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Lieutenant Colonel Emilee Venn
Public Health Activity-Korea Commander
LTC Emilee Venn hails from Twin Falls, Idaho. She received her Bachelor of Science from Idaho State University and earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech. LTC Venn was accepted into the Army’s Health Professions Scholarship Program during veterinary school and came onto active duty after graduation in May 2007.
LTC Venn served as the Officer-in-Charge of the U.S. Air Force Academy Veterinary Treatment Facility in Colorado Springs, CO after graduation prior to assuming the Fort Carson Branch Veterinary Services OIC responsibilities within the Rocky Mountain District Veterinary Command. She then served as a Veterinary Service Support Team OIC with the 218th Medical Detachment Veterinary Services at Joint Base Lewis-McChord from 2009-2012. She deployed with the 218th to Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn as the International Zone Veterinary Treatment Facility OIC and ultimately the unit’s Executive Officer. LTC Venn was then accepted into the Army’s Long Term Health Education and Training program, completing a Master of Clinical Sciences and Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care residency at Colorado State University in 2015. Following residency, she was assigned as OIC of the Veterinary Medical and Surgical Team with the 43D Medical Detachment Veterinary Service Support at Fort Hood, TX. LTC Venn deployed from Fort Hood as the Commander, Kosovo Forces (KFOR) 23 Task Force Medical in support of Operation Joint Guardian at Camp Bondsteel. Subsequently LTC Venn served as the Chief, Animal Health Division at the Army Public Health Center Veterinary Services and Public Health Sanitation Directorate from 2018-2021. She most recently served as the Chief, Veterinary Support Group at the US Army Institute of Surgical Research at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, TX focused on optimizing combat casualty care research efforts.
LTC Venn’s awards and assignments include the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Meritorious Unit Commendation, the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Medal with one campaign star, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal, the Overseas Service Medal, and the Non-Article 5 NATO Medal, She has been awarded the “A” Proficiency Designator by the U.S. Army Surgeon General and serves as the Deputy Clinical Animal Medicine Consultant (64F) to the U.S. Army Surgeon General. LTC Venn earned the U.S. Army Veterinary Corp’s Exceptional Junior Officer of the Year award in 2009 and is a Diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.
LTC Venn is the oldest of five daughters with many nieces and nephews to keep things fresh and interesting. She enjoys hiking, golfing, exploring historical sites, road trips, and spending time with family.