Killeen Animal Services Partners with Fort Hood Veterinary Services

Killeen Animal Services partners with Fort Hood Veterinary Services to initiate the Killeen Spay and Neuter Program.

Members of the 43D Medical Detachment Veterinary Services Support (MDVSS) and the Killeen Animal Services have formed a partnership in an effort to help maintain unit and individual readiness and proficiencies, while simultaneously providing a service to the community that will enhance the likelihood of successful adoption of shelter animals and to help reduce the number of unwanted animals.

On Wednesday, January 13, 2016, at 1:15pm, the new partnership will be showcased as the 43D MDVSS will be at the Killeen Animal Shelter to perform spay/neuter surgeries.  Killeen Police Chief Dennis Baldwin and 43D MDVSS Commander, LTC Carl Shaia, will be at the Killeen Animal Shelter, located at 3118 Commerce Drive, both will be available for comment.   Also in attendance will be members of the KISD Career Center Certified Veterinary Assistance Program, to observe the aspects of the veterinary profession specific to the U.S. Army.   Dr. Davis with the El Centro Pet Clinic will also be supporting this operation by providing rabies vaccinations for the shelter animals that go through this clinic.

Once a month the 43D MDVSS will send a Veterinary Service Support Team to conduct spay/neuter surgical operations at the Killeen Animal Shelter.  Under the supervision of a Veterinary Corps Officer, each team will set up and utilize fielded medical equipment to conduct spays and neuters of animals selected by shelter personnel, that will become available for adoption.


Carroll Smith
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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