AVMA Response to Oklahoma Tornadoes

The AVMA has been following the reports of destruction and damage caused by the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma. Our hearts go out to all affected by these storms.

The AVMA has reached out to the Oklahoma State Veterinary Medical Association and is in communication with FEMA and our partners in the National Animal Rescue and Sheltering Coalition (NARSC) on ways to best assist in the response and recovery process. The AVMA’s Veterinary Medical Assistance Teams (VMAT) are on standby to provide assistance with veterinary medical care if requested by the State of Oklahoma. We will keep you posted as we learn more.

4 thoughts on “AVMA Response to Oklahoma Tornadoes

  1. I
    THINK THAT THERE SHOULD BE A TECHNOLOGICALLY CREATED REWIND BUTTON, FOR ALL OF LIFE’S DISASTERS, BE THEY HUMAN DISASTERS, OR NATURAL DISASTERS. I THINK THAT THERE IS THE TECHNOLOGY, TO CREATE A REWIND BUTTON, FOR ALL OF LIFE’S DISASTERS, BE THEY NATURAL DISASTERS, OR HUMAN DISASTERS. THAT WOULD TAKE A FORCE OF EQUALIBRIUM IN THE SCIENTIFIC WAY THOUGH, HUMANITY! EVEN FOR DISASTERS THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN HAPPENING! YOU NEED A FORCE OF EQUALIBRIUM, SCIENTIFICALLY SPEAKING THOUGH, HUMANITY! ORDER AGAINST CHAOS. I AM TALKING ABOUT ORDER AGAINST CHAOS. HOW DOES ONE LITERALLY PUT THE CUP BACK TOGETHER AGAIN, LIKE THE CUP NEVER BROKE? LITERALLY SPEAKING, OF COURSE? HOW WOULD ONE PUT THE BROKEN CUP BACK TOGETHER LITERALLY SPEAKING OF COURSE, LIKE THE CUP NEVER EVEN BROKE? LITERALLY SPEAKING, OF COURSE? THERE SHOULD BE SCIENTIFIC COURSES TAUGHT ON THIS! THERE REALLY OUGHT TO BE SCIENTIFIC COURSES TAUGHT ABOUT THIS VERY SUBJECT? WHAT ONCE WENT FORWARDS, NOW GOES BACKWARDS! CAN AN EVENT THAT ONCE WENT LITERALLY FORWARDS, GO LITERALLY BACKWARDS?

  2. Live in nc and I am a emergency vet. Have week on and week off schedule. Would like information on joining GMAT team in my area.

    Thank you,
    Michele

    • Hi Michele,

      Thank you for your request for information about joining a local veterinary medical response team. Many states have veterinary response teams. They go by different names: State Animal Response Team (SART), County Animal Response Team (CART), Veterinary Medical Response Corps (VMRC). Contact your state veterinary medical association, state department of agriculture, state veterinarian or state emergency management agency for more information regarding opportunities in your area.

      I will send you a private email with information for opportunities in North Carolina. Thanks again for your interest in becoming involved in veterinary emergency response.

      Cheryl