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.
Driven by a love of keeping pets healthy – and puppy kisses – Dr. Kathy Ross has been serving the pets and families of Marion at the Ross Veterinary Clinic since 1998. At Iowa State University she completed both a B.S. in Animal Science and her veterinary medical training. 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). She also enjoys fishing in Linn County.
Amanda has been working at RVC since 2012 and loves helping the four-legged members of Marion families. She relishes the opportunity to learn new things every day from working at the clinic, leading her to pursue an Associate of Applied Science degree from Penn Foster College. She enjoys spending time outdoors, including fishing and riding ATVs, and revels in family time with her three human kids. She also has three fur children: a Catahoula Leopard called Kooper Keegan, a Great Dane/Boxer mix named Mitchell, and Sally, a cat.
Registered Veterinary Technician
As an RVT, Katie loves both the lab work and the snuggles that are a part of her job at the veterinary clinic. She graduated with an A.A.S. from Kirkwood Community College and joined the Ross team in 2019. Katie shares her home with her husband, son, and three cats: Pickle, Ollie, and Chowder. (She admits it’s Pickle that runs the house.) In her free time, she likes reading, binge-watching Netflix, and hiking in the Cedar Rapids area.
Paige graduated from the veterinary assistant program at Kirkwood Community College and joined the practice in 2018. She relishes being able to learn and grow from the patients she works with every day, and she adopted her one-eyed cat, Priscilla, from the clinic. When she’s not at the office, Paige enjoys being on the river and spending time with her family and friends.
Animal Care Attendant
Courtney has been helping the dogs, cats, exotics, birds, reptiles, and camelids in Ross Veterinary Clinic’s care since 2019 and delights in working with a wide variety of pets. She is pursuing an associate’s degree at Kirkwood in Criminal Justice, and with her puppy, Nugget, she enjoys taking walks, playing fetch, and bonding through behavior training.
Gretchen treasures the wagging tails she sees working at the front desk of RVC. Outside of school and work, she likes hanging out on her family farm with her Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Pheona.
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.
Whether you have an older pet with age-relating inflammation and pain, or a younger pet with an acute injury or sprain, laser therapy may be an option! Laser therapy can help reduce pain from arthritis, injuries, and even helps promote wound healing!
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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