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Veterinarian

Promoting human and animal health in non-traditional settings.

Veterinarians in the USPHS Commissioned Corps go beyond routine animal care, leading prevention programs, responding to outbreaks, and enforcing humane treatment policies.

Promoting human and animal health in non-traditional settings.

Veterinarians in the USPHS Commissioned Corps go beyond routine animal care, leading prevention programs, responding to outbreaks, and enforcing humane treatment policies.
Officers In Action

A Message from Chief Veterinarian Officer CAPT Thomas

Becoming a veterinary officer in the USPHS Commissioned Corps
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Qualifications

D.V.M. degree from a program accredited by the Council of Education of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Current, unrestricted, and valid veterinary license from any U.S. state, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, or Guam.
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Benefits

College loan repayment
Health and dental care at low or no cost
Mobility between government agencies
Tax-free housing and meal allowances
Financial support for education through the Post-9/11 GI Bill
Retirement pension plan
Career advancement and pay increases with years of service
Flexibility to work in a variety of settings

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