Den Herder Veterinary Hospital in Waterloo, IA

We are here to service the cities of Waterloo, IA, Cedar Falls, IA, Evansdale, IA, Independence, IA, La Porte City, IA, Hudson, IA, Jesup, IA, Waverly, IA, Reinbeck, IA, Raymond, IA and more!

We asked our clients what their pets meant to them. We heard over and over again about unconditional love. Cuddling and belly rubs. Some snuggling and purrs while napping on the couch. And those wiggling tails, crazy with excitement at the end of the day.  And we are pet owners, too! We feel that same bond. We experience the laughter and the tears. We carry their love in our hearts every day.

That’s why we want to provide you with the best Waterloo vet care possible.  Because we know why it matters.


Hear what our clients are saying about us

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★★★★★ Lori was amazing she walked me through everything she was doing with my cats and gave me peace of mind. My cats took very well to her I do not see myself going to a different vet everyone was very sweet and put up with my one cat constantly howling because she was not happy! Thanks for taking care of me and my two babies!Kirsten W.Kirsten W. ★★★★★ That take care of our babiesAj P.Aj P. ★★★★★ Our sincere thanks and appreciation to Dr . Alicen and the entire staff for giving our Forrest exceptional care. The outcome was not what we had hoped but we went from an almost immediate appointment to an overnight stay then Dr. Alicen even took him for an early morning MRI. Our last moments with him were caring and compassionate and all about Forrest. We couldn't asked for a better team in a very sad situation. Thank youTerry G.Terry G. ★★★★★ So helpful! Willing to go above and beyond for each and every pet.Jaylene W.Jaylene W. ★★★★★ Such caring people that make even the hardest situations calming! Highly recommend if you are looking for a vet.Abby B.Abby B. ★★★★★ Wonderful staff, very helpful and knowledgeable!!I'm a very happy customer with my dog and cat😘👍 Thanks again for getting so fast All the paperwork done in time for my dog Tali for our trip in September to Germany!! Awesome team and great job 👍🙏 Thank you, thank you... greetings from Germany with " Tali " 🐕Ursula C.Ursula C. ★★★★★ Very nice Vets and got me in really quick when my cat wasn't doing very well highly recommendZaneZane ★★★★★ As always a really great experience everytime I bring the pup in for check upJoe F.Joe F. ★★★★★ Been the best small animal vet I. Waterloo for over 40 years.John T.John T. ★★★★★ Great place with very helpful doctors and staff.Mike R.Mike R. ★★★★★ My bearded dragon Zeus recently got really sick and I went into Den Herders to get him checked. Unfortunately, my beardie had Cancer and we had to put him down. I was so upset and tried my best to not cry in the business but I could not hold it back. They were very understanding and gave me as much time as I needed with him. They gave me a mold of his front feet with his name and they also sent me a letter in the mail expressing their condolences. I was never expecting to have a business care so much about their client. I appreciate them so much and Idk what I would have done without all their kindness and care. Thank you so much Den Herder and your amazing employees. This 5 stars is well deserved. ❤️Alyssa H.Alyssa H. ★★★★★ Great staff and veterinarians, very nice and knowledgeable.Lucus J.Lucus J. ★★★★★ They are the most caring and considerate group of professionals I have ever dealt with.paula S.paula S. ★★★★★ Den Herder Veterinary Hospital helped us through a difficult time having to put down our dog. Their caring was special. We can't thank them enough.Rick S.Rick S. ★★★★★ First time there with my fur baby. Top notch!Diane B.Diane B. ★★★★★ They have treated my pets and me with the upmost respect. I love the way they treat my pets they are a little pricey but it is worth going there knowing they will respect my petdKaysie S.Kaysie S. ★★★★★ Friendly and courteous staff. Pricing is fair.Steve R.Steve R. ★★★★★ Wonderful staff from the point of checking in to checking out! Dr. Lori was phenomenal taking care of our family's bearded dragon!Tara M.Tara M. ★★★★★ Good Vet .. took my dogs in right away when needed . Prices are verily okBrandy S.Brandy S. ★★★★★ The Vet to see, with a great staff all the way throughTom J.Tom J. ★★★★★ I can NOT thank all the wonderful staff at Den Herder to start with!!! The staff treat you as family, make you so comfortable.A huge shoutout to