Quality veterinary care is offered to active duty, dependents, retirees of the U.S. military, and Reserve members stationed at Barksdale AFB on ACTIVE status. A valid military ID card must be shown and full payment made at the time of service.
The Barksdale Veterinary Clinic provides vaccinations, heartworm testing and prevention, routine dentals and surgeries, feline leukemia testing, parasite control products, microchipping and health certificates for travel. Sick calls are accepted on a limited basis, based on facility capabilities and time. Prescription medications, including heartworm and parasite prevention products, are only available once a valid veterinary-client-patient relationship (VCPR) has been established and proof of vaccinations have been received if not a current patient.
The clinic doesn't have the capabilities to offer hospitalization, intensive care, illnesses or care requiring extended and/or prolonged treatment or emergency services. For this reason, it is highly recommended to locate and establish a VCPR with an off-base veterinary clinic. The clinic also doesn't offer grooming or boarding. Staff can provide a list of local civilian veterinarians and facilities that offer these services.
While the Barksdale Veterinary Clinic is dedicated to the care of all personal pets, it's not the primary service of the clinic. The primary mission of the clinic is to provide complete medical care for our four-legged service members, the Military Working Dogs. Because our mission is to provide the best care for the Military Working Dogs, normal operating hours of the clinic may change without notice.
Pets are seen on an appointment-available basis only and there are limited days and times for appointments. If you can't keep a scheduled appointment, please provide a 24-hour notice so that appointments may be offered to someone else. Failure to do so will result in documenting a "no show." After two no shows occur, the client will lose veterinary privileges for six months and the sponsor's chain of command may be notified. A third no show will result in permanent loss of veterinary privileges and notification of chain of command.
There may be occasions when you are unable to get an appointment with the veterinary clinic. It's ultimately your responsibility to keep pets current on all vaccinations, whether on or off-base. Failure to do so may result in a loss of pet privileges and/or loss of base housing privileges.
Source: Barksdale AF.mil Website