The American Veterinary Medical Assn. has added articles highlighting disaster preparedness and response to its AVMA Collections.
Articles include the veterinarian’s role in preparedness and response, biosecurity and bioterrorism preparedness, search-and-rescue dogs and preparedness and response policy.
“Veterinarians have a vital role in protecting both humans and animals during and after disasters,” said Janis Audin, DVM, editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Assn.
“The Gulf Coast hurricanes of 2005 called attention to the fact that preplanning failed to take into account the human-animal bond. This failure put people and animals at risk. Already, events in 2008 are showing us that the potential for disaster exists everywhere.”
AVMA Collections was created to offer veterinary professionals and the public articles organized by topic or subject from the JAVMA and the American Journal of Veterinary Research.