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Veterinary Treatment Facility

2018 Annapolis Road

301-677-1300

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for over-the-counter products; appointment hours vary. Closed Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to noon, the last working day of the month and all federal holidays.

Routine veterinary care for pets is available by appointment on an outpatient basis at the Fort Meade Veterinary Treatment Facility. Services are offered for animals owned by those with a valid military identification.

The appointment schedule for veterinary clinical services, which includes vaccinations, sick call and health certificates, varies due to food service inspection and military working dog commitments.

Family Pet Care Center

Bldgs. 5 & 6 Range Road

301-677-4059, Fax 301-677-4068

Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.,

Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The Fort Meade Family Pet Care Center has 11 cat condos and 48 indoor/outdoor dog runs. The indoor runs are climate controlled, the outdoor runs are shaded with insulated roofing, and each has its own self-filling water bowl. There is a large tub basin for dog washing; professional grooming is also available by appointments only. There is a retail shop with a variety of pet products. Short- and long-term boarding services are available as well as doggie daycare.

Leash Law

Dogs and cats on post must be chained, penned, or on a leash at all times when outside. Dogs tied outside must have access to adequate shelter and clean water at all times. Sponsors are liable for all damage to government or personal property and buildings, as well as any injury to other individuals caused by their pet’s actions. Animals found unattended or roaming free on post will be impounded by the Directorate of Emergency Services and taken to Anne Arundel County Animal Control at 410-222-8900.

For more information about the park’s progress call Outdoor Recreation at 301-677-3810.

Ownership

Dogs, cats, pet rodents (hamsters, guinea pigs, mice and rats), fish, small reptiles or caged birds may be kept in post housing. All dogs and cats in post housing must be registered at the Veterinary Treatment Facility within 10 days of occupancy in post housing. Wild and exotic animals are not permitted on the installation.

Pets must wear a rabies tag and have a current vaccination history on file. Every pet must also have a microchip implanted for identification purposes. This can be done at the Veterinary Treatment Facility on a walk-in basis. If your pet is more than 3 months old and has been vaccinated for rabies elsewhere, owners must provide the Veterinary Treatment Facility with a copy of the certificate during registration or the pet will need to be revaccinated.

No more than two dogs or cats in any combination are allowed in a single-housing unit. Please note that Corvias Military Living has additional requirements that should be reviewed by any person with a pet to be housed on Fort Meade.