We at HABH have always been advocates of Stress Free - Fear 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.
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 three walks per day. AT NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE TO YOU! 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 offered for cats that request entertainment at no additional charge. 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 housing and food for your exotic pet. Our specialized, trained staff will clean and sanitize your pet’s environment daily while your exotic is safely housed in one of our incubation units.
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 minimal stress on 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
DNA Screening for genetic disease markers
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 starts with checking the eyes. Then she examines the ears, teeth, and oral cavity. All lymph nodes are palpated, followed by palpation of the abdomen, spine, and joints. An exam of skin, feathers, fur, and scales is included. Listening to the heart and lungs is also performed with every physical exam.
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. Signs of the disease include neurologic and behavior changes.
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. Signs of distemper include respiratory infection, GI disease and muscular twitching. Adenovirus 2 and Parainfluenza cause upper respiratory symptoms. Parvovirus causes severe vomiting and diarrhea (often with blood), and dehydration.
Ø Leptospirosis –
Highly recommended once a year to dogs 16 weeks and older. This virus is carried in standing water and urine of various species. This disease can be transmitted to humans and can be fatal if contracted. Signs of leptospirosis include liver failure, kidney failure, and fever.
Ø Bordatella/Kennel Cough (KC) –
Recommended once a year for dogs who attend boarding facilities, groomers, dog parks, or any time your dog comes in contact with dogs of an unknown history. This can cause severe upper respiratory infection, which produces a hacking cough. It is highly contagious and spreads through respiratory secretions.
Ø Lymes (Borrelia Burgdorferi) –
Recommended once a year for dogs who are exposed to tick (bites) or those who live in high risk areas (EX: New England). This disease is transferred from a tick bite. Signs include fever, decreased appetite, joint pain, and kidney failure.
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, Panleukopenia, 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. Panleukopenia is associated with fever, vomiting, diarrhea, and a decrease in white blood cells.
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 fluid and is common in cats who fight with other outdoor feral cats. It causes high numbers of abnormal white blood cells and immune suppression.
YEARLY FLEA AND HEARTWORM PROTECTION IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR DOGS , CATS, AND FERRETS