LIVE: Disaster Preparedness

By Speaker: Mr. John Haven • Published: May 4th, 2013
Category: Animal Airwaves
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When a disaster strikes, animals as well as humans are vulnerable. In some cases, specialized training is needed for animals to be rescued, whether it be from a sinkhole, a flooded area, or any place where access is impeded. The UF Veterinary Emergency Treatment Service, (VETS) has responded to several natural disasters in Florida, including hurricanes and fires, as well as disease outbreaks affecting animal populations. John Haven, VETS director, will share how this group has evolved to serve the state as an important resource.