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Veterinary Service

U.S. Army Capt. Rebecca Reed, officer in charge of veterinary services, Quantico Veterinary Treatment Facility (VTF), performs an annual check-up on a dog

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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Animal Care Specialist Provides Valuable Training to Military Working Dog Handlers

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8/31/2022
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Animal care specialist provides valuable training to military working dog handlers

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NY Army Guard Army Reserve Medical, Veterinary, Personnel Team Up with South Africans Military to Provide Care in Rural Villages

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8/18/2022
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Fifteen U.S. Soldiers, including five from the New York Army National Guard, provided medical care to about 3,000 South African villagers in the Richards Bay area, along the eastern coast of South Africa, 100 miles northeast of Durban, during a medical readiness exercise in July.

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Canine blood transfusions can save wounded military working dogs

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8/27/2021
Army Capt. Gabrielle Montone, Ft. Benning, Georgia, Veterinary Clinic intern, instructs 908th Airlift Wing Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron Commander Lt. Col. Amy Sanderson in canine CPR techniques at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, March 7, 2021. Montone and her team conducted canine-specific medical training designed to prepare 908 AES members to provide proper care to Military Working Dogs who are injured in the line of duty. Montone is using a training mannequin.

Military Working Dogs’ best bet for survival is fresh canine blood.

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DHA Spearheads Effort for Working Dog Research Collaboration

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Working Dog Forum explored research to keep dogs in top form.

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Camp Zama veterinary medicine continues during COVID-19

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8/28/2020
Two veterinary personnel wearing masks examine a dog

[T]he facility’s team does everything possible to make patients feel comfortable.

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

Policy

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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