U.S. Army Medical Department, Veterinary Corps Opportunities
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Educational Opportunities

Veterinarians on active duty must maintain a current license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or a U.S. territory. The Veterinary Corps encourages officers to keep current with advances in veterinary practice and improve their professional knowledge and skills through military and civilian education opportunities. Veterinary Corps officers may attend various short courses, workshops, or seminars related to veterinary medicine or professional development. The Army encourages attendance at continuing education conferences, and most units will fund one continuing education meeting each fiscal year.

SGT Wilson, Therapy Dog Jasmine, Veterinarian CPT PinedaAdvanced Degrees

Veterinary Corps officers may apply for Long Term Health Education and Training programs leading to advanced degrees and board eligibility and certification. Programs run from 1-3 years and include training at either military or civilian institutions. Full pay and allowances continue during training. Programs include:

Residency Programs

  • Veterinary Pathology (Armed Forces Institute of Pathology)
  • Laboratory Animal Medicine
  • Epidemiology Investigative Services (EIS) Fellowship at the CDC

 

CPT Smith and CPT CabanoLong Term Training:

  • PhD in physiology, pharmacology, toxicology, microbiology, pathology, or public health.
  • Master's Degree in internal medicine, surgery, radiology, food animal/preventive medicine, emergency medicine, public health, food technology, or human animal bond.

For general questions regarding service in the Army Veterinary Corps, contact the Corps Chief's Office by e-mail or call 210-221-8149.