Department of the Army Regulation 40-905
* AFI 48-131

Medical Services

Veterinary Health Services

29 August 2006

Effective date: 29 September 2006


PIN: 000402000

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History: This publication is a major revision.

Summary: This regulation prescribes policies, responsibilities, and procedures for the provision of veterinary health services; to include the complete veterinary medical care for all DOD-owned, Government-owned animals and the prevention and control of zoonotic diseases throughout all components of the Department of Defense in time of peace, war, or operations other than war.

Applicability: This regulation applies to the Active Army, the Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States, and the U.S. Army Reserve, unless otherwise stated. This regulation applies to the Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps; and the U.S. Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps Reserve. During mobilization, the proponent may modify chapters and policies contained in this regulation.

Proponent and Exception Authority: The proponent of this regulation is the Army Surgeon General. The Surgeon General has the authority to approve exceptions to this regulation that are consistent with controlling law and regulations. The Surgeon General may delegate this approval authority, in writing, to a division chief within the proponent agency or its direct reporting unit or field operating agency, in the grade of colonel or the civilian equivalent. Activities may request a waiver to this regulation by providing justification that includes a full analysis of the expected benefits and must include formal review by the activity's senior legal officer. All waiver requests will be endorsed by the commander or senior leader of the requesting activity and forwarded through their higher headquarters to the policy proponent. Refer to AR 25-30 for specific guidance.

Army Management Control Process: This regulation contains management control provisions in accordance with AR 11-2 and contains a checklist for assessing management controls (see app B ).

Supplementation: Supplementation of this regulation and establishment of command and local forms are prohibited without prior approval from the Office of the Surgeon General. If supplements are issued, major Service commands will furnish one copy to the Surgeon General (DASG-DODVSA), 5109 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-3258. Other commands will furnish one copy of each to the next higher headquarters.

Suggested Improvements: Users are invited to send comments and suggested improvements on DA Form 2028 (Recommended Changes to Publications and Blank Forms) directly to DODVSA, 5109 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-3258. Navy users should send comments and recommendations through normal channels to the Chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED-24), Navy Department, 2300 E Street NW, Washington, DC 20372-5300.

Distribution: Army: This publication is available in electronic media only and is intended for command level B for the Active Army; command level C for the Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States; and command level D for the U.S. Army Reserve. Navy: Electronic media only. Air Force: F. USMC: PCN 10202060100.

*This regulation supersedes AR 40-905/ SECNAVINST 6401.1A/ AFI 48-131, 16 August 1994.

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