VTSC3300 Disaster Preparedness for Animals

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CRS Acad Level: UG

Course #: VTSC3300

Credits: 3

Term: Fall, Spring

About the Course:

This course introduces the student to the issues and tasks involved with disaster preparedness in general as well as the unique situations involved with rescuing and sheltering all types of animals. Various topics will include networking with veterinary facilities, animal shelters, human shelters and municipal authorities. Natural disasters as well as agro-terrorism will be covered. A study of past disasters will be part of the course, to determine what has worked and what has not. An on-line course component presented by FEMA’s National Incident Management System will also be a part of the course. Prerequisite: Junior status in the Animal Studies Programs. A C or better is required for graduation. Meets the requirement for Veterinary Science and Equine elective.

Course offered: Fall, Spring.