Fairchild AFB Veterinary Clinic

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Fairchild Air Force Base Veterinary Clinic is professionally staffed by Army Veterinary Corps personnel with the primary mission of providing complete veterinary care for all government owned animals. Our staff understands how important your pet is to you and with that in mind, we also offer many types of routine care services for the pets of military families. For availability of services or to schedule an appointment please call (509) 247-2583. All pets living on post must be registered with the VTF upon arrival. On-Post Housing may limit the number and breed of pets that can live in on-post housing. Contact on-post housing for more information. Due to our limited manpower and resources, most veterinary emergency cases are best served through a full service civilian veterinary hospital. Clinic Hours: Monday 0800-1200 and 1300-1600 Over the counter sales only Tuesday - Thursday 0800-1200 and 1300-1600 Friday closed Closed for observance of all Federal Holidays. For Emergency Care: Spokane Pet Emergency Clinic 509-326-6670 21 East Mission Ave. Spokane, WA 99202

Mission: The mission of Fairchild AFB Veterinary Clinic of Public Health Command Joint Base Lewis McCord Branch is to provide veterinary health support to Fairchild AFB, WA. - Prevent zoonotic disease through the rabies control and quarantine program; diagnose and treat zoonotic diseases; and cooperate with other local, state and federal authorities in the control of animal disease. - Provide veterinary health care to Military Working Dogs (MWDs) to maintain their health and deployability and assist the MWD Section in matters of MWD welfare and training. - Provide veterinary health care to privately owned animals of eligible personnel, control communicable diseases; and assist FAFB Installation Commander in animal welfare and control matters.

05/13/2020

Due to COVID-19, the lobby of the Fairchild Veterinary Treatment Facility remains closed. At this time we are offering veterinary services and appointments via telephone consultations, as well as curbside assistance for medication refill delivery. We are currently supporting the following needs for pet owners: health certificates, prescription refill medications, and wellness appointments for patients for upcoming travel. For more information or if you are in need of curbside assistance please call the facility at 509-247-2583.

Our phone lines are open Tuesday through Thursday 0800 to 1200.

03/20/2020

Attention pet owners: If you need your pet's prescriptions refilled, we will be available every Tuesday from 09:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for prescription pick up ONLY. Please call us ahead of time at 509-247-2583 to have your prescription filled before you come to the clinic. If we miss your call please leave a detailed message of the prescription you need refilled so that we can get your medication to you in a timely fashion; we do not want any animals running out of medications. We will be answering phones between the hours of 8:00 a.m. through noon, Tuesday through Thursday. Thank you for understanding!

Beginning Monday, 23 March, in light of the continued COVID-19 risk, we will continue to prioritize the health and safet...
03/19/2020

Beginning Monday, 23 March, in light of the continued COVID-19 risk, we will continue to prioritize the health and safety of our beneficiaries and staff. We will not be open or seeing appointments at this time. We understand the impact this may have and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We will continue to keep you informed of any changes moving forward in this challenging time. At this time please contact us by phone at 509-247-2583 to refill your pet's medication, or if you have any questions or concerns about your pet.

As this situation develops, services may become more limited. We understand the impact this may have and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We will continue to keep you informed and provide the best possible care as we work together during this challenging time.

10/24/2019

Our office will now be sending out appointment reminders via email instead of phone calls. If you have any questions or concerns please give us a call at 509-247-2583

10/22/2019

We would like to say goodbye and good luck to SPC Cox, Veterinary Technician, whom has moved on to greater opportunities!

We would also like to welcome Dr. Heather Poynter to our Veterinary Family! She will be starting on October 24th, which will open up a lot more appointment availability.

We appreciate everyone being patient with us during our short-handed period of time and hope that we can now accommodate everyone as much as possible.

02/28/2019

If your appointment falls in the 2 hour delayed reporting time, please stay home and stay safe! We will call to reschedule you ASAP.

Grand Re-Opening at the Veterinary Treatment Facility. Watch a Military working Dog Demo, see behind the scenes of the s...
02/27/2019

Grand Re-Opening at the Veterinary Treatment Facility. Watch a Military working Dog Demo, see behind the scenes of the surgical suite, bring your well behaved “best dressed” pet for a photo shoot, meet VTF and Tanker Tails teams, have some treats and put your name in to win a hand drawn portrait of your pet! Call VTF at 247-2583 for info.

