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Veterinary Services Japan

We are Public Health Command District - Japan (PHCD-J) providing command and control of all veterinary elements in support of U.S. Forces, Japan. We ensure well trained, motivated and rapidly deployable Soldiers are available for a full range of military operations throughout Japan and Asia-Pacific region.

Japan Pet Requirements Memo

In accordance with Army policy, domestic animals on army installations, residents, employees, contractors, or visitors may not bring on any installation, any dog or a breed (including mixed breed) that is deemed aggressive/dangerous or potentially aggressive/dangerous.

For purposes of this policy, Aggressive/dangerous or potentially aggressive/dangerous breeds of dogs are defined as

Pit Bulls (American Staffordshire, Bull Terriers, or English Staffordshire Bull Terriers), Rottweilers, Doberman Pinschers, Chows and Wolf hybrids.

U.S. Personnel who own one of the above breeds cannot bring their pets to Mainland Japan or Okinawa.

Exotic pets are also prohibited.