7:30am-12pm, 1pm-5:30 pm
(Boarding pickup only)
Welcome to Ross Veterinary Clinic!
Our mission is to offer respect, knowledge and compassion to every client while treating our patients with exceptional care and providing the highest standard of treatment available.
We’re glad you’re here!
Ross Veterinary Clinic provides veterinary care for dogs, cats, exotic animals, birds, reptiles, and camelids. We are proud to care for your pets from wellness and preventive care to end of life care, and every step in between.
Our committed team is dedicating to helping you improve the bond you share with your pet.
Providing veterinary care to Marion and surrounding communities.
Dr. Ross, Veterinarian
Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine graduate of 1993
B.S in Animal Science graduate of 1989 from Iowa State University
Dr. Kathy Ross has been serving the pets and families of Marion at the Ross Veterinary Clinic since 1998. Ever the animal lover, outside of work she’s usually found in the company of her “four-legged kids,” including two Cocker Spaniels (Eryn Margaret and Jackson), two Labrador Retrievers (Willis and Willow), a Catahoula (Rocket), and a Border Collie/Spitz mix (Gracie).
Dr. Fairleigh, Veterinarian
Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine graduate of 2021
B.S in Animal Science graduate of 2016 from Iowa State University
When not at the clinic she enjoys the company of her Maine Coons, Sasha and Mia, along with her two mixed breed mutts, Riley and Alex.
Small Animal Veterinary Services
Wellness and Preventive Medicine
We recommend annual wellness exams for adult dogs and cats between one and seven years old. Puppies, kittens, and senior pets should have more frequent examinations. At each check-up, we record your pet’s weight and temperature, ask about eating habits and exercise, and discuss parasite control. Our veterinarians also check for specific health issues, such as diabetes and signs of cancer. You also have the chance to get help with any behavioral concerns.
Diagnostics, Internal Medicine and Therapeutic Services
This veterinary specialty deals with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases that originate in specific body systems. These include the endocrine, gastrointestinal, immune, lymphatic, renal, respiratory, and urogenital systems.
Our internal medicine and radiology units work closely together to arrive at the correct diagnosis for your pet’s health condition. After interpreting the results of a diagnostic image, our radiologists prepare a report for your pet’s veterinarian who will then decide on a course of treatment.
Ross Veterinary Clinic utilizes both Surgical and Cold Laser Therapy.
Surgical Laser Therapy for faster healing, less blood loss (controlled bleeding), sterilization of the tissue (reduced risk of infection) and less post-surgical pain (quicker recovery time). Many patients can walk normally right after surgery with minimal or no pain.
Cold Laser Therapy is an FDA-approved procedure that reduces inflammation, resulting in pain reduction. Laser Therapy is effective in treating acute pain, chronic conditions, and postoperative pain. Laser therapy utilizes the body’s own healing powers by stimulating cellular activity. Despite short treatment times, laser therapy treatments initiate a healing process that continues to actively reduce inflammation for up to 24 hours after treatment.
Cold Laser Therapy have been scientifically proven and successful in treating post-surgical pain and many acute and chronic conditions.
- Acute Conditions (Otitis, Anal sacculitis, Aural hematomas, Trauma, Injury, or any issue which causes your pet to have pain, inflammation or need faster healing.)
- Post-Surgical Healing / Pain Relief
- Degenerative Joint Disease
- Periodontal Disease
- Lick Granulomas
- Hip Dysplasia
Ross Veterinary Clinic also utilizes Cryo Therapy. Cryo Therapy allows us to treat abnormal skin lesions with less trauma and deliver great outcomes to our patients. Cryosurgery eliminates the need for general anesthesia, sutures, and the need for antibiotics. During Cryo Therapy, Nitrous Oxide is used to target abnormal tissue, leaving healthy normal tissue unaffected. No discomfort is noted for the patient due to the anesthetic effect of the therapy. Cryo Therapy can be used to treat a wide variety of abnormal masses or lesions including:
- Perianal Carcinomas & Anal gland tumors
- Eyelid tumors
- Tail tumors
- Skin tags
Have you heard the saying, “You are what you eat!” This applies for our animal companions, too! We provide counseling on the best diet to keep your pet at a healthy weight, maximize the nutrition they are receiving, and help keep them feeling their best!
Boarding and Daycare
We’re your pets “home away from home”! Whether you’re away for a day or a week, trust our staff to treat your pets as our very own!
Surgical laser helps reduce the opportunity for infection, blood loss and pain/inflammation that pets may otherwise experience when undergoing surgery. We’ll discuss with you whether this is an option for your pet!
Senior Pet Wellness
Although the age at which dogs and cats are considered a senior can vary by breed, we like to start seeing pets for bi-annual exams around age seven. Like people, older pets have an increased risk of kidney disease, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, liver disease, senility, and general weakness. Staying on top of these issues helps improve the quality of life for your pet in the senior years. Mobility challenges and behavior changes are also more common with older pets.
End of Life Care
All of us at Ross Veterinary Clinic understand how important your pets are to you and your family – they’re furry family to us, too. If your pet has experienced a recent trauma or is suffering a long term illness, we are here to help you sort through the various medical options best suited for your family and your pet, or if the most compassionate decision is to provide your companion with a peaceful and dignified end of life.
Knowing when – or if – it is the correct time for euthanasia is one of the most difficult decisions facing a pet owner. The decision to euthanize your pet is an act of love, friendship, and selflessness – a gift you give to your loyal companion if they are suffering. We are here to answer all your questions, discuss quality of life issues and offer guidance so you can make the most educated decision on what is right for your pet – and your entire family.
If you decide it is time to say goodbye to your beloved pet, we will provide detailed information about the process of euthanasia so you will understand the process and will be prepared, and then we will lovingly ensure that your pet’s final journey is gentle, peaceful, and compassionate.
Monday-Friday: 7:30am-12pm, 1pm-5:30 pm
Sunday: 4-6pm (Boarding pickup only)
6345 Partners Ave
Marion, Iowa 52302
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