Australian Veterinary Emergency Response Team

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Register to volunteer with VBB's AVERT

VBB's team of experienced volunteer vets and vet nurses

VBB's team of experienced volunteer vets and vet nurses

Ready to respond, Australia-wide.

Australia is regularly subjected to natural disasters in the form of bushfires, floods, droughts, and extreme weather conditions, which lead to considerable hardship in affected communities. These unfortunate events place a huge strain on resources to assist not only the human population – but also pets, livestock and wildlife.

AVERT volunteers are deployed to assist state and territory emergency response officials following natural disasters or emergency animal disease (EAD) outbreaks in Australia.

Join the VBB team

At the time of deployment, all volunteers must be financial members to ensure they are covered by our volunteer insurance policy. Our insurance covers volunteers for work undertaken in Australia and New Zealand.

A national database

Established in 2015

Veterinarians, vet nurses  and others willing to join AVERT are asked to register with VBB. Information collected includes qualifications, specific expertise, training courses undertaken and previous experience in natural disasters or EAD outbreaks.

All information is stored on the secure AVERT database and managed by VBB only. Your confidentiality is paramount. Information from the database will only be released to State Emergency officials on request in emergency situations in Australia, and will not be used for any other purpose. For further information, please refer to the VBB Privacy Policy on our website.

A national database

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