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Hurricane Ian- Florida Veterinary Corps

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Florida veterinarians and animal health technicians have volunteered to assist animal owners and local officials in responding to animal emergencies. The Florida Veterinary Corps is recruiting more volunteers to help protect our state.

The FVMA is assisting the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services in maintaining the roster of volunteers and serves as the point of contact for calling volunteers after a disaster. You can agree to be listed as a Florida Veterinary Corps volunteer, a helper in times of need for your fellow veterinary professionals. Read the following information to submit your application for the Florida Veterinary Corps.

Why a Florida Veterinary Corps?

  • The Florida Veterinary Corps (The Corps) has been established to enlist veterinarians and veterinary technicians who are willing to volunteer their services in responding to animal emergencies in the state of Florida.

  • During activation, Corps volunteers will work within an incident command structure under state Emergency Support Function 17 as part of the State Emergency Response Team.

  • The Corps will be a component of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, under its Florida State Agricultural Response Team, in cooperation with the Florida Veterinary Medical Association and the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.

  • Corps volunteers will be kept informed as to the status of emergencies and the need for volunteers depending upon the specific emergency.

  • Volunteers may serve in veterinary infrastructure assessment teams, triage or emergency animal treatment teams, and animal disease surveillance or control teams under an incident command system.


When disaster strikes, concerned Floridians immediately search for ways to serve affected communities.

WHAT TO REMEMBER ABOUT SERVING DURING DISASTERS:

  1. Immediate assistance for affected areas is provided by first responders, government groups, disaster relief organizations and affiliated volunteers who have already trained to serve.

  2. Each organization that mobilizes volunteers during disasters has its own process for accepting and managing unaffiliated volunteers.

  3. As our partner organizations assess needs and evaluate resources, they will begin to organize volunteer opportunities for unaffiliated (individuals who are not already connected to an organization) volunteers.

  4. Remember that recovery work continues for weeks, months and even years after disaster events occur. Organizations may have a significant need for volunteers in the weeks and months ahead.

  5. Please be sure to personally vet any agency you choose to donate to or serve with. Volunteer Florida does not formally endorse any organization.

PLEASE DO NOT SELF-DEPLOY:

For your safety and to support trained emergency response teams, please confirm with a disaster relief organization the need for volunteers and approval for your participation.

FOR MORE GUIDANCE ABOUT VOLUNTEERING AND DONATING DURING DISASTERS, CLICK HERE.

 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES WITH THE FLORIDA VETERINARY CORPS

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Disaster & Emergency Services, Animals

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+

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