Knapp Veterinary Hospital, Inc.

596 Oakland Park Avenue
Columbus, OH 43214


Dog & Cat Boarding, Bathing, and Other Services

- Knapp Veterinary Hospital - Columbus, Ohio

**Please call to schedule an appointment for any of these services**

The following vaccinations are required to be up to date:

  • Dogs
    • Rabies[1]
    • DA2PP (Distemper/Parvovirus)
    • Bordetella
    • Canine Influenza
  • Cats
    • Rabies[1]
    • FVRCP (Distemper/Upper Respiratory)

Dog & Cat Boarding

We offer boarding as a service to our clients. Please call in advance to make an appointment, especially around the holidays. Weather permitting, all dogs are exercised in our outdoor runs 3 to 4 times per day. Grates and blankets are provided to all boarding pets as needed.

Please be prepared with the following when dropping off your pet:


  • Food - You are not required to bring your own pet food; however, we don't carry all the special diets here. We will use Hills Science Diet for Sensitive Stomachs if you don't bring food with your pet.
  • Any Medications needed (pills, insulin, sub-q fluids, etc.).
    • Please bring all medications in original, appropriately labeled containers. Do not put multiple medications in the same container.
  • An emergency contact phone number where you or another responsible party may be reached.
  • We will need to know if we can treat your pet for any conditions that may occur or if you would like to be contacted first. Examples include vomiting, diarrhea, checking ears/skin, etc.
    • If an emergency arises we will immediately try to stabilize your pet unless a written DNR (do not resuscitate) order was signed at drop off.
  • Please take your leashes, collars, and cat carriers with you after dropping off your pet. We are not responsible for any lost or missing items.

Bathing & Other Services

We do NOT offer professional grooming services, however, we do provide the following services to our clients:

  • Bath with Nail Trim (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays only)
  • Clip/Shave Mats
  • Nail Trims
  • Anal Gland Expression
  • Beak/Wing/Nail Trim for Birds


[1] In accordance with Franklin county law, all dogs and cats are required to be vaccinated against the rabies virus. Giving the vaccine is considered a medical procedure and only healthy pets should be vaccinated. The physical examination ensures the health of your pet and, therefore, safety in receiving the vaccination.