Animal Technical Rescue
This recorded presentation provides an overview for horse owners about animal technical rescue and how the UF VETS team works to better prepare the state of Florida for these types of emergencies.
Hosts Justin Long and Dr. Erica Lacher meet with Brandi Phillips to discuss emergency technical rescue for horses and what horse owners can expect in an emergency.
Season 3 Episode 07
In this episode Dr. Cassi is joined by Dr. Larry Garcia from the University of Florida’s Veterinary Emergency Treatment Services Disaster Response Team to discuss in detail the team’s nearly 2 week response to the loss of infrastructure and lack of access to veterinary care in the wake of Hurricane Ian.
Dr. Larry Garcia and Brandi Phillips discuss resources for disaster response training and community networking so veterinary professionals can be an asset to clients and the rest of the community when disaster strikes.
Dr. Larry Garcia and Brandi Phillips discuss the operations of the UF VETS team, as well as tips for preparing for a disaster as a pet owner and how veterinarians can help clients prepare.
Dr. Larry Garcia and Brandi Phillips discuss operational changes for animal emergency and disaster response during COVID-19.
The UF VETS team was deployed to Fort Myers for 10 days, treating 422 animals in need of care in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. The UF VETS team performed health assessments, triaged animals, and provided medical care. A total of 60 volunteers assisted in the effort, representing Lee County Domestic Animal Services.