U.S. native or naturalized citizen
Less than 44 years of age (this may be adjusted based on eligible federal PHS civil service and uniform service active duty time)*
Less than 8 years of prior active duty service in any uniformed service other than the Commissioned Corps*
Meet suitability, professional, medical and security requirements
* The process to become a commissioned Corps officer may take up to a year. Candidates who exceed the age, prior service or civil service maximums during the application process should be aware that waivers are not generally approved.
D.V.M. degree from a program that is accredited by the Council of Education of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Current, unrestricted, and valid veterinary license in any of the 50 States; Washington, DC; the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; the U.S. Virgin Islands; or Guam (recent graduates are an exception).
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