The Ansbach Veterinary Facility assists with taking care of Army pets' needs. Services include registration, routine vaccinations and wellness visits, basic sick-call, microchipping, diagnostic laboratory testing (blood work, fecal parasite screening, heartworm tests, and more), X-ray and ultrasound services, and health certificates. The clinic will see dogs, cats, and small mammals such as guinea pigs and rabbits. According to garrison policy, all pets housed on post must be registered no later than two weeks after arrival. The signed, completed registration form must then be returned to the housing office within five business days to confirm registration.

The Ansbach Veterinary Treatment Facility does NOT see walk-ins except for designated walk-in days, which are announced on the facility's FACEBOOK PAGE. Contact the office beforehand to ensure the facility is open.

Appointments for personal pets are offered between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m on Friday. No walk-ins are available, except for specifically scheduled days, as mentioned above.

TRAVELING / FUTURE PERMANENT CHANGE OF DUTY STATION

Pet owners need to plan ahead when it comes to traveling with pets. It is important to remember that vaccinations must be at least 30 days old at the time the pet travels. More "exotic" animals may require import permits or may not be allowed entry into certain countries, and any type of bird requires special consideration.

Nevertheless, no matter what type of pet, they all need valid rabies certificate and a health certificate from a veterinarian that was given no more than 10 days before the time of arrival in the new country. Hawaii, Japan, and the United Kingdom may require blood work more than six months prior to travel or they will restrict the pet's entry – including up to 120-day quarantine periods charged to the owner.

The clinic staff offers additional information on requirements when traveling with pets, such as temperatures pets can withstand during the shipping process. The staff also maintains lists on host-nation veterinarians, groomers, and vet boarding.

DANGEROUS DOG INFORMATION:

Breeds absolutely not allowed in Germany include: American Staffordshire Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, Pit Bull Terrier (otherwise known as a pitbull), Bull Terrier and any dogs mixed with the aforementioned breeds.

Breeds conditionally allowed in the state of Bavaria, which are required to pass a temperament test and obtain a special waiver: Alano, American Bulldog, Bullmastiff, Cane Corso, Dogo Argentino, Dogue de Bordeaux, Fila Brasileiro, Mastiff, Spanish Mastiff, Neopolitan Mastiff, Rottweiler, Perro de Presa Canario (Dogo Canario), Perro de Presa Mallorquin.

For more information, ask the Veterinary Treatment Facility staff.