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Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Disaster Fund accepting contributions after Hurricane Harvey causes catastrophic flooding in Texas

Posted August 29, 2017

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Aggies are stepping up through selfless service to help those who have been impacted by storm damage and catastrophic flooding in Houston and many other parts of Southeast Texas.

The Texas A&M VET, arguably the largest, most sophisticated veterinary emergency response team in the nation, deployed to the area the day before Hurricane Harvey hit and is assisting in caring for animals in need. This includes the search and rescue dogs themselves, as well as pets, horses, cattle, and other livestock that are injured or separated from their owners. Even wildlife species in need will be helped. With such severe and widespread devastation, it is certain that the CVM will be involved in the field and at home in the relief efforts for quite some time.

This is not the first, nor will it be the last, time that the CVM will step up to serve our state and nation during and after a disaster. Many of our alumni, colleagues, and friends have asked how they can help us help animals in times of disaster. With the help of the Texas A&M Foundation, the Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Disaster Fund was established to accept contributions that will be used to assist in response and relief operations as well as to offset medical and other costs that arise after a disaster with significant veterinary impact.

Please consider contributing to this important initiative. You can do so by clicking the Give Now button on this page. When you do, you will be taken to a giving form where you should enter the amount of your donation and your payment and contact information. Please note: The correct fund is already chosen in the menus on the form if you use the Give Now button.

If you would prefer to make your donation by check, please make it payable to the Texas A&M Foundation and write "Veterinary Emergency Disaster Fund" on the memo line. Mail it to:

Office of Development & Alumni Relations
Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
4461 TAMU | College Station, TX 77843-4461

Anyone wishing to provide supplies or in-kind gifts, please call 979-845-9043 or 979-324-8300.

Please be assured, all donations will go straight to the front line to be used in this effort now and to support this unique veterinary emergency response team.

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Update: October 10, 2017

The outpouring of support for the Veterinary  Emergency Disaster Fund since Hurricane Harvey has been amazing. So many people have stepped up to help and make a difference. On behalf of the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) and the Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Team (VET), we thank you.

One of the people making a difference is Kody West. He's donating proceeds from a special edition of his song "Higher Ground" (available on iTunes and Spotify) to the Veterinary Emergency Disaster Fund. West will be performing at The Tap in College Station on Tue., Oct. 24.

To learn more about the Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Team (VET), visit tx.ag/VETSpirit2017.

For more information about the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM), please visit our website at vetmed.tamu.edu or join us on Facebook , Instagram , and Twitter.

Contact Information: Megan Palsa, PhD, Executive Director of Communications, Media & Public Relations, Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences; Email: mpalsa@cvm.tamu.edu ; Cell: 979-862-4216; Office: 979-421-3121.



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