IAWTI Training

The UCD Veterinary Emergency Response Team (VERT) starts their large animal rescue demonstration at the UC Davis 2009 Picnic Day celebration, using a plastic horse model to simulate a horse trapped in a horse trailer. The team specializes in large animal rescue. The demonstration was held at the William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at the University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.

Educational Support/Training

IAWTI seeks to share and disseminate animal welfare knowledge with universities, veterinarians, first responders and the general public.

By providing an unbiased view of animal welfare concerns, we can examine potential solutions as well as areas for further research.  IAWTI collaborates with faculty and directors of other campus centers, which have a focus on various species to meet and discuss collaborative welfare-oriented research, training, and management protocols, which can be pursued within their own funded programs.

The director and associates regularly lecture and lead hands-on workshops, including:

  • lectures to veterinary students within their curriculum and for student clubs, such as the Behavior Medicine Club and the Veterinary Emergency Response Team Club (sVERT).
  • continuing education presentations to veterinarians at domestic and foreign veterinary schools and at international conferences
  • animal rescue, emergency animal sheltering, and disaster management trainings to fire departments, law enforcement, animal control officers, and other emergency stakeholders.