(2) The Animal Care Specialist supervises, performs, or assists in the care,
management, and treatment of animals in veterinary service teams and other TOE
units, animal disease prevention and control facilities, and research facilities. In order to
qualify as an Animal Care Specialist (MOS 91TI0), the enlisted member must complete
a Veterinary Specialist course at AHS. After reaching the grade E-7 (SFC), the
individual must convert to the MOS 91R for further progression in the veterinary career
3-26. STAFF VETERINARIANS IN OVERSEAS COMMANDS
The Army forces of US joint commands in overseas areas (example: European
Command) have command veterinarians, normally on the surgeon's staff, which
exercises technical control over the TOE veterinary detachments serving in those areas
to accomplish the veterinary missions of the AMEDD. There are veterinarians on the
staffs of the theater Army (MEDCOM) and COSCOM (medical brigade) commanders.
a. Responsibilities of the various staff veterinarians in a theater of operations are
approximately the same. They are limited, however, by the geographical area of the
command to which they are assigned and by the echelon of command. Their duties
Advising the commander and his staff on veterinary matters.
Coordinating with other staff sections on matters pertaining to veterinary
(3) Technical control of the veterinary units assigned to or subordinate to
Training of veterinary personnel.
Estimating future requirements for veterinary personnel.
(6) Planning veterinary operations to include: prevention and control of
zoonotic diseases; sanitary standards for food processing plants; decontamination and
use of food contaminated by NBC attacks; and policies for the care of Government-
b. Staff veterinarians of the medical command and of the medical brigade
exercise operational control of veterinary units attached to subordinate commands that
are not authorized veterinary officers. A veterinary command and control team (Team
AF) organized under TOE 8-680 relieves staff veterinarians of operational control when
veterinary services expand.