Tavares Animal Hospital

418 East Alfred Street, Tavares, FL 32778
Monday thru Friday 8:00am - 5:30pm

Office: (352) 343-7793 Emergency: (407) 644-4449

Boarding Policies

General Information

As we have limited space available, boarding is on a reservation basis. We recommend that you call early for reservations.

We board dogs, cats, reptiles, birds, and pocket pets. Please call for a list of the supplies you will need to provide for reptiles, birds and pocket pets.

Drop off and Pick Up

Drop off is between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm on weekdays.

Pick up is between 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm on Mondays to allow time for bathing and drying. Pets may be picked up between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm Tuesday thru Friday.


In order to protect all pets that are staying in the hospital from infectious diseases, we require the following vaccinations:

• Rabies
• Distemper
• ParvoVirus
• Bordatella

• Rabies
• Distemper/Respiratory vaccine

Vaccines should be given at least one week prior to boarding if possible. Proof of vaccination by a veterinarian is required. If your pet is in need of vaccines or needs to see a doctor while they are with us, please schedule a doctor appointment.


Owners are encouraged to bring their pet’s own food when boarding. Diet changes of any kind can be stressful on pets. If your pet’s regular food is not provided, we will feed an appropriate Science Diet product. We also have other canned cat foods for our cat boarders who aren’t eating Science Diet well. If your pet eats a prescription diet, we will charge a small bag to your account and send the remainder home with your pet.


You are welcome to bring any belongings that will make your pet feel more at home. Please permanently write your pets first and last name on everything belonging to them. Large beds may not be able to be washed. All animals are provided with towels and blankets for comfort.


Because we want to send all pets home in the best condition possible, all canine boarders staying 2 nights or more will be bathed before discharge. Prices vary depending on weight.

Medications and Treatments

We try everything possible to control the fleas in our hospital. If fleas are found on any animals entering for boarding, appropriate flea control products will be used.

Pets that require medications given or treatment while boarding may be charged a nominal additional fee.

While your pet is boarding we will always care for any medical needs that arise. We will not call you concerning minor treatments and will keep charges for these treatments to a minimum. This includes the treatment of internal and/or external parasites if needed.

If an actual emergency or more complicated/ involved medical concern arises, we need to be able to call you or your representative to discuss medical decisions, treatment plans, and charges. If we are unable to reach anyone, we will proceed with treatment as needed while continuing attempts are made to reach you.

Boarding Forms

Click on the links below for our boarding form:

Online Boarding Pass form

Printable Boarding Pass form


Pricing: call for current pricing

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