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As a veterinary officer in the Commissioned Corps, you'll have many roles to choose from, and your work will be anything but routine. You can serve as a clinician responding to animal and human disease outbreaks, or manage disease prevention and control programs. Other challenges include conducting medical and biological research in the company of world-class investigators, or regulating drugs and monitoring vaccine development. You can ensure public safety as a public health compliance or quarantine officer. And you'll have the opportunity to serve your country, and the satisfaction of making a real difference, all while enjoying excellent benefits and work/life balance.

“There is no set mold for careers for veterinarians within the Commissioned Corps. What seems to motivate me—and unite us as a profession—is the understanding that the skills we have as healers give us insight and ability unique in the world of the health professional. We can contribute a large, enthusiastic, and, as of yet, largely untapped pool of highly motivated doctors dedicated to protecting and improving the health of our country and to assisting the needs of our neighbors around the world.”

Chief Veterinary Officer,
U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps

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Last updated on 6/10/2008