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|AAZV Infectious Disease: Disaster Preparedness|
Disease Prevention and Management
Purpose of the sub-committee of the AAZV Animal Health & Welfare Committee is to support members in disaster preparedness efforts through continuing education opportunities, development of templates for planning/response, web resources, etc. The purpose of the committee does NOT include rostering veterinarians for deployment or technical disaster response.
Committee Members: We currently have 37 members signed up on the AAZV Website Group for Disaster Preparedness Committee. Committee communication is driven through this website feature. To join the group, submit a request to join on the group page.
ZAHP Fusion Center News:
The ZAHP Fusion Center (a Cooperative Agreement between USDA Animal Care and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums) continues to work with stakeholders across the zoological community and Emergency Management to better integrate our collections and facilities into recognized response structures for natural disasters and Foreign Animal Disease events.
Congratulations to Allison Tuttle. Allison was recently elected to the AZA Ethics Board. Three new members are elected each year. The Ethics Board upholds the integrity and professional standards of the AZA and its institutional and individual members by implementing the process defined by the code in a fair, objective, consistent and professional manner.