Veterinary School

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  1. Cadet 2018

    Cadet 2018 Rangers Lead the Way

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    Out of curiosity does anyone know if it is possible to go straight from West Point into veterinary school and then become an Army Veterinarian? I know this option exists for medical school but I was not sure if this was the same, if anyone has any info about this please let me know. Thanks!
     
  2. tug_boat

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    Thats a first...

    I have no clue if they offer Vet School to become Dr Doolittle. I'm curious to now.

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  3. Stevewar2

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    Vet School

    About 2% of any given graduating Academy class is allowed to continue on into advanced studies such as medical school (including Vets and Dentist), law school or other graduate programs.

    Most of those going on to medical school do so under the HPSP Scholarship

    http://www.goarmy.com/amedd/education/hpsp.html


    Under the HPSP you will incur another 4 year onto your service commitment in addition to the 5 you owe from the academy.
     
  4. tug_boat

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    Interesting...

    Good to know. Thanks

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  5. USCGA_2018

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    I was about to make a joke that we haven't needed any Army veterinarians since the Battle of Little Big Horn. Then I decided to do a quick google....


    The US Army Veterinary Corps' mission is to protect the Warfighter and support the National Military Strategy. We accomplish this by providing veterinary public health capabilities through veterinary medical and surgical care, food safety and defense, and biomedical research and development. In addition, Veterinary Corps Officers provide military veterinary expertise in response to natural disasters and other emergencies.

    We are an integral part of an Army Medical Department at war, supporting a Nation at war. Everything we do ultimately focuses on the Warfighter- the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines. The US Army Veterinary Corps provides food safety and security inspections for all of the Armed Services. We also are responsible for providing care to Military Working Dogs, ceremonial horses, working animals of many Department of Homeland Security organizations, and pets owned by service members. We are an essential component of the military medical research team, contributing our skills in the development of life saving medical products that protect all service members.

    An approximate total of 700 Army veterinarians are serving on Active duty and in the Reserve Components.

    For general questions regarding service in the Army Veterinary Corps, contact the Corps Chief's Office by e-mail or call 210-221-8149.
     
  6. kinnem

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    Thanks for posting this! Who knew? I was about to take a similar initial approach as yours. Thanks for saving me the trouble and the embarrassment. :thumb:
     

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