Veterinary disaster planning highlights debut of dvm360.com News Zone at CVC Washington
The high probability of another catastrophic event makes it important for veterinarians to make sound contingency plans to cope with a disaster response, whether it impacts their communities or practices.
Iovino made the remarks during the debut at dvm360.com's News Zone, powered by DVM Newsmagazine, at CVC Washington D.C. on May 6-7.
The dvm360.com News Zone featured short presentations by first-responder Dr. Patrice Klein, team leader of the Veterinary Medical Assistance Team 2 (VMAT-2); Donna Dyer, LVT, of VMAT-2; Jill Burgess, a solo practitioner who rebuilt her practice following a catastrophic flood; and Power Hour speaker Dr. Marie McCabe, who talked about her experience following the attacks on the World Trade Center.
Attendees had a chance to learn about disaster planning, the national and state disaster response system, animal rescue, and common medical problems associated with disasters.