Boarding Policies

Vaccinations & Screening Tests: To protect all pets in our care, every pet that stays at Southeast Community Animal Hospital is required to be current on all recommended vaccinations and screening tests. We do require that a physical exam be current and performed at our hospital so that we are aware of any physical problem your pet may have prior to boarding. The following vaccines are required.

For Dogs:

  • Rabies
  • DHPP (distemper, hepatitis, parvovirus and parainfluenza)
  • Bordetella
  • Intestinal Parasite Screening

For Cats:

  • Rabies
  • FVRCP (Feline Rhinotrachetitis-Calci-Panleukopenia Vaccine)
  • Intestinal Parasite Screening

Internal/External Parasites: All pets must be free of parasites, including fleas and ticks. We will check your pet at check in, and if any evidence of fleas is found we will give your pet a medication to kill the parasites. There will be a charge for these medications.

Rates and Payment: Boarding is charged by the number of nights stayed. Payment in full is expected at either time of check in or at check out. (If on a Sunday can send payment in or pay on our online website.)

Medical Illness Policy: One of the advantages of boarding your pet(s) at a Veterinary Hospital is that medical attention is readily available for our guests. If your pet needs medical attention we will call the emergency number that was given to us on admission. If we are unable to contact you, your pet will be treated as we deem necessary, at normal hospital fees. If your pet is currently on medication, please inform the receptionist. There is a daily charge for administering medications.

Personal Belongings: Leaving personal belongings, i.e.: toys, blankets, bedding, etc., is . The hospital is not responsible for any items if lost or soiled. Collars and leashes may not be left on at any time.

Unforeseen Conditions: Occasionally pets may develop problems from environmental and dietary changes. Signs may include: vomiting, diarrhea, coughing, sneezing and self-trauma such as rubbing their nose, scratching or biting their skin. We take great care to provide a stress free and safe environment so problems are less likely to occur and we treat our guests promptly, if needed. However, please be aware and understand that these conditions can develop and that the hospital is not financially responsible for these unforeseen conditions, if they do occur.

Permission to be off leash: If you give permission to allow your pet to run free without a leash, but with supervision in the fenced in area behind Southeast Community Animal Hospital while boarding, you agree that Southeast Community Animal Hospital will not be liable in the event that the companion escapes from the fenced in area. You also understand that injuries may occur while playing outside. You also agree to pay for any injuries sustained and any damage done by my animal.