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National Veterinary Response Teams
The National Veterinary Response Team (NVRT) is an asset of the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS).   It is the primary Federal resource for treatment of ill or injured pets, service animals, working animals, laboratory animals, and livestock. The NVRT is composed of 180 professional and para-professional veterinary medical personnel, supported by logistical and administrative staff.  The NVRT is made up of modular 3-person teams that are designed to assess medical needs of animals and the community, provide medical treatment to ill, injured, and sheltered animals and stabilize animals for evacuation.  Its deployable packages include: Mobile Veterinary Clinics, Large Animal Medical Treatment Squads, Working Dog Medical Treatment Squads, Small Animal Medical Treatment Squads and Multi-Squad Treatment packages with support personnel.