At 105,000 square feet, the Hixson-Lied Small Animal Hospital is one of the largest and newest small animal hospitals in the country. This world-class facility opened in 2012 and is open 24/7, 365 days a year while providing preventive and specialty care as well as emergency and critical care.

The Hixson-Lied Small Animal Hospital’s dedicated staff are committed to providing preventive and advanced veterinary specialty care to patients, educating future veterinarians, and advancing animal and human health. Our veterinarians and students provide primary care for dogs and cats.

The Hixson-Lied Small Animal Hospital includes the following facilities:

  • 22 Exam Rooms
  • 5 Treatment Rooms
  • Intensive Care/Emergency Medicine Unit
  • Canine and Feline Rehabilitation Room
  • 12 Teaching Rounds Rooms
  • Anesthesia/Surgery Suite
    • Anesthesia Induction Area
      • Trauma Induction Room
      • Quiet Induction Room
    • 5 Operating Rooms
    • Dental Suite
    • Endoscopy Suite
    • Laser Room
    • Cardiac Catherization Room
    • Minor Surgery/Procedures Rooms
  • Spacious Client Reception Area
    • Species-specific Waiting Areas for canine, feline and exotics

Diagnostic services available at the Hixson-Lied Small Animal Hospital include:

  • Diagnostic Imaging
    • 16-slice CT (computed tomography)
    • 1.5 Telsa MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
    • Fluoroscopy
    • Digital X-ray Machines
    • Ultrasound
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Clinical Pathology and Microbiology
  • Surgical Histopathology/Pathology

The Hixson-Lied Small Animal Hospital provides preventive care and specialty care including cardiology, dermatology, emergency and critical care, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, sports medicine and surgery. Patient support services in the hospital include anesthesia, pharmacy/compounding pharmacy and rehabilitation.

The Hixson-Lied Small Animal Hospital was made possible through funding by the Iowa Legislature and more than $5 million in private support. The Lied Foundation Trust of Las Vegas, Nev., through its trustee, native Iowan Christina Hixson, provided lead gift to the project.