The American Veterinary Medical Association's Veterinary Medical Assistance Team (VMAT) program is a private non-governmental program funded by the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF).
VMAT is a state-level resource. In a disaster and following a request from the appropriate state authority, VMAT teams deploy to assist with early assessment or disaster veterinary care. In order to request VMAT assistance the state must have a signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the AVMA.
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