Join an Elite Team of Army Veterinary Officers

The U.S. Army Veterinary Corps gives you the opportunity to develop skill sets and practice in areas rarely available in the private sector. Army veterinarians protect and serve our Soldiers, their families and the general public through food safety and defense, animal health, and biomedical research and development. Using the latest technology, Army veterinarians develop cutting-edge treatments and push the boundaries of veterinary medicine and public health capabilities.

The U.S. Army Veterinary Corps gives you the opportunity to develop skill sets and practice in areas rarely available in the private sector.

Army veterinarians protect and serve our Soldiers, their families and the general public through food safety and defense, animal health, and biomedical research and development. Using the latest technology, Army veterinarians develop cutting-edge treatments and push the boundaries of veterinary medicine and public health capabilities.

CAREERS

Army veterinarians focus on veterinary, medical and surgical care, food safety and defense, and biomedical research and development. They enjoy a variety of opportunities for continued education. They may also provide military veterinary expertise in response to natural disasters and other emergencies.

    Opportunities Include:

  • Leadership and mentoring
  • Treat service animals and pets of service members
  • Medical research
  • Instruct/train at service schools

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BENEFITS

The U.S. Army or Army Reserve health care team offers licensed Veterinary Corps officers a substantial range of benefits to help you build a strong future.

    Benefits include:

  • Medical, dental and life insurance: no-cost for active duty and low-cost for Army Reserve
  • Generous retirement plans
  • Housing allowances
  • 30 days paid vacation earned annually
  • Work/life balance programs and positions

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Financial Assistance

The Army Veterinary Corps offers unparalleled financial support for veterinary students and those already licensed and practicing.

    Available Incentives for Qualifying Specialties:

  • Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP)
    • Full-tuition scholarship to complete an accredited D.V.M. or V.M.D program
    • Monthly stipend of more than $2,200
  • Active Duty Health Professions Loan Repayment Program (ADHPLRP)
    • Up to $120,000, paid across three years max., to help repay veterinary school loans
  • Health Professions Loan Repayment Program (HPLRP)
    • Up to $50,000, paid across three years max., to qualifying veterinary specialties
  • Special Pay of up to $75,000, paid in three increments across three years max., to qualifying veterinary specialties

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Eligibility

To join the U.S. Army and Army Reserve health care team, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a U.S. citizen for active duty; be a permanent resident for Army Reserve
  • Have earned a doctorate from an American Veterinary Medical Association-accredited veterinary school
  • Be licensed to practice in the United States
  • Be between 21 and 42 years of age

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Be Part of Something Bigger

Joining the Army Veterinary Corps means working with the world’s top specialists who are leading innovation and pushing the forefront of medicine with the continued support of research funding and development. The Army Veterinary Corps conducts and oversees all Department of Defense veterinary service activities, providing services to the Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force in more than 90 countries.

As an Army veterinarian, your contribution is vital to our mission.

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At the Forefront of Medicine

The U.S. Army has been named one of the world’s most innovative organizations. In just three years, we earned more than 300 patents in science, technology and medicine.

As an Army veterinarian, you’ll explore and pioneer ways that make a big impact.

Cutting-edge Technology

From food safety to drugs and vaccines, U.S. Army veterinarians develop technologies and tools that save lives, reduce recovery times and increase quality of life for patients both human and animal. Our medical facilities are some of the most advanced in the world.

Be part of an elite team at the forefront of medical technology.

Continued Growth and Opportunity

As part of the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps, you’ll be connected to one of the world’s largest, most funded and high-tech health care networks in the world. Army medicine provides once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to lead, grow your career and become a triple-threat health care provider as you practice medicine, innovate and/or teach.

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