We're pleased to offer the following services in our Belmond and Klemme Veterinary Clinics:


We offer boarding 7 days a week for cats and dogs at both our Belmond and Klemme offices. Our fee is $12 a day for one pet and $10 a day after a week. Two pets sharing a kennel will be $20 a day. Proof of vaccination is required. Flea control is recommended but not required. 


Our Groomer Chris is in Klemme on Monday and in our Belmond office Tuesday through Friday for grooming. She will do both cats and dogs. Our groomer Meg works in Klemme every couple weeks and will do grooming there. 


Our receptionists and team will attempt to accommodate all requests to the best of our ability.

Dental (Offered in Belmond)

We offer dental cleaning for cats and dogs as well as teeth extractions that will be done for an additional charge.

Emergency & Urgent Care

We have a veterinarian and personnel on duty 6 days a week who are trained and equipped to handle any urgent care your pet has.  Emergencies can be things such rat bait poisoning, hit by car, and chocolate ingestion. If you ever feel that your pet needs emergency treatment do not hesitate to call or come in immediately. If possible it is best to call before coming in so that a team member can advise you on your particular emergency.

We are also available for urgent care when the condition is not life-threatening, but you feel your pet needs to be seen before you are able to get an appointment. Our staff will work to "squeeze" you in between scheduled appointments. When you arrive, our receptionists will be able to give you an estimate on how long you may have to wait in order to be seen.

Our Belmond number 641-444-4161 forwards to Dr. Griffioen's phone at night and can be called in the event of an after hours emergency.

Types of Pets Seen

At Family Veterinary Practice, we can care for many types of pets:

  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Rabbits
  •  Large Animals
  • Some Exotics (Skunks, Opossums, Raccoons) for simple appointments

Open Hospital

Family Veterinary Practice operates an open hospital. This means that our team welcomes owners to be with their animals during any medical procedure, whether a simple vaccination or a complex surgery.


Family Veterinary Practice accepts payment via cash, check, debit card, MasterCard, or Visa. So that we can continue to provide you high quality service utilizing the best medical technologies, we request that payment be made at the time services are rendered.

We provide estimates for all surgeries and hospitalizations. If you have not received an estimate, you are welcome to request one at any time for your expected charges.