Fort Riley Community
Section VII: Health Care
Irwin Army Community Hospital
Irwin Army Community Hospital (IACH) provides quality, patient-centered Family care to Soldiers, Families and Retirees of Fort Riley and the Central Flint Hills Region. The website at http://iach.amedd.army.mil/ provides
• Preventive Medicine and Self Care
Active Duty Sick Call
• Primary care
• Nurse advice line
Beneficiaries can book their primary care routine, follow-up
and wellness appointments 24 hours a day online at
In 2014, IACH will open the Army’s newest hospital and offer state-of-the-art health care to Fort Riley Soldiers, Families and Retirees. The new 550,000 square foot hopsital is expected to adapt and meet future health care needs for the next 50 years. The hopsital will include an outdoor dining facility, healing garden and expanded medical capabilities to serve an expected population of 55,000 people.
Fort Riley Dental Activity provides routine, urgent
and emergency dental care to Soldiers. Active-Duty
Soldiers are assigned a dental clinic according to their
unit of assignment. Family members must contact their
Warrior Transition Battalion
The Warrior Transition Battalion is a temporary unit for
wounded, injured and ill Soldiers who have combat and noncombat
injuries that are expected to require at least six months
of rehabilitative treatment and have complex case
management. The Soldier’s mission while
assigned to the unit is to focus on healing to result in a
successful transition either back to the Army or into civilian life.
WTB phone number: (785) 240-7167
WTB e-mail: IACHWTBFortRileyMail@amedd.army.mil
The Fort Riley Veterinary Treatment Facility is
professionally staffed by U.S. Army Veterinary
Command Personnel and NAF employees. The VTF
provides preventive medicine, vaccinations, sick call,
and health certificates for both Interstate and
International travel to animals by Active Duty and
Retired DoD service members and their dependents.
Reservists called to active duty for 180 days or more
may receive services from the VTF. Elective surgeries such as spaying, neutering, mass removals, dental cleanings and gastropexies are also offered. Clients must show a valid military ID card before services are rendered.
The Fort Riley Veterinary Treatment Facility is located
in Bldg. 226 Custer Avenue on Main Post. Animals are
seen by appointment only for vaccinations, microchips,
minor sick calls and health certificates.
The VTF is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m.
to 4 p.m. for appointments, to
register pets and to purchase products. For pet registration,
owners should bring in their pet’s medical
records. Please call (785) 239-3886 or (785) 240-0307
to make an appointment. We are dedicated to providing
you, your Family with the best veterinary care possible.
The Stray Animal Facility is located at Building 226
Custer Avenue on Main Post and is OPEN TO THE
PUBLIC for viewing of our animals and adoptions.
Hours of operation are Monday through Friday,
12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Proof of a paid pet deposit from
Picerne housing is required for Fort Riley residents to
adopt from the facility. If you have any questions,
please call (785) 239-6183.
For Fort Riley’s Banned Dog Breed Policy, and pet
licensing and registration information, please see the
Housing section of this guide.
Additional Pet Information
Planning for shipment of your pet includes researching
airline requirements and quarantine and restriction
laws in your new location. You will need to ask the airlines
the requirements for size, weight, number of
animals, kennel construction, documentation and season
Before you move with your pet, make sure the animal
can live in government quarters or in the local
community. When possible, make advance reserve tions for pet boarding as soon as you know your
arrival date. At present, horses are the only animals
that must be quarantined on the installation. Privately owned horses cannot be boarded on the installation. A brief
list of possible kennels in the area is included.
Perform an Internet search to find more available
options. When traveling, lodging can be an issue for
your pet. When you make reservations for temporary
lodging at Fort Riley, ask about the Guest Housing pet
facilities. When staying in a hotel, motel or inn, call in
advance to see if pets are welcome. In advance, make
reservations by contacting the lodging facility at your
destination point for your pet.
The following is a current list of possible kennels
available in the community:
Animal Care Clinic, 106 N. Eisenhower Ave.,
Flint Hills Veterinary Hospital, 2206 Prospect
RC Kennels, 310 Kennel Place,
Blue Hills Animal Hospital, 2313 Tuttle Creek Blvd.,
Little Apple Veterinary Clinic, 525 Richards Dr.,
Wildcat Pet Resort, 2720 Amherst St.,
Howl-a-Days Inn, 925 Enoch Lane,
When traveling with your pet, make plans well in
advance. Check with your local veterinarian for up-to-date
information and helpful hints. Arrange to hand
carry any veterinarian records and vaccination
records with you. If you are traveling by air with a pet,
consult the airline or a military veterinarian. Be aware
that the Army does not pay to have your pets transported.
Even though they are an important part of
your Family, they are not listed on your orders and
the Army does not “sponsor” their travel.
Introduce your pet to vehicles and carriers prior to
1. Take pet’s food/water, blanket and toy (cats need a
litter box, dogs need frequent stops)
2. Avoid leaving the pet loose in the car
3. Check pet frequently for hunger, thirst or
4. Plan frequent stops at safe locations away from
busy traffic areas, if possible.
Never leave your pet alone in the car:
1. It is against the law in some states
2. Summer: a few minutes in shade can exceed 120
3. Winter: in a few minutes cars become freezers
Registration of Pets
Registration of pets is required ten days after your
move onto the installation. Your pet(s) can be registered
at the Vet Services office on post. All pets residing
on Fort Riley are required to be microchipped and
current on rabies vaccinations. These services are at
the owner’s expense and an appointment is required
for these services. For more information contact
Veterinary Services on Main Post, 226 Custer Avenue
or by phone (785) 239-3886 or (785) 240-0307.
According to Fort Riley Regulation 40-18, Pet Control
and Disease Prevention, Soldiers and Family Members
residing in barracks or privatized housing on Fort Riley
may not board any dog of a breed (including a mixed
breed) that is deemed “aggressive or potentially
aggressive” unless the dog is a certified military working
dog that is being boarded by its handler/trainer.
Aggressive or potentially aggressive breeds of dogs are
defined as pit bulls (American Staffordshire bull terriers
or English Staffordshire bull terriers), rottweilers,
Doberman-pinschers, chows and wolf hybrids. Prohibition
also extends to other dogs that demonstrate a
propensity for dominant or aggressive behavior. Any
such breed residing on Fort Riley and registered with the
Fort Riley Veterinary Treatment Facility prior to October 1,
2008 is allowed to remain in on-post housing providing
all regulations described herein are strictly adhered to.
See FR 40-18, appendix A, Banned Dog Breed Policy.