Boarding Services - Albia

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!



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



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



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



Nail Trims, Furminator brushing and bath


What vaccinations are required before boarding?


We require documentation of the following:


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


  • 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 - 4:30 pm 

Saturday: 8:00 am - 11:30 am

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."

Follow us on Instagram @BoardingBuddiesofAlbia

Our locations

Hours of Operation

Animal Health Center of Albia

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 Health Center of Ottumwa

301 Richmond Ave 

Ottumwa, IA 52501 
Phone: 641- 682-8701

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