Boarding & Grooming

At Academy Pet Hospital, we believe that quality veterinary care is about more than just administering medical treatments and conducting check ups. It’s just as important that we provide for your pet’s other needs as well, to create a more well-rounded approach to caring for your companion. To that end, we are happy to offer full service boarding and professional grooming services as an added benefit to our valued clients. It’s just another way that we aim to not only meet your animal care needs, but to exceed them at every turn.


Sure, you’d love to bring your pet with you everywhere you go, but in many situations, that’s simply not possible. Why worry about having to line up pet care for the next time you have to leave town when you can bring your companion to us, where they will be surrounded by familiar faces? Our full service boarding will provide your pet with all of the care, amenities and TLC he or she needs to feel right at home while you’re gone!

At Academy Pet Hospitals’ boarding facility, we treat pets with the same level of care and consideration as we would our very own furry friends – we feed, nurture and lavish them with attention. Our highly qualified kennel attendants do the same when you can’t be there. We provide tender loving care and special, one-on-one time, pampering each guest in whatever way makes them feel the happiest, whether it be a relaxing brushing or just some pure, unabashed cuddling. Guests also receive plenty of supervised outdoor playtime to keep them happy and active.

Accommodations are spacious and comfortable and feature all of the creature comforts your pet could need to settle in for a wonderful stay. Feline guests can enjoy the privacy and safety of a quiet stay in our Cat Condos, which are completely separate from our canine boarding area. Whatever your boarding needs – whether it’s for a few days or a longer period of time, why not let Academy Pet Hospital become your pet’s home away from home?


External health is equally as important as internal health for our animal companions. Regular grooming can help to keep your pet’s skin healthy and his or her coat shiny and clean. It can also reduce or eliminate many of the unpleasantries associated with sharing your home with a pet, such as shedding and dander. More importantly, grooming can make your pet more confident and a much more accepted member of the family. Academy Pet Hospital offers full service, professional grooming for all breeds of dogs and cats.

Does your dog or cat need a haircut, a nail trim or an ear cleaning? We’ve got it covered. Or, if you really want to pamper your pet, why not treat them to a luxurious bath? Our special, cleansing baths remove dirt, debris and that unpleasant pet odor. Your pet will feel fresh and revitalized and you’ll have a much cleaner companion. If scratching is a problem, our medicated baths contain soothing agents that stop the itching. Whatever your pet grooming needs, our experienced groomers will have your pet looking, smelling and feeling their very best in no time!

Academy Pet Hospital proudly uses Smokey Mountain Pet Shampoos and Conundrum Pet Products in our grooming/boarding facility!

Smoky Mountains Naturals and Conundrum shampoos are specialty pet skin and fur recipes made from people-grade ingredients. They cut grease without drying pet’s skin, eliminating itching and scratching after bathing. Finished coats will be shiny, healthy and luxurious with a fresh, clean scent. Smoky Mountains Naturals and Conundrum Pet Products are made with a “gentle chemistry, not harsh chemicals” philosophy. Both shampoos are made locally in Bryson City, North Carolina.