Grooming and Boarding

By May 18, 2011

Chesdin Animal Hospital is happy to provide a great grooming experience. Our groomer, Sherry Braithwaite provides clients with a full service grooming, finishing up your pet with bows and cologne, and returned to you looking and feeling fresher.

Price is based on the size of the animal and the condition of the coat. In order for Sherry to groom an animal, you will need to make an appointment with her by calling Chesdin Animal Hospital at 804-732-6420. On the morning of your grooming appointment you will be able to drop your pet off at the grooming entrance of Chesdin Animal Hospital between the hours of 8am to 9am. Sherry will talk to you about how you would like your animal’s haircut and if there is any other services that your animal will need while in grooming. Once your animal has been groomed, Sherry will call and let you know that your pet is ready and can be picked up. Clients can pick up their animals after Sherry calls at Chesdin Animal Hospital until 6:30pm or Saturday until 1pm. Some additional services that grooming is able to provide is that one of our wonderful doctors can do additional routine care such as heartworm test or vaccines for an additional cost while your animal is in grooming. We ask that the owner be present when their pet is being treated or examined. Cats are only done with sedation and in order to do this we require your cat to have blood work done to insure that he/she is able to tolerate sedation.

Grooming Includes:

  • Bathing
  • Haircut
  • Brushing
  • Nail Trim or nail filing (additional cost)
  • Cleaning ear
  • Plucking ear hair- if needed
  • Anal gland expression- upon request
  • Bows
  • Cologne


  • Appointment
  • Current rabies vaccine
  • Sedation for cats with a current bloodwork/physical by one of our doctors


Our boarding facility is climate controlled with indoor-outdoor runs for larger animals, and cages for our smaller friends. Our staff takes the utmost care to insure that your pet’s stay is a happy and comfortable one. We provide blankets, food and water, indoor and outdoor runs in a safe environment to ensure your animals comfort. We allow the dog to go out into the fresh air several times a day into a fenced in ourdoor run. Smaller dogs in cages are walked in out kennel yard outside throughout the day.


  • Appointment
  • Current rabies vaccination
  • Current DhL shot for canines
  • Current Bordetella – highly recommended to be updated at least 2 weeks prior to boarding
  • Combo shot for felines
  • Any medication your pet is currently prescribed
  • Current phone number where you can be reached if necessary


  • Purina E/N Gastrointestinal Diet dry dog food
  • Friskies canned cat food
  • May bring own food or treats- especially good if your pet is on a special diet

Besides providing us with your animal’s vaccination records you do not have to bring anything additional items. However we know that your separation from your animal can cause some difficulty. You are more than welcomed to bring anything that might make their stay more confrontable for them. You can bring special treats or toys with them, however we are not responsible for any items that may be lost or destroyed. We do our best to see that the items left for your animal are returned to you. We are able to board animals that might need additional care, such as medicating your pet for an additional cost. While staying with us, there is an option to have your pet groomed by our groomer Sherry. Be sure to make an appointment with her when dropping off your pet.

Boarders can be dropped off or picked anytime during our office hours which are Monday-Friday 9am to 6:30pm and Saturday 9am-1pm except during holidays when are hours are subject to change. Price is based on how many nights your animal is with us and the size of your animal. Appointments are necessary and often we book up for holidays early. So if you are planning a trip and would like to board please call us as early as possible.

  • Memorial Day
  • July 4th
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas
  • New Years

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