Army Veterinary Corps

As an officer on the U.S. Army Health Care Team, you can be eligible for up to $120,000 to pay down your medical school debt through the Active Duty Health Professional Loan Repayment Program.

Army Medical Corps

As a health care professional with the U.S. Army Reserve, you’ll be exposed to new techniques, procedures and points of view. You’ll also gain knowledge and skills that you’ll be proud to take home to your own practice.

Army Medicine
Saving Dogs that Save Soldiers

Meet some members of the Veterinary Corps Team in the videos above, as they talk about their experiences being a part of the Army health care team:

Veterinarian –  Lt. Col. Rob Goodman

Veterinarian – Capt. James Pratt


I'm Lieutenant Colonel Rob Goodman. I'm a veterinarian in the United States Army.

I completed my undergraduate at Texas A & M University in 1993, and then continued on with veterinary school, graduating in 1996, and then completed a residency in small animal internal medicine at North Carolina University, in 2004.

I'm currently the Chief of the Animal Medicine Branch. I'm in charge of all the institutional training in animal medicine for our animal care specialists and for our veterinarians. When I was about twelve, my dog got sick and I decided that I wanted to be able to fix dogs.

In Iraq we had many working dogs that saved Soldiers lives everyday. And I was part of taking care of those, and providing care for those working dogs, and that truly did make a difference everyday.

The Army offers tremendous opportunity for continuing education to veterinarians. Captains are eligible to apply for advance training in either clinical medicine, a Master's in public health, pathology, laboratory animal medicine, or a PHD.

I have a wonder wife of fifteen years, named Jennifer. I have two children - a daughter twelve and a son that's ten. I went to an open house at my daughter's school immediately following work. I was still in uniform and had complete strangers thank me for the service that we provide. That's the ultimate satisfaction and reinforces the privilege to wear an Army uniform.