31FW improving the First 31 minutes, hours, & days before, upon & after arrival
- Register all pets with the Aviano Veterinary Treatment Facility (VTF) within 14 duty days of arrival or when acquiring a new pet. Registration is required for pets to be eligible for services at the Aviano VTF, and to be accounted for in emergency planning and response programs at Aviano AB. It is also required to get an EU pet passport (more information below).
- CLICK HERE to download the registration form. *Note: All sections must be completed in the “About You” and “Pet Information” boxes. Read and initial acknowledging the clinic policies, sign, and date at the bottom of page 4. The registration must CAC signed by the sponsor (Military Member), failure to do so will delay registration. Please allow up to 7 business days to finalize.
- Email the completed registration form to
Aviano Veterinary Treatment Facility
Area F, Bldg. 1410 (near Commissary and Vehicle Inspection Tent)
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday: Closed (for Army training)
Friday: 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Closed: Daily from Noon - 1 p.m. for lunch, Weekends, Holidays, and the Last Business Day of the Month for Inventory.
Traveling with Pets
As the weather warms up and you head outdoors, you may want to bring your pets along. They are a part of the family, right? People have procedures to follow when traveling overseas, and your pets have some too. Italy and the EU have special rules regarding ownership and transportation of pets, many that are stricter than in the US. These rules are in place to keep your pets safe.
According to Italian Law 20/2012 and Italian Highway Code, Article 169: It is forbidden to transport an animal in any way that could be an impediment or danger to driving. Animals are to be kept in a special cage/container or in the rear compartment to the driver's seat specially divided by a net or other similar suitable means.
Three main ways to transport a pet in a car that will not impede the driver:
- Hard Kennel
- Safety Belt – harness that attaches to the seat belt
- Dividing Net – separates your pet from the driver
This law applies to driving both off and on base. If you need to bring your pet onto base for a veterinary appointment, your pet must be restrained. The Italian and US Security Forces are authorized to stop motorists from entering base if animals are not secured properly. If found in violation, the Carabinieri can fine you up to 300 euros.
Also remember when walking a dog in a public area, make sure that large dogs are walked only by individuals older than 18 years old and the dog must be kept on a leash shorter than 5 feet in length. The owner must also have a muzzle with them and have a way to collect and dispose of the dog’s feces.
Read more about the rules for owning and traveling with your pet at:
- Refer Pet Ownership AFI 48-101
- Refer to Disease Control AFI 48-105
If you have any questions please contact the Aviano vet clinic for assistance.
- The Aviano VTF is not an emergency clinic and does not provide after-hours care.
- In order to receive timely after-hours emergency care, view local emergency clinics.
- An EU pet passport is necessary for travel within the EU and to PCS.
- You can get a passport at any time during your stay in Italy.
- Click the button below for more information on obtaining a pet passport.
- Do not schedule Pet Passport or Export Permit appointments without contacting the Aviano VTF first. We will need at least 48 business to prepare the required documents. We will not provide documents on walk-in requests. Failure to do so may result in you missing your appointment.
Please visit the website below for our monthly schedule, contact information, and more.
Italian Dog Laws
Upon Arrival Topics
- First 31 PCS Start
- Transport from the Airport
- Wyvern Welcome & In-Processing
- Travel Allowance
- Codice Fiscale & Soggiorno
- Child & Youth Programs Registration
- School Registration
- Pet Registration
- Driving Overseas
- Buying & Renting a Car
- Vehicle Registration
- Fuel Card
- Medical, Dental & Eye Care
- Mental Health, Family Advocacy, & Health Promotions
- Pregnancy in Italy
- Finding a Home
- Overseas Electricity
- Bills Banks & Exchange Rates
- Areas of Base