Bright Eyes & Bushy Tails is Johnson County’s only 24-hour veterinary hospital, providing services ranging from traditional family-oriented pet care for dogs, cats, reptiles and pocket pets, to intensive care for life threatening illness and injury. We are dedicated to providing the best quality veterinary care for your pets whatever is needed, whenever it is needed!


What we provide:

  • Comprehensive family pet care
  • 24/7 emergency service
  • Dedicated Intensive Care Unit
  • Digital X-ray, Ultrasound
  • Digital dental X-ray
  • Endoscopy
  • In-house laboratory
  • Intradermal skin testing
  • Surgery
  • Blood transfusions
  • Continuous oxygen delivery capability
  • IV fluid pumps
  • Chemotherapy
  • BAER hearing testing
  • Limited housecalls (call for availability)
  • Rehabilitation & conditioning

Where are we?

map to BEBT

From Interstate 80, take Exit 246 and go North to the third stoplight, which is Northgate Dr. Turn right at the light and follow it all the way to the end. We are the very last building on the right.

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AAHA logo

AAHA Accredited

In November 2008 we became the first hospital in Johnson County to become accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association, and we have maintained our certification ever since.
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Learn more about the quality of care we stand for:
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Best of the Area

Voted "Best of the Area"

Best veterinarian winner since the Iowa City area award was created:
Iowa City Press-Citizen 2010 award »
Iowa City Press-Citizen 2011 award »

Iowa City Press-Citizen 2012 voting is during October 2012!

Best of the Area

Highest ranked hospital in Johnson County

Cedar Rapids-based KCRG-TV9 sponsors an annual "A-List Contest." We were first included for "Best Pet Services" in 2012 and placed 4th (top 5 are winners).

  • Highest rank for any business not in Cedar Rapids/ Linn County
  • Second highest rated veterinary clinic in Iowa City/ Johnson County was 20th place

  • News!

    Bright Eyes & Bushy Tails Veterinary Hospital on Facebook
    See Spot Run Canine Rehabilitation

    Featuring: See-Spot-Run!

    See-Spot-Run is the three year old rehabilitation component to Bright Eyes & Bushy Tails. Focused on post-operative rehabilitation, conditioning, and weight control we want to keep pets active and comfortable despite age and/or physical issues.

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