CAVMRC Disaster Response Training Information

March 22, 2020

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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.

To register for this course, click here.

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, Melinda Mayfield, DVM, WCHP-AH, and Grant Miller, DVM.

Course topics:

  • Traumatic Injuries/Triage
  • Fire-related Injuries – Burn Assessment
  • Fire-related Injuries – Burn Dressings
  • Disease Outbreaks in Temporary Shelters
  • Save the Life and the Tissue – Managing Wounds During Disasters
  • Deployment in the CAVMRC


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, March 22, 2020
Registration 7:15 AM – 8:00 AM
Course: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Lunch: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM (on your own)


By March 15, 2020After March 15, 2020
CVMA Members:
DVM/RVT Students$25.00

Advance registration closes March 15, 2020. Onsite registration will be available.

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 March 15, 2020. No refunds after March 15, 2020 or for NO SHOWS (including registrations received after this date). Attendee substitutions okay.

Registration and attendance at, or participation in, the CAVMRC Disaster Response 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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