The California Veterinary Medical Reserve Corps (CAVMRC) of the California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) is a Unit of the Medical Reserve Corps, a national program of the Office of the Surgeon General and Citizen Corps. The CAVMRC is guided by the Disaster Preparedness Committee of the California Veterinary Medical Association.
“The CAVMRC preserves animal well-being and protects the public health and welfare by providing emergency veterinary medical care and expertise during the response phase of declared states of emergency.”
The CAVMRC assists local animal authorities with emergency shelter set-up and provides triage veterinary care to animals in the emergency shelter setting during declared disasters.
The CAVMRC program provides an opportunity for the entire veterinary practice team to participate, including:
Animal Control Officers and Shelter Staff working under the supervision of an in-house veterinarian. Members may be asked to submit evidence of education, licensing and certification for credentialing
The CAVMRC will direct new members to online self-guided, self-paced training modules presented by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA.) Each module takes about 30-45 minutes to read and ends with a quiz. When you pass, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. CAVMRC members are required to complete the following training to become regular unit members:
1. Incident Command System (IS-100) Classroom or FEMA Independent Study (online)
2. Incident Command System (IS-200) Classroom or FEMA Independent Study (online)
To join the CAVMRC, visit the CAVMRC website at www.cavmrc.net, download the Quick Registration form, complete and fax it to the CAVMRC at 916.646.9156 or scan and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. To receive additional information on the unit, training and registration, contact the CAVMRC Unit Coordinator at 916-649-0599.
Remember, free membership is extended to the entire veterinary practice team.
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