K9 Day Camp

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Now offering K9 Day Camp services for our clients!!!

Currently, we are offering structured, supervised play time with our staff members. Rabies, DAPP (Distemper, Adenovirus, Parvo, Parainfluenza), Bordetella (Kennel Cough), and Canine Influenza Virus vaccines are required for participation.

A full day of enrichment for your pet
Three 15 minute play sessions with a dedicated staff member are included. Staff will also walk your pet for appropriate potty breaks.
Drop off and pick up hours are from 7am to 7pm, Monday through Friday.
The price of this package is $25
You may add one or more 15 minute play sessions for $10 per each session

A half day of enrichment for your pet
Two 15 minute play session with a dedicated staff member is included. Staff will also walk your pet for appropriate potty breaks.
A half day includes 5 or less hours of time here at GVAH between the hours of 7am and 7pm, Monday through Friday.
This is the only package available for overnight weekend boarders. They will receive one play session in the morning and one play session in the evening.
The price of this package is $14

Pack Play!
Bring a family member and receive discounted pricing for the second (or third, etc.) participating pet!
The price for each additional pet (within a family pack) is $20 for a full day or $12 for a half day.

Additional Information:

*If your pet has a favorite toy, you may bring it for included play sessions. We have toys and items that we can use here at Green Valley Animal Hospital.
*If a bath is requested at drop off, your pet will only be able to participate in a half day package. This way we can ensure your pet is going home fresh and clean. Bathing is not an option for a full day’s Day Camp as bathing is unavailable late in the day.
*Currently, Green Valley Animal Hospital is working on ways in which we can further enrich our patient’s time with us. Available packages are listed above; more services will be available in the future. Announcements will be made as these become available.
*Availability is seasonally/weather dependent at times, please schedule your K9 Day Camp time accordingly. Dogs who are wet from the rain will not receive baths prior to going home unless specified at drop off.
*Play sessions may be added to our regular boarding packages, these are charged in addition to boarding fees. You may choose full or half day sessions and on which week days you desire while boarding. Weekend boarders may only select half day.

 

Grooming

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Hi. I’m Sarah, the Groomer at Green Valley Animal Hospital!

Hi. I’m Sarah, the Groomer at Green Valley Animal Hospital!

Hi. I’m Sarah, the Groomer at Green Valley Animal Hospital!  I’ve been working at GVAH for about 11 years. I am originally from England and learned to groom dogs from my mother who also groomed dogs. I started bathing dogs for mum at age 10 and practiced on our own long suffering Springer Spaniel and Poodle. I’ve been around animals all my life. I started riding horses at the age of five and still ride and train our own horses. My husband Pete is a Veterinarian and co-owns Monocacy Equine Veterinary Associates with Dr. Rich Forfa. I have two grown boys who are both in college.

I enjoy interacting with the animals and feel very confident handling them.

I love watching the professional dog shows, especially, noticing the proper trim and try to emulate and adapt those haircuts to your dog, giving a practical but attractive haircut. Perhaps because of my English background, I have always taken a keen interest in the different breeds of dog. I believe I have a very good idea of the correct clip for most breeds. If a dog comes into our practice and has been groomed elsewhere, I want to see what their groomer did! I actually admired a dog that was in for an exam one day, only to realize later that I had groomed the dog, I just didn’t recognize it. That was a sweet moment.

Grooming2I have groomed some dogs here at GVAH from puppy hood to old age and they are dear friends to me. Of course, they dread having their nails done and the tangles dealt with but almost all are very well behaved and sweet. It is very rewarding to see them go home so proud of their new do’s, with bows and bandannas.

I am very happy working here at GVAH. I believe Dr. Page-Warden and associates are first class veterinarians. It is a very pleasant place to work.

About Dogs.

Dogs get a haircut, nails trimmed, anal glands expressed, ears plucked and flushed, if needed, and a full bath with blow dry.

Grooming3We use very good quality shampoo. Mostly we use hypo-allergenic soap free shampoo and conditioner, especially in the winter when the skin tends to get very dry due to the cold, and our heated homes. If a dog should have a skin problem, the Veterinarian will direct us as to which medicated shampoo to use.

Dogs with long silky coats are occasionally finished with a lanolin-based spray to bring out the shine, unless the owner specifies not to.

Please feel free to bring along a photo or magazine clipping of the haircut that you would like your dog to have. I try very hard to give a pleasing haircut.

Sometimes dogs go home with an extra short cut because they just have too many tangles to cope with. There is a point where it is just too much to ask the dog to endure and with years of experience, I feel like I know when that is.

About puppies.

It is a good idea to get puppies started as soon as they have had their vaccinations. Even if it is just a little trim and bath, they quickly learn all about being groomed. Almost all dogs have got it figured out by the third visit and start to relax and enjoy their day at the spa!

About Cats.

Cats get a haircut or brush out and trim, anal glands expressed, ears flushed and nails trimmed.

Grooming4Cats are hard to groom! Their skin is very delicate and easy to cut. As you probably know cats seem to have an internal timer when it comes to grooming, and the time almost always runs out before I’ve finished.

With very few exceptions, I believe that most cats are far less stressed by being sedated by the Veterinarian for grooming. GVAH only uses shampoos specifically approved for use on cats.

Lumps, bumps etc.

As I groom your dog or cat, I am seeing them at very close range. If I notice a lump or sore, a red ear or something that I suspect that the Dr. should look at I will ask the front desk to look in the chart and see if we can find out if it is something you are already aware of.

If it appears to be a new problem, then our receptionist will call you to ask permission for the Dr. to look at your pet. I am not a Dr. and can’t make a judgment about these things but I do notice odd things and like to make sure your pet is o.k.

Boarding

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Green Valley Animal Hospital offers boarding for our clients’ pets. We have newly renovated indoor runs for medium and large dogs as well as various-sized condos for both our canine and feline friends. Our very young and very old boarders with special health considerations are housed on the main floor and hand-walked outside around our garden at least three times daily based on their individual needs. All other dogs are housed in our downstairs runs where they can stretch their legs in one of our eight outdoor runs at least three times daily. Unlike other boarding facilities, we spend extra time giving your pet the love and attention that they deserve (as well as treats!) for no extra charge.

Boarding Admissions

Animals coming in for boarding may be dropped off during our normal business hours. PLEASE BRING ANY MEDICATIONS (including nutritional supplements) that your pet may require. We also encourage you to bring your pet’s regular food to avoid digestive disturbances from a different diet. However, if you would prefer not to bring in your pet’s own food, we will provide high quality canned or dry food to our boarders based on their needs. Blankets and special toys may be brought in, and while we try our best to have them clean and ready for you when you pick up your pet, occasionally items do get misplaced, soiled, or chewed by your pet. Please do not bring in any items that are irreplaceable! We always have bedding available for guests.

 

All boarding animals are required to be current on their vaccinations. These include Rabies, Bordetella (kennel cough), DAPP (Distemper, Adenovirus, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus), Canine Influenza Virus vaccines for dogs. Cats are required to have Rabies and FVRCP (Feline distemper) vaccines. To ensure your pet has the best protection while boarding, we strongly recommend that these vaccines be updated at least 2 weeks prior to boarding. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about whether your pet is due for any routine vaccinations.

 

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