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Introduction to Veterinary Disaster Response

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 Lead Instructor: Dr. Cynda Crawford
  • Course Coordinator: Dr. Terry Spencer
  • Course Number: VEM 5061/VME 6820 all sections
  • Semester Credit Hours: 1
  • Term: Spring/Summer/Fall
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  • Pace Charts: Spring | Summer | Fall

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