Introduction to Veterinary Disaster Response: Online Course

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.

  • Course Numbers: VEM 5061
  • Course credit: 1 Credit Hour
  • Term: Summer
  • Syllabus


Course Director: Dr. Sarah Kirk
Dr. Cynda Crawford
John HavenJohn Haven
Director of UF College of Veterinary Medicine, Director of UF VETS Team