Boarding Services - Albia & Ottumwa

We provide a clean, climate controlled facility, equipped with large dog runs so your pet has plenty of room! We provide beds, blankets or mats to keep them comfortable, just like home! Two 10-minute walks and veterinarian-recommended Science Diet food are included, but feel free to bring your food from home if you wish! We also provide interactive feeder toys to keep your pet busy while they are here. 

Rates & Extras

Rates are charged per day, based on the weight of your animal. Ask the receptionist for your personal estimate today!

 

EXTRA WALKS

If your dog is high energy or nervous, this allows them extra time outside to burn off energy and reduce stress.

 

CUDDLE TIME/PLAYTIME

If your dog prefers to sit on your lap and get some loving attention, this is a great option.

 

TREATS

Dental rawhides and VeggieDents are given as extra treats. This provides mental stimulation and keeps teeth clean.

 

GROOMING

Nail Trims, Furminator brushing and bath

 

What vaccinations are required before boarding?

 

We require documentation of the following:
 

DOGS:

  • Rabies
  • Dhpp
  • Bordetella (Kennel Cough)
  • Fecal Examination*
  • Flea Treatment
 

CATS:

  • Rabies
  • Feline Distemper
  • Flea Treatment
 
*Fecal examinations are required because parasites are picked up in the environment and can be passed from animal to animal. If there is a positive result for parasites in our clinic, we have a protocol to follow to keep other pets from getting sick.

Boarding Hours:

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 

Saturday: 8:00 am - noon 

Sunday: 3:00 pm - 4:00pm Pick up Only

Why Board at a Vet Clinic?

The staff at Garver’s Animal Health Center is trained to care for animals with special needs (ie. Diabetes) and handle emergency situations, if they arise. Our full-service clinic also allows you to take care of routine vaccinations while they’re here, as well as other services such as nail trims, cleaning ears, and expressing anal glands. We are trained to notice signs of stress and have the capability of prescribing and administering calming medications for animals who are having a hard time settling in.

 

Tips for reducing stress

 

  • Drop your pet off early to give them time to settle in.
  • Dogs outlet stress through activities such as chewing and physical exercise. If your dog is prone to anxiety, extra walks and chew toys/rawhides can help.
  • Bring your own food – this can help reduce the chance of
    digestional distress.
 
Here are a few more tips to help your pet during boarding!
 
Please refer to our brochure for more information
 
Meet Paige - Kennel Manager in Albia

"Hi, my name is Paige and I am the Kennel Manager here at Animal Clinic Southside. I started here in May 2017. I previously

worked at our Albia location for over a year, where I trained with Myndi. I graduated from Iowa State University with a degree

in Animal Science where I focused on companion animals and behavior. I have enjoyed getting to know my boarding animals and look forward to getting to know many more."

Meet Danae - Kennel Manager in Ottumwa

Danae is a kennel manager at our Ottumwa location. Her favorite animal is the lion and her favorite color is yellow. She enjoys reading and her favorite vacation was going to the Dominican Republic. She owns 2 animals of her own and her favorite thing about working at the clinic is seeing all the dogs that come in!

Follow us on Instagram @GarversBoardingBuddies

Our locations

Hours of Operation

Garver's Animal Health Center
 

1976 684th Avenue

Albia, IA 52531

Phone: 641-932-3455 

Animal Health Center of Oskaloosa
 

1015 A. Avennue W.

Oskaloosa, IA 52577

Phone: 641- 673-5525 

Animal Health Center of Knoxville
 

605 West Pleasant Street

Knoxville, IA 50138

Phone: 641-828-2101

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sunday: Closed

 

*Animal Health Center of Oskaloosa is now open until 7pm on the first Wednesday of the month!

Animal Clinic
Southside

 

301 Richmond Ave 

Ottumwa, IA 52501 
Phone: 641- 682-8701

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