Job Overview


US Army Veterinary Services operates as a subsidiary of Public Health Command. Their mission is to provide military veterinary services in support of United States Army Medical Command and Department of Defense missions in their areas of responsibility. The civilian function of the Veterinary Services is a supplemental mission which exists to assist soldiers and their families in the field of animal health and care.


This is a FLEX 00 position (guaranteeing 00 hours per week) at the Fort Polk Veterinary Treatment Facility. The work schedule varies, but is typically 0830-1530, 5 days a week. Weekend work is required. No TDY.


Receives and shelters animals brought to the veterinarian clinic for treatment, temporary care or disposal. Observes animals and notifies supervisor of abnormal appearance. Feeds animals taking care to measure food portions according to feeding instructions. Keeps records on animals in the facility. Assists other workers to restrain and treat animals.

Cleans and disinfects animal feeding utensils and pen areas. Maintains stock of cleaning materials and other items used. Mows grass and cleans yard of animal litter. Clears drains in runs. Empties garbage. May be required to operate a motor vehicle to transport supplies and laboratory samples.