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NEWS | June 5, 2019

Borden Institute marks Veterinary Corps birthday with release of veterinary textbook

By Ernest J. Barner Borden Institute Public Affairs, Health Readiness Center of Excellence

The Borden Institute, an agency of the Health Readiness Center of Excellence, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, released “Military Veterinary Services” as a part of the Textbooks of Military Medicine series June 3.

This textbook is the first publication dedicated solely to veterinary services in the military and the institute released it on the 103rd anniversary of the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps.

With more than 120 contributors, the textbook highlights the overlapping scope of veterinary readiness services.  It includes topics on food protection, animal health, veterinary public health, research support, research development, training and education.  The foreword was written by Lt. Gen. Nadja Y. West, The Surgeon General, U.S. Army, and commanding general of the U.S. Army Medical Command.

Retired Brig. Gen. John L. Poppe, the 25th Chief of the Army Veterinary Corps, was the senior consultant and editor for the publication.

“This is the first textbook that captures the truly unique mission and practice of military veterinary medicine,” Poppe said. “Veterinary service support is directly tied to the overall readiness of military service members and the Department of Defense.”

Department of Defense personnel can request a complimentary copy at http://www.cs.amedd.army.mil/borden.