The Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Veterinary Services branch prides itself on our keen ability to successfully maintain the health and deployability of the human and K9 active duty members while providing preventative medical care for your pets.
Our Veterinary Service Mission is extremely diverse. Our mission is divided into 2 parts: Animal Medicine and Food Protection services. On the Animal Medicine side, our primary mission includes providing full service veterinary care to all Military Working Dogs (MWDs). They are our K9 war-fighter and they are out in the war zone, as we speak, saving lives.
It's our duty to keep them healthy and able to keep your war-fighter safe so that they can come home one day soon. We truly appreciate your patience when MWD procedures and emergencies may interrupt your pet's care at our facility. Our mission not only services the MWD and his handler stationed at JB MDL, but also many K9 and their handlers from all over. Outside of our MWDs we are more than happy to offer you and your pets the best of preventative medical and disease control services.
Concerning the Food Protection mission, we have the privilege of ensuring all DoD food sources are safe for your pets and war-fighter's consumption. This mission covers the greater metropolitan areas of NY, NJ, and PA and often keeps your installation veterinarian busy traveling these areas.
We are constantly working to improve our services, and are doing our best to provide you with access to continuity of care, better and more services across the globe. Thank you for your support.
- Healthy animal preventative examination
- Annual screening tests
- Parasite preventatives
Health Certificate Examination
- OCONUS or CONUS travel examination and paperwork
- Preparation to meet local requirements (e.g. FAVN blood test)
- Visit the USDA APHIS Pet Travel website (https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/pet-travel) to learn what your pet will need
Minor Sick Call
- Skin issues
- Ear issues
- Eye issues
- Preliminary work-up for complicated cases
Surgical and Periodontal Procedures
- Canine spay/neuter
- Feline spay/neuter
- Minor mass removal
- Dental cleaning and extractions
Please note: Only military veterinarians are authorized to perform these services. As a result procedure availability is very limited and wait time could be in excess of six months.
Prices are not listed because they are subject to change. Call to inquire for an estimate, and please keep in mind that your pet's individual needs can greatly affect the specific plan recommended by your veterinarian.