Sometimes clients wonder if professional grooming of their pet is really necessary. Matted or excessively long fur could be hiding skin diseases, fleas, ticks, and other potential health risks. While it is nice to have your pet looking its best, our groomer is trained to look for these health concerns and bring them to the doctor’s attention.

Wet dog being groomed

At Kindness Small Animal Hospital, we know regular grooming keeps your pet healthy, happy, and comfortable. We also know your pet is an important member of your family, and we promise to make him or her feel safe and comfortable while in our care.

We are pleased to have a professional groomer on staff, Deke Carr.

Deke the Groomer
Grooming by Deke!

We are proud to announce that Deke Carr has joined the team at Kindness. Deke has been a licensed groomer in the Garland and Richardson area for over 10 years and takes pets by appointment only.

Please call us at (972) 530-5463 to reserve a grooming spot for your pet today!

Kindness Small Animal Hospital does not want you to worry about your pet while you are away. We provide a safe and secure environment for your pet with plenty of play time.

Kindness Animal Hospital Boarding Area

From different size cages and runs for your dog, to condos and cages for your cat, we have a large boarding facility that will accommodate the largest to the smallest of pets. All boarders at Kindness Small Animal Hospital receive the personal attention they need and deserve from our caring staff. Your pet’s comfort and a stress-free stay is our main goal!

Your pet’s health should be your last concern while on vacation. Because Kindness Small Animal Hospital is a veterinary hospital first, we are capable of responding quickly to your pet if the need should arise. Our experienced staff can also safely and reliably administer any medication that is needed. Our doctors are on-call for any after-hour concerns as well.

You may also request grooming, bathing or medical exams while your pet is being boarded.

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Please Note: In an effort to maintain a safe and healthy environment for all animals within our facility, our hospital policy requires that all dogs must be current on their rabies, distemper, parvo and kennel cough vaccinations, and be free of internal and external parasites (they must have had a negative fecal within the last year). In order to be able to play and socialize with other dogs, any dog over 6 months of age must be spayed or neutered.

Cats must be current on their rabies and distemper. They must also be free from fleas.