Safe & Reliable Care
We know that it can be a difficult prospect to give to leave your pet alone overnight, especially if they are recovering from serious illness or a surgical procedure.
At Shane Veterinary Medical Center, we want to offer you as much peace of mind as possible. We provide comprehensive medical boarding services for cats and dogs who require medication or specialized care.
Be confident that you can depend on our experienced team in order to provide your pet with a safe and comfortable place to rest away from home while they recover.
Boarding: A Typical Day
Medical Boarding for Dogs
Dogs spend most of their time in private, climate-controlled kennels with soft, clean bedding.
We will administer any medications or treatment's your dog needs on the same schedule you administer them at home. Our goal is to keep their stay with us as close as possible to their time at home.
Throughout their stay with us, each of our patients is monitored for any changes in their condition in addition to signs of fear, anxiety or stress. Our vet team will be sure to address any concerns that arise.
Dogs will also get short walks courtesy of our staff, to enjoy fresh air and have an opportunity to go to the bathroom.
Medical Boarding for Cats
We will take note of the specifications or requirements that your feline companion may have in a discussion with you. Our aim is to provide as seamless a transition as possible from their routine while at home to their stay with us.
During your cat's time with us, we will feed and administer medication as specified by you, so that their routine closely mimics their time at home.
Our staff engages with our cat boarders, providing play (if appropriate), enrichment activities, and affection. We clean and disinfect your cat's kennel and litter boxes periodically to help ensure your companion is as comfortable as possible.
FAQs About Medical Boarding for Pets
At Shane Veterinary Medical Center, we are serious animal lovers. Our veterinary team loves to provide medical boarding services - giving your pet all of the care and attention that they need while they recover from illness or an operation.
Read our FAQ for answers to common questions about medical boarding for cats and dogs at our hospital.
If you have any further questions about medical boarding in the Marina del Rey area, please contact us!
- What accommodations and amenities do you have?
We offer all the services your pet might need for a recuperative, safe, and enjoyable stay at our Marina del Rey hospital, including the following amenities and services:
- 24/7 monitoring
- Climate-controlled kennels
- Comfy, cozy beds for each guest
- Clean towels, blankets, and bowls
- Privacy/hideaway spaces
- Individual space for each pet
- Separate boarding area for cats
- Special diet accommodations
Privacy hideaways or curtains give dogs the solitude they need as they recover. Our cat boarding area is separate from the dogs, and each cat has special padding and blankets to relax on, along with privacy curtains, hiding spots and separate sleeping and litter box areas.
- Is my pet supervised during their stay?
Don't worry, your pet will be supervised by our professional team of veterinarians and support staff.
All throughout your pet's stay with us, we will consult with you about your pet's schedule, administer any of their medications as required and closely monitor your companion.
If necessary, we will contact you regarding any concerning changes in medical conditions.
- How much does medical pet boarding cost?
Fees for medical boarding of dogs and cats vary by duration of stay, special medical requirements, and your pet's size. However, our pricing is both competitive and affordable. Please feel free to contact us if you would like a quote.
- When should I drop off and pick up my pet?
Pets should be dropped off and picked up during our regular business hours. Our staff will inform you of the best time to drop off your companion if it has been scheduled ahead of time.
We will email you a boarding consent form to fill out electronically and send back to us prior to your pet's boarding session.
- What should I pack for my pet?
Food: We recommend bringing enough of your pet's regular food to last the duration of their stay. While we do have food available to feed pets while they are boarding, if necessary, we believe it is best not to abruptly change their diet as this can lead to gastrointestinal upset.
Medication: Please bring all medications in their original vials, clearly labeled with your pet's name, dosage, and instructions included.
Please do NOT bring these items - we will provide sanitized: toys, bedding, blankets and food bowls.
- What is the process for administering medication?
During your pet's stay, a qualified vet technician will administer medication based on the dosage and schedule you specified during check-in.
- Can I get updates about my pet during their stay?
Yes, do not hesitate to contact us during your pet's stay for any updates. Rest assured, though, that if there is any problem, we will contact you promptly for information or updates about your pet's condition.
- How should I prepare for my pet's stay?
Every animal is special. To prepare for your pet's potential stay with us, we will take the following measures to make sure that we can provide for their unique needs.
Step 1: Contact us to get started
Call us to learn the extent of our medical boarding services and to go over any important details about our services and your pet's needs.
Please note that pets must be up-to-date with all vaccinations and parasite prevention medications. They must be free of fleas, ticks, and parasites to stay at our facility. They also require a negative fecal test within the past 12 months.
Step 2: Set your pet up for success
When you drop off your pet with our team, there are a few things you can do beforehand to help ease the transition for your furry companion.
Make sure you spend extra time with them before dropping them off and give them some hearty exercise. This will help ensure that they are calm when they arrive. When you bring them into our hospital, stay calm, confident, and upbeat during the separation.