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Welcome to The Family Pet Veterinary Clinic
Your Veterinarian in West Branch,IA
Call us at (319) 643-3555


If you live in West Branch or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Dr. Jennifer Duster and Dr. Gene Svymkowiak are licensed IA veterinarians, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

The Family Pet Veterinary Clinic is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Dr. Jennifer Duster and Dr. Gene Svymkowiak have years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our West Branch veterinarian.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call (319) 643-3555 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our West Branch veterinarian office is very easy to get to -- just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for West Branch pet owners.

At The Family Pet Veterinary Clinic, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Jennifer Duster, Dr. Gene Svymkowiak
West Branch Veterinarian | The Family Pet Veterinary Clinic | (319) 643-3555

620 Division St.
West Branch, IA 52358

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  • Dr. Jennifer Duster, DVM

    Dr. Duster is a 1999 graduate of Iowa State University. She bought the clinic in October of 2007 after working in Minnesota and Wisconsin for several years and then working as a relief veterinarian in the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids area for 4 years.  She is pictured here with her dog Cosmo (a clinic regular) who is one of many pets - dogs, cats, ducks, chickens, cow, rabbit, and horses that Dr. Duster has at home.  When she is not at the clinic she is busy raising 5 kids, gardening and running. 

  • Dr.
    Gene Szymkowiak

    Dr Gene has been practicing in Iowa since 2001 when he graduated from Iowa State's College of Veterinary Medicine.  He is fascinated by the co-evolution of companion animals and humans that has allowed us to live with dogs and cats as part of our families.  When not practicing at the clinic Gene and his wife Erin enjoy restoring and reconstructing prairie habitat so that our wild animals can also thrive.  Their Greyhounds Alice and Account are always eager to help. 

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Office Hours

West Branch Office


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-12:00 pm


8:00 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-12:00 pm



Emergency Contact:

Eastern Iowa Veterinary Specialty Clinic


Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Dr. Duster, Kendra, and Larissa are all very compassionate and take the time to get to know our family; we've been clients for many years. One of our dogs has an abusive past and is fearful of new people, but he feels very comfortable there. The combination of compassion and skill will continue to keep us loyal clients!"
  • "I drive from Coralville to West Branch just for Dr. Duester and crew! Can't imagine going anywhere else! They all love animals and it shows - highly recommend!!"
  • "I drive all the way from CR to visit with my cat! they do an amazing job!"