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MVMA & MU CVM's Emergency Pet Sheltering: Basic Practices, Common Issues, Lessons Learned
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MVMA & MU CVM's Emergency Pet Sheltering: Basic Practices, Common Issues, Lessons Learned

The College of Veterinary Medicine and the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association invite members of the MO Volunteer Vet Corps and interested MVMA members to participate in a day-long training workshop about emergency pet sheltering. The goal of this training is to better prepare practicing DVMs to respond effectively at a mass care pet shelter that is set up following an emergency or a disaster.

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When: July 20, 2018
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where: MU CVM Adam's Conference Center & Trowbridge Livestock Center
1600 E. Rollins
Columbia, Missouri  65201
United States
Contact: Cathy Vogelweid, DVM

Online registration is available until: 7/12/2019
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Tentative Agenda


8 hours of CE pending approval


7:30-8:00 am      Registration/Check-in at Adam's Conference Center

8:00-8:30 am      Review of organizational structure for the operation of an emergency pet shelter – ICS & how DVMs fit into the response structure (Vogelweid or Jones)

8:30-9:00 am      Human responses when pets are impacted by disasters; the role of government in emergency pet sheltering -- the PETS Act (Vogelweid) & other legal mandates (MO laws?)

9:00-10:00 am    Shelter SetUp Overview – Dr. Brinker from HSMO (Ideas:  Information from MO-DASH 2018 course – Community Planning Overview, Shelter SetUp sections)

10:00-10:15        Break

10:15-12:00        Selected topics – Dr. Brinker --shelter operations overview, media relations & legal issues, demobilization, common problems that arise & solutions

12:00-1:00 pm    Lunch (provided by MVMA)

1:00 - 3:00 pm   Give handouts and team assignments, move to Trowbridge and have each team outline & diagram an emergency pet shelter here; (possibly have pet sheltering trailer available for viewing)

3:00-3:30 pm      Return to Adams Conference Center & break

3:30-5:00 pm      Review of team sheltering plans, Expert summary of concerns/issues at Trowbridge (Dr. Brinker & other instructors); Concluding comments

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