Pet Grooming

Meet Our Master Groomer, Mallory
When your pet is in need of a new look, our pet grooming department has got you covered! On-site professional groomers are available to provide convenient, full-service dog and cat grooming for both medical and cosmetic needs.  Having your pet professionally groomed accomplishes more than just making your pet's coat look nice and shiny. Our groomers work closely with our veterinarians, alerting them to any issues that may be observed with your pet’s skin or coat during their grooming treatment.  Ear cleaning, nail clipping and anal gland expression are included in the bathing and grooming fee. Extra charges may be added for matted coats, medicated shampoos, flea treatments, overgrown coats, and challenging patients which require additional time and/or sedation.  Medicated baths and de-skunking baths are available as well. We recommend that new puppies get groomed at 12 to 16 weeks of age to get the puppy used to the bath, ear cleaning, a minor trim/groom, and nail trim.  The length of time between grooming sessions depends on the breed of dog, but we recommend every 6-12 weeks as a general rule.

What about cats?  They like to be clean too.  Having your cat professionally bathed and groomed keeps the skin and coat healthy and greatly decreases the occurrence of problem hairballs.  Grooming also keeps your cat's hair matt-free.

Prior to grooming, all dogs must have an annual DHLPP and Bordetella Booster and a current Rabies vaccine. All cats should have an annual FVRCP Booster and a current Rabies vaccine.  Appointments are necessary and may be combined with a doctor's visit if requested in advance.  Professional, experienced groomers are available to speak to you about your pet’s specific needs. Grooming appointments are available Monday through Friday.  Bathing appointments can be scheduled 7 days a week. Pet grooming services we provide at our animal hospital include:
  • Bathing
  • Breed cuts
  • De-shedding shampoos and conditioners that work with the FURminator treatment
  • Ear cleaning
  • Expression of anal glands
  • FURminating
  • Sanitary trims
  • Nail trims and filing
If you have questions about our pet grooming services or would like to schedule grooming service for your pet, please contact our team.

Vaccine and Preventative Requirements for Grooming Guests 

All pets are required to be current on all vaccinations in order to schedule a visit with our groomer. Below are the vaccine requirements needed to schedule a grooming appointment:

Pet Grooming in ChristiansburgCats

  • FVRCP
  • Rabies
  • Intestinal parasite exam (every 6 months)
  • Appropriate flea/tick preventative

Dogs

  • DHLPP
  • Bordetella (injectable, intranasal)
  • Rabies
  • Influenza
  • Intestinal parasite exam (every 6 months)
  • Appropriate flea/tick preventive

Patients Requiring Sedation for Grooming

Should your pet require sedation for grooming, we require a current physical exam performed by one of our veterinarians within the last 12 months. In addition, it is highly recommended that patients six years and older as well as those with ongoing medical concerns have bloodwork performed prior to sedation.