With Tropical Storm Isaac expected to strengthen into a hurricane later today affecting a large portion of the Gulf Coast the 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.
In addition the AVMA has reached out to the local Veterinary Medical Associations in several states in the storm’s path to offer our assistance—for now we are on standby awaiting any specific requests. Beginning today we will participate in daily update calls with our national disaster planning partners — NARSC, NASAAEP and government officials — and will keep you posted as we learn more.
Also remember we have preparedness materials available on our website for veterinarians, disaster planners and the public.
Don’t forget to follow our AVMAVMAT feed on Twitter for 24/7 updates.
Stay safe and well.