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    Boarding is available Sunday through Saturday. While services are primarily for dogs and cats, we do board some exotics such as rabbits, guinea pigs and turtles.

    Locations Available

    What to Expect When Boarding Your Pet

    When your dog is dropped off for boarding, he will receive a quick exam prior to being placed in our kennel. This helps us to maintain the healthiest, cleanest, and safest environment for our guests.

    We feed our boarders a prescription gastrointestinal diet called Purina EN. Feeding time typically occurs once daily at 8am although twice-a-day feedings are available at no additional cost. While owner diets are accepted for and additional $2*/daily dispensing fee, they are not preferred unless medically necessary. Owner-provided meals must be pre-measured and pre-bagged per meal to ensure proper feeding.

    All blankets and food/water bowls are provided by our clinic.

    Any required medications must be brought in their original containers and be accompanied by current prescription dosage. Medication administering is charged at a flat $2*/day.

    Boarding Requirements

    We require specific vaccines and tests be up to date. If necessary, we can update at check-in. Mandatory vaccinations include:
    • 1 or 3 year rabies
    • 1 year distemper/lepto combo OR current 3 year distemper plus current 1 year lepto
    • 6 month bordetella
    • negative stool check within the past 12 months

    • 1 year rabies
    • 1 year distemper
    • negative feline leukemia test (for indoor-only cats)
    • 1 year feline leukemia vaccine (for outdoor cats)
    • negative stool test within the past 12 months

    If your pet is seen by a different veterinarian, we will require documentation of vaccinations.


    Housing for our boarders varies depending on species and size, including the following:
    • Small dogs (20 pounds and under) board in our 27″x27″x27″ ward of cages.
    • Larger dogs board in our 8’Dx8’Hx3’W suites of partitioned epoxy floor runs.
    • All cats board in our treatment room.

    Boarders remain in in their assigned accommodations, but have access to our fully enclosed, roofed, chain-link pens during cleanings when weather permits. Cleanings occur three to four times daily for 10 to 15 minute stretches.

    Playtime at the Animal Care Center in Plainfield

    The Animal Care Center in Plainfield is the only KVS hospital to offer playtime for pets with our trainer. Pet parents can choose between unlimited 30 minute private ($12*) or “playmate” ($10*) sessions.

    While this feature is currently available only at the Animal Care Center, we will be offering it at the Animal Care Center in Shorewood in the near future.

    We also offer 30 minute and two-hour ACC play sessions for pets. Dogs are boarded prior to and following these sessions.

    * Prices subject to change at any time.