The California Veterinary Emergency Team (CVET) is a state-wide animal response asset focused on providing veterinary care to animals in disasters wherever they strike in California.
Per a memorandum of understanding with the California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), our team will be leading collaborative veterinary response efforts in coordination with local resources so that all animal veterinary needs, from household pets to livestock, are met during disasters.
In addition to response, our program supports and trains a network of government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and individual veterinary professionals to assist in the veterinary care of animals during emergencies. Our responders receive training in the incident command system, all hazards safety, and CVET operations. In addition, we plan to offer numerous specialized training opportunities including shelter in place support, technical animal rescue, working dog support and many others.
If you are a veterinary professional and would like to learn more about joining CVET as a responder, please contact us.