By Ms. Michelle Thum (Regional Health Command Europe)April 17, 2019
PULASKI BARRACKS, Germany - Veterinary Medical Center Europe has expanded their services and is offering appointments on the first Saturday of each month for routine wellness, vaccination, and health certificate exams for DoD ID card holders, and their beneficiaries, in the Kaiserslautern Military Community. The first Saturday clinic will be held May 4.
"Because pets feel more like family, we are enhancing our hours to better serve our community," said Capt. Kristine Moss, VMCE chief of outpatient services.
The mission of VMCE is to provide first-class care to military working dogs. This mission includes caring for MWDs who are medically evacuated from down range.
Like Landstuhl Regional Medical Center provides care to injured service members, VMCE is similar, it is a full service hospital for military working dogs which are evacuated from a combat theater or distant-duty site.
"It's a great privilege for us to provide that top-notch care to those dogs and to help those dog handlers whose life might depend on their dog. MWDs and handlers share a strong bond."
In addition to providing care to the military working dogs, the vet clinic also provides care to pets of service members stationed here.
"We believe that the bond you share with your pets is vital to living your best life," Moss said. "VMCE is the KMC's full-service veterinary treatment facility providing routine and referral care with a fear-free and compassionate focus."
The staff at VMCE is available to help prepare for any upcoming PCS moves. If service members have received, or are anticipating orders to another country, particularly an island assignment such as Guam, Hawaii, UK, Japan, or Korea, it is highly recommended to seek guidance as early as possible.
These specific assignments may take months of preparation to meet import requirements, minimize stress, save money, and to allow as smooth a transition as possible.
Veterinary Medical Center Europe is located in building 2928 on Pulaski Barracks.
To schedule an appointment, contact the clinic at DSN 493 4444; commercial: 0631-3406-4444 or visit their Facebook page @VMCEUR.