Boarding is a service we provide as a convenience for our regular clients and is available for patients for whom Hawthorne Hills Veterinary Hospital is the primary caregiver. While we make every effort to accommodate your pet, boarding is offered on a space available basis. The majority of our patients board with us for the added benefit of medical supervision.
The following is an overview of our guidelines to keep your pet healthy while they are in our care. We want to ensure that your pet’s stay with us is comfortable and we want you to have peace of mind while you are away.
- Have a current physical exam with a doctor. Existing patients need to be seen at Hawthorne Hills Veterinary Hospital within the last six months. New patients need an evaluation by our doctors prior to scheduling a boarding stay.
- Be current on vaccinations – either they have been given at Hawthorne Hills Veterinary Hospital, or the client has a valid certificate from another veterinary facility.
- For Dogs: DHPP, Rabies, and Bordetella
- For Cats: FVRCP and Rabies
- Be free from intestinal parasites – either fecal testing has been done at our hospital within the past six months, or there is proof of a negative fecal done by another veterinarian within the same time frame. Fecals need to be submitted at least 24 hours before admission. In some situations, fecal testing for cats can be done during boarding.
Exam & treatment charges apply if fecal results are positive.
- Be free of external parasites – we will check all animals coming into the hospital for any evidence of fleas, lice, or mites. If external parasites are found, we will treat appropriately at the owner’s expense.
- Be good citizens while boarding – we reserve the right to decline boarding privileges to any pet.
- Patients requiring medication or special care during boarding will be charged additional fees. All patients are under the medical supervision of a doctor; however, we do not have staff on the premises 24 hours per day.