AVMA VMAT on standby for Hurricane Irene

With Hurricane Irene bearing down on the East Coast, AVMA is taking part in national preparations with disaster planning officials. Our Veterinary Medical Assistance Teams (VMAT) are on standby ready to deploy if needed to assist with veterinary medical care of animals affected by the storm.

We are participating in daily update calls with our national disaster planning partners — NARSC, NASAAEP and government officials — and will keep you posted as we learn more. We also have been talking with officials in states that might be affected by Irene to discuss our potential assistance.  Don’t forget to follow our AVMAVMAT feed on Twitter for 24/7 updates.

Also remember we have preparedness materials available on our website for veterinarians, disaster planners and the public

Stay safe and well.

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