Training veterinarians

Training veterinarians to protect animal lives in emergencies


We are working with India’s next generation of veterinarians training them to save animals’ lives during disasters

A group of 130 students from Tamil Nadu University of Veterinary and Animal Science (TANUVAS), recently attended Veterinary Emergency Response Unit (VERU) training at the Madras Veterinary College, Chennai. Equipping them with the knowledge to protect animals in disasters.

Over a four-day training workshop, final year veterinary students learnt different feed, water, safety and security measures to help protect animals during emergencies.

The young veterinarians were trained on animal handling techniques, with live demonstrations and practical exercises, as well as participating in an evacuation drill in Tamil Nadu.

Working again with the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and with TANUVAS; delivering our VERU training to veterinary graduates will help them develop special disaster handling skills, which will help protect animals and the people who depend on them.

India is susceptible to a range of disasters - from tsunamis and droughts, to cyclones, floods, landslides and earthquakes, resulting in thousands of animals losing their lives or being severely injured or lost.

Thanks to your support, more veterinarians will be trained in disaster response, and able to address the needs of animals in future emergencies.

This essential training is helping the government and people of India, to be prepared to respond quickly, to save lives when the worst happens.

With your support, more people are moving the world to protect animals in disasters.

Read how we train veterinary students to quickly respond to protect animals in emergencies and disasters.

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