Accession Number : ADA570388


Title :   The United States Army Medical Department Journal. January-March 2013


Descriptive Note : Journal article


Corporate Author : ARMY MEDICAL DEPT CENTER AND SCHOOL FORT SAM HOUSTON TX


Personal Author(s) : Horoho, Patricia D ; Volpe, Philip


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a570388.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 96


Abstract : Veterinarians were first brought into US military service in 1776 by General George Washington to care for the horses of his Revolutionary Army. As the US military grew along with the expanding nation, veterinarians became even more important in caring for the numerous draft and cavalry horses and cattle required for armies to move and survive during campaigns. During the last half of the 19th century, veterinarians became increasingly in demand within the Army as their academic and scientific educations were recognized as valuable for functions beyond the care of animals. In 1916, the Veterinary Corps became part of the regular US Army, and veterinarians entered the service as commissioned officers. The US Army Veterinary Corps has been featured in past issues of the AMEDD Journal. However, for this issue dedicated to military veterinary topics, BG John Poppe, the 25th Chief of the Army Veterinary Corps, has instituted a shift of focus. As a result, this issue expands the perspective with articles demonstrating the variety and importance of the Army Veterinary Service s responsibilities as a vital component of US military readiness and capability.


Descriptors :   *VETERINARY MEDICINE , BOVINES , CAVALRY , HORSES , MEDICAL PERSONNEL , SCHOOLS


Subject Categories : Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE