Kristin E De Vries, DVM

4450 128th Street

Urbandale, IA  50323

(515) 331-9035


Dr. Kristin De Vries attended Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2002.   Upon graduation Dr. De Vries practiced in Boone and had her own relief (substitute) business. She was an associate practitioner at Avondale Veterinary Healthcare Complex before signing on at Village Veterinary Hospital.  After working at Village Veterinary Hospital for 12 years, she is excited to be a practice owner at Pet Medical Center of Urbandale.

In her free time Dr. De Vries enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and Greyhound named Gibbs.   Dr. De Vries is well-trained in small animal medicine and surgery.  She has also studied advanced dentistry techniques in Minnesota and Colorado.  She has a passion for integrative medicine and has had success in managing a variety of ailments with dietary therapy, supplements and essential oil options.  Dr. De Vries enjoys providing compassionate care and creativity to fit the needs of each of her patients and clients.

Address: 23909 580th Ave, Ames, IA 50010


801 Mamie Eisenhower Avenue, Boone, IA  50036

Phone: 515-460-7729


Dr. Franchesca Zenitsky, DVM, MS

(515) 778-1585


Dr. Franchesca Zenitsky is a dedicated holistic practitioner whose conventional and holistic veterinary training allow her to evaluate your pet’s health and combine modalities as necessary in the interest of his or her optimal health and well-being.  Her focus is on personalized wellness care and disease management through nutritional therapy and other safe, effective complementary practices.   Dr. Zenitsky holds degrees in both Veterinary Medicine and Genetics from Iowa State University as well as a degree in Biology / Applied Ecology from Eastern Kentucky University where she conducted endangered species research.  A housecall-based practice provides the best opportunity for Dr. Zenitsky to truly get to know her patients (and their people), by seeing them in their home environments.   She and her son, Lorenzo, live with Tony, a 12+ year old sheltie, Lola, an 8 year old shepherd mix, and three cool cats – Mingo, Trixie, and Bukster-Baxter. 

Kai's Dog Training Academy


1595 NE 69th Place, Suite 93

Ankeny, Iowa

(515) 897-8779

Kai's Academy Website


Kai's has partnered with Hope to provide discounted dog training to all our adopters and help with some of our dog fosters. In order to get the Hope discount, please ask to speak with Teri.