We at HABH have always been advocates of Stress Free visits. See our "frequently asked questions" page for more information. No automatic muzzling, no aggressive restraint, no breed discrimination.
Enjoy peace of mind knowing your pet is being cared for in the cleanest and safest environment possible. Only trained technicians are involved in the care and treatment of your pets while boarding. Homosassa Animal and Bird Hospital has monitored security and fire systems. If your pet has a complicated medical condition or needs daily medications, our staff has the expertise to provide the care needed. Admissions and discharges are available from 8:00am to 5:30pm, Monday through Friday, and Weekends from 9:00am to 1:00pm. Rates are based on species and/or body weight. All pets are checked for fleas at admission, and treated if needed to keep our hospitalized and boarding patients parasite-free.
DOGS: Your dog will be housed in the cleanest environment possible. Physical contact between dogs is avoided to protect your pet from disease exchange and injury. All dogs receive A MINIMUM of three walks per day. All dogs staying with us seven nights or longer receive a complimentary bath, nail trim, and ear cleaning on the day before discharge. Safe and sanitary toys are also provided at no cost. We require all canine boarders to be current on Rabies, Distemper/Parvo, and Bordatella vaccines and have a current fecal parasite check
CATS: Your cat will be housed in a single cat unit or multi-level condo based on your preference. Boarding cats are kept in a separate area away from dogs. Your furry friend will not be frightened by barking. All cats are provided with fresh litter pans twice daily. Safe and sanitary toys are also provided, as well as individual attention from our stsff members. We require all feline boarders to be current on Rabies and Distemper vaccines and have a current fecal parasite check.
AVIAN & EXOTICS: Birds are housed in owner provided individual units separate from other pets. Social interaction with trained staff members is provided daily. We prefer your pet’s regular diet be provided, however our facility is equipped to supply special needs. All cages, perches, and toys are sanitized daily.
A variety of exotic pets - from rabbits to reptiles - are also welcome guests. We request you provide appropriate food for your exotic pet, and housing if needed. Our specialized, trained staff will clean and sanitize your pet’s environment daily while your exotic is safely housed with us. Those pets on medications will receive those medications and treatments on schedule by our staff.
Dr. Hall is well-versed in avian/exotic medicine and husbandry. Any medical needs or treatments your pet may have can be easily and capably supplied.
Professional Dental Cleaning
Your pet’s oral health is very important not only for their teeth, but for their internal health as well. General anesthesia allows us to perform a deep cleaning of each individual tooth with no stress to the patient.
We offer several in-house tests that will aide in an accurate, fast diagnostic and treatment plan. Some of our in-house diagnostics include:
HIGH RESOLUTION Digital Radiography
Ultrasound Consultation with a board certified specialist in our office
Blood Pressure Screening
Complete Blood Laboratory (mammal & avian)
Rapid In-House testing for Pancreatic Function, Thyroid hormone Levels, and Diabetic Screening
Intestinal Parasite and Bacterial examinations
Glaucoma, Ulceration, and Dry Eye Screening
Yearly Physical Exam and Vaccines
Prevention is the key to a long healthy life. Yearly physical examinations, vaccines, and wellness blood work are extremely important to your pet’s health. Even if your pet appears healthy, a physical exam can reveal subtle changes that you may not recognize. Vaccinating is important to prevent the spread of disease to other animals. Citrus and surrounding counties have active Rabies virus, Distemper virus, and Parvo virus EACH YEAR. Wellness blood work will test organ functions, which can detect early signs of disease. Listed below are some of the vaccines we offer:
Required at least once a year. Dr. Hall performs a thorough physical exam that goes from head to toe for ALL species.
VACCINATIONS FOR ALL PETS ARE DECIDED UPON AFTER A PHYSICAL EXAMINATION, AND A DISCUSSION BETWEEN YOU, THE OWNER, AND DR. HALL FOR WHAT IS IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE PET AND DISEASE THREAT.
Ø Rabies (RV) –
Required by law once a year. This is a fatal virus that is transmitted from infected animal bites or scratches. Rabies can be contracted by all warm-blooded animals, including humans.
Ø Distemper, Adenovirus 2, Parvovirus, Parainfluenza (DA2P-P) –
Highly recommended once a year. Considered standard care for adult dogs. This is a combination vaccine that will protect your dog against some of the most common and highly contagious diseases. Unfortunately, both parvo virus and distemper virus are common in our native wildlife population, and those pets that are unvaccinated are at considerable risk of infection. Both viruses can be fatal.
Ø Leptospirosis –
Highly recommended once a year to dogs 16 weeks and older. This virus is carried in standing water and urine of several species. This disease can be transmitted to humans thriugh infected body fluids. More likely to occur after flooding, or during hurricane season, but in wildlife urine at all times of the year. Signs of leptospirosis include liver failure, kidney failure, fever, and joint pain.
Ø Bordatella/Kennel Cough (KC) –
Recommended once a year for dogs who attend day care, boarding facilities, groomers, dog parks, or any time your dog comes in contact with dogs of an unknown history. This can cause an upper respiratory infection, which produces a hacking cough. It is highly contagious and spreads through respiratory secretions..
CIV (canine influenza=flu vaccine) - Recommended for dogs that travel or go to (dog) shows, or in the event of an outbreak.
Ø Rabies (RV) –
Required by law once a year. (See description above)
Ø Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, , and Chlamydia (FVRCPC)–
Highly recommended once a year. Considered standard care for cats. This vaccine is also given to kittens every three weeks from 8-14 weeks old. Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, and Chlamydia cause severe upper respiratory and eye infections.
Ø Feline Leukemia (FeLV) –
Recommended once a year to cats with outdoor access, exposure to stray cats, or multi-cat households. This disease is transferred through body fluids and is common in cats who fight or breed with other outdoor or stray cats. It is a cat only virus, which will eventually cause immune suppression and the inability to fight off infection/disease.
YEARLY FLEA AND HEARTWORM PROTECTION IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR DOGS , CATS, AND FERRETS