(b) Inspection upon receipt at destination for identify and condition of
all foods of animal and non-animal origin.
(c) Performance of professional functions in medical laboratories such
as chemical, bacteriological, and radiological analysis of foods.
(d) Inspection to determine fitness for human consumption of all foods
that may have been contaminated by radioactive material.
(2) Veterinary officers assist senior medical officers and medical staff
officers at all levels of command in the conduct of a comprehensive PVNTMED
(3) Veterinary officers provide a comprehensive program to prevent and
control animal diseases transmissible to man.
(4) Veterinary officers participate, upon request, in applicable military
medical R&D projects including those in the fields of pathology, radiobiology,
biochemistry, microbiology, surgery, laboratory animal medicine, food technology,
nuclear medicine, and astronautics.
Veterinary officers provide professional care of Government-owned
(6) Veterinary officers collect and maintain data relative to food supplies and
animal diseases that may affect the health of Army personnel and on animal diseases
that may affect the health of public animals. In this respect, they advise and make
recommendations to appropriate authority (local, state, Federal, and/or comparable
agencies) of existing or anticipated conditions that may be of military or civilian
(7) Veterinary officers are responsible for pointing out unsanitary conditions
associated with subsistence and public animals and for making recommendations to
correct the conditions.
b. The staff duties of a veterinary staff officer include:
(1) Assisting the staff surgeon/DHS of a unit or installation by advising on
current status and capabilities of veterinary service of the command.
(2) Providing information concerning the incidence of animal disease within
the command or in adjacent civilian communities and planning control measures against
preventable animal diseases.
(3) Informing and advising the surgeon or commander on veterinary public