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Boarding and Grooming


Professional grooming is available by appointment Monday through Friday. Our groomer, Shawna, has nearly 30 years of experience with all breeds. She can make your pet look his or her best! Whether it’s a routine groom or one for a special occasion, Shawna can work with you to meet your needs. And pets really love her!

Dog Boarding

Here at Waconia Veterinary Clinic, we offer a traditional boarding experience. Ranging in sizes from 12 to 32 square feet, our runs are indoors, climate controlled and have easy to clean epoxy or acrylic floor surfaces. Dogs are walked individually at least twice daily by our kennel staff in an outdoor fenced area.

For the safety of all animals in our care, we require that all vaccinations be up to date. Dogs must also have a current negative stool test.

Although a 24-hour attendant is not on on-duty, boarders are periodically monitored throughout their stays, including non-clinic hours/ weekends. They are individually kenneled; however pets from the same household may be allowed to stay together in the same run.

We encourage pets who have not previously boarded to schedule a “trial day-board” prior to a longer scheduled reservation.  Cost is minimal and allows evaluation of your pet’s experience and helps us ensure your pet will do well during its stay.

Please bring your own food if your pet has a specific dietary need. You are welcome to bring your pet’s personal supplies, but we ask you keep this to a minimum. For your convenience, we maintain a supply of toys and bedding material for your pet’s use.

Optimizing the Boarding Experience

To provide a quality boarding experience for pets and their owners, we must limit our boarding services to the following:
• Pets weighing less than 120 pounds.
• Spayed females and unspayed females who are not in heat.
• Neutered male (and well behaved intact males).

We are not able to board pets with uncontrolled behavioral issues (including, but not limited to previous bite history, uncontrolled separation anxiety, fence chewers or aggressive pets).

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Office Hours

Day Morning Afternoon
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
7:00am 7:00am 7:00am 7:00am 7:00am 7:30am Closed
6:00pm 6:00pm 6:00pm 6:00pm 6:00pm 1:00pm Closed

After hours emergency service is available by calling the Affiliated Emergency Veterinary Service in Eden Prairie. They may be reached at 952-942-8272.

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