Working Animals

Recommended training related to the subject of Working Animals.

US Air Force MWD Ali is restrained during attack training


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Course ID: 104
Sponsor: Army Public Health Center
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Animal Care Clinical Proficiency(Sponsor: AMEDD Center and School) To provide 68T20 Animal Care Specialists/NCOs with the essential skills, knowledge, and clinical proficiency to perform duties with or without minimal supervisory and clinical guidance of a Veterinary Corps Officer. Training emphasis revolves around the current operational environment that concentrates heavily on the treatment of the military working dog and assignments where application of unit-driven, hand-on instruction is at a minimum although crucial to the life cycle management for the 68T20. Dates will be posted when a course is scheduled.
Installation Veterinary Services(Sponsor: AMEDD Center and School) To introduce new command directives and concepts, which will reinforce required training identified by the Department of Defense Veterinary Service Activity (DODVSA) and Veterinary Service units worldwide. A wide variety of food safety, quality and defense inspection policies and directives are covered in addition to animal medicine polices and directives, which encompass the current needs of the Veterinary Service. This course is built using three training modules each consisting of 38 academic hours; MACOM Food Inspection Mission, Food Defense Program, and Commercial Sanitation Audit Program. Instruction presented will be based on the specific training needs of the requesting unit. Only one module of the three will be presented during the designated 1-week iteration of training.
Medical Detachment (Veterinary Service) Predeployment Course RC (Reserve Component)(Sponsor: AMEDD Center and School) This course focuses on the scope and duties of veterinary personnel in both a mature and immature theater, and is tailored specifically for the theater the unit is expected to enter. It may include, but is not limited to: OCONUS audits; operational rations inspection; food defense; food safety concerns specific to the theater; staff operations; logistics support; Military Working Dog (MWD) care; large and small animal medicine; and zoonotic, foreign or endemic animal diseases of concern in the theater.
Veterinary Readiness Mobilization and Deployment[Sponsor: AMEDD Center and School and Forces Command (FORSCOM)] To provide a comprehensive view of the mission, structure, and function of a veterinary TOE unit/detachment in a theater of operations. Areas of instruction include: Veterinary food protection, inspection, sanitation, public health, and preventive medicine in a theater of operations and deployment; food procurement in OCONUS environment; readiness and veterinary TOE equipment issues, and nation assistance programs.
Veterinary Services Operations RC (Reserve Component)(Sponsor: AMEDD Center and School) The course is designed to provide RC VCOs with an introduction to the Veterinary Service and a foundation for further technical training. This course builds upon professional experiences and training received in the Basic Officer Leader Course to set the stage for subsequent VC education and training.
Veterinary Support to a Theater of Operations(Sponsor: AMEDD Center and School) To prepare Veterinary Corps Officers, Veterinary Corps Food Safety Officers, and Veterinary Food Inspection Specialist NCOs to successfully perform their duties in an OCONUS TDA or TOE environment by providing a comprehensive overview of the current mission, structure, and function of the Veterinary Service. Areas of instruction include advanced training on sanitary audits of potentially hazardous foods, including meat and dairy inspection; food procurement; food defense assessment and mitigation in an environment; commercial food establishment laboratory audits; operational rations inspection and program management; medical and surgical care of animals; nation assistance programs; Food and Water Risk Assessment; and veterinary operations in an OCONUS environment.

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