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Serving the community through the practice of quality veterinary medicine by using my knowledge to benefit the community through the protection of animal health and welfare, relief of animal suffering, and protecting animal resources.
Serving Nevada, Ames, and all of Story County In the clinic, at home, and on the farm.

Small Animal Services


We offer grooming services for dogs of all shapes and sizes. This includes brushing, bathing, trimming and toe nail trims. We also do cats, too. A Full Service grooming includes a bath, hair cut, anal glands and a toe nail trim. We also do a Bath and brush out for those dogs who don't need a hair cut.
All dogs are required to be current on Rabies, Distemper and Bordetella for grooming and cats must have Rabies and Distemper.


To keep your pets healthy we offer vaccination, heartworm testing, and yearly exams. We feel that regular visits to the veterinarian can help keep your pets healthy. Preventative care such as parasite prevention is also very important to keep your pet healthy. We believe in helping you design a custom preventative care program depended on your pets lifestyle.


There are three important reasons we highly recommend spaying or neutering your pet. The primary reason is to help your pet live longer. Spaying eliminates the risk of ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, and pyometras (a life threating infection of the uterus) Spaying also decreases the risk of mammary tumors. Neuter eliminates testicular cancer and decrease the risk of future prostate problems. Secondly, there are some behavior reasons to consider spaying and neuter. Lastly, we feel it is important to spay and neuter to help with the current over population of cats and dogs.


We offer modern digital x-rays resulting in faster, clearer images. We also have in house bloodwork, so that important results can be seen in a timely manner. Not all test can be ran in house, but we work with a veterinary diagnostic lab to get additional needed results that cannot be done in house.


Besides spays and neuters we also offer other soft tissue surgeries. Mass removal, mastectomy, cystotomy, stomach tack, dentals and more. Please call and set up an appointment to discuss special surgery needs.

End of life

We offer multiple options for end of life for our special furry friends. We offer at home and in office euthanasia. We can also offer private cremation. We do everything in our power make this process as easy and painless as possible for you and your

Exotic Animal Services

Dr. Pleis does not treat birds, reptiles, fish, or wildlife
Small Mammals

We treat ferrets, hamsters, rabbits, hedgehogs and many other small mammals. From toe nail trims and teeth trims, sickness and illness to end of life. We also vaccinate ferrets for Rabies.

Llamas and alpacas

We have experience with these large exotics also. We can come to your place to treat these gentle pets.


Dr. Pleis raised bees as a child, and has taken bee classes. Now with the change in law, she can help write feed directives and prescriptions for bees.

Large Animal Services

We will go to your place and take care of your large animal needs.
Equine Preventative medicine

We offer vaccinations, health papers, teeth floating and much more.

Equine Injury

We can come to the farm to suture and take care of minor injuries.

Equine End of Life

We offer on the farm euthanasia. Our goal is to make the process as painless as possible for our equine friends.


We offer vaccination, health papers, OB services and much more.


Please call for services that we offer


Dr. Pleis has provided veterinary care for my yellow lab and farm cat. She is compassionate, knowledgeable, and professional. Sherrie patiently answers all of my questions and gives me confidence that I am meeting the needs of my pets. I am excited to have her locate her clinic in Nevada!``
Laurie H
Dr. Pleis goes above and beyond in her services as a vet. She offers a very personalized care that cannot be matched. Whether it's remembering your dog's name and health history to answering phone calls when your puppy eats something questionable, she is always there to help! Quite simply, I've never found the same level of personal attention with other vets.``
Christel B.
Sophie’s health went downhill, and it was determined our dog’s kidneys were failing from another clinic. The clinic I went to suggested taking her to Iowa State for three days of intensive inpatient treatment that included keeping her quiet and continually flushing the kidneys. This procedure would have resulted in thousands of dollars in vet bills. Then, I reached out to Dr. Pleis for a second opinion. She very patiently listened, and then shared her opinion of the test results. We discussed options and in the end decided to have Dr. Pleis come to our house and put our precious pup to sleep in a most loving and gentle way. This was a rough ordeal, but Dr. Pleis’s willingness to be honest, while also being caring and compassionate, made the passing of our dog easier.``
Tracey B
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275 W Lincoln Hwy, Nevada, IA 50201

Phone: + (515) 382 1294