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Veterinary relief efforts expected following Haiti earthquake

Jan. 14 - The devastating earthquake that occurred in Haiti on Tuesday, Jan. 12, is tragic. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is closely monitoring the early response in Haiti to determine if and how we and others involved in animal welfare and health may assist in the Haiti response and recovery efforts.

As always with disasters like this, the humanitarian rescue efforts will be the focus in Haiti for the first week or so. However, veterinarians are on standby to assist with the tragedy.

Once the immediate human needs have been met, the AVMA is ready to address the animal issues in any way we can.

For ongoing updates, please follow the AVMA and the AVMA Veterinary Medical

Assistance Teams (VMAT) on Twitter:

@AVMAVMAT: AVMA VMAT's twitter feed
@AVMAvets: AVMA's general Twitter feed

The AVMA disaster response efforts led by the AVMA Veterinary Medical Assistance Teams (VMAT) are funded through the generous support of the American Veterinary Medical Foundation. Your donation to the AVMF will help the Foundation make emergency care available to all animals in times of crisis.

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