Brigadier General Raymond A. Kelser
Evolution of Military Veterinary Medicine, 1775-1916
II. Development of the Army Veterinary Service,
Legislation and Major Administrative Directives
Administration and Organization
III. Mission and Administration
the Veterinary Corps
V. Training and Instructional Services
Training Veterinary Enlisted Personnel
VI. Supply and Equipment
Department Procurement and Distribution
Department Supply Items
Department Supply and Equipment
VII. Functional Organization in the Zone of
Within the Army Service Forces
Personnel Assigned to the Technical Services
Personnel Assigned to Service Commands
VIII. Functional Organization in Theater and Minor Commands
Service of Field Units
Theater Veterinary Service Organization
Defense, and Minor Theater Commands
IX. Functional Organization in the Middle East, Mediterranean (Formerly
African), and European Theaters
Army Forces in the Middle East
(Formerly North African) Theater
Functional Organization in the Asiatic-Pacific Theaters
Forces in Central Pacific Area
Army Forces in South Pacific Area
Army Forces in the Far East
Army Forces, Pacific
Army Forces, China-Burma-India
XI. Laboratory Service and Research
Principles and Practices
Service Command Medical Department Laboratories in the Zone of Interior
Theater Veterinary Laboratory Service
With Other Laboratories
Research and Investigations
Civil Affairs and Military Government
XIII. Animal Procurement
Animal Procurement in the Zone of
Remount Depot System
Oversea Theater Remount Operations
Army Horse Breeding Plan
XIV. Animal Care and Management
Veterinary Service With Animals
Feeds and Feeding
XV. Transportation of
XVI. Evacuation and Hospitalization
Hospital System in the Zone of Interior
Care and Management
Army Signal Pigeons
Signal Pigeon Procurement
Pigeon Care and Management
Animal Farms, Captured Animals, and Privately Owned Animals
XX. Military Meat and Dairy Hygiene
of Veterinary Products and Establishment Inspections
Food Procurement Inspections
Food Surveillance Inspections
Protection and Conservation
Training potential meat and dairy hygienists
veterinary enlisted men
receiving instruction in canned food inspection
Chinese, Field Artillery Training Center
instruction, U.S. Army Training Center, K'un-ming, China
testing kit for detecting chemical warfare agent contamination of foods
production, Army Veterinary School, Army Medical Center
of the veterinary lead line
9. Quartermaster Corps horse ambulance, 1940
T. C. Jones, VC, Registrar, Registry of Veterinary Pathology, Army
Food Laboratory, California Quartermaster Depot, Oakland, Calif.
laboratory at the Atlanta Army Service Forces Depot, 1945
inspection of foods of animal origin in Zone of Interior ports
view of Animal Remount Station, Camp Plauche, New Orleans, La.
of service command veterinarians held at Chicago, Ill., 18 March 1944
stables, Fort Douglas, Utah
areas in the Panama Canal Department
veterinarian's building, Fort Pepperrell, Newfoundland
assistance provided to the Icelandic agricultural authorities and
building and row of box stalls at the 2605th Veterinary General
Hospital, Mirandola, Italy
personnel inspecting milk supplies in Milan, Italy
officers in the United Kingdom
personnel inspecting ration reserve dumps in the European theater
and civilian veterinarians attending the annual convention of
veterinarians in Hawaii
dispensary and office of Army Garrison Force veterinarian, Tinian
Wayne O. Kester, VC, and Col. Ernest E. Hodgson, VC, comparing the keeping
qualities of meat and dairy products
Army Veterinary Service supervising the production of cured and smoked
hams in Australia
of fresh fluid milk supply as required by the Army Veterinary
inspection of cured and smoked ham, Melbourne, Australia
Navy personnel, under Veterinary Corps supervision, conducting inspections
of sausages and other foods in Australia
31. Slaughtering and packing poultry in Australia under Veterinary Corps
supply to the Armed Forces in the SWPA
32. Inspection of the canning of dried egg powder produced under reverse
33. Supervision of animal sick call in the training center for the Chinese
forces, Rāmgarh, India, 1944
34. A Veterinary Corps officer hoof branding an anthrax-vaccinated Chinese
35. Horseshoeing shop, Veterinary School, Infantry Training Center,
36. Experimental surgery on
37. Animal house, Ninth Service Command Medical Laboratory, Presidio
38. Animal house, stockroom, Ninth Service Command Medical Laboratory,
of Monterey, Calif.
