Role of Veterinarians in
animals were rescued in the weeks following hurricane
Up to 120 current and prospective members
of the Missouri Volunteer Veterinary Corps (MOVCC) will attend
a two day conference at the College of Veterinary Medicine
on May 19th and 20th. The conference is a joint effort by
the Missouri Veterinarian Medical Association (MVMA), The
Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA), the MU College of
Veterinary Medicine and MU Extension.
The conference is designed to provide Missouri
veterinarians and veterinary students with an overview of
emergency management structure, zoonotic diseases, biosecurity,
and the rescue and care of pet animals in the event of a disaster.
The conference will also provide a seminar on preparation
of small businesses for operation during and after a disaster.
“The role of the veterinarian in insuring public well-being
during natural or man-made disasters is becoming increasingly
important. By helping to sponsor this seminar, the MU College
of Veterinary Medicine is helping to serve our state”
said Dr. John Dodam, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for
The conference will feature:
Eric Evans, 13 year veteran of the Missouri State
Emergency Management Agency and State Extension Emergency
Dr. Vogelweid, Clinical Associate Professor
and Director of Graduate Studies for the CVM Department of
Pathobiology, will present “Missouri Hazards Risks.”
Dr. Howard Pue, State Public Health Veterinarian
for the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.
Dr. Bill Wolff of the Missouri Volunteer
Medical Corps (Information on the Missouri Volunteer Corps
can be found here).
More information about the conference can
be found here.
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