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 to assist during a bushfire emergency


Dogs and cats
Emergency response
Disaster assistance 

National disaster assistance schemes

Contact the AVA

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