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The US Army Veterinary Corps' mission is to protect the Warfighter and support the National Military Strategy. We accomplish this by providing veterinary public health capabilities through veterinary medical and surgical care, food safety and defense, and biomedical research and development. In addition, Veterinary Corps Officers provide military veterinary expertise in response to natural disasters and other emergencies.
We are an integral part of an Army Medical Department at war, supporting a Nation at war. Everything we do ultimately focuses on the Warfighter- the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines. The US Army Veterinary Corps provides food safety and security inspections for all of the Armed Services. We also are responsible for providing care to Military Working Dogs, ceremonial horses, working animals of many Department of Homeland Security organizations, and pets owned by service members. We are an essential component of the military medical research team, contributing our skills in the development of life saving medical products that protect all service members.
An approximate total of 700 Army veterinarians are serving on Active duty and in the Reserve Components.
For general questions regarding service in the Army Veterinary Corps, contact the Corps Chief's Office by e-mail or call 210-221-8149.