VCA Pahle Animal Hospital

Doggie Day Camp Policies

Thank you for choosing our hospital for your pet’s Doggie Day Camp*. We provide quality camp with a personal touch. Every attempt will be made to give each pet individual love and attention during their visit with us. While staying with us your pet will be under the supervision of our Pet Caretakers.

All pets must be up to date on their vaccinations, and it is the owner’s responsibility to make sure that proof of current shots is on file with the day camp facility at the time of admission. If vaccinations have been administered at another veterinary hospital and they are closed at the time of admission and proof of those vaccinations is not on file, the vaccines will be brought current at the time of admission and the client will be charged accordingly.

Dogs must be spayed/neutered and be current for the following vaccinations: DHPP (distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza, parvo virus) within 3 years, Rabies within 3 years, Bordatella within 6 months.

Internal/External Parasites:
All pets must be free of parasites, including fleas and ticks. We will administer an appropriate flea preventative if indicated and your account will be charged accordingly. Dogs must also have proof of a negative fecal test within 6 months. Pet will not be allowed in day camp if positive for parasites.

Hours of operation:
Doggie Day Camp is provided Monday thru Friday from 7am to 6:30pm. Boarding/Day Camp combo is also available during the week.

Medical Issue Policy:
One of the advantages of Day Camp at a Veterianary Hospital is that medical attention is readily available for our guests. If your pet needs medical attention we will call the emergency number that was given to us on admission. If we are unable to contact you, your pet will be treated as we deem necessary, at normal hospital fees. If your pet is currently on medication, please inform the caretaker. Charges for administering medications are based on the frequency of administration.

Inherent Conditions:
Occasionally pets may develop problems from environmental and rough play with other campers. This includes but is not limited to infections, bite wounds, orthopedic injuries, heat stress/stroke, escape from enclosure and death. We take great care so that these problems won’t occur and we treat our guests promptly, if needed. If your pet needs medical attention we will call the emergency number that was given to us on admission. If we are unable to contact you, your pet will be treated as we deem necessary, at normal hospital fees. Please be aware and understand that these conditions can develop and that the hospital is not financially responsible for these inherent conditions if they do occur.

Please notify us if there is any change of plans in your pet’s scheduled release date. If you do not notify us of a change in your pet’s departure date and either we do not hear from you or are unable to contact you or your authorized agent for a period of 14 days after your pet’s scheduled release date, the Hospital will consider your pet abandoned according to the animal abandonment laws in Wisconsin. Please be advised that the pet owner will be responsible for the fees accrued and any other fees or legal services incurred by the Hospital as a result of the abandonment.

If you have any questions or problems, please call VCA Pahle Animal Hospital staff. Thank you!

*Day Campers less than five months of age may attend, but is not recommended because they may not have developed complete immunity. These policies also apply to Day Boarding with 1 TLC included.


Specialty Care

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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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately. If it is after our normal business hours, please contact:

Wisconsin Veterinary Referral Center (WVRC) at 866-542-3241
Located at 360 Bluemound Road in Waukesha

Lakeshore Veterinary Specialists at 414-761-6333
Located at 2400 W. Ryan Road in Oak Creek

Milwaukee Emergency Center for Animals (MECA) at 414-543-7387
Located at 3670 S 108th Street in Greenfield