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Fred, a basset hound, waits alongside his owner, Staff Sgt. Klinton Holland, 931st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, for Brina, the family’s other dog, to finish her appointment at the base veterinary clinic, Nov. 10, 2009, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. The clinic offers canine and feline vaccinations, health certificates, microchips, heartworm tests and some acute care. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Ruiz)

Fred, a basset hound, waits alongside his owner, Staff Sgt. Klinton Holland, 931st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, for Brina, the family’s other dog, to finish her appointment at the base veterinary clinic, Nov. 10, 2009, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. The clinic offers canine and feline vaccinations, health certificates, microchips, heartworm tests and some acute care. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Ruiz)

Dr. Sarah Meng, a veterinarian at the McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., veterinary clinic, checks the body temperature of Daphney, an 8-year-old Shiba Inu mix, at the clinic, Nov. 10, 2009. The clinic’s primary missions are to provide medical service to military working dogs and offer care for McConnell members’ privately-owned animals.  (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Ruiz)

Dr. Sarah Meng, a veterinarian at the McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., veterinary clinic, checks the body temperature of Daphney, an 8-year-old Shiba Inu mix, at the clinic, Nov. 10, 2009. The clinic’s primary missions are to provide medical service to military working dogs and offer care for McConnell members’ privately-owned animals. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Ruiz)

Dr. Sarah Meng, a veterinarian at the McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., veterinary clinic, checks Buddy, a 14-year-old sheltie, for any un-usual internal sounds or an irregular heart rate, Nov. 10, 2009 at the clinic. Buddy also received his annual rabies, and parvovirus and distemper vaccinations during his appointment. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Ruiz)

Dr. Sarah Meng, a veterinarian at the McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., veterinary clinic, checks Buddy, a 14-year-old sheltie, for any un-usual internal sounds or an irregular heart rate, Nov. 10, 2009 at the clinic. Buddy also received his annual rabies, and parvovirus and distemper vaccinations during his appointment. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Ruiz)

Army Sgt. Debbie McGregory-Russ, non-commissioned officer in charge of the McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., veterinary clinic, trims the nails of Buddy, a 14-year-old sheltie, Nov. 10, 2009, at the clinic. Elongated nails on pets can cause running discomfort and soreness and can lead to infections. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Ruiz)

Army Sgt. Debbie McGregory-Russ, non-commissioned officer in charge of the McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., veterinary clinic, trims the nails of Buddy, a 14-year-old sheltie, Nov. 10, 2009, at the clinic. Elongated nails on pets can cause running discomfort and soreness and can lead to infections. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Ruiz)

Milissa Coberly, McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., veterinarian clinic manager, processes a bill, Nov. 10, 2009, for Jan Antone after her dog Buddy received care at the clinic. The clinic is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. for walk in services. However, veterinarians only see patients Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. by appointment. For more information, call the clinic at 759-5190. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Ruiz)

Milissa Coberly, McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., veterinarian clinic manager, processes a bill, Nov. 10, 2009, for Jan Antone after her dog Buddy received care at the clinic. The clinic is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. for walk in services. However, veterinarians only see patients Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. by appointment. For more information, call the clinic at 759-5190. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Ruiz)

Sassy, a 4-year-old Boston terrier, gets her blood drawn for a routine heartworm test, Nov. 10, 2009, at the base veterinarian clinic at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. The American Heartworm Society recommends animals receive monthly heartworm prevention treatment. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Ruiz)

Sassy, a 4-year-old Boston terrier, gets her blood drawn for a routine heartworm test, Nov. 10, 2009, at the base veterinarian clinic at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. The American Heartworm Society recommends animals receive monthly heartworm prevention treatment. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Ruiz)