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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
Online Training Requirements
Federal Emergency Management Agency Online Trainings
Volunteer Management

NCVRC will use the updated TERMS (Training & Exercise Registration and Management System) when it becomes available in October 2018. Until then, the membership database will be managed by the VRC Coordinator Dr. Anna Allen. More information about TERMS will be provided as we move closer to October. If you are interested in joining, please email Dr. Anna Allen (

NCDA&CS Emergency Programs Division, John Howard, Director
Mailing Address:1035 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699
Physical Address: 2 West Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone: (919) 807-4300 Fax: (919) 807-4303

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