AVMA's Veterinary Medical Assistance Teams


The AVMA VMAT program is funded through the generous support of the American Veterinary Medical Foundation. Your donation to the AVMF will help the foundation make emergency care available to all animals in times of crisis.

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Connect with the AVMA VMAT teams on Twitter  @AVMAVMAT for updates on VMAT activity.

The AVMA's Veterinary Medical Assistance Teams (VMAT) serve as first responders providing high-quality care of animals during disasters and emergencies. When requested by a state, VMATs provide operational assistance in emergency response, and organize and provide training on animal emergency preparedness and response to animal health authorities, veterinary medical associations, and other relevant organizations.

The dedicated volunteers who make up the AVMA VMAT program help ensure that pets, livestock, zoo animals and wildlife all receive the care they need during times of crisis. The VMAT program is supported through generous funding from the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF).