Early Assessment Volunteer Teams:4-6 person teams, self sufficient and available upon request from the appropriate state authority. Deployments are 72 hours not including travel time. Teams will focus on assessing veterinary conditions & infrastructure, and gather verifiable data to enable state deployment of appropriate state resources.
Basic Treatment Volunteer Teams:4-6 person teams, self sufficient and available upon request by the appropriate state authority. Deployments are 72 hours not including travel time. Teams provide primary field care to augment overwhelmed local capabilities, which could include establishment of a base-of-operations as a field staging area for state-based veterinary triage and veterinary medical care of displaced animals.
Training:Provide emergency-related education and training to state veterinary associations, professionals and colleges. Topics for 1-2 day lectures and training courses include: animal decontamination, disaster veterinary medicine and triage, hazmat awareness for veterinarians, critical incident stress management, leadership, risk communication, occupational safety. Training programs to start as a lecture format, developing into field exercises later.
2014 American Veterinary Medical Association