FOR FINANCIAL AND EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNTIES, YOU NEED LOOK NO FURTHER.

The Army Veterinary Corps offers board-certified veterinarians who become officers through a wide range of unique opportunities. Not only can you receive assistance for your veterinary education expenses, but you'll also enjoy the privileges and respect afforded to an officer in the world's most advanced Army. The experience you gain will help you take your career to the next level.


ACTIVE VETERINARY CORPS BENEFITS

Veterinarians who choose the active Army are eligible for a wide range of benefits. In addition to a comprehensive benefits package that includes a competitive salary, you'll be an officer, eligible to receive incentives such as veterinary school loan repayment and special pay bonuses. You will receive low-cost or no-cost medical, dental and life insurance, generous retirement plan options, housing allowances and 30 days of paid vacation earned annually. Perhaps, most importantly, you can take advantage of reasonable work-life balance that provides plenty of time for family and recreational pursuits.

HEALTH PROFESSIONS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Earn a full-tuition scholarship to complete your D.V.M. or V.M.D. at the accredited program of your choice. You'll also receive money for academic fees and a monthly stipend of more than $2,000. After graduation, you'll be commissioned as a captain in the Veterinary Corps.

Learn more about the Health Professions Scholarship Program.

ACTIVE DUTY HEALTH PROFESSIONS LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM

You'll receive up to $120,000 over three years to repay veterinary school loans.

SPECIALTY PAY

As a veterinarian, you could qualify for $2,000 to $5,000 annually through the Diplomate Board Certified Pay (DBCP). You must have a Diplomate award in a specialty recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association.

RESERVE VETERINARY CORPS BENEFITS

As a veterinarian on the U.S. Army Reserve health care team, you can practice in your community and serve when needed. In addition to generous financial incentives and retirement plan options, you'll have the opportunity to gain experience that sets you ahead of your peers.

SPECIAL PAY

You can receive $75,000 in Special Pay over three years. This program is available in conjunction with another Army Reserve incentive program.

HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM

Receive up to $50,000 over three years to repay qualified veterinary education loans. This program is open to veterinarians with current, unrestricted state licenses.

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