January 01, 2009


 Disaster and emergency-related policies amended

Posted Dec. 15, 2008

The Executive Board approved revisions to policies as recommended by the Committee on Disaster and Emergency Issues. The amended policies are as follows:

Veterinary Medical Assistance TeamTM
The phrase Veterinary Medical Assistance Team is the name and the trademark of teams that are organized and trained by the AVMA to provide disaster assistance and relief within their areas of expertise at the request of state or local government agencies.  
Integrated Animal Emergency Preparedness and Response Program
The AVMA endorses the concept and continued development of an integrated animal emergency preparedness and response program at the national, state, and local levels.