Introduction to Veterinary Disaster Response: Online Course
– Course Numbers:
VEM 5061 / VME 6820 / all sections
– Course credit:
1 Graduate Credit Hour
Spring / Summer / Fall
Learn How Veterinarians Can Respond to Disasters
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.
Dr. Cynda Crawford
Maddie’s® Clinical Assistant Professor of Shelter Medicine, University of Florida
Maddie’s® Clinical Assistant Professor of Shelter Medicine
Director of Online Learning, Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program
No texts are required for this course. All readings and resources are contained within the online course management system.