18 January 2018

Animal Services


The mission of the Carlisle Barracks Veterinary Treatment Facility is to provide the highest quality of veterinary/medical care and preventive medicine to our military families and their pets at a reasonable cost. Animal care services are provided for all active duty, as well as retired service members and their families.  A variety of services are authorized and directed toward preventing, diagnosing, and controlling infectious diseases. All services for privately owned animals are provided on an appointment basis only.

The VET Facility is not equipped to handle: emergencies, hospitalization, surgeries, boarding, or grooming.


Facility Policies:

  1. “No Show” Policy: please notify us as soon as possible if you cannot make your appointment, so that we can accommodate our customers.  This will help us to provide high quality service to the personnel in the area. Chronic “no shows” may result in suspension of veterinary privileges.
  2. All dogs must be either on a leash or in a carrier. All cats must be in a carrier. The pet must be under the owner’s control at all times. NO EXCEPTIONS!
  3. Animals that are used or planned to be used for breeding or profit are not allowed services at the VTF (AR 40-905 Ch3-2(1)).


Animal bites

Any person bitten or scratched by an animal should report to Dunham US Army Health Clinic or off post hospital for treatment and completion of an Animal Bite Report. The offending animal is subject to a physical examination and 10-day quarantine by the attending veterinarian.


PCSing Oversees

Contact the VTF as soon as you are notified that you are PCSing to find out what your pet needs prior to departure. *Be sure to ask about shipping and quarantine requirements; some countries have strict import requirements and may require more than six months preparation time to ensure that all requirements can be met and health certificates issued on time. Please call in advance to schedule appointments for required testing, vaccinations, microchipping and health certificates. Remember to pick up your pet’s records when PCSing to your next duty station. If you no longer own the pet please notify the VTF so your record can be properly disposed of.


Carlisle Barracks VTF FEE Structure

Canine VaccinesFees
DAPP $15.00
Lepto $15.00
Rabies $10.00
Lyme $18.00
Bordetella $18.00
Lyme/Anaplasma Test
Feline VaccinesFees
FVRCP $15.00
Feline Leukemia $18.00
FELV/FIV Heartworm Test $30.00
Other ServicesFees
Fecal Flotation $15.00
Microchip Implantation $25.00
Deworming (Pyrantal) $10.00
Ear Cleaning $8.00
Anal Glands $15.00
Service chargesFees
Wellness Examination (Veterinarian) $25.00
Wellness screening (technician) $10.00
Re-check Examination $15.00
Health Certificate Examination $15.00


A $2 DOD user fee is added to each sales transaction. The transaction fee is mandated by congress.

Payment is due upon completion of services. We accept checks, cash, VISA and MASTERCARD ONLY. There will be no billing of services.


All dogs and cats over 3 months of age residing on Carlisle Barracks must be registered with the VTF within 10 days of arrival. Owners must present military identification and proof of rabies vaccination. All cats and dogs must also have subcutaneous microchip identification. Microchipping is available at the VTF by appointment. Current rabies vaccination on all pets is a Pennsylvania State law.


Referral Clinics:

Veterinary Clinics
Animal Emergency Medical Center, Mechanicsburg (717) 796-2334
Silver Springs Animal Clinic, Mechanicsburg (717) 766-5980
Keystone Mobile Veterinary Hospital (800) 577-9738
Hillmount Animal Clinic, Carlisle (717) 249-7272
Lower Allen Veterinary Clinic, Camp Hill (717) 975-9711
Boiling Springs Animal Hospital, Boiling springs (717) 258-4575

Boarding kennels
The Animal Inn, Carlisle (717) 243-4250    
Foxy Lady Kennels, Carlisle (717 243-1020
Golden Lake recreational Dog Camp, Mechanicsburg (717) 691-1850
Farm-View Kennels, Mechanicsburg (717) 790-9465



Army Regulation 40-905: Veterinary Health Services
USDA Guidelines for traveling overseas with pets
US Army Veterinary Command



A valid military ID; Authorizing use of medical facilities is required for services.



Carlisle Barracks Veterinary Treatment Facility

Phone: (717) 245-4168, Fax: (717) 245-4252
DSN: 242-4168

627 Wright Avenue
Carlisle, PA 17013

Hours of Operation
Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri
9 am - 12 pm & 1 - 3 pm*
Closed: Thurs, Sat & Sun
*Closed the last working day of each month for inventory and on all Federal and Training Holidays.
*Hours may be extended during the summer months for PCS moves.
Please call for more information.