Boarding is another service Carrollwood Community Animal Hospital offers. All dogs are walked on a leash and normally are not out at the same time as other pets. Cats are generally caged in one of our large cages while here unless an increase in boarding has limited the availability of the large cages. You are welcome to bring anything you feel would make your pet more comfortable. We do have blankets, towels and beds for your pets’ comfort as well as bowls and buckets for food and water. If your pet is on a special diet, we recommend that you bring their food with them. We do carry Royal Canin GI LF to provide to boarding patients if they don't have food with them. This diet is easier on their system when you are having to do a sudden switch.
WE DO REQUIRE ALL FIRST TIME BOARDERS TO COMPLETE A DAY OF TRIAL BOARDING PRIOR TO STAYING OVERNIGHT.
All cats must be currently vaccinated for Rabies if over 4 months old. We accept Rabies vaccines with either the 1 yr. or 3 yr. duration. All cats must be current on their FVRCP vaccine, this vaccine is also available in a 1yr. or 3 yr. duration. They must have a current stool check (with in the last 6 months). If your cat has outdoor exposure a Feline Leukemia vaccine is also required.
All dogs must be currently vaccinated for Rabies if over 4 months old. We accept Rabies vaccines with either the 1 yr. or 3 yr. duration. We also require Canine Distemper/Parvo (DHPP or DAP) either in the 1 yr. or 3 yr. duration, Bordetella, and the Canine Bivalent Flu vaccine (H3N2 and H3N8). For the Canine Bivalent Flu vaccine, the dog is required to at least have the first vaccine to board. This vaccine, like most vaccines, requires a booster in 3 weeks. You would be able to board your dog and we would give the vaccine the first day they are here. We also require a current stool check (within the last 6 months) and highly recommend a heartworm test.
* If your pet is not current on any of the above items, we are happy to complete them for you. There will be an Exam fee of $60 on top of the vaccine(s) or test needed. Please check with any of the staff for an estimate.
*All boarding patients will be checked for external parasites (Fleas and Ticks) when they are taken back. If the patient is found to have fleas or ticks, we will apply a topical medication or give a chewable prevention at the owner's expense.
Drop off and pick-up times: MTWF 7:30am - 5:30pm and Saturday 7:30am - 12:30pm. We do request that you drop off/pick up your pet 30 minutes prior to closing in order to get them set up and comfortable.
* Since we are closed on Thursday and Sundays, we are not available for pick-ups or drop-offs. We do come in twice a day when we are closed to take care of our boarding patients.
Carrollwood Community Animal Hospital
4227 Gunn Highway
Tampa, FL 33618
For general information, questions, appointment requests, call us at:
Monday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Friday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Saturday 7:30am - 1:00pm