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The mission of the Fort Meade Veterinary Treatment Facility is to provide the highest quality veterinary care and preventive medicine to our military families and their pets at a reasonable cost.  

It is the goal of Veterinary Services to make our services available to as many authorized individuals as possible.  The availability of services is based on mission requirements, time constraints, and personnel.

Facility Policies

  • ALL animals must be on a leash or in a carrier.
  • It is the installation policy to have your pet registered with the VTF within ten (10) days following arrival, purchase of a new pet, or change in ownership of an already registered pet.  Failure to do so will result in delays in making appointments.  The VTF needs to be notified as soon as possible if your pet is lost or passes away.  For more information on animal control policies for Fort Meade, see FGGM Regulation 40-22.
  • All pets that reside on the installation and/or are seen at the VTF must be current on Rabies vaccination.  If the pet resides on the installation, it must also have a readable microchip recorded in our computer system.
  • Per AR 40-905, veterinary services will not be provided in support of commercial operations that breed or raise animals for sale or profit.  Spaying and neutering are highly encouraged.
  • Children of all ages are permitted in the VTF when accompanied by a parent.  Proper supervision is required.  If we feel your child is in a situation that is dangerous for them or an animal, we may ask you to reschedule for a different time.
  • Please respect the time of staff members and other clients by arriving on time for your appointment.  Missed appointments (“No Shows”), same day cancellations, and arriving late deny other individuals and their pets the opportunity to be seen.
    a. If you are unable to attend your scheduled appointment, please notify the VTF at 301-677-1300 at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled appointment time.  If you find you will be unexpectedly late, please call to confirm that your pet can still be seen or if the appointment needs to be rescheduled.  Same day cancellations are treated as “No Shows”.
    b. “No Show” Policy:
    (1) The first missed appointment will result in a notation in your chart and a phone call to the client.
    (2) With a second missed appointment, rescheduling must be done in person with the NCOIC of the VTF.
    (3) If there is a third missed appointment, rescheduling must be done with the OIC of the VTF.
    (4) Accumulation of three (3) missed appointments and/or same day cancellations within a twelve (12) month period may result in suspension of your veterinary privileges and a letter to the sponsor’s commander.

  • It is highly recommended that a FAVN (Rabies antibody blood test) be drawn six (6) months prior to your Permanent Change of Station (PCS), especially if you may be moving OCONUS.  This is a stringent requirement to all countries that are rabies free (e.g. Japan, Guam, Australia, and including Hawaii).  Please call the VTF for country specific requirements.

The Vet Facility is not equipped to handle:  emergencies, hospitalization, most surgeries, boarding, or grooming. The Veterinary Treatment Facility occasionally is able to offer minor surgeries, spays, and neuter surgeries pending other mission requirements.

Price List

(as of Oct 2014) *prices subject to change

A $2 DOD User Fee is added to each sales transaction. This transaction fee is mandated by US Army Public Health Command.


  • Veterinarian Exam*  $35   

  • Vaccinations
  • Rabies: $10
    FVRCP: $15
    Feline Leukemia: $18

  • Felv/FIV Combo test: $30
  • * All patients are seen by a veterinarian.  Some vaccinations may need boosters which require more than one visit within a four week period. 

  • Veterinarian Exam*  $35   

  • Vaccinations
  • Rabies: $10
    Distemper/Parvo (DAP): $15
    Bordetella  (kennel cough): $18
    Lyme: $18
    Influenza: $18
    Leptospirosis: $18
    SNAP Test: $25

    * All patients are seen by a veterinarian.  Some vaccinations may need boosters which require more than one visit within a four week period. 

  • Service Charge: $2  
  • Fecal Test (Intestinal Parasites): $15
  • Microchip Implant: $25
  • Health Certificates (non-PCS): $35

  • * Other services available as needed. 



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

Stray Policy

All issues regarding stray animals are handled by the Fort Meade Police and Animal Control.  Animals found unattended, running free, or not under control of the owner will be reported to the Fort Meade Police Desk, (301) 677-6622. 

Referral Clinics

In the event of an emergency, owners are advised to seek civilian veterinarian care.  The Fort Meade VTF or U.S. Army Veterinary Command does not make direct referral or endorsement to any establishment.  The numbers listed below are near Fort Meade:

Veterinary Clinics Phone:
24H Emergency Animal Hospital of Ellicott City 410-750-1177
24H Anne Arundel Emergency Clinic, Annapolis 410-974-6306
Odenton Veterinary Hospital, Odenton 410-674-3266
Rocky Gorge Animal Hospital, Laurel 301-776-7744
Severn Square Animal Hospital, Severn 410-551-3702
Telegraph Road Animal Hospital, Severn 410-551-3100
Boarding Kennels Phone:
Fieldstone Animal Inn 410-647-6516
Noah’s Ark, Millersville 410-969-0100
Country Critters, Glen Burnie 410-787-9592
Cozy Canine Camp, Crownsville 410-923-2010
Animal Shelters Phone:
Anne Arundel Animal Control, Millersville 410-222-8900
Howard County Animal Control, Columbia 410-313-2780
SPCA of Anne Arundel, Annapolis 410-268-4388
Maryland SPCA, Baltimore 410-235-8826
Humane Society of Baltimore, Reistertown 410-833-8848
Low Cost Spay and Neuter Programs Phone:
Animal Advocates of Howard County 410-880-2488
Animal Welfare Society, Columbia MD 410-465-4350
Humane Society of Baltimore County 410-833-4480
Spay Spa & Neuter Nook 443-607-6496


Anne Arundel Animal Control

USDA Guidelines for traveling overseas with pets


Import Requirements:

USDA Import Requirements (listed by country)

US Army Public Health Command Pet Import/Export Requirements


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