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Veterinary Corps (VC)

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The Veterinary Corps recommends veterinary policies and doctrine and formulates veterinary plans. Plans, organizes, executes research and development, test and evaluation activities at headquarters levels. Plans, directs, supervises veterinary activities within a command.

The Veterinary Corps consists exclusively of commissioned officers who are qualified doctors of veterinary medicine. The Veterinary Corps is associated with the health and welfare of animals, the prevention of human illness from food or animal sources, the wholesomeness and quality of subsistence and experimental and comparative biomedical research. To practice veterinarian, a veterinarian officer must have a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from a veterinary school in the United States or Canada accredited by the Council on Education of the Veterinary Medical Association.

The Veterinary Corps specialty, followed by the Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) code is Veterinarian, 64A.

Currently there are no Veterinarian positions available in the Illinois Army National Guard.