Is There a Practical Way to Write an Emergency Action Plan for a Natural Disaster?
A plan is not a plan until it is in written form. And a written plan is not a plan until your team feels ownership and is trained in how to use it.
By Steve Pearson, DVM
“What would you do to continue practicing veterinary medicine, to continue paying your staff, and to communicate with your clients?" asks the "Disaster Preparedness for Veterinary Practices," an AVMA Publication. "If you do not prepare now for what you will do in a disaster, then the disaster will dictate the outcome of your business — possibly the outcome of your life.”
The mission of the ACT is to promote animal well-being, reproductive health, responsible breeding and genetic practices, and efficient management of breeding-age animals in agriculture, veterinary practice, zoos, preserves, and ecosystems. In particular, the ACT envisions development of focus areas in theriogenology to incorporate the following in theriogenology/reproductive medicine:
1. Population control for domestic and non-domestic animals including feral animals, free-ranging and captive wildlife.
2. Genomics in livestock and companion animal practice.
American College of Theriogenologists
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