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Department of the Air Force
Transportation Management Office (TMO) Outbound- Air Force
45 Nealy Avenue
Wing A, Suite 209
Langley AFB, VA 23665
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.
You must register your pet within 10 days of moving on base at the Langley Air Force Base veterinary clinic and within 15 days of moving on base at the Fort Eustis veterinary clinic. Your pet will be required to have a current rabies vaccination.
Licensing of the family pet is required by all local counties and cities. Owners are requested to contact the county or city in which they will be living to obtain specific information on local requirements.
Virginia does not have a quarantine period.
Once you have decided that an animal is going to be your traveling companion, plan for your pet's trip in the same way you would plan your own — well in advance. Make sure your pet is in good health. A clean bill of health is an important first step in assuring your pet's ability to adjust safely to unfamiliar surroundings. You may want to discuss with your veterinarian the possibility of prescribing motion sickness medication or a sedative. Don't tranquilize your pet automatically, as this can be very dangerous. Try to avoid traveling with an animal during extreme weather. Schedule travel times for early morning or evening hours during the summer months.
Ensure that your pet wears an identification tag, which includes your pet's name and your phone number; microchipping is also a good idea. Ensure that the pet's carrier is properly labeled and that it's large enough for your pet to stand up, turn around and lie down.
Important: Most airlines will not accept pets during the summer months unless they are small enough to travel in the cabin with you. ***Contact your airline to verify availability and policy changes.***
If you and your pet plan to stay in a hotel, call in advance to check if pets are allowed and to make reservations. Langley and Fort Eustis lodging have pet friendly facilities. Be aware that on-base housing has certain pet restrictions. Be sure to contact the Housing Office for further details.
The following is a list of a few kennels on the peninsula:
Kiln Creek Animal Care - COMM: 757-886-1300 Address: 900 Brick Kiln Blvd., Newport News, VA 23602
Magruder-Tabb Animal Clinic - COMM: 757-865-6510 Address: 3440 Hampton Hwy., Yorktown, VA 23693
Mercury Animal Hospital Inc - COMM: 757-826-4951 Address: 2500 W Mercury Blvd., Hampton, VA 23666
Woodland Veterinary Hospital - COMM: 757-872-8737 Address: 13148 Jefferson Ave., Newport News, VA 23608
Colony Animal Hospital - COMM: 757-877-6464 Address: 13187 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23602
***Please check with each location to find out if there are any restrictions.***
There is no endorsement or recommendation intended for the Vet Clinics listed. Other clinics may be found by conducting a web search of the Hampton Roads area.
There is a veterinary office on both Langley and Fort Eustis. They provide vaccinations and routine animal care for dogs and cats of active-duty personnel. They are not full-service clinics and provide limited emergency and surgical care. They operate by appointment only. It is recommended that dogs are kept on heartworm and tick prevention medication year-round in this area.
***Due to COVID-19 safety restrictions, the Fort Eustis veterinary clinic has limited the number of individuals authorized in the building.***
Langley Veterinary Clinic: 757-764-5678
Fort Eustis Veterinary Treatment Facility: 757-878-5824