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Published on Sunday, April 22, 2012

Wilson, a Maltese puppy mix, gets special service by these U.S. Army veteranians while he gets an eye exam. The Army offers scholarships for vets to pursue and they later will practice when their active duty days are over.

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Wilson, a Maltese puppy mix, gets special service by these U.S. Army veteranians while he gets an eye exam. The Army offers scholarships for vets to pursue and they later will practice when their active duty days are over.



Wilson, a Maltese mix puppy, gets an eye exam from Army Capt. Brooke Henderson, left, while Sgt. Andrew King holds him during the procedure in Nome, Alaska. Henderson, a veterinarian, is assigned to the 993rd Medical Detachment, U.S. Army Reserves, and King is assigned to the 949th Medical Detachment.

Army veterinarians are also are responsible for providing care to Military Working Dogs, ceremonial horses, working animals of many Department of Homeland Security organizations, and pets owned by service members.

There are approximately 700 Army veterinarians serving on active duty and in the Reserve Components.

The Army offers comprehensive scholarships in the health care field for veterinarians. It's called the F. Edward Hebert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program, HPSP for short.

 

 

 

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