39. Animal house, Ninth Service Command Medical Laboratory, Fort Lewis,
40. Guinea pig room, animal house, Ninth Service Command Medical Laboratory,
food analysis in the 1st Medical General Laboratory, Salisbury, England
42. Laboratory building of the University of Reykjavik, Iceland, 1941
43. Veterinary laboratory at the University- of Reykjavik,
44. Ulcerous lesions of foot-and-mouth disease
45. Cattle being artificially infected with suspension of the viral agent of
46. Hog farm belonging to U.S.
Navy-administered civil affairs/military government, Saipan
47. Veterinary officers, U.S. Army Military Government, Seoul National
48. Veterinary dispensary, Headquarters, Western Remount Breeding and
Area, Pomona, Calif.
mules, U.S. Army Remount Station, Grosseto, Italy
50. The S.S. Virginian, converted animal transport used in World War II
51. Loading mules by rope net at Naples, Italy, September 1944
52. Training for amphibious landing
53. Unloading of horses by Troop B, 252d Quartermaster Remount
54. Unloading stock cars at Puente, Calif.
55. Mule being processed for oversea shipment
56. Fifth U.S. Army truck at an animal ambulance loading point, Costel De
30 September 1944
57. Fifth U.S. Army truck loaded with mules for transport into the
Italy, September 1944
58. Experimental trials on airlifting a field artillery pack
battalion, New Guinea,
59. Loading animals from truck to airplane at the Sahmaw, Burma,
60. U.S. Army airplanes with bamboo stall-like
L. T. Lacey, VC, supervising the unloading of wounded animals
62. Veterinary Corps officers examining and treating sick and wounded
U.S. Army Remount Station
63. Ambulance loading point of the 2d Platoon, Company E (Veterinary),
13th Mountain Medical Battalion
64. Animal ambulance, 2d Platoon, Company E (Veterinary), 13th Mountain
65. Veterinary officers with the 18th Veterinary Evacuation
66. U.S. Army veterinary personnel training Chinese military personnel
67. Interior of the Front Royal, Va., dog center hospital
68. Multiple-kennel unit, Front Royal, Va., dog center
69. Cleaning and disinfection of Army dog kennels, Front Royal, Va
70. Special shipping crates for dogs, stowed aboard
71. A guard dog party, War Dog Detachment, China-Burma-India theater
72. Pigeoneers cooperating with veterinary officers to maintain healthy
73. Maintaining pigeon efficiency by the use of clean and good-quality pigeon
74. Specially designed pigeon lofts in the Hawaiian
75. Lofts of the 279th Signal Pigeon Company, Hawaiian Islands
and treatment of Army pigeons, Signal Pigeon Center, Tidworth,
77. Army hog farm in Levant Service Command
78. Army hog farm at Decamere, Eritrea
79. Hogs at the Ledo, India, farm being treated for screw-worm
80. Army hog farm at Ledo, India
81. Hospital patient working on the
animal farm at Pawling Convalescent Center, N.Y.
animal farm at Pawling Convalescent Center
83. Army task force dairy herd, Christmas Island
84. Examination of a captured animal
85. Extensive second-degree burns on a captured German horse
86. Second-degree burns on a horse captured in the Po Valley
87. Antirabies vaccination, Chatham Army Air Force Field
88. Veterinary Corps officer conducting routine sanitary inspection of milk
89. Veterinary Corps officers inspecting procurements of dehydrated
90. Army Veterinary Service personnel inspecting subsistence supplies,
91. Inspecting vegetables and fruit at a U.S. general depot in
92. Veterinary inspection of the fresh milk supply in Iceland
93. Supervision of the processing and temperatures of canned meats,
94. Preparation of frozen boneless beef for procurement by market
95. Subsistence arriving overseas without adequate
96. Aerial port of embarkation for perishable subsistence supply in
India, March 1944
in-storage inspections of subsistence at an Army depot in the United Kingdom,
98. Quartermaster refrigerated storage point on
stacked on the ground, Ledo area, India
100. Veterinary food salvage operations at quartermaster depot in the
and equipping Veterinary Corps personnel to handle subsistence contaminated by
chemical warfare agents
102. Veterinary food-security supervisors on duty in commercial food
1. Quartermaster Remount Purchasing and Breeding Areas, Army Service Forces,
2. Service Commands, August
3. Base sections and bases in
Australia, as of June 1942, and New Guinea bases, as of August 1944.
4. Army bases in the
Philippine Islands, 1945.
5. India-Burma theater,
showing principal locations of operations of the Army Veterinary
6. Veterinary units in the
China theater, as of 1945.
7. Laboratory locations in the
Zone of Interior.
8. Laboratory locations in Europe.
9. Laboratory locations in the Pacific.
10. Occupied areas of Germany
1. Functional organization of
the Chicago Quartermaster Depot, Chicago, Ill., 17
2. Functional organization of
the office of the service command surgeon, winter
3. Typical organization of a
service command laboratory, showing veterinary service.
Functional organization of
the army-type or communications zone medical laboratory.
5. Functional organization of a medical general laboratory.
6. Organization of Allied
Commission and Allied Military Government, Italy, October 1943 to September 1945.
