Local

August 10, 2012

D-M Vet Clinic gives affordable care for military pets

Airman 1st Class Saphfire Cook
355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

To most, pets are considered members of their families. Military members are no different when it comes to caring and loving their animal companions. The D-M Veterinary Clinic helps ensure that these family members stay healthy and happy.

The Vet Clinic services active-duty, guard, reserve and retiree pets.

“We do basic preventative care, such as check-ups, vaccinations and exams.” said Janell Burcal, D-M Vet Clinic operations tech-nician. “The main thing we help our military members with is getting their pets ready for overseas travel.”

The staff is made up of two operations technicians, one veterinarian and two animal technicians.

“We provide affordable care for pets because they are such an important part of the morale and emotional stability of military members.” Burcal said. “It’s great to have an animal that loves you and is always excited to see you when you get home. To be able to provide affordable care so that military members can afford to have pets is a valuable service.”

In addition to privately owned animals, the Vet Clinic is the care provider for work-ing dogs, both for the 355th Security Forces Squadron and Border Patrol.“They’re such a different creature when it comes to general animal care because they’re trained to work,” Burcal said. “It’s probably one of the biggest perks of the job, interacting with the working dogs and getting to know their handlers.”With only a staff of five, the Vet Clinic sees about 30 pets a day.“

Our first mission is the government-owned animals,” Burcal said. “They have such an important job and it’s a job that is probably unmatched across the world. They can’t build machines to do what those dogs do. And without us, they wouldn’t be able to work at peak performance.”

Located in Bldg. 2712, the Vet Clinic is open Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Animals are seen by appoint-ment Monday-Thursday and over-the-coun-ter medicines sales are available on Fridays.

For any questions or to schedule an appointment, contact the Vet Clinic at 520-228-3529.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
(U.S. Air Force Illustration by Airman 1st Class Cheyenne Morigeau)

Don’t become a target

Considering recent threats against Americans and the exponential growth of social media use, becoming a target of an adversary is easier than ever. Operations Security is a process that identifies unclassified, critical informa...
 
 
BreastCancerAwareness_pict

An Airman’s story: My mother didn’t fight alone

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. – His green eyes frantically searched the crowd for his dying mother. During his final pass and review at basic military training (BMT) he saw her in the stands, cheering him on. A year later, ...
 
 

Fire Prevention Week 2014

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski) Sparky the Fire Dog, National Fire Protection Association spokesdog, and members from the 355th Fire Emergency Services flight taught children from the Child Development Center how to stop, drop and roll at Davis-Monthan, Oct. 8. The 355th FES conducted several events in conjunction with Fire...
 

 

Troops to Teachers helps Airmen serve after separation

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – For many service members who are separating from the military, finding employment that utilizes prior training or skills gained while serving can be difficult. For Airmen who are honorably discharged from their military commitment and have an interest in ‘serving’ again as an educational instructor, the Troops to Teachers program is...
 
 

Military Tuition Assistance Program implements changes for FY15

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. – Air Force active duty Airmen who want to take advantage of the military assistance programs for voluntary education in the coming academic year can expect several changes that were implemented on Oct. 1, 2014. The new Air Force Credentialing Opportunities Online, also referred to as AF COOL, will take the place...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin