CAVMRC Fall Training – November 7, 2021

With over 2,500 volunteers, the California Veterinary Medical Reserve Corps (CAVMRC) provides emergency veterinary medical care to animals in disasters. As part of the CAVMRC’s mission to train and credential veterinary professionals to support animal and public health during a disaster, the CAVMRC is offering low-cost, continuing education for veterinarians, RVTs, and veterinary assistants.

By registering for this course, you are also registering to become a volunteer member of the CAVMRC, if you are not already a current member. CAVMRC membership is free and participation is strictly voluntary. This course is only available to CAVMRC members.

Health and Safety Protocols

The CVMA is closely monitoring the current developments of COVID-19. At this time, the CVMA will require all in-person attendees to wear masks indoors during the seminar unless actively eating or drinking. Local, state, and federal guidelines are constantly in flux, so this requirement may change as we get closer to the seminar. Also, we require all in-person attendees to be fully vaccinated prior to attending the event for their safety and the safety of others. 

The CVMA will provide additional information to all registrants the week before the seminar begins. We will also provide updates on with any new information that may affect participation in this seminar. Social distancing efforts are in place. All meeting rooms will be set up to properly accommodate distancing, which means that space is limited.

Additional hygiene and cleaning protocols will be in place, including hand sanitizer stations in the meeting rooms and throughout the hotel and the frequent cleaning of high touch-point areas throughout the day and each evening.

Course Topics

Animals in Disasters – Common Medical Conditions (7.5 CEUs)

This course provides detailed information on emergency/critical care topics that can benefit you in everyday practice as well as during a disaster response. Course instructors are Drs Jamie Peyton, Jeannine Berger, Shari O’Neill, and Grant Miller.

Course topics:

  • Burn Assessment, Care, and Pain Management
  • Smoke Inhalation
  • Managing Canine Stress in Emergency Shelters
  • Managing Feline Stress in Emergency Shelters
  • Critical Control Points in Emergency Shelters
  • Deployment in the CAVMRC


Maximum of 7.5 CEUs. The CVMA is a statutorily-approved California CE provider.


Sunday, November 7, 2021
Registration: 7:45 AM – 8:30 PM
Class: 8:30 AM –  5:00 PM


Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country
170 Railroad St
Santa Rosa, CA 95401


Registration FeesBy Oct. 1After Oct. 1
CVMA Members:
DVM/RVT Students:

4 Ways to register

  • Register Online
  • Fax registration form to 916.646.9156
  • Mail registration form to the CVMA office
  • Call 800.655.2862 to register over the phone

Download PDF for faxing or mailing

Advance registration closes on November 1, 2021. Onsite registration will be available.

Contact Information

CAVMRC questions: Contact Dr. Grant Miller at

Seminar questions: Contact Della Yee at

California Veterinary Medical Reserve Corps
1400 River Park Drive, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95815-4505
(916) 649-0599


Full refund less $10.00 administration fee, if received in writing by October 15, 2021. No refunds after October 15, 2021, or for NO SHOWS (including registrations received after this date). Attendee substitutions OK. 

California Veterinary Medical Reserve Corps
1400 River Park Drive, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95815
If you have any changes or additions, please call us at 916.646.0599.

Mail completed form to CVMA, 1400 River Park Drive, Suite 100. Sacramento, CA 95815; register online at or; by fax at 916.646.9156; or call 916.649.0599. 

To request a reasonable accommodation (alternate formats, interpreters, or special dietary needs) to participate in this seminar, please contact Della Yee by phone 916.649.0599, TTY 711, or email with your specific accommodation needs. 

Registration and attendance at/or participation in the CAVMRC Veterinary Disaster Response Training and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to the CVMA/CAVMRC’s use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, video, electronic reproductions, and audio at such events and activities. 

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