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.
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 .