The responsibilities of a Veterinary Corps Lieutenant are:
- Commanding and controlling Veterinary Corps units during emergency and non-emergency medical situations.
- Coordinate employment of Veterinary Corps Soldiers at all levels of command, from platoon to battalion and higher, in U.S. and multi-national operations.
A Veterinary Corps Captain has increased responsibilities, such as:
- Commanding and controlling part of a Field Hospital, installation Dental or Medical Activity (DENTAC or MEDDAC), or larger Health Services Command.
- Coordinate employment of Veterinary Corps Soldiers at all levels of command, from company to division level and beyond, in U.S. and multi-national operations.
- Develop doctrine, organizations and equipment for unique veterinary missions.
- Instruct veterinary skills at service schools and veterinary training centers.
- Serve as a Veterinary advisor to other units, including Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve organizations.