Functional Description

The IST Veterinary Officer has overall responsibility for the management and supervision of the medical care and evaluations of all Task Force K-9.  The IST DVM reports directly to the IST Medical Advisor or his/her deputy.

  • Assisting in the development of all Task Force K-9 safety procedures in coordination with the other Task Force sections.
  • Available to assist in Task Force K-9 care activities.
  • Determining the veterinary organizational and logistics needs.
  • Receiving briefings and situation reports and ensuring that all medical personnel are kept informed of status changes.
  • Providing situation reports and maintaining records and reports.
  • Ensuring a continuum of veterinary care and coordinating interaction with all appropriate outside veterinary entities.
  • Performing additional tasks or duties as assigned during a mission.


Training requirements

(Refer to IST Training Matrix available from your Administrator)

Must meet all Task Force general administrative requirements

Must meet all Task Force general training requirements

Must be a licensed veterinarian who has experience with K-9 medical care.


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