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The Royal Army Veterinary Corps

The RAVC currently has a huge role to play on operations, providing the handling and training expertise for a range of Military Working Dog (MWD) classifications working in the Force Protection and Search spheres. Veterinary Officers use their expertise to maintain the health and welfare of the MWDs, provide advice on zoonotic disease and environmental health matters as well as working in the stabilisation arena. Military Working Horses are also a key part of the work of the RAVC.


The RAVC Association is made up of serving personnel, civil servants and veterans without whom the association would not function.

The Princess Royal is President or Patron of some 320 organisations. She is the Colonel-in-Chief of The Royal Army Veterinary Corps.

Major General Roly Walker was appointed as the Colonel Commandant RAVC on
1 March 17.

Colonel Neil Smith QHVS was appointed Chief Veterinary Officer for the second time in July 2017. He has spent the last 3 years commanding 203 Field Hospital in Cardiff.

Lieutenant Colonel Abby DuBaree was appointed Regimental Secretary RAVC in July 2011, following 37 years of regular service in the RAMC which included Commanding the Defence Medical Services Training Centre Sp Unit, 33 Field Hospital, Frimley Park MOD Hospital Unit and the Army Medical Directorate Sp Unit before retiring in 2006.

Lt Col Chris Ham MBE was appointed as the Chairman of the RAVC Association in January 2015. Prior to his appointment, Chris Ham served for 37 years in the RAVC.


Regimental Secretary RAVC
Robertson House
Slim Road
Camberley, Surrey
GU15 4NP


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