Distribution of veterinary
civil affairs/military government officers in occupied
Veterinary Corps officers
assigned to civil affairs/military government in the
European theater, 1943-48.
1. Promotion of Veterinary
Corps, Regular Army, officers, as described by law,
enrolled in training courses and schools in World War I.
Veterinary service to
horses and mules in the U.S. Army, 1941-46.
Veterinary service to U.S.
Army horses and mules, by disease and external cause
5. Inspections of foods of
animal origin, procured, handled, and issued by the U.S.
Army Veterinary Service, 1941-46.
6. Rejections of foods of
animal origin before and following U.S. Army procurement,
7. Personnel on duty in the
Veterinary Division, Surgeon General's Office, 1939-46.
8. Composition of the
Veterinary Corps, according to component, 1939-46.
9. Veterinary Corps, Regular Army, 1939-46.
10. Veterinary Corps, National Guard, 1939-44.
11. Officers ordered to active duty in the Veterinary Corps, by component,
12. Representative programs for veterinary officers' Meat and Dairy Hygiene
Quartermaster Depot, Chicago, III.
13. Programs for the Course for Veterinary Technicians, 1943-45.
14. Programs for the Course for Meat and Dairy Hygienists, Chicago
15. Weight, size, and price data of veterinary small unit assemblies.
16. Weight, size, and price data of Medical Department unit assemblages for
17. Inspection of meat and dairy products by the Army Veterinary Service with
Quartermaster and Army Service Forces depots, 1940-45.
18. Assigned veterinary personnel, field artillery battalions.
19. Veterinary inspections of food in the Mediterranean theater, 1944.
20. Sick and wounded U.S. Army horses and mules, European theater,
21. Distribution of veterinary personnel, Hawaiian Department, December 1942.
22. Newly activated veterinary food inspection detachments, SWPA, October
23. Deployment of veterinary food inspection detachments, New Guinea
Pacific Area, 1943-45.
24. Food samples received and determinations made, Veterinary Section,
Command Medical Laboratory, 1941-45.
25. Food samples and animal specimens received, Veterinary Service, Fourth
Medical Laboratory, 1941-45.
26. Tests conducted on food samples and animal specimens, Veterinary
Section, Fifth Service Command Medical Laboratory, 1942-45.
27. Water and food samples received by Veterinary Section, Sixth Service
28. Food samples received and determinations made, Seventh Service
29. Food analyses conducted by Veterinary Section, Eighth Service
30. Clinicodiagnostic laboratory procedures, Veterinary Section,
Eighth Service Command Medical Laboratory, 1943-45.
31. Analyses and examinations of food and water, Veterinary Section, Ninth
Medical Laboratory, Presidio of Monterey, Calif., 1942-43.
32. Tables of organization for assigned veterinary personnel,
33. Tables of organization for veterinary personnel, medical laboratories,
34. Examinations conducted by the Veterinary Section, 1st Medical General
35. Examinations conducted by the Veterinary Section, 5th Medical
36. Numbers of German livestock, 1938, 1945, and
37. Veterinary physical examinations conducted on mules and horses
Army in the Zone of Interior, 1940-45.
38. Sick and wounded animals of the Fort Reno, Okla., and Fort Robinson,
Remount Depots, 1939-45.
39. Period of stay of veterinary animal service units in support of
depots in the China-Burma-India theater.
40. Breeding-foaling results among remount depot brood mare bands,
41. Mean strength for Army horses and mules in the U.S. Army, 1940-45.
inspection of animal feeds and forage procured by the U.S. Army,
and losses of horses and mules on animal transports accompanied by
U.S. Army Veterinary Service.
hospitals and dispensaries with animal patient capacities for 10 or
dispensaries newly established in the construction
construction plans, 1941.
evacuation and hospital units organized and deployed in World War II.
space authorizations for veterinary evacuation and hospital units.
record of veterinary evacuation and hospital units activated in World
and wounded animals of the Fifth U.S. Army, Mediterranean theater,
and wounded animals admitted into the Italian 213th Veterinary General
Italian Veterinary General Hospital, and Italian 1st Veterinary
and wounded animals of the Allied Chinese armies treated in the ChinaBurma-India
and India-Burma theaters.
of veterinary animal service detachments with the Allied Chinese
forces in the China theater.
and wounded animals of the Allied Chinese Army in China
treated in the
and wounded animals of tactical units, South Pacific Area.
and wounded animals of the 61st, 63d, and 68th Quartermaster Pack Troops
and the 98th and 167th Field Artillery Battalions.
of Army dog centers, Zone of Interior, 1942-45.
and wounded animals cared for by the 2604th Veterinary Station Hospital
the 2605th Veterinary General Hospital, May 1945.