Veterinary Disaster Training

UF VETS conducts disaster response training through wet labs and mock exercises for DVM students at the UF College of Veterinary Medicine as well as state-wide exercises with SART partners.

Incident Command System and FEMA Training

Students, staff, faculty, and volunteers with the UF VETS team must complete basic courses in the Incident Command System (ICS) to participate in disaster response exercises and deployments. The following trainings are required:

Additionally, the following trainings are recommended:

We recommend uploading your certificates to SERT TRAC for ease of reference. You can also find live, local emergency response trainings through the Florida Department of Emergency Management.

Disasters & Mental Health Training (Highly Recommended)

The UF IFAS Center for Public Issues Education has developed a 2.5 hour free online training for Disasters & Mental Health. The UF VETS team strongly encourages veterinary disaster responders to complete this training prior to deploying for the benefit of our clients as well as our responders in the field.