Boarding FAQs

Pet care can get a little tricky when you have to attend an out of town business conference or want to take an extended vacation. You could leave your pet home and hire a dog walker or dog sitter for the duration. Or you could try professional pet boarding to ensure your pet gets quality care while you’re gone. These FAQs from The Animal Hospital at Lake Brandt give greater insight into the benefits of boarding your pet.


Why should I board my pet?

Pet boarding at The Animal Hospital at Lake Brandt offers a practical, affordable solution to pet care while you’re away. Here your pet will receive the care and attention he needs to stay safe and healthy during your absence. Our kennels are comfortable and secure and our caregivers will ensure your pet is fed and gets regular exercise and supervised playtime to keep him healthy and happy while you’re gone.

Who can benefit from pet boarding?

All pet owners can benefit from pet boarding, even if it’s only on certain occasions. People who travel often, take long holidays, or have a busy social calendar will appreciate having a reputable boarding facility they can turn to for the care of their kit or pup when they’re not available.

My pet’s on medications. Can he still board with you?

We can accommodate pets who take medications. We ask that you leave his medications and medication schedule with us when you drop off your pet so we can continue his medical care. Our facility has a veterinarian on staff to handle your pet’s medical needs. In the event of emergency, your pet will receive excellent care.

What, if anything, should I bring from home when boarding my pet?

We encourage you to bring your pet’s regular food, water and food bowls, favorite toys, a blanket. and treats so he will have familiar items around him to put him at ease, especially if this is his first time boarding. If your pet takes vitamins or medications, you’ll have to provide these as well.

What vaccinations do you require pets have before they are allowed in your facility?

All animals must have up to date core vaccines against rabies, distemper, and other life-threatening diseases. We ask that you show proof of vaccinations when bringing your pet in. We also recommend dogs be vaccinated against kennel cough and canine influenza to protect them from these contagious diseases.

Board Your Pet with Us!

Why settle for a dog walker or dog sitter when qualified pet care is available at our boarding facility? Contact The Animal Hospital at Lake Brandt at 336-643-2229 for pet boarding services from a “veterinarian near me.”


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Feedback from our clients

  • "I have been taking my 16 year old lab, Oscar, to this vet since he came to me in 2004, and I wouldn't take any of my dogs anywhere else! They are so wonderful with both pets and people. I would recommend any of the doctors and staff to anyone."
    Erin H
  • "We have been going to another vet for years. We wanted to have our year old Wheaten Terrier, Rylee spayed by laparoscopy so she would have less pain and be back to her usual activity in 2-3 days instead of 10-14 days. Our vet does the traditional spay. We had a consult meet and greet with Dr. Courtney Pierce. She answered all our questions and so friendly and professional. They have a state of the art OR suite. Rylee did great. On post op day three she spotted a squirrel and did an all out chase with no ill effects! All the staff were great."
    Linda A
  • "I love Dr. Jernigan at AHLB and would never take my dog anywhere else! The staff is excellent with animals and always professional, courteous and respectful to owners. I have trusted this animal hospital for all of my dog's care, including check ups, surgeries (she's had three!) and for boarding when we have to go out of town. Every experience I have had here has been wonderful and I highly recommend their services to anyone looking for a veterinary office for their furry children!."
    Avery C