U.S. Army Veterinary Command Law and Legal Definition

The U.S. Army Veterinary Command (VETCOM) is a major subsidiary command of MEDCOM. VETCOM provides military veterinary services in support of U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) and Department of Defense (DOD) missions in their respective areas of responsibility. Further, VETCOM promises the preparedness of the Veterinary Command and deploys individual and unit professional filler system personnel. The responsibilities of VETCOM include food safety and quality assurance, care of government owned animals, and animal disease prevention and control.

VETCOM has six Regional Veterinary Commands (RVC) and 19 District Veterinary Commands (DVC) or their equivalent to support DOD. Each RVC is grouped with a Regional Medical Command. The VETCOM headquarters is located at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.