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Jackson Medical Recruiting Station. Veterinarian Health Professions Scholarship Program SSG Joshua Waller. DID YOU KNOW…. The Army provides veterinarians to the entire Department of Defense? The Army is the only branch of service that has veterinarians

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Jackson Medical Recruiting Station

Veterinarian Health Professions

Scholarship Program

SSG Joshua Waller

Did you know

  • The Army provides veterinarians to the entire Department of Defense?

    • The Army is the only branch of service that has veterinarians

    • Army vets work with Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps

    • Means greater opportunities for job diversity and location of assignments

Hpsp benefits
HPSP Benefits

  • Generous and Comprehensive Scholarship

    • Pays 100% of tuition

    • Monthly Stipend of $2060 per month for 10 ½ moths.

    • 45 days AD pay per yr. ($5,161.80)

    • Part of a Prestigious Health Care Team

Educational opportunities after graduation
Educational Opportunities After Graduation

  • Short courses, workshops, and seminars

  • Long Term Health Education and Training leading to advanced degrees and board eligibility and certification

    • programs run from 1-3 years

    • training at either civilian or military institutions

  • Residency programs

    • Veterinary pathology (Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC)

    • Laboratory animal science

    • Epidemiology Investigative Services Fellowship at the CDC

Educational opportunities after graduation cont
Educational Opportunities After Graduation, cont.

  • Long Term Training

    • PhD in physiology, pharmacology, toxicology, microbiology, pathology, or public health

    • Master’s Degree in internal medicine, surgery, radiology, food animal/preventive medicine, emergency medicine, public health, food technology, or human animal bond

Community service
Community Service

  • Promote public health and advance the science and art of veterinary medicine since 1916

  • Approximately 410 vets serving today

  • Provide food safety, biomedical research and development, and animal medicine programs in support of force health protection and military readiness

  • Missions take place at over 1000 locations in more than 40 countries

  • Botulism antitoxin discovered by Army vets

Career opportunities after graduation
Career Opportunities After Graduation

  • Animal medicine

  • Research and development

    • Disease control

    • Biomedical research and development

    • Epidemiology

      • Almost 1/3 of Army Vets are involved in biomedical research

  • Food safety and quality assurance

    • Food inspection

    • Public health and management

At your first duty assignment you may
At your first duty assignment you may:

  • Run a limited service clinic

  • Provide full medical and surgical care to government owned animals

  • Supervise soldiers and civilians

  • Perform sanitary inspections of commercial establishments

  • Provide public health support

  • Operate a stray facility and adoption program

  • Serve as advisor to post commander on veterinary issues

Additional opportunities
Additional opportunities

  • Operate in field environments

  • Provide foreign countries with assistance in animal disease control

  • Work with both large and small animals

    • laboratory animals

    • military working dogs

    • marine mammals

    • ceremonial horses

    • military academy mascots

  • Be involved in human-animal bond programs


  • Must Be a U.S. Citizen

  • Must meet standards to qualify as a Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Army

  • Maintain full-time student status during the program

  • Must have a Baccalaureate degree from an accredited school

  • Be enrolled in an accredited graduate program (Veterinarian School) in the U.S. or Puerto Rico


  • Minimum 3 years on active duty

  • Attend medical officer basic course

Early commissioning program
Early commissioning program

  • Open to students within 6 months of graduation

  • Commission into Army reserves in student status

  • Enter active duty upon graduation

  • Begin accruing time in service for pay and promotion purposes