Veterinary Treatment Facility
Building 6077, Carter Road
Fort Bliss, Texas 79920-5001
Phone (915) 742-2266
Fax (915) 742-6202
U.S. Army Veterinary Corps personnel and civilian support personnel professionally staff the Fort Bliss Veterinary Treatment Facility. The Army personnel are responsible for sanitary inspections of military and commercial facilities in the El Paso area that provide food for the Armed Forces.
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Hours of Operation
Until further notice, the Vet Clinic schedule has changed due to shortage of staff.
Monday –Friday 0800-1200 and 1300-1600
PETS ARE SEEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. WALK-INS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.
THERE ARE CURRENTLY NO AFTERNOON DOCTOR'S APPOINTMENT ON MONDAY, WEDNESDAY OR FRIDAY.
REGISTRATION OF NEW PETS WILL ONLY BE ON THURSDAYS.
We are closed weekends, holidays and the last working day of every month for inventory.
We offer both wellness services and treatment for your sick pets. Patients are seen by appointment only. In addition, we offer dental cleanings and other surgical procedures (such as spays and neuters). Prior to being scheduled for surgery, your pet must have been examined by a veterinarian at our VTF within the last 6 months. Unfortunately, after hours emergency services are not available.
Wellness services are offered in various packages that are designed to meet the needs of your specific pet. During your appointment, we will discuss what immunizations are recommended for your pet as well as other yearly tests such as heartworm testing and fecal tests for parasites. When your pet receives all of the wellness services in the recommended package, you will receive a package discount. These packages vary in price from $35-$75, depending on the needs of your pet.
Registration of Pets
Pets residing on post must be registered with the VTF within three working days of arrival and must be current on all vaccinations and have a microchip. Dogs and cats residing off post must be registered with the City of El Paso at Animal Regulation and Disease Control. Proof of rabies vaccination and microchip must be presented at the time of registration and the cost is $10.
Health certificates are available for interstate and international travel. Certificates required for airline travel are valid for ten (10) days only. The animal must be examined at the time of health certificate issuance. International travel regulations can be confusing and vary by country. Please contact us as soon as you know you will be travelling internationally with your pet so that we can help you determine what requirements are applicable to your pet. In some cases this process can take more than a month, so it is imperative to contact us right away.
Heartworm disease in El Paso
Heartworm is a parasite that is transmitted to both dogs and cats through mosquito bites. The mature adults live in the heart and blood vessels supplying the lungs. Untreated, heartworm disease can lead to congestive heart failure in dogs and severe respiratory disease in cats. Although treatment is available, it is costly and requires your pet to be confined for 30 days. Prevention of heartworm disease is ideal and is relatively simple. We recommend both cats and dogs receive a once monthly dose of heartworm preventative year round. Dogs should be tested for heartworm annually to ensure they have not become infected as dogs don’t typically show signs of heartworm disease until it is very advanced. Preventative is available by prescription only through the VTF.
- Fort Bliss housing allows no more than two dogs and/or cats per family housing unit. Fish, small caged rodents and birds do not count.
- Pets other than domestic dogs, cats, small caged rodents, birds and fish are not allowed on Fort Bliss. This includes exotic animals, whether mammals or reptiles, as well as domestic livestock such as goats, sheep, pigs, chickens, etc.
- As of 12 August 2004, dogs belonging to the following breeds are prohibited from Fort Bliss: Pit Bulls, American Staffordshire Bull Terriers, English Staffordshire Bull Terriers, Rottweilers (full or mixed breed), wolves and wolf hybrids. If you have any questions or need more information on this policy, please contact the Housing Office.
- Breeding of animals for any purpose is not allowed on post.
- Your dog or cat must be on a leash when exercised off your premises. The person walking the animal must be physically capable of controlling them. Either a retractable leash or a leash no longer than 6 feet should be used.
- The climate in El Paso can require some adjustment for people and pets new to the area. For your pet’s safety, do not leave them in enclosed vehicles during warm weather even for a short time. Make sure they always have sufficient water and food when outdoors as well as proper shelter from the sun and weather.
- The following locations are off-limits for pets: public buildings, golf courses, parade grounds, cemetery, tennis courts, swimming pools, parks, playgrounds, baseball fields, school yards, bachelor enlisted quarters, transient family housing, and temporary officer’s quarters.
- If you keep pets outdoors, even for a short time, they must be within a fenced yard, dog run, kennel, or other fenced enclosure sufficient to contain them. Keeping pets on a chain or tether staked in the yard or tied to something is prohibited.