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Adoptions

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We provide for our fosters through our Florence Nightengale Foster Account. The account provides core vaccines, spay/neutering if old enough, felv/fiv tests for cats, heartworm prevention for dogs and any other medications they may need while they are with us.

This account helps to offset expenses so we can keep our adoption fees to a minimum.

If you would like to make a donation so we can continue to help animals in the community you may mail a check to:

Cumberland Valley Veterinary Clinic

17747 Virginia Avenue
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Memo line: Florence Nightengale

You can see any pets we have for adoption by visiting us at www.petfinder.com/shelters/MD290.

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Veterinary Specialist Referrals

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Our experienced team of veterinarians and veterinary technicians provides many services at our clinic, ranging from routine to advanced procedures. Although we handle the majority of your pet’s medical and surgical needs in-house, we occasionally refer patients to veterinary specialists or specialty clinics when advanced training or equipment will be beneficial.

Board-certified specialists, such as oncologists, ophthalmologists, and neurologists, have extensive experience and training in a particular area of veterinary medicine or surgery. Specialty clinics and university-affiliated referral centers have specialized equipment to perform procedures that are not routinely performed by general veterinary practitioners.

We make referral decisions because we want to ensure that our patients receive the highest standard of care and best possible outcome. Be assured that when we refer a patient to another hospital, we continue to stay involved with his or her care, consulting with the treating specialist and often providing any needed follow-up care and rehabilitation.

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Microchip Pet Identification

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Imagine if your dog or cat got lost. You’d want to give him or her the best chance of getting home. With microchipping, you can.

Microchipping is a safe, permanent way to identify your pet in case he or she becomes lost. A microchip, which is a tiny device about the size and shape of a grain of rice, is placed just under the loose skin at the back of the neck. When a lost dog or cat without an ID tag is found, a veterinarian or veterinary technician will use a handheld microchip scanner to check for a chip. If the pet has one, it will transmit its ID number to the scanner via a low-frequency radio wave. The veterinary hospital or shelter then calls the chip manufacturer, retrieves the pet owner’s contact information, and calls the owner.

Even the most responsible pet owners can’t always guarantee their pet won’t get lost. A leash could break or slip out of your hand, a pet could push through a screen door or window, or a contractor or friend might accidentally leave a door or gate open.

We recommend that you use a microchip, along with a collar and ID tag, to identify your pet. An ID tag is still a reliable identification method. Pets that have tags with current contact information are more likely to not end up in shelters and tend to get home faster than those without tags. However, collars and ID tags aren’t permanent and can be removed (overnight or for grooming); pets can also lose them. With a microchip, your pet will have a much better chance of being identified and returned to you. Pets without microchips that end up in shelters may be adopted out to another family or even euthanized.

Please contact us to schedule an appointment to microchip your pet. Although we hope your pet never becomes lost, we want you to be prepared. We can also suggest a plan to have in place so if your pet does go missing, you’ll be able to act quickly.

We can microchip ferrets, rabbits, birds, and other companion animals, too!

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Boarding

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Boarding Hours

Monday through Sunday 8:00 am- 11:00 am & 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Staff at Cumberland Valley Veterinary Clinic understands that boarding can be stressful for both the owner and your family pet, so we want to make this experience as comfortable as possible for you. Closed all major holidays-no drop off or pick up.

We offer:

  • Clean accommodations in a modern climate controlled hospital.
  • Runs and cages that are sanitized on a daily basis.
  • A building that is protected by locked doors, an intrusion alarm, and a fire detection system.
  • An animal loving, friendly, and well trained staff.

Boarding Policy

  1. All dogs must have current immunizations against Rabies, Distemper (DHLPP), Kennel Cough (Bordetella). These vaccines need to be given at least 48 hours prior to boarding. All dogs must have a current yearly exam.
  2. All cats must have current immunizations against Rabies and Distemper (FVRCP). These vaccines need to be given at least 48 hours prior to boarding. All cats must have a current yearly exam.
  3. If your pet is current on vaccines or exams at another veterinary clinic, please bring records to avoid duplication.
  4. All animals must have a Fecal Examination for internal parasites within the last 6 months or annually if on heartworm preventative. All animals positive for intestinal parasites will be treated at the owners expense.
  5. Clean up baths are available for a discounted rate at owners request (canine small $15, canine medium $20, canine large $25 and feline $22). However if your pet is boarding more than 3 days or your pet has soiled on itself while boarding and we feel that a clean up bath is necessary you will be responsible for the charge.
  6. Animals will be admitted and discharged ONLY during regular boarding hours. Drop off and pick up times are as follows.
    • 7 Days a week, 8:00am – 11:00am & 4:00pm – 7:00pm
    • **We are closed for major holidays for boarding pick-up and drop off**
  7. Any animal that requires veterinary attention will receive it at our discretion, and at the owner’s expense.
  8. An emergency telephone number should be left at the clinic.
  9. Animals requiring significant medication or treatments will be charged appropriate fees. There is no charge for the administration of heartworm preventative, flea products or vitamins.
  10. Please inform us if you are not happy with the way your pet is cared for. Your satisfaction and your pet’s well-being are our primary concern.
  11. Please be aware that your pet’s diet may have varied while away from home. They may have barked at other animals; or the temperature and humidity may have been slightly different from your home. This can create problems such as sore throats, tonsillitis, or diarrhea. We seek to prevent such problems, but you must understand that these problems do develop. Owners will be charged appropriate fees for all treatments and medication needed for reasons that are not directly under our control.
  12. Boarding Rates:
    • Cats – $20 per night
    • Standard Dog Suite $26 – per night
    • Luxury Dog Suite $35 – per night
  13. Medical boarding is offered, contact the office for pricing.
  14. There is a 25% discount offered for additional pets boarding in the same space.
  15. Please bring your pet’s food with you. We supply basic bedding, kong toys and treats (unless you specify specific dietary needs). You are welcome to bring additional bedding if desired.