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Corner of T.J. Mills Blvd and Legends Way
Copeland Soldier Service Center, Building 18010
Fort Cavazos, TX 76544
Policies and rules for shipping pets vary at each installation. It’s important to understand the regulations, prohibitions and laws at your new installation before moving with a pet. Below, you’ll find installation-specific details for registering, boarding and transporting your pet.
Veterinary Services is in Building 4909 on Engineer Drive just west of 80th Street.
Hours of Operation:
Policies and Procedures
Dog Requirements for On-Post Housing
Cat Requirements for On-Post Housing
*On-post housing requires these services*
Prices may vary and are subject to change.
* The Fort Hood Veterinary Center reopened the lobby of the facility on March 15, 2021. The waiting area is available for clients to enroll new pets, clear accounts, make purchases, appointment check in and to refill medications.
Moving with your pet includes researching airline requirements and importation laws in your new location. Many airlines have requirements for animal size, weight, or breed, number of animals, kennel construction, documentation and season they allow animals to travel in. Contact the airline for specifics. Military flights may have space for small pets, but availability and regulations frequently change. Contact your local Personal Property Office to request specific country instructions. Military OneSource can make your move easier with helpful tips, resources and hands-on information related to moving with pets and more.
There are strict importation laws in many international and domestic locations. This may include extended quarantines, restrictions on breeds or types of animals, and requirements for testing. Carefully research these rules as they could affect your moving schedule or ability to PCS with your pet. At a minimum, a health certificate issued by a licensed veterinarian is always required. As a pet owner, you are solely responsible for ensuring your pet meets the travel requirements. As soon as you know your travel details, immediately contact your veterinarian for information. Preparation for some countries can take up to six months! Additional resources for animal import and export requirements are on the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Pet Travel website (https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/pet-travel/pet-travel-home-page) and in your destination installation's Shipping Pets article.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Import Permit
1. Beginning July 14, 2021, the CDC will ban importation of canines from high-risk rabies countries listed here: https://www.cdc.gov/importation/bringing-an-animal-into-the-united-states/high-risk.html.
2. A summary of import changes can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/importation/bringing-an-animal-into-the-united-states/dog-importation-changes.html.
3. Instructions for completing an import application can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/importation/bringing-an-animal-into-the-united-states/apply-dog-import-permit.html.
Please go to Fort Hood Publications for more information on the animal breed ban and other policies regarding pets in Fort Hood housing. Refer to Fort Hood Regulations 40-5 and 210-48.
For information on local kennels, please call 254-287-2823 or 254-553-9090.
Fort Hood Veterinary Center
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