The CVMF provides reimbursement grants to veterinarians for out-of-pocket emergency medical care and expenses for animals injured or displaced by disasters. To view the guidelines and submit a request for reimbursement, please click here.
Donate to the CVMF to Aid Animals in Disaster
The CVMA’s disaster response program, the California Veterinary Medical Reserve Corps (CAVMRC), received a 14-day mission to provide veterinary medical care and assistance to animals injured and displaced by the Camp Fire in Butte County. For updates, follow the CAVMRC on Facebook and Twitter #CAVMRC.
Hundreds of CAVMRC members were deployed, with a rotation of veterinarians, registered veterinary technicians and veterinary assistants working in shifts at animal shelter locations each day. They provided veterinary triage and emergency medical care to over 2,000 sheltered animals. Our members also visited a half dozen human shelters, which included animals, to ensure that animal needs were met in each of them. The worst cases were sent to veterinary hospitals in or outside of the area for urgent medical care or for care that was beyond what the CAVMRC could provide in the field. CAVMRC veterinarians also examined and treated the Cal-OES search and rescue dog team.
Many more veterinary professionals were scheduled to continue our volunteer effort through Wednesday, November 21, the end of our assigned mission.
We appreciate all of our volunteers for their dedication and service. It is truly an amazing effort.
Our hearts go out to all of the people and animals who have lost so much and to all of the emergency responders and many volunteers for their ongoing efforts.
Donations can be made to the CVMF to assist with our disaster response efforts.
The California Veterinary Medical Foundation (CVMF) provides funds to help animals in disasters by:
• Purchasing veterinary medical supplies.
• Supporting our Medical Reserve Corps.
• Allowing veterinarians who help animal victims in their practice to apply for reimbursement for supplies and services.
The California Medical Reserve Corps is the largest veterinary medical reserve corps in the country. The CAVMRC provides veterinary professionals with the training and credentialing necessary to deploy under state authorities during declared emergencies. For more information about the CAVMRC or to volunteer, please visit cavmrc.net.