Back to Top Skip to main content

Veterinary Service

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.

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.

You also may be interested in...

Army colonel fills unique position for Navy, Air Force

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

Recommended Content:

Veterinary Service

Partnerships increase MWDs capabilities

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

Recommended Content:

Veterinary Service

Making the diagnosis for our furry friends, and more

Air Force Capt. Margaret James, 92nd Medical Group veterinarian treatment facility officer, positions military working dog, Oxigen, on her back during an x-ray exam at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jesenia Landaverde)

How military veterinary pathologists help animals, humans

Recommended Content:

Veterinary Service

USNS Mercy deploys in support of Pacific Partnership 2018

The hospital ship USNS Mercy departs Naval Base San Diego in support of Pacific Partnership 2018, Feb. 23, 2018. Pacific Partnership, now in its 13th iteration, is the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Kelsey Adams)

Medical, dental, civil engineering and veterinary teams will partner with each host nation

Recommended Content:

Civil Military Medicine | Civil Support | Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief | Veterinary Service

The Department of Veterinary Science institutionalizes Global Health Engagement training

U.S. Army Veterinary Corps Officers discuss dog handler medical training and physical examination techniques with their Sri Lankan counterparts. (Photo Credit: LTC Matthew Levine)

The Department of Veterinary Science at the U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School. Health Readiness Center of Excellence, is driving change by preparing Veterinary Corps Officers to plan and execute GHE activities in support of Theater Security Cooperation

Recommended Content:

Veterinary Service | Global Health Engagement

Robot dog improves SOF medical practices

A multi-purpose canine handler with U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command, controls a laceration on a realistic canine mannequin during MPC medical training. During this training, MPC handlers practice applying canine medical aid on the new “robot dog” for the first time, which is in its final stages of testing and development. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Bryann K Whitley)

The development of the new “robot dog” came from SOCOM’s desire to improve the current medical training capabilities

Recommended Content:

Technology | Veterinary Service

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


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

<< < 1 > >> 
Showing results 1 - 8 Page 1 of 1

DHA Address: 7700 Arlington Boulevard | Suite 5101 | Falls Church, VA | 22042-5101

Some documents are presented in Portable Document Format (PDF). A PDF reader is required for viewing: Download a PDF Reader or learn more about PDFs.