Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarian's Critical Role
In the last decade of Post-Katrina America, we have a new perspective on the disaster cycle. Prevention and mitigation have become just as important as an efficient response. Given the veterinarian’s critical role in safe-guarding the public health and the zoo veterinarian’s unique skill set, AAZV is great vehicle for facilitation of greater veterinary involvement in all phases of disaster management. As a national organization, let's "lean forward" together to help our facilities and our communities better prepare for and potentially avoid disasters.
The AAZV has established a Disaster Preparedness Committee to provide resources for disaster preparedness and response to members. But first, we need to know a bit about your current "disaster knowledge." By completing our survey, you help us establish a baseline (we are scientists after all!) to determine what members desire in the way of disaster preparedness support from the committee. Please help us to help you by completing the survey.
Lastly, if you have any immediate concerns or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact me directly.
Jenifer Chatfield, DVM
Chair, AAZV Disaster Preparedness Committee
If you are an AAZV member, please log into website and go to the Disaster Preparedness Committee page for the link to enter the survey. If you are not a member, please consider joining forces to help. Click here for membership details.