Luke Veterinary Clinic Holds Ribbon Cutting for New Facility

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  • By Airman 1st Class Elias Carrero
  • 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

The Luke Air Force Base Veterinary Treatment Facility held a ribbon cutting ceremony for their new facility located across from the Block House, Oct. 23, 2023.

The Luke Veterinary team provides generalized wellness services, basic sick calls, radiographs, and ultrasound services to the dogs and cats of active duty, reserve, and retired service members and their dependents.

“This move is huge for the Veterinary care capabilities at this base,” said Dr. Rachel Hallman, Luke AFB Veterinary Treatment Facility veterinary medical officer. “The equipment upgrades and bigger facility is a giant step up from being a preventative care focused clinic, into a functional sick call facility.” 

The larger facility expands the number of patients the clinic can treat while providing more specialized medical services for the pets of Luke’s active and retired service members. 

“In the future, we hope to be able to provide specialized services like surgeries,” said U.S. Army Sgt. Ambria Crooks, Luke AFB Veterinary Treatment Facility noncommissioned officer in charge. “This will limit the need to outsource patients and ensure we can provide the upmost quality of care possible in house.”

Hallman expressed that the goal of the Luke AFB veterinary clinic was to be there for service members and their animal companions not for a profit, but rather because they view their patrons as family. 

“If you are worried about your dog, you're not going to do well at your job,” said Hallman. “We are here for service members and taking care of your family.”

For additional information on what treatments are available or to schedule an appointment, call the Luke AFB Veterinary Treatment Facility at (623) 856-6453 or email them at