Hurricane Harvey Updates
The Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Team is the only state-level veterinary medical care provider in the State of Texas Emergency Response Plan. The team is the nation’s largest in terms of daily patient capacity and the most sophisticated in terms of the depth and breadth of veterinary medical care provided in a disaster situation. The Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Team supports Texas Task Force 1 on all in-state deployments and is pursuing the ability to provide veterinary medical support on out of state deployments. Tent and trailer-based medical platforms worth approximately 1.5 million dollars have been accumulated to support the faculty, staff, and senior veterinary medical student members of the team in performing our missions, as have faculty members with a variety of specialties and advanced training. The combination of personnel and equipment project the prowess of the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences throughout the State of Texas and beyond during times of disaster.
The missions of the Veterinary Emergency Team include:
- Veterinary medical support of Search & Rescue efforts
- Veterinary medical care of animals injured or who become ill as a result of a disaster
- Protect the economic viability of agricultural animal industries through participation in foreign animal and emerging disease response
- Protect human lives through participation in epidemic and pandemic disease response