Emergency Programs

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

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 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, veterinary technicians and assistants, veterinary and veterinary technician students, animal shelter employees, animal control officers, and Cooperative Extension agents have unique skills that will enable NC to be better prepared during disaster events. 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 or sufficient experience

CAMET/Pet Sheltering Training - Provided by NCDA&CS or sufficient experience

Knowledge of NC Emergency Management (https://www.ncdps.gov/ncem)

Knowledge of NC Emergency Operations Plan

Knowledge of Emergency Support Functions

Emergency Support Function #11

Signing a Code of Conduct

Online Training Requirements
Suggested Online Training
Additional Training Opportunities

NCDA&CS will provide the required Animal Sheltering and Biosecurity/PPE training at the North Carolina Veterinary Conference in 2022. Conference registration is required.

For more information or details please visit http://www.ncveterinaryconference.com.

Volunteer Management

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.gov 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.