Veterinary practices should be prepared for emergencies by creating preparedness plans for staff and animals. Additionally, veterinarians, technicians and assistants may choose to be part of response teams which will help the community at large in the event of a disaster.
This information has been developed to provide you with material that can be easily photocopied for use as client handouts.
Don’t hope—plan. Emergencies can happen at any time so make sure you and your coworkers are prepared.
The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) Division of Animal Health and Identification (AHID), in conjunction with the USDA, has developed a plan of action for response to animal disease emergencies. The plan is called the Oregon Animal Disease Emergency Management Plan and encompasses response to highly infectious disease outbreaks.