John Haven, M.Acc., CPA

John HavenDirector, Disaster Response Programs
Director, College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Florida
havenj@vetmed.ufl.edu

Mr. Haven’s disaster response interest stems from his Air Force experience as part of a human Air Transportable Hospital, and from being a volunteer firefighter. After leading the college’s responses to Hurricanes Charlie, Frances, and Jeanne, he organized a formal veterinary emergency response team consisting of faculty, staff, and students, “VETS,” and raised funds for equipment and training. The team has since responded to Hurricane Wilma, the Buggaboo Wildfires, and an equine herpes disease outbreak.  In September 2007 he helped launch Vet Corps, which is the statewide reserve corps of veterinarians and technicians.  Both programs are partnerships between the college, the state veterinarian’s office, and the Florida Veterinary Medical Association.  He helped found the National Alliance of State Animal and Agricultural Emergency Programs.  His experience in disaster response includes being part of the general and command staffs.

Education:

E-449 Instructor – Center for Domestic Preparedness, 2007
M.Acc., University of Florida, 2000
BS, Accounting, University of Florida, 2000
AA, Santa Fe Community College, 1997
AS, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Community College of the Air Force, 1994
AS, Diagnostic Radiography, Community College of the Air Force, 1993