Happy Holidays!
12/21/2018

Happy Holidays!

10/25/2018

The FDA is currently investigating a possible link between dog foods high in certain ingredients (including peas, lentils, legumes, and potatoes as one of the main ingredients) and recent reports of increased numbers of patients developing a cardiac condition called DCM (Dilated cardiomyopathy). This investigation was started based on a recent study by a cardiologist out of UC Davis that noticed an increase in the number of dogs (not genetically prone to DCM) being fed grain-free dog foods, which contain high levels of the ingredients listed above. Although, the FDA has not concluded their investigations, there is enough of a concern that we recommend owners check the labels on their dog food bags and consider switching foods if any of these items are listed as a primary ingredient (primary ingredients are typically listed as the first few ingredients on the label). Please call us if you have any further questions on this topic 247-2583 and we will be happy to answer them for you.

10/09/2018

We would like to apologize to anyone who has been trying to reach us by phone today. Our phone system has not been operational all day, and we have been informed that the base is working on the issue. We will return any messages left as soon as we can access them.

09/19/2018

Renovation complete!
Recently our clinic received a small upgrade. We will be open during regular business hours 19-20 September, for anyone who would like to come and view the clinic improvements. We will resume seeing appointments as usual, 24 September.

Thank you all for your continued patience and support.

09/12/2018

The FAFB Veterinary Clinic will not have any appointments available 17-21 September. During that time the clinic will not have a veterinarian available. The clinic will be open during normal business hours, for people who would like to schedule a future appointment or to pick up records.

09/06/2018

Our clinic is still under renovation in the back and we are down several staff members over the last month. We appreciate how understanding all of you have been with us. Please be aware that we are operating with a small staff of one veterinarian, 3 technicians and an intern (who is unabe to assist patients on her own). Since our clinic is still operating out of one exam room, please expect longer wait times, fewer appointment slots available, and phones may not be answered in a timely manner. Please feel free to leave us a message and a technician will return your call as soon as possilble.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you and we thank you all for your continued patiences and understanding.

Profile Pictures
08/30/2018

Profile Pictures

Fairchild AFB Veterinary Clinic
08/30/2018

Fairchild AFB Veterinary Clinic

08/30/2018

The FAFB Veterinary Clinic will be closing at 11am today for inventory. We will be open again on September 5th. We hope all of you enjoy your Labor Day weekend.

08/22/2018

Upcoming Clinic Closures

08/21/2018

The FAFB Veterinary Clinic is currently getting a little upgrade! During these renovations, we will have a limited number of appointments available. Due to the lack of exam rooms, wait times may be a little longer than normal. Thank you for your patience during this time.

Be sure to keep your pets warm this winter!
12/20/2016

Be sure to keep your pets warm this winter!

What temperatures are safe for your pet to be outside when the weather is cold? This is a must have for frigid weather. Thank you Petplan Pet Insurance - North America and Tufts University.
https://www.gopetplan.com/blogpost/cold-weather-and-dogs

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
12/22/2015

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

Tinsel is a risky decoration because it’s very enticing to our pets. If strands of tinsel are eaten, they can cause life-threatening intestinal problems that often require emergency surgery. Keep potentially harmful decorations, including tinsel and breakable ornaments, out of the reach of pets. For a printable Holiday Pet Don'ts poster, go to http://bit.ly/holidaydonts.

Sorcha was such a little love today, her mom brought her in today for her puppy visit.  Such a lucky girl!!!  Call us to...
07/29/2015

Sorcha was such a little love today, her mom brought her in today for her puppy visit. Such a lucky girl!!! Call us today make your appt for your furr babies needs. 509-247-2583

We have been busy lots of beautiful, loved, sweet furr babies coming in for wellness check ups, heartworm tests and hear...
05/13/2015

We have been busy lots of beautiful, loved, sweet furr babies coming in for wellness check ups, heartworm tests and heartworm prevention. Flea and tick season came early and its gonna be nasty this year so let's make our furr babies are protected. Give us a call today for an appt we look forward to hearing from you!!! (509)247-2583

