Career Opportunities For U.S. Army Veterans

We’re proud to be the first veterinary organization to partner with the U.S. Army Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) Program helping veterans pursue careers in veterinary medicine after their service in the Army. We guarantee interviews and possible employment across our family of hospitals through the PaYS Program’s efforts to introduce businesses to the talent and potential of those who have served. This program builds opportunities for the nation’s youth to serve their country now, connecting them to a bright future later.


“I am thrilled that Compassion-First Pet Hospitals are now united with the U.S. Army’s PaYS Program as its first veterinary partner. This partnership is an opportunity to bring a greater awareness of the veterinary positions available outside of the army to veterans and recruits.”

Amy Pierce

Hospital Director
Red Bank Veterinary Hospitals -
Hillsborough, NJ

About PaYS

The PaYS Program is a strategic partnership between the US Army and a cross section of corporations, companies, and public sector agencies. The Program provides America’s youth with an opportunity to serve their country while they prepare for their future. PaYS Partners guarantee Soldiers an interview and possible employment after the Army. This unique Program is part of the Army’s effort to partner with America’s business community and reconnect America with its Army.

The PaYS Program began in 2000 as an enlistment incentive for Regular Army enlisted Soldiers. In October 2002, the Program expanded to include Army Reserve Soldiers. The Program later expanded to include Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) Reserve Component Cadets and ROTC Cadets who incur an active duty commitment.

In April 2011, the U.S. Army Marketing and Research Group (AMRG), a field operating agency of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, assumed the responsibility for administering and managing the PaYS Program. The AMRGs mission is to conduct national marketing, marketing analysis, and accessions analysis and to develop best-value strategies and tactics that inform the American people and motivate the most qualified candidates to consider Army service.

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