenience, we operate out of two locations - Council Bluffs and Glenwood - making it easy for you to meet your pet’s healthcare needs.

Animal Clinic of Council Bluffs: Pet Care Services You Can Trust

Meet Our Team

Our team consists of Dr. Melissa Harrer, Dr. Amanda Merchant, Dr. Kristen Westergaard-Bladt and Dr. Donna Mertz, all veterinary experts in their field. Each of our vets contributes unique veterinary skills to our team ranging from ophthalmology to internal medicine and surgery. We’re fully committed to serving pet owners in our local community and offer a high standard of pet care. At the same time, we believe in giving each of our pet patients that personal touch that makes them feel cared for and loved.

Services We Provide

Our animal hospital offers a wide range of preventative care measures and treatments to enhance the health and wellness of your beloved pet. Here’s what you can expect from your Council Bluffs/Glenwood veterinary team:

Preventative Care - This includes annual wellness exams to detect health problems in their early stages when they’re easier to treat. Vaccinations to protect your pet against life-threatening diseases, parasite control to keep your pet free of fleas, ticks and other parasites that can harm their health. Microchipping is a great way to reunite you with your pet if they wander off, and spay/neuter procedures to prevent unwanted pregnancies and protect your pet’s overall health.

Pet Dental Services - Your Council Bluffs/Glenwood veterinarian offers dental exams, dental cleanings and dental services to enhance your pet’s oral health. We’ll examine your pet’s teeth annually for signs of cavities, broken teeth, mouth sores and periodontal disease. Early detection and treatment of dental problems can save you from having to pay for lengthy treatments later down the line.

Diagnostics - Our animal hospital offers a full range of diagnostics to include digital x-rays, ultrasound, echocardiogram and lab testing to save time in diagnosing and treating your pet’s health conditions. We also operate a full pharmacy to facilitate filling your pet’s prescription for vitamins, pain medications or other medical needs.

Laser Surgery - We offer laser surgery as an alternative to traditional surgery, when appropriate, in treating healthcare conditions or injuries.  Laser surgery is more precise, less painful and enables your pet to recover quicker from his injury.

See Your Council Bluffs Veterinarian for All Your Pet Care Needs 

To schedule an appointment at Animal Clinic of Council Bluffs in Council Bluffs, call 712- 323-0598. For our Glenwood clinic, call 712-527-9454.


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Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr. Melissa Harrer
    Dr. Melissa Harrer graduated from Iowa State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. Her philosophy on veterinary medicine is to provide high-quality care, thorough examination, and comprehensive diagnostic and treatment options. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, especially dermatology, internal medicine and surgery; with a special interest in stem cell therapy and laser surgery.
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  • Dr. Kristen Westergaard-Bladt
    Dr. Kristen Westergaard-Bladt was raised in a small town in Western Iowa. She graduated from Iowa State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. After practicing for a year in Central Illinois, she moved back to Southwest Iowa with her husband, Mike, and their dog, an English Setter named Sage. Kristen’s passion is to connect with people in the community and to provide progressive and high-quality medicine for their pets.
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  • Dr. Donna Mertz
    Dr. Donna Mertz was raised in Northwest Iowa on the family farm. She graduated from Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She practiced large animal medicine in Wisconsin for 13 years. For the last three years she has been practicing in Blair, Nebraska. Since, moving to Blair, Donna has transitioned from large animal medicine to small animal medicine.
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  • Dr.
    Amanda Merchant

    Dr. Amanda Merchant is originally from Beulah, North Dakota. She worked for 9 years at a small animal veterinary clinic as a veterinary technician in Colorado. She graduated from Iowa State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. She is interested in providing the best care for pets as well as internal medicine and surgery. Amanda is married to her husband Dan and they have two children, Kaylee and Matthew. She also has two cats that rule the house, Suki and Gracie. The Merchant family enjoys spending time outdoors and going to movies as a family.

  • Kimberly S.
    Lead Coordinator

    Kimberly was born and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She came to Council Bluffs four years ago. She has a Bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts from The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota. She also has an Associates of Applied Science degree from MTI College located in Sacramento, California. She has always had a passion for animals. Growing up she helped care for rabbits, dogs and cats. Currently, she owns one cat named Maximus. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, writing, and walking/hiking around the local areas.

  • Markayla M.
    RVT

    Markayla is a Registered Veterinary Technician. She graduated with her associates of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology from Iowa Western. Markayla grew up in Council Bluffs and has always loved animals. Growing up she helped care for horses, goats, chickens, cats and dogs. Markayla is actively involved as a 4-H project leader. She owns four dogs and one cat. Her dogs are named Diezel, Brazer, Foxy and Syd and her cat is named Bear.

Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

    The staff is amazing! Always willing to help. They treat my pets like they are part of their own family not just mine!

    Crystal C

    They are great! They are professional, knowledgeable, and very friendly. I definitely trust them to give my dogs expert care...which says a lot, because I'm very picky.

    Jackie G

    Only vet I will ever go to!! They were amazing!! I'm so grateful to know that they will always be there for my pets! Definitely deserve more than 5 stars!!

    Jacque C

    Very friendly and professional. There's nowhere else i would take my dogs in C. B.

    J Allen

    Excellent care, with friendly support staff and great Doctors! I'm very happy that I moved the care of my pets to Animal Clinic of Council Bluffs!

    Matt C

    The staff is wonderful here!!! Dr Westergaard-Blatt was knowledgeable and compassionate in helping me neuter my dog. Their prices are fair and I feel confident allowing them to treaty animals.

    Robin H.

    Dr Donna is the best. She helped me figure out what was wrong with my puppies and got them the treatment they needed to make them healthy. She is an awesome person who truly cares about her client and the owners. Thank you for everything Dr Donna.

    Mickey S.

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Animal Clinic of Council Bluffs

Monday:

7:00 am-5:30 pm

Tuesday:

7:00 am-5:30 pm

Wednesday:

7:00 am-12:00 pm

Thursday:

7:00 am-5:30 pm

Friday:

7:00 am-5:30 pm

Saturday:

7:00 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Glenwood Veterinary Clinic

Monday:

7:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:00 am-5:30 pm

Wednesday:

7:00 am-5:30 pm

Thursday:

7:00 am-5:30 pm

Friday:

7:00 am-5:30 pm

Saturday:

7:00 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed