At Citrus Park Animal, Bird & Exotics Hospital, we understand that boarding your pet can be a stressful situation.  We take extensive measures to ensure your pet is happy, comfortable and safe during their stay with us.  In our Boarding Release Form, we outline all rules and regulations necessary to board your pet with us, and we strongly encourage you to take time to read this form.  Any further questions can be directed to our hospital front desk at 813-920-6656.  Some important points to remember are:

  • We provide premium quality pet food. However, bringing your pet's own food is always recommended to avoid GI upset.
  • All medications your pet is currently taking, must be brought at time of boarding admission with instructions for administration
  • MANDATORY vaccines to board dogs are: Rabies, DHPP, Bordetella, Influenza.
  • MANDATORY vaccines to board cats are: 4in1, Rabies, Bordetella, and current FeLV and FIV or negative status.
  • MANDATORY: your pet must be free of internal/external parasites (upon our examination)
  • Recommended vaccines are: Leptospirosis, Lyme
  • Corona vaccine is also recommended for young puppies
  • In order to protect the health of all pets, every pet boarding with us, upon admission, is required to have a wellness exam, by one of our veterinarians, at a reduced fee.
  • If during exam, external parasites (fleas, ticks, etc) or internal parasites are found, we administer medication at owner's cost in order to make all of our patients' stay as enjoyable as possible
  • All new clients, and all clients boarding for longer than 7 days, will be expected to leave a deposit     

BOARDING FEES:  (per day)


Cage: 0-20 lbs - $40
Cage: 20-50 lbs - $42.50
Runs - $55
Feline - $40
Avian - $40
Rabbit - $35
Ferret- $35
Guinea Pig - $30
Rodent - $25
Reptile - $25

*We highly recommend requesting for a run if your dog is over 40 lbs and will be here longer than a couple of days or if they have a lot of energy and need the space.*

*Requirements for Dogs:
*Must be on Flea and tick prevention & be external parasites free.*
-Current (negative) fecal (within the past 14 days) - At Dr’s discretion
-Current Heartworm test ( within the past 6 months)
- If deemed not current we will retest at owner's expense
*Note:* Also highly recommend leptospirosis vaccine/ Lyme vaccine

Requirements for Cats:
-FVRCP (4-in-1)
*Must be on Flea and tick prevention & be external parasites free.*
-Current (negative) fecal ( within the past 14 days) - At Dr’s discretion
-Current Felv/ FIV test (w/ negative result) (*within the past 6 months) If deemed not current we will retest at owner's expense
Note: Also highly recommend feline leukemia vaccine and heartworm prevention *
*All Boarders: Will receive a mandatory wellness exam by the veterinarian. If during the exam we find any external/ internal parasites and/ or medical concerns, we will attempt to contact you to advise findings and our treatment plan. However, if we cannot reach you, we will administer medications at the owner’s cost. We want to ensure that your pet is happy and is as comfortable as possible while your pet is here.

Thank you for choosing Citrus Park Animal, Bird, & Exotics Hospital! 



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  • "I would recommend this clinic, the doctor is knowledgeable and friendly to my pets. The fees seem fair and they never hesitate to give an estimate if asked. My pets are happy with this Dr. so that makes me happy!"
    S.E. Tampa, FL

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