(5) TOE 7-520-Infantry Combat Dog Teams. Includes two teams --Team
AA, Scout Dog Detachment Headquarters, and Team AB, Military Dog Platoon
Headquarters. Each has a Veterinary Animal Care Specialist (MOS 91T20).
(6) TOE 19-510--Provost Marshal and Military Police Teams. Includes a
Veterinary Animal Care Specialist (MOS 91T).
(7) TOE 31-127--Service Company, Airborne Special Forces Group.
Includes a PVNTMED team with a veterinary staff officer (CPT).
a. The mission of the Army VC is to protect the health of the troops and the
financial interests of the Government and to provide veterinary medical care for
Government-owned animals. It inspects food intended for Army consumption, including
the sanitary inspections of food processing establishments; functions in the areas of
veterinary PVNTMED to control zoonotic and food borne diseases; conducts R&D
projects in areas of veterinary interest and involvement; and provides care and
treatment for military animals.
b. The VC is composed solely of qualified doctors of veterinary medicine. They
are assisted by trained enlisted specialists.
c. In the CONUS, a veterinary officer is a member of each MEDCEN and
MEDDAC staff. These veterinarians also command the veterinary activities. The units
providing veterinary support are assigned to installations to perform food inspection
services in a specific geographical area.
d. In overseas areas, veterinarians are on the surgeon's staff organic to Army
e. In a theater of operations, veterinarians on the MEDCOM and medical
brigade staffs serve as theater Army and COSCOM veterinarians, respectively.
Veterinary functions are performed, for the most part, by TOE 8-680 veterinary cellular
teams. Some veterinary personnel are organic to non-veterinary TOE units.
f. Responsibilities of staff veterinarians include advising commanders and their
staffs on veterinary matters; coordinating veterinary activities with the activities of other
staff sections; providing a veterinary health service to support the AMEDD mission and
accomplish the veterinary mission; technical (and, in some instances, operational)
control of veterinary units; and veterinary planning.
g. Veterinary service in a theater of operations is provided chiefly on an area
basis by veterinary cellular teams of TOE 8-680.