Animals & natural disasters
Veterinary hospitals, like all animal businesses, also need to make sure they also have a plan for the animals in their care in the event of an emergency.
The Australian Veterinary Association helps organisations responding to an emergency to access volunteer veterinarians and other veterinary staff. We also have online resources for veterinarians on treating animals injured in natural disasters, and downloadable posters for your practice to help clients remember the importance of preparing for an emergency.
Resources for animals affected by bushfires
Dogs and cats
- New South Wales DPI information - Assessing bushfire burns in livestock, Humane destruction of stock
- Tasmania DPI information