For veterinary care for your pet, check out the MacDill AFB Veterinary Clinic. Located right behind the Exchange Mall at 7804 Blackbird St, Bldg 936, the clinic is easy to find. The clinic is housed in a new modern facility. Personnel with a military ID card with hospital privileges can use the clinic services. The clinic specializes in immunizations, heartworm testing, microchipping and outpatient services for the control of animal diseases transmissible to people. Health Certificates are also available for animals that will be traveling. If you getting ready to PCS overseas, then stop by the Clinic and they can help with everything you need to know and what to do to bring your pet overseas! They will help you save a lot of money and can help you with any questions that you have. Surgery is not done at this clinic. However, you can purchase medications and over the counter items to include flea and tick control, heartworm prevention medication, shampoos, tartar control chews and vitamins and prescription medications. Vaccines are now being divided into two classes. ‘Core’ vaccines for dogs are those that should be given to every dog. ‘Non-core’ vaccines are recommended only for certain dogs. Whether to vaccinate with non-core vaccines depends upon a number of things including the age, breed, and health status of the dog, the potential exposure of the dog to an animal that has the disease, the type of vaccine and how common the disease is in the geographical area where the dog lives or may visit. If you’re not sure what immunizations your pet should have, you can call the clinic or stop by to ask questions. Dogs should have an update to date rabies shot and bordetella shot if they are going to be boarded. Cats should have an up to date rabies shot and several other types of recommended immunizations. Heartworm medication is recommended in Florida. All services require an appointment which can be made by calling 828-3558. The Clinic is open Mon-Fri from 8am to 4pm. The Clinic is closed the last work day of every month for training.
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