Naval Air Station Whidbey Island
Veterinary Treatment Facility

260 Pioneer Way
 Oak Harbor, WA 98277

Hours of Operation:
Monday and Friday: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Tuesday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Closed for lunch Tuesday - Thursday: noon - 1 p.m.

Phone: (360) 257-2001
Fax: (360) 257-5636

About Us

The Veterinary Treatment Facility at NAS Whidbey Island provides routine vaccinations, examinations, microchip implantation, spay and neuter surgeries, some general surgery and diagnostic services to pets of active duty service members and retirees. Army veterinary personnel are also responsible for the care of the military working dogs and are responsible for food safety and public health issues including providing inspections at the commissaries
Services Provided
FeLV/FIV and Heartworm Testing
Domestic and International Health Certificates
Spaying and Neutering
Laboratory Testing
Emergency Disclaimer
Due to our limited manpower and resources, most veterinary emergency cases are best served through a full service civilian veterinary hospital out in town.
Local Areas and Commissaries Supported
Oak Harbor, WA
Marysville, WA
NAS Whidbey Island Commissary
Naval Station Everett Commissary

Local/Installation Pet Policies

Pet Policy
No pets are allowed at the Premises without the prior written consent of the NMO and a Pet
Addendum signed by Resident and the NMO. The Pet Addendum must be updated annually.
Only certain types and quantities of pets are permitted as set forth below. Keeping a pet for any duration without written consent in a signed Pet Addendum is a material breach of the Lease
Agreement. Failure to comply with the Pet Policy and Pet Addendum may result in the removal of the pets from the Premises and/or eviction of the Resident from the Premises. Any Resident who has been required to remove a pet due to violations of the Pet Policy or the Pet Addendum will not be permitted to have any pets on the Premises. Residents and Occupants are responsible for informing their visitors that visitors’ pets are not allowed in the home or in the common areas. Residents are not permitted to use their home to care for pets belonging to other persons without the prior written consent of the Owner. The keeping of pets is a conditional privilege extended to the Resident exhibiting responsible behavior and in control of the pet. Resident is financially and legally responsible for all pets. Resident must comply with state and local laws and installation policies governing pet ownership, including laws regarding licensing and vaccinations.
Pets Permitted with Prior Written Approval
Dogs, cats, fish, birds, hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs, small domesticated turtles and other animals not expressly prohibited below will be permitted if approved in writing in strict accordance with this Pet Policy.
Prohibited Pets
• Sylvan animals (animals found in the woods or groves such as skunks, rats, raccoons, ferrets, rabbits, and rodents).
• Wolf hybrids
• Barnyard animals such as pigs, chickens and other poultry
• Exotic animals such as pot-bellied pigs, monkeys, reptiles, arachnids and amphibians.
Reptiles include large swimming land turtles and non-swimming tortoises
• Animals prohibited under federal, state and local law
• Animals restricted by local municipalities, such as certain dog breeds. For example, the
City of Oak Harbor has regulations for full or mixed breeds of the American Pit bull terrier, Staffordshire bull terrier, and the American Staffordshire terrier. These dogs are required to be kept in a proper enclosure unless the dog is muzzled or restrained by substantial chain or leash and is under the control of a person over the age of eighteen.
Policies Applicable to Approved Pets
Approved Pets are permitted subject to completion of a Pet Addendum and an annual update.
• Dogs will generally not be allowed in homes that are located on the second floor above another home. All cats and dogs four months of age or older must have an imbedded microchip or other accepted system of pet identification for identification purposes, be licensed in accordance of all applicable laws and regulations and wear a collar with the city and county dog tag attached. Licenses must be renewed on or before expiration date of current tags. Dogs and cats must also wear tags with owner identification and house number.
• Number of Pets: There is a limit of two pets per household. For purposes of the count, only dogs and cats will be considered. Other pets (fish, birds, gerbils, hamsters, guinea pigs, or other pets in a cage or tank) will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
• The pet(s) must have current inoculations and Resident shall submit records of inoculation upon NMO’s request. Rabies immunizations are required for dogs and cats and must be documented with tags on the pet’s collar.
• While liability insurance is not required, pet owners are encouraged to consider obtaining such insurance, as the pet owner will be liable for injuries caused by a pet. Resident may be liable for the entire amount of any injury to the person or property of others caused by such pet(s).
• Resident’s liability for keeping pets includes, but is not limited to, property damages, cleaning, deodorization, flea or other pest extermination costs, carpet or other flooring replacement. In many cases, a pet owner will be liable for carpet and pad replacement upon move out.
• All permitted animals except dogs and cats must be kept in cages or tanks at all times.
Dogs must be confined to the Premises or restrained by a leash or fence in the backyard of the Premises and may not be tied to common area trees, porches or any common area in the Neighborhood. Dog leads are not permitted except in the confines of the Resident’s fenced-in backyard when attended. Restraint shall include leashing or chaining the animal to a stationary object to preclude the animal from running free or interfering with the normal flow of pedestrians and traffic. Restraining dogs in front of the Premises is prohibited.
• Invisible fences are not permitted unless written approval is obtained from the NMO in advance; use the Alterations Request form provided by the NMO.
