To promote the health and well being of animals owned by military personnel, the Fort Carson Veterinary Treatment Facility sees pets on an appointment-only basis. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 526-3803. The VTF is located at
1535 Sheridan Ave. in building 6190.
Anyone who owns pets and lives on post, must abide by Fort Carson Regulation 40-5 and the Fort Carson Family Housing Guide:
- Register pets with 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 of shots beginning at six-eight weeks of age, every three to four 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 pets microchipped. This involves placing a microchip, the size of a grain of rice, underneath the skin in the pet’s shoulder area. This is a means of permanent identification and is mandatory for pets living on Fort Carson.
- Provide adequate food, water and shelter for animals; remove pet waste daily.
Animals must be under proper control at all times and cannot roam freely. Animals will not be left unaccompanied in vehicles.
- For those who live off post and within the city limits of Colorado Springs, their dogs and cats must be vaccinated against rabies annually. Dogs must be licensed within 30 days of arrival and annually thereafter.
Contact the VTF for information concerning licensing agencies.
The clinic hours of operation are Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. It is closed holidays and the last working day of the month. These hours are subject to change on very short notice, based on mission requirements.