Two phenomena have collided with an even more phenomenal resultant. The first is that our homeland faces more natural and man made disasters affecting people these days than ever before. The threat and execution of terrorist attacks from abroad and within are greater than ever, and the population growth puts more people in harms way when industrial accidents, hurricanes, fires, earthquakes and tornadoes strike. The second is that animals are becoming an increasingly valuable part of individual’s and family’s lives, and their welfare benefits from their heightened significance. While primarily formed to support the search and rescue efforts of Texas Team Task Force 1, the Veterinary Emergency Team (VET) at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine is evolving as the largest and most sophisticated veterinary emergency disaster response team in the world! Dr Deb Zoran is the Medical Operations Director for the VET and today she shares how the VET has evolved in service, planning, and education when dealing with any kind of disaster where animals as well as people are affected. Please check out the link to the VET website and complete your very own disaster readiness plan for your pets and livestock, and learn what you need to do in the unfortunate event you are affected by a disaster and separated from your animals. One thing is for certain, if misfortune in the form of disaster strikes, the VET will be there to provide exceptional emergency animal care and support to those affected, and do everything they can to reunite animals and their owners. Thanks for stopping by!