Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Team Returns From Deployment To East Texas

The Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Team (VET) has returned to Bryan-College Station after serving their fellow Texans for eight days in response to the historic flooding seen throughout the eastern portion of the state. The team deployed to Coldspring, Texas, on May 15 after the devastating storms that rounded out a month of unprecedented rainfall […]

Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Team Deploys In Response To East Texas Floods

Four members of the Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Team (VET) and four future Aggie veterinarians on the VET rotation have deployed to East Texas in response to historic river flooding affecting thousands of people and animals. The already soaked area is expected to receive additional rainfall on Thursday, prompting the federal Weather Prediction Center to […]

How A National Network Of VETs Will Advance Disaster Preparedness And Response

When disaster strikes, the critical roles of paramedics, fire fighters, police and other emergency responders immediately come to mind — and perhaps even the K-9 stars who support them. It’s unlikely, though, that veterinarians are top of mind as crisis response team members, but they play an essential, behind-the-scenes role caring for K-9 units, as […]

Texas A&M VET Part Of Team Honored For Service To Border Community

The Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Team (VET) was part of a collaborative effort by Texas A&M University to support border health that has received the 2024 Excellence in Interprofessional Education Collaboration Award. Awarded by the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Officers Foundation for the Advancement of Public Health and the Interprofessional Education Collaborative, the […]

Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Team Returns To College Station Following Smokehouse Creek Fire Deployment

After eight days of providing veterinary medical care to the animals of Texas Panhandle citizens affected by the Smokehouse Creek Fire, as well as to canine search and rescue teams, the Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Team (VET) is returning home to Bryan-College Station Friday evening. The team deployed to Canadian, Texas, on Feb. 28, just […]

Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Team Shapes How Future Aggie Veterinarians Prepare For, Respond To Disasters

Disasters related to weather or climate are increasing in frequency and intensity, according to the United Nations. The increase in severe hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, landslides, and other disasters means more communities find themselves in the path of dangerous weather. Community leaders, including veterinarians, are increasingly called upon to prepare for and respond to disasters, which […]

A Guide To Bathing Pets After Natural Disasters

Natural disasters such as floods, wildfires, and tornadoes are occurring more often. In these situations, substances from our daily lives — including household cleaners, pesticides, oil, and debris — can contaminate nearby surroundings, remain in standing water, or spread through smoke and floodwaters, leaving both humans and their pets vulnerable to an increased risk of […]

Creating A Disaster Preparedness Plan For Your Pets

Recently, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced a wildfire disaster declaration for about 75% of the state’s counties and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration also released an updated hurricane season outlook that includes a 70% chance of 14-21 named storms before the season ends in November. With these potential weather threats in mind, now is […]

Take Action Now To Prepare Pets For Evacuation

When a disaster strikes, there’s often not much time to prepare yourself, let alone your pets, to evacuate to a safe location, and the stress of the situation only compounds the likelihood of forgetting something important. That’s why the best way to deal with a disaster is to plan ahead as much as possible. In […]

Pandemic Pet-Care Precautions

Although only a small number of companion animals have tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, pet owners may experience anxiety about the best way to care for their pet amidst a pandemic when stories about confirmed cases in pets begin appearing closer to home, such as those recently reported by the United States Department of […]

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