VCA Delmarva Animal Hospital

Important Message for the Pet-Parents of Our Boarding and Grooming Dogs

By Rebecca Seacord
Published: August 29, 2012

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Recent outbreaks of Canine Influenza near our area have prompted us to change our vaccination requirements for the dogs who board and groom in our hospital. Canine Influenza is highly contagious respiratory disease, which can cause serious illness and even death. An outbreak of Canine Influenza in our hospital would be serious enough that we would have to temporarily close our facility – rendering us unable to serve you and your pets for a time.

In order to protect your dog from this disease, we now require that any dogs who stay in our kennel for boarding or grooming must be vaccinated for Canine Influenza. This vaccine must now be kept up to date along with rabies, distemper, parvo, and bordetella (kennel cough).

Given the highly contagious nature of this disease, if your dog boards at another facility or visits another groomer, we still highly recommend that he/she be vaccinated for Canine Influenza.


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Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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