Vilsack Calls on Veterinarians to Volunteer for 'United We Serve' Initiative

Volunteerism and community service designed to strengthen nation's foundation.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says through the Obama Administration's 'United We Serve' initiative, veterinarians, veterinary technicians and veterinary students can participate in the National Animal Health Emergency Response Corps. The Corps, a program of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, ensures that critical veterinary staffing needs are met during the response to exotic disease outbreaks and other disasters which affect livestock, poultry, companion animals, and wildlife.


The President's call to participate in this program focuses on four key areas where everyone can have a continuing impact in their community: education, health, energy and the environment and community renewal. All Americans can create new service projects, find service projects in their communities and share stories about projects that are making a difference by visiting


The purpose of the 'United We Serve' initiative is to incorporate volunteerism and community service activities into the lives of all Americans in order to strengthen the nation's foundation of service, one community at a time. The 'United We Serve' summer initiative runs through the National Day of Remembrance Service on September 11.

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