"VERT student training with a mannequin horse"Student VERT Club

sVERT is a veterinary student led club, dedicated to emergency disaster preparedness.

The students recruit UC Davis faculty, private practitioners, emergency managers and other stakeholders to provide lectures, case studies, and hands-on laboratories in disaster medicine as well as seeking external service and outreach opportunities in communities as their schedules allow.

In May 2017, over 65 students completed the pilot extracurricular specialized study program on disaster medicine called the Specialized Study Program. Our family has grown bigger since and we now have over 100 students who have completed the program! Students learn about core lectures on Agency authority/Incident Command System, Biosecurity, and Humane Euthanasia and get the option of tracking Students then chose companion animal track, large animal track, or mixed track (both tracks) to get further in-depth training on animal specific emergency protocols. 

Learn more about the Specialized Study Program HERE

See more about their club activities at https://www.facebook.com/ucdavissvert/