Dr. Alicen!!!! She is seriously incredible as well as her nurses. Dr Alicen is all about providing the help for all of her fur baby clients. She goes over and beyond to help, sheTreats my babygirl Sophie like a queen, and that means most!She is saving my pup one day at a time.I will always an forever be greatful for all the hardwork and Care this clinic has provided.Thanks all staff at Den Herder♡Mikeala & SophieMikeala S.Mikeala S. ★★★★★ We take our dog here. Good placeKassandra S.Kassandra S. ★★★★★ Our vets office recently closed their doors. Our male German Shepherd Remington had an ear infection. We took him to Den Herder for the 1st time a few weeks ago. He has always been nervous in a vets office. He was nice and calm, tail not tucked between his legs and no whining!! Remington did absolutely amazing there. They also complimented us on how well behaved and how well he looked for being 8 years old!Jodi T.Jodi T. ★★★★★ Dr. Lori is the best my dogs absolutlely love her. The staff are so wonderfulSarah H.Sarah H. ★★★★★ Best Vet in Black Hawk County. Dr. Lori is amazing. All the Vets there are wonderful and the staff is great. A little higher priced but well worth it. I want my animals to have the best care and if that is paying a little extra for that extra love and well-being care for my fur babies it's always worth it. I have been to other vets that basically told me my animal was dying. After going to Den Herber they have saved the life of not 1 but 2 of my babies. I will forever be grateful for their kind hearts and awesome vets who work above and beyond.Brittani L.Brittani L. ★★★★★ Thanks to the clinic for fitting us into their holiday schedule just before Christmas. My pup scratched her eye while we were visiting in Cedar Falls. They took us in, tested her eye for other possible injuries. The eye drops prescribed resolved her irritation.Thanks!Marc D.Marc D. ★★★★★ Our vet, Dr. Emily, does an amazing job with our guinea pigs, and they actually really seem to like her as well.Damian V.Damian V. ★★★★★ The nicest people and vets. So kind to my aging dog.KimberlyKimberly ★★★★★ I'm so very thankful for the staff here. Very through and they explain procedures and all of that to you. Very friendly atmosphere. Thank you guys for giving my girl the best care! Our family is grateful!! 💜Aerial H.Aerial H. ★★★★★ Awesome, as always!Philip K.Philip K. ★★★★★ Very good at taking care of my catJoe K.Joe K. ★★★★★ Great experience, great and knowledgeable staff, overall I am very satisfied!Shawn D.Shawn D. ★★★★★ Needed a vet to pet my cat down as soon as we could and they got us in quickly and we’re very comforting while losing an 18 year pet.Troy K.Troy K. ★★★★★ Very compassionate ❤️Karla G.Karla G. ★★★★★ Den Herder saved my baby boy Jerry's life. They were able to scramble together a team for a late night, off the clock surgery that just as well saved my dogs life. He would not have made it till morning and I can not thank Den Herder enough for their care, time, and commitment they gave to my dog. They really do see the animals as their own and hate to see anything bad happen to them. Highly recommend switching to this place if you like vets who are more personal with you and your fur babies.Rylee H.Rylee H. ★★★★★ Den Herder Vet got us in last minute to put our beloved dog to sleep. For this service there was a private entrance and very nice room. Staff was amazing and the process was so well explained. Our dog passed very peacefullly. Thank you!MarkMark ★★★★★ Awesome people! What a terrific and purr-ific place to tak my fur babies!Always our first place for our pets health and care!Matthew G.Matthew G. ★★★★★ Took our dog in for grooming and they did a great jobRobert L.Robert L. ★★★★★ Love these guys almost as much as they love my dog.Thanks for always helping us out.David H.David H. ★★★★★ Love the care we get for our pets from the staff!James M.James M. ★★★★★ Love Den Herder, they have such loving caring staff, they are always amazing and Maverick loves to go see Dr Tom and the rest of the amazing staff! We wont go any where else!Jennifer M.Jennifer M. ★★★★★ The vets here are not only very kind, but they do qn amazing job. My family and I have been coming here for years. I fully trust them with my fur babies.Katie E.Katie E. ★★★★★ We have 3 dogs, 3 cats, a parrot and a kingsnake. Den Herder can take care of them all. Fantastic doctors and friendly staff. You will not be disappointed bringing your pet here.Bob S.Bob S. ★★★★★ Everyone is so