(3) Veterinary Service--Large. Veterinary Service--Large (Team JB)
consists of 6 VC officers, 1 MS officer, and 25 enlisted personnel. It has the following
(a) Provides food wholesomeness, food hygiene, safety, and related
quality assurance inspections in support of a population of up to 100,000 personnel;
conducts ante-mortem and post-mortem examination of food animals; performs
procurement and surveillance food inspections; and inspects subsistence and food-
producing animals exposed to NBC agents.
(b) Performs veterinary PVNTMED functions to Include civic action
programs. Conducts disease control programs for those diseases transmitted from
animals; performs expedient limited animal medical services and treatment for
approximately 25 military working dogs on an emergency/short-term basis at each of
two locations; and collocates at each location up to 25 military working dogs for
evacuation to Teams XA or SB, depending on deployment of mobile service teams.
(c) This unit contains four mobile service teams consisting of a
Veterinary Service officer, one food inspector NCO, three food inspection specialists,
and one animal care specialist. The unit operates in 6 to 12 locations over a 140-
(d) Basic capabilities of this team may be expanded by augmentation
of a Team JA to Its organic structure for each 25,000 personnel in excess of 100,000 to
be supported. Team JB can be augmented by up to two Teams JA. Each expansion
team can operate as a mobile service team.
(e) In addition to absorbing Teams JA into its organic structure, this
unit also may be used to provide command and control for up to two other separate
veterinary detachments (JA, XA, and XB), only one of which may be a Team XA or
Team JB is 100 percent mobile.
(4) Veterinary Combat Support Hospital. The Veterinary Combat Support
Hospital (Team XA) consists of one officer (MAJ, VC) and 10 enlisted personnel. One
Team XA is allotted for up to 200 military working dogs supported in either the corps or
COMMZ. Team XA has the following capabilities:
(a) Animal medical services that include emergency-resuscitative care
for up to 200 military working dogs on an area basis, medical and surgical treatment,
and short-term hospitalization for up to 20 military working dogs.
(b) Consultation services for animal care specialists organic to military
working dog units and animal health maintenance on an area basis.