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.
The mission of the NCVRC is to train and prepare professionals in the animal care community to respond to disaster events (all hazards) that affect animals. The response of these trained professionals will mitigate the impact to both the state and the nation of such an event.
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.
Improve preparedness and response during disaster events that affect animals
Unique Training Opportunities
Continuing Education Credits provided for trainings
ICS 100, 200, and 700 (online)
Biosecurity/PPE Training - Provided by NCDA&CS or sufficient experience
Pet Sheltering/CAMET/CAST Training - Provided by NCDA&CS or sufficient experience
Knowledge of NC Emergency Management (https://www.ncdps.gov/ncem)
Signing a Code of Conduct
Federal Emergency Management Agency Online Trainings
September 27, 2023 - Animal Emergency Response Awareness, Jacksonville, NC, 6:00-10:00 pm. Registration on NC TERMS is required. 3 hours CE credit from NCVMB.
October 2, 2023 - Animal Emergency Response Awareness, Clinton, NC, 1:00-5:00 pm. Registration on NC TERMS is required. 3 hours CE credit from NCVMB.
November 3, 2023 - NCDA&CS will provide the required Pet Sheltering and Biosecurity/PPE training at the North Carolina Veterinary Conference on Friday, November 3, 2023. Conference registration is required. 1 hour CE credit for each class.
For more information or details please visit http://www.ncveterinaryconference.com.
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.