NAVSTA Great Lakes - Veterinary Clinic

The Great Lakes Veterinary Treatment Facility (VTF) is located on Naval Station Great Lakes in bldg. 43-H and provides routine care to pets of all military service members and retirees, military working dogs, government working dogs and mascots.

The best way to contact us for an appointment, or with questions, is via email at
Please allow 24-48 hours for an email reply.

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We are not always available to help with emergencies.
If your pet is having an emergency, please contact a civilian vet clinic:

1) Premier Veterinary Group - Grayslake - 847-548-5300
2) Veterinary Specialty Center - Buffalo Grove - 847-459-7535
3) Chicago Veterinary Emergency - Chicago - 773-281-7110
4) Blue Pearl Pet Hospital - Skokie - 847-673-9110
5) Townline Animal Hospital - Vernon Hills - (847) 549-3187 - Not ER, but Open 9-5 Sat/Sun

Lake County Residents - Including Navy Housing:
All residents of Lake County must register their animals with Lake County officials (847) 949-9725. All animals receiving a rabies vaccination at the Great Lakes Veterinary Treatment Facility must register and pay the fee at the time of the animal's vaccination.

Authorized Users:
All military, retirees and family members with a valid ID card are eligible to use the VTF.
You must be able to get on to Naval Station Great Lakes for your pet to be seen.

Services provided:

  • Routine vaccinations
  • Testing for internal and external parasites and heartworm disease
  • Preventive products for flea, tick, heartworms, and internal
  • Domestic and international Health certificates (Please contact us ASAP if you receive orders to PCS overseas)
  • Treatment of acute and chronic diseases
  • Soft tissue surgery and teeth cleanings (at this time we are unable to provide orthopedic procedure)

If you have a family pet now or plan on getting one in the future, you should, at a minimum, ensure your animal is provided with the following preventative health measures.

ADULT DOGS annual vaccinations should include Rabies, Distemper, Parvovirus, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, and Bordetella. We also recommend Lyme disease vaccination for all dogs in this area, since ticks are very common. Additionally, all dogs be kept on heartworm and flea/tick prevention year round.

ADULT CATS annual vaccinations should include Rabies and Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, and Panleukopenia. We also recommend testing and vaccinating for the Feline Leukemia Virus if you have a cat that spends time outside.

PUPPIES and KITTENS should start their vaccinations at 6-8 weeks of age and receive their first Rabies vaccination when they are at least four months old. We recommend deworming all puppies and kittens during their puppy/kitten visits.

If you have any further questions or would like to schedule an appointment for your animal, please contact the Great Lakes VTF at

If you have an appointment please bring a stool sample with you.