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Express Boarding Check In Form
After calling us to make your boarding reservation, save time by printing and returning this form when you check your pets in for boarding. Note that you must fill out a separate form for each pet boarding with us.

New Patient Info Form
New to our practice? Complete this form and return when you arrive for your first visit with us.

Metairie Small Animal Hospital has continued to offer the best in small animal boarding services in the New Orleans metropolitan area for over sixty years. All boarding animals are housed in climate- controlled compartments and are monitored closely by our doctors and staff throughout the day and night. While boarding with us, your pets are never left unattended. Metairie Small Animal Hospital employs a staff of nearly thirty Veterinary Assistants and Kennel Personnel to ensure that your pets receive the best care available.

We will happily administer any medications, supplements or vitamins as requested while your pet is boarding with us. If your pet has any other special needs, please notify a member of our Receptionist Team when delivering your pet. Any special needs can be addressed throughout your pet’s stay.

Canine Boarding Facilities
All dogs are kept in large, comfortable runs that are appropriate for their size. Each compartment is equipped with an elevated bench on which your pet can rest as desired. Each dog’s area is accented with windows (made of an unbreakable, transparent material) to alleviate stressful feelings associated with being “closed in.” All dogs are walked a minimum of four times each day in our walking and exercise area.

Feline Boarding Facilities
All cats are housed in a separate area of the hospital to offer seclusion and minimize stress. We offer two types of boarding compartments for our feline patients. One is a roomy area in which your pet can relax while visiting with us. The other is a Kitty Condo that comes equipped with elevated shelves on which your cat can rest or play. When requesting a Kitty Condo, you also have the option of reserving more than one compartment to give your pet the freedom to explore two or more inter-connected enclosures. Our Feline Boarding Room is lined with windows, facing all of the boarding compartments, so your cat can have a look outside and enjoy the sunshine!

Feel free to stop by for a tour of our boarding and treatment areas. Just ask a member of our staff and someone will gladly assist you!

Boarding (per day) – $29-$38
All boarding patients are seen by our technicians and doctors each morning and are walked a minimum of 4 times per day. We proudly serve Hill’s Science Diet and Prescription Diet, but will gladly serve any food you provide. We also provide an overnight technician so your pets are never alone.

Day Care (per day) – $30-$39
Our Daycare guests are also visited by a doctor when they check-in and are walked a minimum of 2-3 times depending on the length of their stay. Meals and playtime can be provided upon request.

Personalized Playtime (per 15 min) – $12
Individualized Playtime can be provided by our Veterinary Assistants upon request. We are happy to play with toys or just spend a little extra time with your pet outdoors – let us know what your pet likes to do!

Boarding Requirements
There is a two day minimum for boarding. If your pet’s stay falls on a holiday, there is a four day minimum. Cats must be up to date on their FVRCP and Rabies Vaccines. Dogs must be up to date on their Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptosporsis, Parvo, Parainfluenza, Bordetella, Influenza and Rabies Vaccines. All pets must have a microchip, which can be provided during their visit. Medications will gladly be administered for a small fee.

Click here to read about some easy tips when preparing to board your pet.

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