The U.S. Army Veterinary Corps has the incredible responsibility of providing care to all military working dogs in the United States military.
With this responsibility comes the immense weight of both medical and military training, along with the expectation to be able to perform both duties under great duress.
Remarkably, The U.S. Army Veterinary Corps has been providing this invaluable service for an entire century as of June 1, 2016.
The U.S. Army Veterinary Corps was formed in 1916 in anticipation of the U.S.'s entry into WWI. Their primary mission was to tend to the horses used in battle. A century later the mission of the U.S. Army Vet Corps has diversified to include tending to local livestock in war-regions, providing veterinary care for pets of military personnel, and maintaining the good health of the best military working dogs on the planet.
Happy Birthday, U.S. Army Veterinary Corps! Here's to another hundred years of unblemished service.
H/t to American Veterinary Medical Association
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