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Veterinary Support to a Theater of Operations

Course Length

2 Weeks; Class Size: 20

ID Number

6G-F13/321-F13

Registration Fee

None

Description

To prepare Veterinary Corps Officers, Veterinary Corps Food Safety Officers, and Veterinary Food Inspection Specialist NCOs to successfully perform their duties in an OCONUS TDA or TOE environment by providing a comprehensive overview of the current mission, structure, and function of the Veterinary Service. Upon completion of the course, graduates will be better prepared for the veterinary service mission in a contemporary OCONUS TDA or TOE operating environment.

This 2-week course is conducted at the US Army Medical Department Center and School, Fort Sam Houston, TX. Areas of instruction include advanced training on sanitary audits of potentially hazardous foods, including meat and dairy inspection; food procurement; food defense assessment and mitigation in an environment; commercial food establishment laboratory audits; operational rations inspection and program management; medical and surgical care of animals; nation assistance programs; Food and Water Risk Assessment; and veterinary operations in an OCONUS environment.

Areas of instruction include advanced training on sanitary audits of potentially hazardous foods, including meat and dairy inspection; food procurement; food defense assessment and mitigation in an environment; commercial food establishment laboratory audits; operational rations inspection and program management; medical and surgical care of animals; nation assistance programs; Food and Water Risk Assessment; and veterinary operations in an OCONUS environment.

Contact AMEDD Center and School Department of Veterinary Science at commercial (210) 221-4933 or DSN 471-4933.


Prerequisites

Who Should Take This Course: Active and Reserve Components. Area of Concentration 64 Veterinary Corps Officers who completed BOLC. Officers should be pending an assignment to an OCONUS TDA or TOE unit or be eligible for one in the next 12 months. Also included are individuals being assigned to a Special Forces unit, Civil Affairs unit, Multi-National Force, and participants in the Professional Officer Filler System (PROFIS).

Soldiers must meet the height and weight standards IAW AR 600-9. 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.


Sponsor

AMEDD Center and School, Department of Veterinary Science


Remarks

1. Course enrollment for AC officers; provide a DA Form 3838 to the Branch Manager at HRC for approval and receive a valid ATRRS reservation to attend training. Enrollment for RC officers are processed through their local unit representative and managed at USARC G-7. Additional information provided by the Department of Veterinary Science at commercial (210) 221-4933 or DSN 471-4933.


2. Course Length is 2 Weeks; Class Size is 20. Course held once a year in San Antonio, TX.