USPHS Veterinarian Professional Advisory Committee - Welcome!
US Public Health Service Veterinarians provide expertise in their assignments to Federal and other governmental agencies
in many disciplines, including the areas of epidemiology, pathology, toxicology, and lab animal medicine.
possess a unique background which also qualifies them to serve in public health leadership roles in areas such as
administration, planning, and coordination. The officers who serve in the USPHS Veterinary Category are called on to
promote, improve, and defend the health and well-being of all species; respond to natural and man-made disasters;
and enhance knowledge of public health diseases and methods of prevention.
On this Site
This site contains a general description of the mission of the U.S. Public Health Service, information related to the Veterinary Professional Advisory Committee (VetPAC) and the VetPAC 2008 Charter [PDF - 36KB]
, key messages from our
Chief Professional Officer (CPO), and general information regarding veterinary roles in the Public Health Service.
For information concerning recruiting requirements and assignments in the Veterinary Category of the Public Health Service
please contact the Recruitment and Assignments Branch of the Division of Commissioned Personnel at Tel: (877) INFO DCP
extension 4-3360 [(877) 463-6327, ext. 4-3360]. For vacancies available to veterinarians in the Commissioned Corps go
For questions specific to Veterinary Medicine .
Wed, 30 Apr 2014 13:05:33 EST
Important PHS Symposium Updates - NEW Epi Session Announced!
The 2014 USPHS Scientific and Training Symposium will be held June 10-12 at the Raleigh (NC) Convention Center. The theme for this year's conference is "Public Health Today: Prevention, Innovation, Progress." Each year the Symposium is a place where USPHS officers can recieve training and their annual required CME/CEU and meet up with other fellow PHS officers. Click on the link above to find out more.
Wed, 06 Mar 2013 13:13:51 EST
VetBites Added to Members Only Section
Vet Bites is the monthly newsletter produced by the Veterinary Professional Advisory Committee (Vet PAC) Public Information Subcommittee. The newsletter is aimed at providing U.S. Public Health Service Veterinarians with timely news about PAC members, updates on administrative issues, and advice on how to incorporate the National Prevention Strategy into their lives in one convenient place. In addition, features like the monthly Officer Profile help members of the Veterinary Category get to know each other despite the miles that might separate us. This is not a public document and authentication is required.
Mon, 29 Oct 2012 14:14:54 EST
New Minutes have been Added
Minutes through September 2012 have been added to the website. Click the link to view the document (2.2 MB).
Mon, 27 Aug 2012 10:27:59 EST
Veterinary Category Related Publications
The veterinary category contributes to numerous veterinary related publications. We will begin to include selected publications on the above referenced page. As new publications are added, we will update the RSS feed so that you are aware of any new publications added.
Tue, 24 Jul 2012 10:22:52 EST
The VetPAC site added a NEW awards page. Read about the 2011 Awards and Awardees by clicking the above link.
Page Last Modified on 7/24/2012