The Hill AFB Veterinary Treatment Facility is professionally staffed by a U.S. Army Veterinary Corps Officer and several civilian support personnel. Branch missions include sanitary inspection of military and commercial food establishments, veterinary care of the military working dogs and control of zoonotic disease (those spread from animals to humans). The Veterinary Treatment Facility is open to all active duty military, retired military, and reservists and National Guard members on active duty status. Our services include routine vaccinations, tests for parasites, and treatment of diseases that can be passed to people. Nominal fees are assessed for medical supplies, drugs, and biologics.
One of the primary missions of the Veterinary Treatment Facility is to provide wellness examinations of your pet(s) and the control of animal diseases of potential public health significance. Services offered include:
Heartworm testing and prevention
Feline Leukemia Virus/Feline Immunodeficiency Virus Testing
Parasite testing / treatment
Flea and tick products
Limited outpatient diagnosis / treatment
Microchipping (Permanent I.D.)
Surgical services are limited. No emergency services are provided. If you need this service we recommend that you contact your civilian veterinarian first. In case of emergency, contact your nearest civilian veterinarian. A list of local veterinary hospitals is available upon request.
Animals are seen by appointment only. Appointments can be made during business hours Monday through Thursday from 8am to 12pm - 1pm to 4pm and Friday from 8am to 12pm. Due to high demand, we recommend calling 2 weeks in advance for appointments if at all possible. Feel free to call anytime with questions concerning our clinics.
Exam fee $25 for Doctor and $15 for the Technicians
Health certificates are required for animals traveling out of the state and must be dated within 10 days of travel. To issue a health certificate, the veterinarian must examine the animal. As some overseas sites have extensive regulations, we recommend contacting us as far in advance as possible to ensure your pet(s) meet the requirements.
Home Day Care
Day Care Certificates are required for animals that reside in Home Day Cares. To issue a Day Care Certificate, the veterinarian must examine the animal and analyze a stool sample. The animal must be on year round heartworm/intestinal worm prevention and current on vaccines.
All dogs and cats must be registered at the Veterinary Treatment Facility within 7 working days of moving in to base housing. All dogs and cats must have valid rabies immunization (within the last 12 months) in order to be registered on base. If rabies immunization is needed, the base will provide the immunization at a regular fee. There is no charge or appointment needed to register.
Routine Health Care Guidelines for Dogs
Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus, Coronavirus Vaccination: This vacine is given to puppies at 8,12, and 16 weeks of age. Boosters are required annually.
Rabies Vaccination: This vaccine should be given when the puppy is 12-16 weeks old then repeated 1 year later. Subsequent boosters are given annually if you reside on Hill AFB and every 3 years if you reside in Davis or Weber counties-check with your county of residence for regulations.
Bordatella: This vaccine is recommended for dogs that may be exposed to kennel cough from a variety of sources such as dog shows, obedience classes, boarding kennels, grooming parlors, and dog parks.
Heartworm Prevention: Heartworm Disease does occur in Utah. This clinic recommends that the preventative be given year round. If this recommendation is followed, a Heartworm Test will only be required annually. If you only give the preventative during the summer months, we will require the test be repeated each spring before restarting the preventative.
Routine Health Care Guidelines for Cats
Feline Rhinotrachetis virus-Calicivirus-Panleukopenia vaccination: This vaccine is given to kittens at 8 and 12 weeks of age. Boosters are required annually.
Rabies Vaccination: This vaccine should be given when the kitten is 12 - 16 weeks old. Subsequent boosters are given every three years.
Feline Leukemia Virus: All kittens and newly acquired cats should be tested for this virus. Feline leukemia virus vaccination is recommended only for cats with a high likelihood of exposure, i.e. outdoor cats and those in multiple cat households.