"If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then giving Fido only two of them." ~Phil Pastoret

"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself."- Josh Billings


We understand how difficult it can be to leave your pet, whether it’s for a long weekend or an extended vacation. After all, he or she is a beloved family member that should be treated with extra special care. That’s why, at Petchester Veterinary, we offer a unique medical boarding experience. We board only a small number of animals at a time so that your pet will receive more individualized medical attention. Our staff all have experience working with various kinds of animals and their primary interest is ensuring your pet’s health, comfort, and safety.

Medical Boarding


Types of Boarders and Boarding Requirements


We welcome dogs, cats, birds, and exotic pets to board with us. Since we are a veterinary hospital, we do try and give priority to our existing patients especially those with medical conditions that need specialized veterinary care. All dogs and cats must have had a complete physical examination at our hospital within the last 2 years. Dogs must be current on their rabies, DHPP, and Bordetella vaccines. They also need to have had a negative fecal test in the last 6 months. Cats must be current on their rabies and FVRCP and FeLV vaccines. They must also have had a negative fecal test within the last year. We kindly request that all dogs and cats also be on flea/tick preventive for everyone’s protection. You may download a Medical Boarding Form to complete in advance.


Boarding Facilities


For canines, we offer several different sized kennels as well as multiple full-size runs. Whether you have a Chihuahua or a Great Dane, we will ensure your dog is comfortable. Because we are in a more urban setting in Eastchester, NY, dogs are walked on a leash at least three times a day. This means dogs are guaranteed to get exercise, as opposed to being relegated to a fenced-in area like many dog boarding facilities do. For cats, we have a quiet, dedicated cat room equipped with comfortable bi-level condominiums which keep litterbox and resting areas separate. To schedule medical boarding, please contact us.




Medical and Hygienic Baths


While you’re away, it’s a perfect time to catch your pet up on any necessary veterinary care. From annual vaccinations and dental cleanings to nail trims and pet baths. This way, your pet will return home healthy and clean.


We offer various hygienic and medical pet bathing services. Bathing dogs and cats can be necessary for skin disorders, ectoparasite elimination, or for hygienic purposes which all require different types of treatments. Please provide a complete history of your pet so that the most suitable treatment can be chosen. For more information about bathing fees and/or to schedule an appointment, please feel free to contact us.