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Fundraiser May 8 Supports Emergency Response

The UC Davis Veterinary Emergency Response Team is a volunteer group dedicated to improving the care of all animals in large-scale disasters. The volunteer group is comprised of faculty, resident veterinarians, veterinary students and staff from the School of Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis. The Veterinary Emergency Response Team provides training in both large and small animal rescue techniques and service to the community with education in large animal rescue and pet disaster preparedness.

On May 8 at 5:00 p.m., the team will be hosting a BBQ fundraiser following the annual Equine Medicine Club Symposium at the School of Veterinary Medicine.

Please join in for an evening of rescue stories and emergency preparedness strategies, live entertainment, tri-tip BBQ dinner, demonstrations, silent auction and raffle. Help us start an annual springtime tradition.

Proceeds from this event will go toward member training in advanced technical large animal rescue techniques and small animal shelter practices; rescue equipment; and community education. In addition we are seeking funding to provide weekend training events for veterinarians and technical staff from other locations in California. Our long-term goal is to provide a certification programs so that those completing the  training certification courses will be able to properly and safely conduct animal rescues and participate if necessary on a national level.

If you would like further information please visit our website, http://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/clubs/VERT/. 

Tickets for the Tri-tip BBQ can also be purchased online at our website. Price is $15.00, Students (with ID) $12.00. The event is free for children six and under.

For more information about the Equine Medicine Club and the symposium on equine colic held also on May 8, please visit their website: http://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/clubs/emc/