Animal Medicine 

 

Army veterinarian vaccinating animal in the field

Animal Medicine topics are an integral part of USAPHC’s public health mission and affect DoD personnel’s daily lives – Military Working Dogs protection during deployment, zoonotic diseases such as rabies, and animal diseases of military interest or significance such as foot and mouth disease (FMD).  Animal Medicine topics also impact DoD families' daily lives, which includes animal family members.

The Animal Medicine pages contain information on:

          - Animal Disease and Zoonoses

          - Animal Operations in Support of Other Agencies

          - Veterinary Treatment Facility Operations

          - Animal Import/Export Requirements

          - Veterinary Medical Standardization Board (VMSB)

          - Veterinary Services Central Fund (VSCF)

          - Veterinary Treatment Facility Interactive Map

          - Working Animals

Questions regarding Animal Medicine may be directed to U.S. Army Public Health Command (USAPHC), Army Institute of Public Health (AIPH), Veterinary Services Portfolio, Clinical Veterinary Medicine Program, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.

  

Subjects

Animal Disease and Zoonoses

Information on diseases that are transmitted from animals to humans (zoonotic) or humans to animals, diseases transmitted from one animal species to another, and animal diseases of military interest or significance such as foot and mouth disease (FMD).

Animal Operations in Support of Other Agencies

Information about animal operations such as stray animals, DoD research animals, installation pet policies, animal import/export where US Army Veterinary Services serves as a consultant or advisor.

Veterinary Treatment Facility Operations

Veterinary Treatment Facilities (VTFs) provide veterinary medical care to working animals and pets with authorized owners. Veterinary Service Central Fund, Veterinary Medical Standardization Board, and VTF interactive map are used for VTF management.

Working Animals

Information about working animals-military working dogs, US Navy marine mammals, contract dogs and horses.