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Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

Veterinary Clinic
Mission Statement

The mission of the Camp Pendleton Veterinary Treatment Facility (VTF) is to not only provide complete medical and surgical care for the military working dogs (MWDs), but to also provide high quality veterinary care at a reasonable cost for the pets of our military community. Because our primary attention must be devoted to maintaining the deployability and health of our canine warriors, the MWDs, we are unable to function as a full-service veterinary hospital. In light of our demanding mission with the MWDs, we focus our privately-owned animal (POA) mission on preventive medicine. We offer appointments for vaccinations, microchip implantation, health certificates for travel, wellness exams, and limited sick call. We encourage our clients to call our appointment line for availability of sick call appointments, but also realize that it often may be in the pet's best interest to be seen off-base in emergencies, non-elective surgeries, or cases requiring hospitalization or advanced diagnostics.


The demanding Camp Pendleton MWD mission does not always allow us to accommodate routine surgical procedures for our privately owned animals.  Currently, we are able to offer limited spay/neuter appointments and other special surgical procedures.  Please call the clinic for our current surgical capabilities.  These limited surgical opportunities are not based on a client's rank or position, and their availability is dependent on the Army staff’s other ongoing missions.

Contact Information & Hours of Operation

Bldg. 20846
Camp Pendleton, CA, 92055
Appointment Line: (760) 725-3439
Fax: (760) 725-3625

Hours of operation are Monday - Friday 0800-1600  Closed Weekends and all holidays

For emergency care please contact:

Oceanside Area - Mission Animal and Bird Hospital 760-433-3763

North of Camp Pendleton - Veterinary Medical and Surgical Group Orange County

South of Camp Pendleton- California Veterinary Specialists (Carlsbad)

VCA North Coast Animal Hospital (Encinitas)

Package Pricing Information

PCS Information:

    Hawaii Animal Quarantine Procedures

    Sequence for entry into Japan