• All dogs must be on a leash upon leaving the Premises and while on Neighborhood grounds. Both dogs and cats must be appropriately and effectively restrained and under the control of an individual while on the Premises and in the Neighborhood. No pets are permitted in the Community Center rooms or offices.
• Disposal of pet waste droppings is to be handled as follows:
a. Cats: Cats must have a litter box. Litter should be cleaned daily. The litter must be wrapped and sealed before being disposed of in the trash.
b. Dogs: Where a “doggie walk” has been designated, dogs are to be walked in that particular area of the Neighborhood, and Resident must pick up and remove any droppings immediately. Dog owners are not permitted to leave pet waste droppings in their yard or anywhere in the Neighborhood. Dog owners must carry a disposal bag and immediately clean up after their animal. The picked up droppings must be wrapped and sealed before being disposed of in the trash. Violation of this regulation will result in an automatic waste removal charge of $20.00 per occurrence.
c. Other Pets: Droppings and cage litter must be frequently and regularly disposed of in wrapped and sealed bags. These bags should then be disposed of in the trash.
• Noise and Odors: Pet owners are responsible to control pet noise and odor.
• Breeding: Residents may not breed animals on the Premises. If a pet has an unexpected litter, once the babies are weaned, they must be removed from the Premises.
• Inspections: The NMO will have the right to inspect the Premises, upon notice to the
Resident, if written complaints have been received or upon demand (after a 24-hour notice) if the NMO has reason to believe the pet is a threat to the health and safety of other Residents or the Neighborhood.
• Bites: All pet bites must be reported immediately to the local animal control agency and the NMO regardless of when or where the bite occurs. Any pet bite shall result in the immediate and permanent removal of the pet from the Premises.
• The following fees/charges apply at move out:
a. Residents who own or have owned animals must have their home professionally treated by a NMO approved vendor for fleas, ticks or any other infestation prior to move-out if required; an approved vendor list is available at the NMO. Resident must provide the NMO proof of treatment. This proof can be a payment receipt or contractual agreement. If proof is not provided upon move out the NMO shall perform this service at the Resident’s expense.
b. In many cases, a dog or cat owner will be liable for carpet and pad replacement upon move out when pet damages are present.
c. Upon move out Resident will be charged a pet sanitation fee. This is a separate treatment cost from the above, pest infestation treatment.
Assistive Animal Policy
Animals used to assist persons with disabilities living in the housing community or who visit the housing community are not subject to the pet ownership rules. Assistive animals are not pets. They are animals that work, provide assistance, or perform tasks for the benefit of persons with disabilities, or animals that provide emotional support that alleviates one or more identified symptoms or effects of a person’s disability. Assistive animals are often referred to as “service animals,” “companion animals,” “support animals” or “therapeutic pets” and perform disability related assistance or provide the disability-related benefit needed by the person with the disability.
Residents granted assistive animals must sign an Assistive Animal Agreement.
The Owner may refuse to change policies if:
• The animal poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others that cannot be reduced or eliminated by a reasonable accommodation.
• The animal would cause substantial physical damage to the property of others.
• The presence of the assistive animal would pose an undue financial and administrative burden to the Owner.
• The presence of the assistive animal would fundamentally alter the nature of the
Owner’s services.
The fact that a person has a disability does not automatically entitle him/her to an assistive animal. There must be a relationship between the person’s disability and his/her need for the animal.
The Owner may not require a resident to pay a fee or a security deposit as a condition of allowing the resident to keep the assistive animal. However, if the individual’s assistive animal causes damage to the home or the common areas of the housing community, at that time, the
Owner may charge the individual for the cost of repairing the damage.
Removal of Pets
The NMO has the right to act immediately if a Resident is unable or fails to properly care for a pet and the pet is abused, neglected, aggressive, sick, injured, or deceased. The NMO will contact the Resident’s designated point of contact upon determination of inadequate Resident response to such problems or emergencies. If the designated point of contact is of no assistance, the NMO will contact a local animal shelter, animal control, or other appropriate authority to remove the pet at the pet owner’s expense. The NMO has the right to enter a Premise and remove a pet that has become vicious or is a threat to other Residents if the Resident refuses to remove the pet or cannot be contacted.
On the occasion of a loose or unattended pet, the NMO will contact the Resident pet owner. The
Resident must immediately retrieve the animal. The NMO will contact the appropriate authority to pick up the animal if it remains loose.
Owner Liability: Owner and/or its Agent are absolved by the Resident or designated point of contact of any or all liability, financial or otherwise, for actions taken on behalf of the Resident pet owner or the well-being of the pet as may be permitted by state or local law.
Pet Bite, Pet Gone Policy
Any pet that bites or has bitten a human, regardless of circumstances, is not eligible to reside in the Premises or Community and must be immediately and permanently removed from the Premises and the Community. In addition, any pet that viciously attacks another pet may be subject to the same policy.