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U.S. Army Maj. Thamus Morgan, a veterinarian with the 411th Civil Affairs Battalion, in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), demonstrates how to administer a taping device that determines the weight of cattle to a Ugandan veterinary care specialist working with the Uganda People's Defense Force (UPDF) at a farm in Luwero, Uganda.

The Veterinary Service performs food safety operations and inspections to ensure deployed forces receive the safest food and water available. They also care for military working animals and provide public health services during humanitarian assistance missions.

 

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Army Capt. Austin Leedy, veterinary food safety officer from Public Health Activity-San Diego, carries a container of ice cream out of a shipping container at Palmer Station, Antarctica, October 2019. U.S. Army Public Health Command-Pacific veterinary food safety officers partner with the National Science Foundation to ensure Palmer Station has a safe food supply and to perform independent food inspections throughout the entire annual resupply process. (Courtesy photo)

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Army Col. Cary Honnold, Naval Medical Research Unit-Dayton comparative pathologist, poses in his NAMRU-D office on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Honnold crosses service lines by being an Army officer attached to a Navy unit on an Air Force base. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez)

Honnold is an Army officer attached to a Navy unit on an Air Force base

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Partnerships increase MWDs capabilities

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Air Force Staff Sgt. Aaron Catron, 380th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron military dog handler, keeps his MWD Morty calm while Army Capt Theresa Hubbell, Area Support Group Kuwait Camp Arifjan veterinary officer in charge, shows Air Force Staff. Sgt. Kristin Niemi, 380th Expeditionary Medical Group medical technician, spots where medical procedures can be performed during basic preventative medical service training, Nov. 27, 2018, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. Due to the distance of the veterinary clinic in Kuwait and the services available for MWD at ADAB, Hubbell visited ADAB to perform a quarterly inspection of the MWDs and their living quarters, and provided training for the handlers and Emergency Medical Technicians. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Darnell T. Cannady)

The care that we give the MWDs is very similar to a human patient

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DoD Directive 6400.04E: DoD Veterinary Public and Animal Health Services

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This directive reissues DoD Directive (DoDD) 6400.4 (Reference (a)) to establish policy and assign responsibilities for veterinary public and animal health services in accordance with the authority in DoDD 5136.01 (Reference (b))

  • Identification #: DoD Directive 6400.04E
  • Date: 6/27/2013
  • Type: Directives
  • Topics: Veterinary Service

Access to Medical Services Who were Exposed to Rabies in Combat Theater

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