Going for a ride
(Left to right) Pfc. David Juarez, an animal care specialist with the 129th Medical Detachment (Veterinary Medicine), Korean veterinarian 1st Lt. Park, Sung-gu, and Maj. Michelle Franklin, commander of the 129th, help load a military working dog onto a truck during an exercise at the First Republic of Korea Military Working Dog Center at Chuncheon, South Korea.

(Left to right) Pfc. David Juarez, an animal care specialist with the 129th Medical Detachment (Veterinary Medicine), Korean veterinarian 1st Lt. Park, Sung-gu, and Maj. Michelle Franklin, commander of the 129th, help load a military working dog onto a truck during an exercise at the First Republic of Korea Military Working Dog Center at Chuncheon, South Korea. Some of the 500 dogs at the center received medication, in-patient care and surgery.

The 129th provides a mobile veterinary clinic with imaging, laboratory, hospitalization, preventive medicine and civic action program capabilities. In
garrison, in runs the veterinary hospital in Yongsan.

"They are very thorough with the examinations on my dog and extremely caring," said Pfc. Park, Taejoon, a Korean dog handler. "Of course there is a language barrier, Luckily, there is a (Korean Augmentee to the U.S. Army) always there to help out with translation."

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