01/22/2020 Population Medicine and Effective Animal Disaster Response & Recovery

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Learn about activities that can be performed by shelters before, during, and after a disaster to build organizational resiliency and enhance recovery.  We will specifically address how population medicine is used to ensure the welfare of animals while protecting public health during disasters. Attendees will learn how to:  

  • Review shelter intake, triage, and common medical procedures necessary in animal disaster response and recovery
  • Develop protocols to be used by staff when caring for animals affected by a disaster
  • Identify resources needed to effectively respond and recover from a disaster
  • Formulate a plan to integrate operations with local disaster management efforts

This session is part of the Shelter Medicine series, a collaboration between the Association of Shelter Veterinarians and The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement.

CEUS:  This program (both live and recorded) has been approved for:

  • 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit
  • 1 CE  by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) for Texas Animal Control Officers

Carla L. Huston, DVM, PhD, dipl. ACVPM

Professor and Beef Extension Veterinarian, CVM Animal Disaster Response Coordinator, College of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University

Dr. Carla Huston, DVM, PhD, dipl. ACVPM, is a member of numerous federal and state disaster management organizations and serves as the Veterinary Services branch leader for the Mississippi Animal Response Team (MART) under the state’s official response plan.  Locally, she serves as the chair of the county emergency planning committee (LEPC) and as a deputy with the county Sheriff’s Office for disaster management. As the coordinator of the CVM Animal Disaster Response Team, she leads deployments and conducts training in collaboration with MART, local first responders, veterinarians, and veterinary students. 

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