The United States Military is known for their medical personnel, but lesser known are the military personnel that supports and cares for animals as an Army Servicemember. The Army animal medical corps works to provide for the health and welfare, and medical support of different animals in service to the United States Army, as well as assisting to give medical aid and care to other animals in service to the Federal Government. Animals such as government owned ceremonial animals, patrol dogs, horses, sea mammals, Army sled dogs, and a wide variety of other federal government animals. All of these animals need regular supportive medical care, care, feeding, and support. Serving in the US Army as a Veterinary assistant is a rewarding and intensive career choice.
Is Animal Care For You?
The job of providing medical support to Army Veterinarians, and the animals supported and being tended and their needs met can these animals keep working as hard as they do for the Army. US Army animal medical care specialists administer medication by direction, keep records regarding treatment and animal care, assist in surgery and intensive medical animal care, and work closely under direct supervision of an Army Veterinarian. Working closely with Army Veterinarians, the Army military Veterinary assistant is a position well suited to anyone that loves animals and enjoys being involved in their care and positive support. A member of the Army Veterinary support staff works closely with other Servicemembers and Veterinarians, serving their country in providing direct supportive animal care. A Medical Animal Care specialist can perform quite a variety of duties. They are directly responsible for caring for government animals, and they are required to perform a wide variety of management, direct animal care, and assisting in the sanitary and health needs of Army service animals.
Animal Medical Care specialists in the Army calculate and administer medication, assist in surgery on animals, and provide specific animal care by direction of Army Veterinarians.
They are responsible for monitoring and recording animal vital signs, and providing directed treatment and animal care support by direction. They clean and disinfect wounds, and even can at times suture some wounds when directed by an Army Animal Veterinary staff member. To serve as an Army Veterinary Assistant you should have normal color vision, be in good physical shape, and be familiar and comfortable with direct animal care. Check out the official Army.mil site for more details.