Many pet owners struggle to find options for dependable care for their dogs and cats when they have to go out of town. Smith County Animal Clinic provides the perfect solution for pet parents who prefer to have veterinary supervision for their furry family members to ensure a healthy, happy, comfortable stay. If you live in Carthage, Alexandria, Gordonsville, Granville, Baxter, or beyond, and you need a home away from home for your four-legged friends, bring your babies to us, and we’ll take good care of them for you. When you board with us, you can have peace of mind while you’re away knowing that your pets are safe and well cared for.

At Smith County Animal Clinic, we take pride in our clean and secure boarding facilities that accommodate both dogs and cats. We maintain separate quarters for our canine and feline friends to ensure a stress-free stay for all visitors. Large and small dogs are accommodated with a spacious kennel that allows for exercise as well as snoozing. We have indoor and outdoor kennels depending on what makes your pup happy. Dogs are walked two to three times a day, and they are taken outside to play if we have received their owner’s permission. Every feline lodger has a roomy cage for stretching out and catnapping. Our feline friends receive individualized attention at least twice a day, and they are supplied with cozy beds, blankets and litter boxes.

We request that pet owners bring food from home to avoid upset tummies that occur with a sudden change in diet. If food is not provided by the owner, we feed our guests Purina EN diet. Our staff monitors the appetite and urination/bowel movements of each boarded pet, and our veterinarians will be alerted if any problems are noted.

All boarding guests must be current on vaccines for their own protection and for the safety of other boarders and patients. Additionally, all visiting pets must be receiving flea-prevention treatment.

After an extended stay, to ensure that your pet goes home fresh and clean, we recommend a bath. We offer separate bathing services that you may want to take advantage of while your pet is staying with us. We provide medicated bathing, nail trims, ear cleaning, and anal gland expression. Please let us know if you care to have your pet bathed when you make your boarding reservation.

Please call today to make a boarding reservation at Smith County Animal Clinic. We recommend booking a spot in advance since we tend to fill up quickly during holidays and popular vacation times.

Boarding Drop-off and Pick-up times:

Drop off and check out time for all boarding guests is between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

On Wednesdays and 1st and 3rd Saturdays, the time frame is between 8:00 a.m. and 12 noon.

On Sundays and Saturdays when we are closed, pick-ups for boarding guests will require a pre-arranged pick up time, typically 8:00 a.m. or 5:00 p.m.

During office hours:

Mon. Tues. Thurs. Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Wed. 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Weekend times

1st & 3rd Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or at 5:00 p.m.

On closed days, pick-ups need to be arranged by appointment, 8:00 a.m. or 5:00 p.m.