To promote the health and well being of animals owned by eligible personnel, the Fort Carson Veterinary Treatment Facility (VTF) offers vaccination clinics and limited sick call clinics. For further information or to schedule an appointment call 526-3803.
The clinic is located on the corner of Nelson and Harr in Bldg. 6001. If you own pets and live on Fort Carson, you must abide by the following regulations, IAW FC Reg. 40-5 and the Fort Carson Family Housing Guide:
Register your pets at the VTF within 10 days of arrival, or after acquiring a new pet. Fort Carson residents are limited to two pets in post quarters.
Have all puppies and kittens vaccinated with an initial series beginning at 6-8 weeks of age (and every 3- 4 weeks until 16 weeks of age), and annually thereafter. Have all pets vaccinated for rabies at 16 weeks of age, and annually thereafter. The rabies identification tag must be placed on the animal’s collar.
Have your dog and/or cat microchipped. This involves placing a microchip, which is the size of a grain of rice, underneath the skin in the shoulder area. This is a means of permanent identification and is absolutely mandatory for all residents on Fort Carson who own a dog or a cat.
Provide adequate food, water, and shelter for all animals, and remove animal waste daily.
Animals must be under proper control at all times and cannot roam free. Animals will not be left unattended in vehicles.
If you live off post within the city limits of Colorado Springs, dogs and cats must be vaccinated against rabies annually. Dogs must be licensed within 30 days of arrival, and annually thereafter. Contact the Veterinary Treatment Facility for current licensing agencies. Pet care is available at the Fort Carson Veterinary Clinic.