Fairchild AFB Veterinary Clinic
03/03/2015

Fairchild AFB Veterinary Clinic

One of our sweet fur babies Pugsley is thankful his family brings him in for all his shots.  He is happy and healthy and...
03/03/2015

One of our sweet fur babies Pugsley is thankful his family brings him in for all his shots. He is happy and healthy and very well loved. Give us a call and schedule your appointment today we will be happy to help with your fur babies needs.🐕🐈

Vanilla is in to visit us for her series of puppy shots and she is a happy puppy.  Her owner is taking great care of her...
11/24/2014

Vanilla is in to visit us for her series of puppy shots and she is a happy puppy. Her owner is taking great care of her making sure she is vaccinated and healthy. Call today and make appt for your 4 legged furr baby!!!

One of our furry babies who we are getting to watch grow up.  His name is Czar and he is 5 months old now and getting bi...
11/05/2014

One of our furry babies who we are getting to watch grow up. His name is Czar and he is 5 months old now and getting bigger every time we see him. His owners keep him current on all his shots and micro chipped. He's one happy healthy puppy. Call us today for any of your furry babies health needs!! (509) 247-2583

11/03/2014

New things are happening at the clinic. Team Fairchild welcomed our new veterinarian Dr. DeWeese and we are scheduling appts daily. Our new facility is being built and we are hoping to be moved in sometime in December!! We are very excited and look forward to serving your pets health and wellness needs.

10/03/2013
Feature - Service dog brings life to Fairchild NCO

Feature - Service dog brings life to Fairchild NCO

The old saying, "dogs are a man's best friend," is no more true than for Staff Sgt. Abigail Foster. In November of 2011, Foster adopted a young golden retriever that would change her life forever. After the removal of a golf-ball sized brain tumor in 2004, Foster's jour

10/03/2013
Fairchild welcomes new vet to base clinic

Fairchild welcomes new vet to base clinic

Team Fairchild recently welcomed Julie Sowa as the new veterinarian at the clinic on base. Sowa graduated from Colorado State University and has been a veterinarian for over ten years now. With her schedule here only part-time, she also works part-time at an emergency v

Fairchild AFB Veterinary Clinic's cover photo
10/03/2013

Fairchild AFB Veterinary Clinic's cover photo

Address

402 N Vet Rd, Bldg 2424
Fairchild Air Force Base, WA
99011

Opening Hours

Monday 13:00 - 16:00
Monday 08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday 13:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday 13:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 12:00
Thursday 13:00 - 16:00
Thursday 08:00 - 12:00

Telephone

(509) 247-2583

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About Us

Fairchild Air Force Base Veterinary Clinic is professionally staffed by Army Veterinary Corps personnel with the primary mission of providing complete veterinary care for all government owned animals. Our staff understands how important your pet is to you and with that in mind, we also offer many types of routine care services for the pets of military families. For availability of services or to schedule an appointment please call (509) 247-2583. All pets living on post must be registered with the VTF upon arrival. On-Post Housing may limit the number and breed of pets that can live in on-post housing. Contact on-post housing for more information. Due to our limited manpower and resources, veterinary emergency cases are best served through a full service civilian veterinary hospital. Clinic Hours: Monday 0800-1200 and 1300-1600 Appointments in afternoon only. Tuesday - Thursday 0800-1200 and 1300-1600 Friday closed Closed for observance of all Federal Holidays. For Emergency Care: Spokane Pet Emergency Clinic 509-326-6670 21 East Mission Ave. Spokane, WA 99202

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Do you guys accept the Care Credit credit card?
Have you heard of Dogs on Deployment? It is a service that connects service men and women that are deploying with volunteers who are willing to board their pets while they are gone. I am registered as a boarder and there are never any local needs, so I was thinking that Fairchild doesn’t know about it. They have a flyer that you could post at the clinic. Here is the link to the flyer and the website. https://www.dogsondeployment.org/userData/editorfiles/Documents/Flyers/specsheet.pdf dogsondeployment.org
I've been trying to call your office the past couple of days during your posted business hours. Are you open?
Have you all seen this? I've been feeding my Sh*tzu a grain feed dog food for about 3 months. What is your recommendation?
Anyone know what’s going on with the vet? We need paper work today from them and it’s important due to PCS can anyone help?!
Do you guys do teeth cleanings for dogs?