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At free talk Apr 19, Heather Case describes how veterinary medical assistance teams respond during disasters

April 5, 2010

The International Animal Welfare Training Institute presents:

Heather Case, DVM, MPH, DACVPM

"The American Veterinary Medical Asssociation Veterinary Medical Assistance Teams Program”  (Veterinary Medical Assistance Teams)

Monday, April 19, 2010

6:00 PM

1020 Gladys Valley Hall

UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine – Adjacent to the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital

Case is the director of the Scientific Activities Division and coordinator of Emergency Preparedness and Response for the American Veterinary Medical Association. She coordinates the scientific activities division in the areas of public health, food safety, regulatory veterinary medicine, emergency preparedness and response, one health, veterinary environmental matters, animal agriculture, aquatic veterinary medicine and animal biologics and therapeutics. 

Dr. Case will introduce the AVMA VMAT, Veterinary Medical Assistance Teams that serve as emergency responders during disasters and emergencies. When requested by a state, VMAT’s provide operational emergency response programs to state animal health authorities, veterinary medical associations and other relevant organizations.

The free lecture is open to students, faculty, staff and other interested members of the public.