Veterinarian - Iraq/Afghanistan

Recruiter: Military Civilian
Location: IraqAfghanistan
Tracking Code: 2920-120


The Veterinarian is a member of a field veterinarian and veterinarian technician team responsible for the overall canine health of canines supporting the Department of State Explosive Detection Canine teams. Performance locations will be OCONUS in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

All services shall be provided in accordance with established standards, principles and ethics of the profession, applicable professional specialty organizations, and the high-quality standard for which CHS is recognized.

Required Experience
Minimum Position Requirements

Shall possess or be able to obtain a minimum MRPT or SECRET level clearance.

Shall have a degree from a 4-year program at an accredited college of veterinary medicine

Shall be licensed as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M or V.M.D.)

Shall have a minimum experience of two (2) years as a veterinarian in a private practice or the military

Shall have knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo (this includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods)

Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.

Experience in maintaining canine health records and canine international health certificates

Shall have experience with a microchip program that scans, reads and tracks canines

Shall be willing to live and work in conflict/combat areas or similar hazardous environments

Position Duties

Examine animals to detect nature of diseases or injuries.

Treat sick or injured animals by prescribing medication, setting bones, dressing wounds, or performing surgery.

Inoculate animals against various diseases such as rabies and distemper.

Collect body tissue, feces, blood, urine, or other body fluids for examination and analysis.

Operate diagnostic equipment such as radiographic and ultrasound equipment, and interpret the resulting images.

Advise handlers regarding sanitary, feeding, and general care necessary to promote health of animals.

Educate handlers/trainers about diseases that can be spread from animals to humans.

Train and supervise workers who handle and care for animals.

Euthanize animals at the direction of the COR.

Establish and conduct quarantine and testing procedures that prevent the spread of diseases to other animals or to humans, and that comply with applicable government regulations.

Conduct postmortem studies and analyses to determine the cause of animals’ deaths.

Perform administrative duties such as scheduling appointments and maintaining records.

Inspect and test animals to detect the presence of communicable diseases.

Research diseases to which animals could be susceptible.

Inspect animal housing to determine cleanliness and adequacy.

Determine the effects of drug therapies, antibiotics, or new surgical techniques by testing them on animals

Work effectively independently, however be capable to give medical advice telephonically to a staff of Veterinarian Technicians that are operating at remote locations.


Must have a valid, current U.S. Driver’s License

Must have a current U.S. Passport.

Must sign a CHS Foreign Service Agreement (FSA) and is bound to the terms and conditions of the FSA.

Shall be proficient in the ability to speak, write and communicate in English.

Work hours are based on a 72 hr. work week; typically six 12 hour days but other variations may apply.

Requires a favorably adjudicated Moderate Risk Public Trust (MRPT) investigation or Secret clearance conducted by the Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security.

Shall Attend a Foreign Affairs Counter Terrorism training course prior to deployment to Iraq for work on the MSSI-Iraq contract. Training may include: Combat First Aid, Weapons

Familiarization, Defensive Tactics/Driving, IED recognition, Surveillance Detection and Hostage

Survival and Personnel Recovery.

Shall demonstrate proficiency in the use of basic word processing programs and the CHS Medical

Management System software.

Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing.


Must be confirmed by a medical examination to be “medically and dentally fit” in accordance CHS Medical Readiness Guidelines and Policies and/or as dictated by the Client

No conditions that would prevent the wear of personal protective equipment; including protective mask, ballistic helmet, body armor and chemical/biological protective garments or conditions that would prevent the capability of donning, lifting or carrying of up to 70 lbs. of referenced gear while running to a bunker or protected area in the face of perceived or imminent danger.

Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment; travel in Iraq and Afghanistan is required by surface or air.

The climate is desert-like, hot, and prone to dust storms.

Position Type


Employment Type

Full time Regular

How To Apply:
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