friendly and caring.Michelle P.Michelle P. ★★★★★ I recently switched to Den Herder after years of going to a different vet. Within the first 6 months of being a patient, they’ve fixed my “mystery” pets! My old vet very much seemed to be one of those bad apples who were just in it to take money. At Den Herder they actually HELP and find permanent solutions. I love that they have multiple doctors on board so they can collaborate together and make sure nothing gets missed. I took my cat in with a problem thinking it was one thing, but turns out it was something else entirely that was found because they are so thorough and truly care about your pet! I now recommend Den Herder to all of my friends and family!Morgan N.Morgan N. ★★★★★ Den Herder truly cares about your pet! We have taken our 17 year old dog to Den Herder since he was a puppy and they have taken excellent care of him. I wouldn’t go anywhere else!Ann R.Ann R. ★★★★★ We have been going here for 27 years and have never had a bad experience, even when it was time to let our furry family members go.Sharron C.Sharron C. ★★★★★ I have been taking my pets to Den Herder Veterinary for many years and would never go anywhere else. The quality of care is second to none.All staff are always friendly and welcoming and the facility is very clean. Dr. Tom Taylor takes very good care of Izzie and Coco, he always listens and addresses my questions and concerns. Dr. Taylor is gentle and patient. I love the follow up too.I highly recommend Den Herder Veterinary.Gabrielle F.Gabrielle F. ★★★★★ We have been taking our dog to Den Herder since he was a puppy and now are taking our new puppy to them as well. Every member on the staff from the front desk to the doctors themselves always make sure to give you 100% of their time and attention while you are there for your appointment while also getting you in and out in a timely fashion. They have always listened to our concerns and treated our pets like their own. I recommend them to any pet owner!Lacey K.Lacey K. ★★★★★ great vets & staff---we have been taking our pets to Den Herders for years & wouldn't think of going elsewhere---very caring people & were always there in times of trouble. Best vet clinic we've ever had!Brenda B.Brenda B. ★★★★★ Much better than our last vet. Took the time to explain everything and made us feel very welcome.and took very good care of our baby.nathan H.nathan H. ★★★★★ Nothing but professional care for my dog, always take time to ask questions and make sure that all my questions get answered. I highly recommend Den Herder if someone is looking for veterinary careNancy W.Nancy W. ★★★★★ Wonderful veterinary clinic!! Love this place that I take my little dog!!Sandra H.Sandra H. ★★★★★ Den Herder vet is the BEST vet in town!!Carissa B.Carissa B. ★★★★★ As always I was impressed with there care, they care about your family, no matter wat they are. ThankuDiana J.Diana J. ★★★★☆ Expensive but very good health care for pets. They are very thorough and seem to really care about the animals that they see. If you can afford it I highly recommend. But if you don't have the extra money, this place isn't very affordable. They do take care of animals that most places don't. I have a bearded dragon and it's hard to find a vet for him.Nicole O.Nicole O. ★★★★☆ Professional and helpful with our bearded dragonDavid K.David K.js_loader

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4041 Hurst Drive,
Waterloo, IA 50701


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7:00am - 5:30pm


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8:00am - 11:30am



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Wonderful service took great care of our pet, followed up the next business day. We had to use for our guinea pig for surgery and are so happy with the quality of friendless we area going to switch all of our pets over! Thank toot for taking care of our Piglet!

Kristen L.

We have been clients for many years and found them to be the best and most caring in the Cedar Valley.

LuAnn A.

Staff is incredibly helpful and nice. You can tell they all love animals. My animals receive great care overall.

Tracy J.

They are the BEST! Brilliant doctors who are caring & kind. I’ve been with DenHerders for 40 years! Tom & Lori exceptional!!!Thank You!

Dayle H.

Amazing Staff, very helpful and caring. Took amazing care of our German Shepherd, Ace, during and after his surgery.

Hatka K.

Caring and compassionate. The ONLY place to go!

Micky S.