AVMA Veterinary Medical Assistance Teams News

Click on the links below to read the latest news on the VMAT's activities.

READY FOR DISASTER: AVMA Veterinary Medical Assistance Teams
June 15, 2009
JAVMA News
The AVMA Veterinary Medical Assistance Teams, after retooling, are ready again to deploy to the scene of a natural disaster or another emergency—and members are eager to return to service. [more]

AVMA Answers: Disaster Response
October 15, 2008
JAVMA News
Changes in federal government policy after recent large-scale disasters such as 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina led to the creation of two separate yet complementary Veterinary Disaster Response Team programs: the federal National Veterinary Response Team and the AVMA's Veterinary Medical Assistance Team program. [more]

AVMA Veterinary Medical Assistance Teams take on state needs
May 15, 2008
JAVMA News
The AVMA Veterinary Medical Assistance Team program received the go-ahead from the Executive Board to move in a new direction, focusing on disaster preparedness and response activities at the state level. [more]

A new understanding for handling disaster
April 1, 2008
JAVMA News
A new memorandum clarifies the roles of the AVMA Veterinary Medical Assistance Teams during disasters and other emergencies. [more]

AVMA, HHS reach agreement on roles in emergency response
February 19, 2008
AVMA News Express
The AVMA has signed a new memorandum of understanding with the Department of Health and Human Services regarding the roles of each in delivering veterinary services during emergencies. [more]

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