Boarding

Why rely on a friend or untrained pet sitter to take care of your pets while you go on vacation or travel for business?  Gainesville Veterinary Hospital can provide you and your pet with an affordable, safe and comfortable place for your cat or dog while you are away.

Built in 2004, our boarding facility is a service that we provide for the convenience of our clients.  Our caring staff is dedicated to providing personal attention to each of our guests and works diligently to keep the facility fresh and clean at all times.  We offer climate controlled kennels and cat condos with plenty of room for your dog or cat to stretch out in so that they have a comfortable home away from home.  We also have a large fenced play area that allows your pet to get fresh  air while keeping him or her safe and protected.

For both our dog and cat guests we carry a large number of comfortable blankets and towels, so there is no need to be concerned about bedding.  However, if your pet has a favorite blanket or toy, please feel free to bring those along.  We also recommend you bring your pet's regular diet from home to minimize the stress of being in a new situation.  We will provide food if you prefer, which is Science Diet and age appropriate.

Tours are gladly given to all our current and prospective clients.  If you would like to schedule a tour please call 770-532-0491.

We suggest that reservations for holidays be made as early as possible as we do fill up quickly.

Vaccinations:

In order to ensure the protection of your pet and others the following vaccinations are required.  For our feline guests we require FVRCP, FELV, and rabies.  For our canine guests they need to have rabies, bordetella, and DHPPC.  Vaccinations can be given here at Gainesville Veterinary Hospital or we can accept vaccination records from your veterinarian.


Medications:

Our trained nurses can administer medications when necessary.  If your pet  needs to be given medications please bring  them with you when you check in.  Refill requests can be made and filled during your pet's stay if necessary.  Medications should remain in their original packaging.  Please do not pre-arrange medications in Pill Pockets or in weekly medications containers.


Personal Belongings:

Gainesville Veterinary Hospital provides clean and comfortable blankets and towels.  However, we do welcome our clients to bring in any personal item of the dog or cat that you feel would make their stay more comfortable.  If you do bring in personal items please label them so we can ensure they go home with the right client.  Also, we ask that valuable/irreplaceable items be left at home.


Boarding Routines:

Our compassionate boarding staff takes great pride in ensuring that your pet has a comfortable stay at Gainesville Veterinary Hospital.  Our staff is dedicated to providing caring and personal attention to each of our pet guests and works diligently to keep the facility fresh and clean at all times.  Our indoor kennels are cleaned twice daily.

Dogs are let out twice a day for at least a half an hour in our large fenced in back yard.  This could be longer depending on weather and the  number of other boarding guests.  All dogs are allowed exercise and play time in our yard multiple times per day.  

For our clients' pets we offer a bath package at check-out.  These services are performed the morning of check out and each pet will then be ready after 2:00 PM that day.

We ask that clients make reservations in order to reserve a spot in our boarding facility.  We also require our guests to be up to date on their vaccinations and parasite screenings.

In all, our boarding facility offers a safe and comfortable stay for your pet while you are away from home.  Please feel free to give us a call to ask a question or make a reservation at 770-532-0491..