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VAFB Welcomes new veterinarian

Dr. Carl Zaboly, 30th Space Wing Veterinary Treatment Clinic veterinarian performs a checkup on a personally owned animal January 1, 2021, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The addition of Zaboly to the veterinary clinic team has expanded clinic hours to allow for more privately owned animals to be seen. The veterinary clinic services both military working dogs and horses as well as privately owned animals for base personnel. (U.S. Space Force photo by Senior Airman Hanah Abercrombie)

Dr. Carl Zaboly, 30th Space Wing Veterinary Treatment Clinic veterinarian performs a checkup on a personally owned animal January 1, 2021, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The addition of Zaboly to the veterinary clinic team has expanded clinic hours to allow for more privately owned animals to be seen. The veterinary clinic services both military working dogs and horses as well as privately owned animals for base personnel. (U.S. Space Force photo by Senior Airman Hanah Abercrombie)

Dr. Carl Zaboly, 30th Space Wing Veterinary Treatment Clinic veterinarian, and U.S. Army Specialist Omar Arenas, 30th Space Wing vet technician, perform a checkup on a personally owned animal January 1, 2021, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Dr. Carl Zaboly brings with him over 30 years of veterinary experience to include veterinary experience to include working at racetracks and with police dogs across the country. The veterinary clinic services both military working dogs and horses as well as privately owned animals for base personnel. (U.S. Space Force photo by Senior Airman Hanah Abercrombie)

Dr. Carl Zaboly, 30th Space Wing Veterinary Treatment Clinic veterinarian, and U.S. Army Specialist Omar Arenas, 30th Space Wing vet technician, perform a checkup on a personally owned animal January 1, 2021, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Dr. Carl Zaboly brings with him over 30 years of veterinary experience to include veterinary experience to include working at racetracks and with police dogs across the country. The veterinary clinic services both military working dogs and horses as well as privately owned animals for base personnel. (U.S. Space Force photo by Senior Airman Hanah Abercrombie)

Dr. Carl Zaboly, 30th Space Wing Veterinary Treatment Clinic veterinarian, and U.S. Army Specialist Omar Arenas, 30th Space Wing vet technician, perform a checkup on a personally owned animal January 1, 2021, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The veterinary clinic services both military working dogs and horses as well as privately owned animals for base personnel. (U.S. Space Force photo by Senior Airman Hanah Abercrombie)

Dr. Carl Zaboly, 30th Space Wing Veterinary Treatment Clinic veterinarian, and U.S. Army Specialist Omar Arenas, 30th Space Wing vet technician, perform a checkup on a personally owned animal January 1, 2021, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The veterinary clinic services both military working dogs and horses as well as privately owned animals for base personnel. (U.S. Space Force photo by Senior Airman Hanah Abercrombie)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --

The Vandenberg Air Force Base Veterinary Treatment Facility gained a new veterinarian.

 

Dr. Carl Zaboly became the base’s lead vet in October, working on both military working animals and privately owned animals for base personnel.

 

“I never expected when I was going through vet school that I’d be working with military working animals here,” said Zaboly. “For me this is a dream.”

 

After graduating vet school at Ohio State University in 1987, Zaboly gained experience working with large and small animals ranging from racehorses to working police dogs, perfectly equipping him for the variety of animals at VAFB.

 

“No two days look the same at our clinic,” said Zaboly. “Since I’ve been here, a typical day can range from appointments with personal owned animals to looking over anything that comes up with one of the military working dogs or military working horses.”

 

Zaboly’s addition has allowed the high tempo clinic to expand their availability and capabilities in order to care for more privately owned animals and better support the needs of the VAFB community. They have expanded their hours to 8 a.m.- 3 p.m., Monday- Friday.

 

“We are happy to have Dr. Zaboly as our new veterinarian treatment facility officer in charge,” said Army Staff Sgt. Jann Latayan, VAFB Veterinarian NCO in charge. “His 30 plus years of veterinarian experience will benefit the VAFB community.”

 

For more information on the Vandenberg Veterinary Clinic, please call (805)-606-3019.