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730 Hibbard Rd., Wilmette IL 60091

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Boarding and Bathing Services

The Kennels at Christensen Animal Hospital in Wilmette offer safe, loving, veterinarian-supervised dog and cat boarding for the pets of Wilmette, Winnetka, Glenview and Kenilworth.  Our professional, friendly boarding team will take great care of your pet. 

Alternative that will make them feel at home and you feel at ease while you are away.

Our Kennels Offer:

  • Care by a highly trained technical and kennel staff
  • Access to outdoor runs for larger animals
  • Medication administration
  • Bathing, grooming, nail trims, ear cleanings, etc while boarding
  • Early drop-offs and late pickups for your convenience
  • Exotic boarding
  • Most importantly, a review of medical history and problems by a technician and doctor team to assure that your pet gets the care that is specific to his needs while you are away

Please call in advance to book your pet’s stay with us and you may begin the process by downloading our Boarding Form. For more information call Christensen Animal Hospital in Wilmette today at 847-251-2600.

As all pets must be vaccinated according the the chart below, please submit a request to learn of your pet’s vaccine status in plenty of time to ready them for their stay. Any pet who is missing vaccines will not be able to board with us in order to maintain their safety and the safety of all other boarding pets.  We appreciate your understanding.

Our Vaccines Required Are:

  • Canines:
    • Rabies 1 yr or 3 yr
    • Leptospirosis
    • DA2PP – Distempter, Adenovirus Type 2, Parainfluenza, and Parvo Virus
    • Bordetella/Parainfluenza
    • Canine Influenza H3N2
    • Negative fecal within the last 6 months
  • Felines:
    • Rabies 1 yr or 3 yr
    • FVRCP – Feline Rhinotracheitis, Calici, Panleukopenia
    • Negative fecal within the last 6 months

Kennel Cough

Recently there has been a significant outbreak of Kennel Cough in the Chicago land area. There have even been cases reported in pets that are current on their Kennel Cough vaccine.  We have seen two cases in the past two weeks as outpatients, but none in our boarding facility. The current vaccine may not be 100% effective in preventing this particular strain of Kennel cough.  We will make every effort to minimize risks to all patients.

Important points to help protect your pets and those within our hospital:

  • Due to the outbreak, we highly encourage that if your pet hasn’t had the Intranasal Bordatella vaccine in the last 6 months to get it boostered
  • We also do not recommend your pet being taken to doggie daycare or grooming at this time
  • As always, all patients will receive a physical examination upon intake to identify any illness. Please bear in mind that a patient who has been recently exposed and appears perfectly healthy, could still be ill with kennel cough.  This means that because of the regional outbreak, there is an increased risk of kennel cough for this particular season.
  • Sick patients will be placed in isolation.  Isolation space is limited.
  • Please advise our staff upon boarding intake if your pet has recently been to daycare, boarding, or grooming.
  • If you feel as though your dog is exhibiting symptoms (coughing, lethargy, decreased appetite), please call our facility prior to boarding, and as soon as possible.
  • Should your pet become ill with Kennel Cough while boarding despite our best efforts to minimize potential, you will be responsible for all fees incurred for diagnosis and treatment.
  • Please feel free to call with any questions.  847 251 2600

Thank you for helping us keep pets safe this spring break,
Your friends at Christensen Animal Hospital



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