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 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 ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
- IS-700.A National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).