During this uncertain time, we would like to reassure you that our goal at Dumfries Animal Hospital is to remain open and continue to provide veterinary care for your beloved pets. We are doing what we can to help keep you, our staff and our community safe. In response to the recent recommendations of the CDC, WHO and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), we are making some additional changes that will stay in affect as long as the recommendations are in place.
*** All pets must be on a leash or in a carrier ***
*** We ask that anyone showing signs of illness remain at home***
Current COVID hospital protocol:
When you arrive at the hospital, please park in a numbered spot and give us a call. If you are here for a scheduled doctor’s appointment, we will get you checked in and allow one masked person in the appointment with your pet. The option to remain curbside is also still available. All technician appointments, boarding, grooming, and surgical procedures will remain curbside at this time to limit the number of people in the lobby. Thank you for your cooperation and we will keep you updated with any changes.
We appreciate your understanding & flexibility while we navigate this dynamic and ever-changing situation. The wellness of you, your pets and our staff is our number one priority.
BOARD YOUR PET WITH US!
Our pet boarding facility is equipped with approximately one hundred (100) cages in mixed sizes of small, medium and large, and twelve (12) runs. The cages are divided between two wards for dogs, a ward for indoor dog runs, a separate ward for cats, and an isolation ward for particular cases. The kennel area also contains a ventilation system that replaces the air 7 to 12 times an hour with fresh air. This system helps to keep the air clean and reduces the chance of the kennels being infected by contagious diseases. All of our pet wards are heated and air conditioned for your pet’s comfort.
There is also a fenced area outdoors behind the kennel area containing 10 divided runs for the exercise of your pets.
Dogs are exercised outside three times daily. Geriatric and special needs pets are hand-walked only. Dogs are walked first thing in the morning, afternoon, and evening.
We feed a GI friendly diet or you may bring your pet’s own food if you feel they would prefer it. There is no additional charge to have your pet fed our food. We provide comfortable beds and blankets for your pet, and a litterpan for your cat.
Current immunizations are required to ensure the health of all pets boarding at Dumfries Animal Hospital. Cats should be current on Feline Distemper/Rhinotracheitis/Calicivirus Vaccine and Rabies. Dogs should be current on Canine Distemper/Hepatitis/Parvovirus Vaccine, Bordetella, Rabies. All pets must also have had a negative fecal examination within the past year.
All pets must enter free of fleas, and intestinal parasites. Pets must be on a veterinarian recommended preventative such as Simparica, Nexgard, Frontline, Bravecto, Comfortis, Advantage, Trifexis, or Seresto. Animals suspected of having parasites will be subject to diagnosis and if positive, will be treated accordingly at the owner’s expense.
Boarding rates are based on the size of your pet. Daily charges begin on the day of admittance and continue until the day of discharge. A half day charge is applicable when the pet is picked up before noon.
Boarding charges include daily exercising, clean blankets, cages, and runs at all times, feeding, and overnight care. When you leave your pet with us, you will have the added benefit of knowing that if your pet experiences any illness while you’re away, it will be promptly and competently addressed by one of our veterinarians.
When you call to make your boarding reservation, one of our friendly receptionists would be happy to help you. You should feel free to come by at any time for a tour of our facility and to meet the boarder technicians that will be caring for your pet while you’re away. Early reservations should be made whenever possible. Kennels often fill to capacity, especially during summer and holiday periods.