Live: Disaster Preparedness and Veterinary Medicine

By Speaker: John Haven • Published: June 7th, 2014
Category: Animal Airwaves
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The UF College of Veterinary Medicine is a leader in disaster response efforts in the state of Florida and beyond. John Haven, director of the Veterinary Emergency Treatment Services (VETS) disaster response and technical rescue team, provides an update on the kinds of training involved in these efforts and why this training is critical for success in rescue situations involving both animals and people. He’ll discuss actual situations in which VETS and the Florida State Agricultural Response Team have deployed to provide disaster-related assistance, as well as UF’s contributions to national search and technical rescue standards.