About Us

Kalona Veterinary Clinic, P.C. was originally established in 1977, when Dr. Yoder moved home after working in a practice in Belle Plaine Iowa. After seven years of practicing, he built the current location in 1984 and ten years later, Dr. Slabaugh joined the practice. We are a mixed animal practice serving the veterinary health care needs of both large and small animals, including our swine and cattle, as well as some horses, sheep and goats.

Under Dr. Slabaugh’s guidance, our small animal practice has grown tremendously with clients coming from as far away as North Liberty, Lone Tree, Washington and other rural areas in the surrounding communities. People bring their pets to us because they’ve heard of the many services and treatment options we offer, but they stay with us because of how they are treated. At Kalona Veterinary Clinic, you are never just a number – you and your pet are an important part of who we are, and we consider you to be our most cherished asset.

We are a full service veterinary health care facility offering a broad range of complete medical, dental, diagnostic and surgical services. While we place a strong emphasis on wellness and preventative care, we are well equipped and fully prepared to deal with any medical need that may arise for your animal companion, including 24/7 emergency care and house call services for animals that cannot make it into the clinic to be seen.

Our patients include a wide variety of small and large animals, from dogs and cats, to pocket pets, like hamsters, mice and guinea pigs, to horses and livestock. We have a special interest in swine medicine and offer complete health care services, both within the clinic as well as on-site through our farm call services. Whether the animal you share your life with meows, barks, whinnies or snorts, we’re prepared to work with you – every step of the way – to extend and improve their life and make their years with you as happy and healthy as possible.

Our hospital is equipped with all of the technology and tools necessary to provide our patients with a lifetime of exceptional care, including an in-house diagnostic laboratory for fast and accurate retrieval of test results, a fully stocked pharmacy for all of your pet prescription needs, and a retail area featuring well-known prescription diets and a variety of quality pet care products.

We also offer a complete line of competitively priced products for swine, cattle, sheep and goats. We have several choices in vaccines, disinfectants, syringes, needles, markers, oral and injectable medications, all of which come with our professional advice and recommendations on making the best choice for your situation. We also have lariats, ear tags, pour-ons, and plastic boots. For your convenience, we can have your products delivered right to your door, often at no extra charge, or, if you prefer, you can simply pick them up at our clinic.

Most importantly, at Kalona Veterinary Clinic, we look well beyond our services and the education and experience of our staff to place the focus on what’s most important to us: you and your animal. We’ve worked hard to develop solid, lifelong relationships with our clients and to create special bonds with the animals they love. We’d love to become your trusted Kalona vet and to provide you and your animal with a lifetime of quality care. Stop in and see us soon. We can’t wait to meet you!