North Carolina Veterinary Response Corps
The North Carolina Veterinary Response Corps is a North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services initiative. Through this program, professionals in the animal care community are trained to improve preparedness and response to disaster events that affect livestock and companion animals.
Description of NCVRC
North Carolina has a large animal-based agricultural sector, but there are few veterinarians trained in disaster response affecting livestock. The mission of the NCVRC is to train and prepare professionals in the animal care community to respond to disaster events (all hazard) that affect both production and companion animals. The response of these trained professionals will mitigate the impact to both the state and the nation of such an event.
Who can Participate?
North Carolina veterinarians, licensed veterinary technicians, veterinary students, current animal shelter employees, animal control officers, and
Cooperative Extension agents have unique skills that will enable NC to be better prepared during disaster events. The livelihood of North
Carolina's livestock is dependent upon these educated individuals. At this time, participation in NCVRC is limited to this group.
If you are a member of one of these groups, we welcome you to contact our coordinator: Anna Allen.
Benefits of Participating in the NCVRC
- Contribute to preparedness and response during disaster events that affect animals
- Unique Training Opportunities
- Continuing Education Credits
Requirements for Deploying
- ICS 100, 200, and 700 (online)
- Biosecurity/PPE Training - Provided by NCDA&CS
- CAMET/Sheltering Training - Provided by NCDA&CS
- Knowledge of NC Emergency Management (https://www.ncdps.gov/ncem)
- Knowledge of NC Emergency Operations Plan
- Knowledge of Emergency Support Functions (https://emilms.fema.gov/is230c/fem0104160text.htm)
- Emergency Support Function #11
- Signing a Code of Conduct
Online Training RequirementsFederal Emergency Management Agency Online Trainings
- IS-100.C Introduction to Incident Command System
- IS-200.B for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
- IS-700.A National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction
NCVRC uses North Carolina TERMS (Training, Exercise, & Response Management System), to manage member data and send information. When you sign up for NCVRC through TERMS, you will receive newsletters, training announcements and deployment requests through the system. Your TERMS account also gives you access to other emergency preparedness/response/management related trainings across the state.
If you are interested in joining the North Carolina Veterinary Response Corps, please visit https:/terms.ncem.org and create an account. Then fill out your Response Profile and request membership for the Veterinary Response Corps under ESF-11.
If you already have a TERMS account, you will just need to update your Response Profile and request team membership under ESF-11.
Please provide as much information as possible when you register. Your information is secure and your privacy will be honored.
There are no specific requirements to register as a member of NCVRC, however, the requirements for deployment must be completed before you will be allowed to volunteer during an incident.