VCA Clarmar Animal Hospital

Stephen Fynaardt, DVM, Medical Director

DVM, Iowa State University


Our Medical Director, Dr. Stephen J. Fynaardt, is a General Practitioner with a special interest in Dermatology. He graduated from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa and has been with our hospital since 1974.

Dr. Fynarrdt enjoys mentoring young men and women in the field of science. He is very proud of his six current veterinarians, four human physicians and five animal health technicians that have been associated or worked with him during their college years.
In addition to mentoring students on his own over the last 30 years, Dr. Fynaardt has been active in VCA's Externship program for graduating veterinary students.

He has also been very active in other community efforts. He is involved with the Boy Scouts of America and the our local schools in their "future professions" classes.

One of his great joys is seeing the grandchildren of many of his previous and present clients coming in with their new pets.


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency during normal business hours, please call us immediately. If you have an emergency outside of our normal business hours, please contact a local emergency animal hospital.