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SGT. HEATHER AGUAS Job Title: Animal Care Non-Commissioned Officer Unit: Cherry Point Veterinary Treatment Facility Age: 34 Hometown: Priest River, Idaho DATE JOINED: JAN. 2, 2003

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. - SGT. HEATHER AGUAS

Job Title: Animal Care Non-Commissioned Officer
Unit: Cherry Point Veterinary Treatment Facility
Age: 34
Hometown: Priest River, Idaho
Date Joined: JAN. 2, 2003

Army Sgt. Heather Aguas, an animal care non-commissioned officer at the Cherry Point Veterinary Treatment Facility, is responsible for ensuring all military working dogs and household pets are medically sound and physically fit.

“It is my job to take care of a total of 18 military working dogs between Cherry Point and Seymour Johnson Air Force Base,” said Aguas. “I get them ready for deployments, special tasking and secret service missions.”

The Priest River, Idaho, native enlisted after attending college for pre-veterinary medicine at North Idaho College and the University of Maryland.

Her passion for animal care and her great uncle, a dog handler in the Air Force, inspired and paved her path toward becoming the animal caregiver she is today.

The VTF provides X-rays, dental examinations and special procedures for military working dogs, said Aguas. The facility also provides services to pets within the military community like vaccinations, sick-call and minor surgeries.

“My job is important because military working dogs provide safety to our bases, down range to our troops, family members and children,” said Aguas. “Pets are part of our family.”


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Date Taken:02.06.2014

Date Posted:02.06.2014 14:52

Location:MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, NC, USGlobe

Hometown:PRIEST RIVER, ID, US

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