Providing Comprehensive and Compassionate Veterinary Care Since 1988
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Boarding

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Whether it’s for one day or several days, the Bristol County Veterinary Hospital will provide a safe, clean
and welcoming home for your pets while you’re away.

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Scroll down to use our online boarding request forms!

Standard Boarding

We currently offer boarding for our established clients, with separate accommodations for dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets, and pocket pets. All boarding facilities and bedding are washed and changed daily to ensure your pet is comfortable and clean. Dogs are leash-walked three times daily, and fed according to your schedule.  We recommend you bring your own food and any treats your pet is used to, and we will provide bedding and dishes.

With your permission, we will send you updates and/or pictures of your pet via text, email, or phone on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturday (excluding drop-off and pickup days).

Medical Boarding

Including the care indicated above, if your pet requires medical observation or administration of medications, our veterinary staff will ensure that their medical treatments and health is tended to. In addition, our veterinary team is available to address any medical concerns during our regular business hours, should they arise. This includes care for disabled, geriatric, diabetic and post-surgery patients.

We also offer Intensive Medical Boarding for pets requiring a greater degree of care, including care for those patients that need to be quarantined or isolated temporarily from other pets and/or humans in the household for medical reasons.

Additional Services

 You may request a bath and/or nail trim during your pet’s stay. 

Required Vaccinations

We require that all dogs and cats be current on the following vaccinations:

Dogs:
Rabies
DA2PP (Canine Distemper)
Canine Influenza*
Bordetella (Kennel Cough)*

*Please note, dogs who have not previously been vaccinated for Canine Influenza and Kennel Cough will need to have an initial series of 2 vaccinations given 4 weeks apart for maximum coverage. To protect the health of our boarders we require patients receiving these initial vaccines to have the first vaccine given no less than one month prior to boarding.

Cats:
Rabies
FVRCP (Feline Distemper)

Vaccinations must be given at least 7 days prior to the check-in date (note requirements for kennel cough and canine influenza as listed above).  Vaccinations given less than 7 days prior, or vaccinations given for the first time that require a booster, will not provide your pet or other boarders with adequate protection.

If your pet has been vaccinated at another facility, we must have a copy of the current vaccination record in our file prior to your check-in day. It is your responsibility to make sure your previous veterinarian has faxed/emailed this record to us and that we have received it.

Additional Requirements

All pets should be spayed or neutered, over 6 months of age, and have a current Wellness Examination within the past year.  Appointments for overdue wellness exams must be scheduled and performed prior to boarding dates.

We also require all dogs and cats be current on veterinary approved flea and tick preventatives.  If your pet is not current we can administer treatment at the time of admittance.

Before making your boarding reservation, we recommend you tour our facilities to make sure they are the best suited for your pets and their needs.  In general our facilities are best suited for patients requiring medications, older and less active animals, and dogs trained to walk and eliminate on a leash.  Our setup may not meet the needs of some pets, such us puppies under 9 months of age or young and active dogs who need a lot of exercise and activity, dogs which are not house-trained or used to leash-walking, aggressive dogs, or dogs which  are easily stressed.  In these cases a house-sitter/pet-sitter or a larger boarding facility such as Hidden Acres (Rehoboth) may be a better alternative.

 

Boarding services are provided by reservation only.
Drop Off and Pick Up are Monday through Saturday only.  We do not provide boarding to patients under 6 months of age, and have limited availability for dogs over 5o lbs (early reservation may be needed). Please feel free to contact our hospital and speak to one of our veterinary staff members with any questions.

 

Downloadable Boarding Forms:  ***IMPORTANT – Please note: You MUST open the forms with Adobe PDF (see download link below) in order to save any information in the data fields.  Some internet browsers such as Google Chrome can “open” the PDF document, but they will NOT allow you to save any of the information you type into the fields.***

 

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You may submit the boarding form in one of two ways:

1. Complete the Online Form above (recommended).

2. Download the Canine/Feline Boarding Form(s), open the form with the Adobe PDF download available below (NOT Google Chrome), fill out the fields and save the the PDF, then upload the filled forms via the PDF form submission above.  Additionally you can attach the completed PDF form to an email, or print it out and bring it with you at drop-off.

You may save the completed form on your computer and keep it to use later, modifying it as needed.

Please note: you must have Adobe Reader installed on your computer to view files indicated by the pdf_15 icon. Click the image below to get the latest version of Adobe PDF Reader:

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Hours and Location

Hours of operation:

M, W, F   – 8:00am to 6:00pm
Tu, Th    – 9:00am to 8:00pm
Saturday – 9:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday   – Closed

We are closed on the 1st Tuesday of each month from 2:00pm to 4:00pm for staff meetings.

We are located at:

288 Fall River Ave
Seekonk, MA 02771

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Client Reviews

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I have used this vet as far back as I can remember. The staff is extremely kind. They know their job inside and out! I highly recommend anyone seeking a vet should call and try them out for yourself. GREAT!


Everyone who works at Bristol County is so nice. You can tell they hire people who enjoy and love animals. I always appreciate the care that both my dogs receive from the vets at Bristol County. Dr. Ripp and Dr. Richards and their assistants are wonderful. I always feel they listen to me and provide excellent feedback. Thank you to the entire staff at Bristol County!


Great care for your pets from a caring staff and top notch management! Any issues taken to management are taken seriously and quickly resolved, all in addition to skilled doctors and techs.


Dr. Richards puts my furry friend at ease. She understands Sunshine and works with her temperament instead of resorting to restraining her in a towel. It makes the visit much less stressful for both of us!


One can find only the highest level of care and professionalism at BCVH!


All of the folks at this facility have and continue to provide the best care for our much loved feline family members. I never feel rushed when I bring Katie in for her visit. Treatment plans are explained thoroughly as well as the costs. I ALWAYS feel that WE have made the best choice for our pet.


Always a pleasant experience even when my cat is costing me money. That speaks volumes about the care they provide for our furry little family member.