CAVMRC Disaster Response & Preparedness Fall Training Course Information

November 3, 2019

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With over 2,000 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 a low-cost, one-day classroom continuing education course to 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.

Course Topics

Animals in Disasters – Common Medical Conditions

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 Dorrie Black, DVM, MPVM, DACVECC, Elizabeth Colleran, DVM, MS, DABVP (Feline Specialist), and Grant Miller, DVM.

Course topics:

  • Traumatic Injuries/Triage
  • Fire-related Injuries – Burn Assessment
  • Fire-related Injuries – Burn Dressings
  • Disease Outbreaks in Temporary Shelters
  • Deployment in the CAVMRC
  • Minimizing Feline Stress


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


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


Sunday, November 3, 2019
Registration 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Course: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Lunch: 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM (on your own)


By October 25, 2019After October 25, 2019
CVMA Members:


Four easy ways to register for the course:

  • Online
  • Submit registration form by fax or mail
  • By phone at 800.655.2862
  • Onsite

Advance registration closes October 25, 2019. Onsite registration will be available.

Registration includes:

  • Maximum of 7.5 CEUs
  • Course handout
  • Certificate of attendance

Travel , Parking & Hotel Information


Self/valet parking – $10/night includes in-and-out privileges for overnight guests.
Tesla charging stations are available on first-come, first-served basis.
Day of parking rate: $5.00 per vehicle


Sonoma County Airport
2200 Airport Blvd, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Airport Code: STS
Oakland International Airport
1 Airport Dr, Oakland, CA 94621
Airport OAK
Sacramento International Airport
6900 Airport Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95837
Airport Code: SMF

Hotel Options

Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country
170 Railroad St, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
(707) 284-1234
Hotel website
Best Western Garden Inn
1500 Santa Rosa Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
(707) 546-4031
Hotel website

Contact Information

CAVMRC questions: Contact Dr. Grant Miller at

Registration 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 25, 2019. No refunds after October 25, 2019 or for NO SHOWS (including registrations received after this date). Attendee substitutions okay.

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

To request a reasonable accommodation (e.g., alternate formats, interpreters, special dietary needs) to participate in this seminar, please contact Della Yee by phone 916.649.0599, TTY711, or email with your specific accommodation needs.

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