Veterinarian (OCONUS)

About Special Aerospace Security Services, Inc.

Started in 1988, Special Aerospace Security Services (SASSI) is a Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) focused on delivering national security mission solutions to the U.S. Government in support of their vital role in protecting the United States of America. Known for highly interactive training provided by nationally recognized security experts from a wide variety of different security disciplines. SASSI has three operating Divisions that cover all aspects of security services: Integrated Security Solutions (ISS), Health Security Services (HSS), and the National Security Training Institute (NSTI). Our areas of expertise include Personnel, Physical, Cyber, and Health Security, including Management Consulting, Risk Management, Emergency Preparedness and Response, and Working Dog Health and Wellness Support.


Join SASSI, the best results are achieved through a dedicated, hardworking team. We strive to provide our customers with the best talent and support available to enable the successful achievement of mission goals as efficiently as possible.


Job Description:

We are seeking a driven, self-reliant, adventurous licensed veterinarian who is willing to travel outside the US on 30 and/or 120-day deployment rotations to manage a clinic for Explosive Device Canines (EDCs) in overseas locations with 24/7 emergency availability as the sole provider for these EDCs.


Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for canine health and welfare.

  • Responsible for canine emergency care, preventative care and the treatment of any illness or injury.

  • Responsible for diagnosing and treating disease dysfunctions and injuries of canines.

  • Examine the canines to determine the nature of disease or injury and treat the animal surgically or medically. This includes operating diagnostic equipment such as radiographic and ultrasound equipment and interpret the resulting images.

  • Test canines for diseases and inoculate against diseases and disorders and advise handlers/trainers about sanitary measures, feeding and general care to promote health of the canines.

  • Establish and conduct quarantine and testing procedures preventing the spread of diseases to other animals or to humans while complying with applicable Federal regulations.

  • Responsible for distribution of preventative canine medications, ordering veterinarian and canine supplies. Perform administrative duties such as scheduling appointments, maintaining current and accurate canine health records.

  • Inspect animal housing and other canine spaces to determine cleanliness and adequacy.

  • Train and supervise workers who handle and care for canines as necessary canine safety training for canine handlers.

  • Work effectively and independently as well with full capabilities to give medical advice telephonically to staff Veterinarian Technicians operating in remote locations.

Required Qualifications

  • Shall be a US citizen and possess a valid US passport

  • Must hold a minimum Secret clearance

  • Shall have a degree from an American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accredited institution of medicine

  • Shall be licensed as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M or V.M.D.) in a minimum of one (1) state within the United States

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

  • Knowledge of or prior experience with Working Dogs

  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage time and multiple priorities to completion with the ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment

  • Excellent problem-solving skills with an analytical thought process.

  • Shall have knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations 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

  • Effective oral and written communication skills with all levels of the organization, including knowledge and working experience in documentation and reporting skills, with 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

Working Conditions

Travel to austere environments for 30 day and/or 120-day deployment rotations. Additional specific details related to working conditions may be outlined in your Statement of Work or Employee Agreement.