This 2-week course is held on an as-needed basis for Reserve Component Med Det (VS) units preparing to rotate into a theater of operation and is conducted at the US Army Medical Department Center and School, Fort Sam Houston, TX. It focuses on the scope and duties of veterinary personnel in both a mature and immature theater, and is tailored specifically for the theater the unit is expected to enter. It may include, but is not limited to: OCONUS audits; operational rations inspection; food defense; food safety concerns specific to the theater; staff operations; logistics support; Military Working Dog (MWD) care; large and small animal medicine; and zoonotic, foreign or endemic animal diseases of concern in the theater. It will also cover lessons learned from the theater of operation. Upon completion of the course, graduates will be better prepared for the veterinary service mission in a contemporary operating environment.
Contact AMEDD Center and School Department of Veterinary Science at commercial (210) 221-4933 or DSN 471-4933.
Course geared toward USAR Medical Detachment, Veterinary Service (VS) units requiring pre-deployment training for Area of Concentration 64 and Military Occupational Specialties 640A, 68R, and 68T personnel assigned or attached to the detachment.USAR Medical Detachment, Veterinary Service (VS) units requiring pre-deployment training for Area of Concentration 64 and Military Occupational Specialties 640A, 68R, and 68T personnel assigned or attached to the detachment.All military personnel must meet height and weight standards IAW AR 600-9 unless waived by deployment requirements. Exceptions to prerequisites, other than compliance with AR 600-9, may be granted on a case-by-case basis by the Chief, Department of Veterinary Science, ATTN: MCCS-HV, 3630 Stanley Road, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234.
AMEDD Center and School, Department of Veterinary Science
1. Course is conducted when requested by a Reserve Component Veterinary Detachment that has been alerted for deployment or may be conducted as the 2-week annual training.