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HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. - Katie Middlebrook, a veterinary technician with the Holloman Veterinary Clinic, checks a patient’s heartbeat April 24. Bella, a 15-week-old Chihuahua visits the clinic to receive a set of shots, and a checkup. The Holloman Veterinary Clinic provides care to the pets of active duty and retired military, along with the German Air Force personnel on Holloman AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Leah Ferrante/Released)

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. - Katie Middlebrook, a veterinary technician with the Holloman Veterinary Clinic, checks a patient’s heartbeat April 24. Bella, a 15-week-old Chihuahua visits the clinic to receive a set of shots, and a checkup. The Holloman Veterinary Clinic provides care to the pets of active duty and retired military, along with the German Air Force personnel on Holloman AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Leah Ferrante/Released)

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. - Bella, a 15-week-old Chihuahua receives a vaccine April 24. Bella’s checkup was to ensure she has all her proper vaccinations and is on a healthy growing track. The Holloman Veterinary Clinic provides care to the pets of active duty and retired military, along with the German Air Force personnel on Holloman AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Leah Ferrante/Released)

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. - Bella, a 15-week-old Chihuahua receives a vaccine April 24. Bella’s checkup was to ensure she has all her proper vaccinations and is on a healthy growing track. The Holloman Veterinary Clinic provides care to the pets of active duty and retired military, along with the German Air Force personnel on Holloman AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Leah Ferrante/Released)

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. - U.S. Army Capt. Matthew Carnett a veterinarian at Holloman Veterinary Clinic holds a 3-year-old feline named Chandler, as U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Brian Dine trims his nails April 24. The Holloman Veterinary Clinic provides care to the pets of active duty and retired military, along with the German Air Force personnel on Holloman AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Leah Ferrante/Released)

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. - U.S. Army Capt. Matthew Carnett a veterinarian at Holloman Veterinary Clinic holds a 3-year-old feline named Chandler, as U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Brian Dine trims his nails April 24. The Holloman Veterinary Clinic provides care to the pets of active duty and retired military, along with the German Air Force personnel on Holloman AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Leah Ferrante/Released)

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. - Chi-Chi a 3-year-old feline sits in her carrier April 24. Chi-Chi visited the veterinary clinic for a checkup and nail trim. The Holloman Veterinary Clinic provides care to the pets of active duty and retired military, along with the German Air Force personnel on Holloman AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Leah Ferrante/Released)

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. - Chi-Chi a 3-year-old feline sits in her carrier April 24. Chi-Chi visited the veterinary clinic for a checkup and nail trim. The Holloman Veterinary Clinic provides care to the pets of active duty and retired military, along with the German Air Force personnel on Holloman AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Leah Ferrante/Released)

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. - Katie Middlebrook, a veterinary technician at the Holloman Veterinary Clinic, holds 3-year-old Coffee as U.S. Army Capt. Matthew Carnett, a veterinarian with the HVC, takes blood April 24. The blood sample ensures that Coffee is healthy and has no unwanted parasites. The Holloman Veterinary Clinic provides care to the pets of active duty and retired military, along with the German Air Force personnel on Holloman AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Leah Ferrante/Released)

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. - Katie Middlebrook, a veterinary technician at the Holloman Veterinary Clinic, holds 3-year-old Coffee as U.S. Army Capt. Matthew Carnett, a veterinarian with the HVC, takes blood April 24. The blood sample ensures that Coffee is healthy and has no unwanted parasites. The Holloman Veterinary Clinic provides care to the pets of active duty and retired military, along with the German Air Force personnel on Holloman AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Leah Ferrante/Released)

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. - U.S. Army Capt. Matthew Carnett, a veterinarian with Holloman Veterinary Clinic uses an ultrasound machine on a 3-year-old dog named Coffee April 24. The ultrasound is used to check animals for complications, babies, as well as parasites. The Holloman Veterinary Clinic provides care to the pets of active duty and retired military and along with the German Air Force personnel on Holloman AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Leah Ferrante/Released)

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. - U.S. Army Capt. Matthew Carnett, a veterinarian with Holloman Veterinary Clinic uses an ultrasound machine on a 3-year-old dog named Coffee April 24. The ultrasound is used to check animals for complications, babies, as well as parasites. The Holloman Veterinary Clinic provides care to the pets of active duty and retired military and along with the German Air Force personnel on Holloman AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Leah Ferrante/Released)

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. - A 3-year-old dog named Coffee enjoys a cheese treat after getting blood done work April 24. Coffee had some tests run to ensure his heath is on point. The Holloman Veterinary Clinic provides care to the pets of active duty and retired military, along with the German Air Force personnel on Holloman AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Leah Ferrante/Released)

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. - A 3-year-old dog named Coffee enjoys a cheese treat after getting blood done work April 24. Coffee had some tests run to ensure his heath is on point. The Holloman Veterinary Clinic provides care to the pets of active duty and retired military, along with the German Air Force personnel on Holloman AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Leah Ferrante/Released)