Institution TypeUS Government Agency
Is there a medical school?No
Is this a land-grant institution?No
Vivarium Directorvaries by institute
Program DirectorLTC Krinon Moccia
Who to ContactDr. Patty Chen
Address810 Schreider St, Animal Care and Use Review Office, US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, Fort Detrick, MD  21702
Phone(301) 619-1220
Fax(301) 619-4165 or

Vivarium Information

Vivarium Name4 Research Vivaria in the Washington DC area
Is the facility AAALAC accredited?Yes
Describe management structure2-5 Administratively distinct vivaria
Describe the extent to which your facilities are centralizedAnimals housed in 2-5 separate locations
Vivarium Square Feet
Summarize the nature of the animal population and the predominant types of clinical activities

This program is open ONLY to active duty US Army Veterinary Corps Officers. The training sites include the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, the U. S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, U. S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense, and the Uniformed Services University with the Armed Forces Radiobiological Research Institute.

Traditional laboratory animal species including non-human primates, as well as some exotics and farm animals comprise the animal populations.
Number of Veterinarians in program22
Number of ACLAM Diplomates in program22
Number of Boarded Pathologists0
Number of Other Boarded Veterinary Specialists0
Number of necropsies/week in the veterinary unit0
Number of surgical cases/week in the veterinary unit0

Training Program Details

Is this program recognized by ACLAM?Yes
Does this program participate in the Veterinary Internship & Residency Matching Program (VIRMP)?No
Number of concurrent residents14
How many residents/trainees have completed this program?124
Of these, how many have subsequently become ACLAM Diplomates?118
In what year did the program accept its first trainee?1968
How many years are required to complete this program (residency only)?3
Is formal coursework offered?Yes
Is a degree program associated with this residency?No
If yes, what degree(s)?an MPH option is available
Which departments most commonly grant degree(s)?
Give an overview of this program, describing its particular strengths and any unique aspects that are not addressed in any of the other sectionsEnrollment is limited to active duty Army veterinarians.
Describe any unique research interests of your facultyInfectious diseases both exotic and endemic, chemical defense, radiobiology, combat medicine.
Give a few literature citations of publications completed by trainees during their tenure in this program

Yolles JN, Lee-Stubbs RB. Comparison of Direct and Indirect Methods of Measuring Arterial Blood Pressure in Healthy, Anesthetized African Green Monkeys ( Chlorocebus aethiops). JAALAS. 2021. Mar;60(2):229-237

Golden JW, Cline CR, Zeng X, Garrison AR, Carey BD, Mucker EM, White LE, Shamblin JD, Brocato RL, Liu J, Babka AM, Rauch HB, Smith JM, Hollidge BS, Fitzpatrick C, Badger CV, Hooper JW. Human angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 transgenic mice infected with SARS-CoV-2 develop severe and fatal respiratory disease. JCI Insight. 2020 Oct 2;5(19):e142032. doi: 10.1172/jci.insight.142032.

Connolly JM, Stevenson RS, Railer RF, Clark OE, Whitten KA, Lee-Stubbs RB, Anderson DR. Impairment of wound healing by reactive skin decontamination lotion (RSDL®) in a Göttingen minipig® model. Cutan Ocul Toxicol. 2020 Jun;39(2):143-157. doi:10.1080/15569527.2020.1751183. Epub 2020 Apr 22.

François A Bates, Elizabeth H Duncan , Monika Simmons , Tanisha Robinson, Sridhar Samineni, Natasa Strbo , Eileen Villasante, Elke Bergmann-Leitner, Wathsala Wijayalath. Exposure-related, global alterations in innate and adaptive immunity; a consideration for reuse of non-human primates in research. PeerJ. 2021 Mar 8;9:e10955.doi: 10.7717/peerj.10955. eCollection 2021.

Rowley NL, Ramos-Rivera E, Raiciulescu S, Lee SH, Christy AC. Comparison of Two Hair Removal Methods in Sprague-Dawley Rats (Rattus norvegicus). J Am Assoc Lab Anim Sci. 2021 Mar 1;60(2):213-220. doi: 10.30802/AALAS-JAALAS-20-000108. Epub 2021. Feb 23.

Bencivenga MA, et al. Investigation of Various Intramuscular Volumes Delivered to the Semimembranosus Muscle of Cavia porcellus. JAALAS. 2020 May 1;59(3):310-321.

Martin ML, et al. Comparison of immunogenicity and safety outcomes of a malaria vaccine FMP013/ALFQ in rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) of Indian and Chinese origin . Comp. Study. 2019 Nov 27;18(1):377.

Mark D Langowski , Farhat A Khan , Alexis A Bitzer, Christopher J Genito, Andrew J Schrader , Monica L Martin , Kimberly Soto, Xiaoyan Zou, Sri Hadiwidjojo , Zoltan Beck , Gary R Matyas , Merricka C, Livingstone , Adrian H Batchelor , Sheetij Dutta. Optimization of a Plasmodium falciparum circumsporozoite protein repeat vaccine using the tobacco mosaic virus platform. 2020 Feb 11;117(6):3114-3122.

Culbreth MJ. et al. The Use of Analgesics during Vaccination with a Live Attenuated Yersinia pestis Vaccine Alters the Resulting Immune Response in Mice. Vaccines. 2019 Dec 3;7(4):205.

Joseph W Golden, Curtis R Cline, Xiankun Zeng , Aura R Garrison, Brian D Carey , Eric M Mucker , Lauren E White , Joshua D Shamblin , Rebecca L Brocato , Jun Liu , April M Babka , Hypaitia B Rauch , Jeffrey M Smith , Bradley S Hollidge , Collin Fitzpatrick , Catherine V Badger , Jay W Hooper. Human angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 transgenic mice infected with SARS-CoV-2 develop severe and fatal respiratory disease. JCI Insight. 2020 Oct 2;5(19).

Farrar KL. et al. Comparison of Rectal and Infrared Thermometry Temperatures in Anesthetized Swine ( Sus scrofa). JAALAS. 2020. Mar 1;59(2):221-225.

Messenger RA. et. al. Animal-related injuries in veterinary services personnel, U.S. Army, 2001-2018 . MSMR. 2020 Jun;27(6):10-15.

Where will vacancies be advertised?N/A
What month does the program begin?July

Living and Working

Starting Annual Salary$75,000
To what extent is travel to meetings, etc. paid for?covered
Is individual health insurance provided?Yes
Is family health insurance provided?Yes
Describe any fees or tuitionNone
Describe the residents' responsibilities for night, weekend, and holiday coverageBased on veterinary coverage at site - on rotation
How many annual vacation days are given?30
How many annual sick days are given?0
Briefly describe the communityActive duty military Veterinarians and civilian government veterinarians and support staff
Institutional, facility, or training program web site