Course Objectives

This course introduces students to the basics of responding to disasters as a veterinary responder and builds a base for further development in responder training. Students receive training on Incident Command Systems (ICS), learn about the role of veterinarians in disaster response through first-hand accounts and case studies, and craft their own disaster response plan and ICS organizational chart.

Students who complete the course will be added to a database of FEMA-trained basic-volunteer responders at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.

Enrollment Information

  • Course Number: VME 6820 all sections
  • Semester Credit Hours: 1
  • Term: Spring/Summer/Fall