Full Title Name:  State of Vermont Emergency Operations Plan, Appendix III, State Support Function #11

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Country of Origin:  United States Citation:  Appendix III, SSF #11 Last Checked:  April, 2023
Summary: The Vermont State Emergency Operations Plan (SEOP) is the basis for the Vermont emergency management system. The Vermont Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS) is the primary state agency. The Base Plan includes language for an "incident management and disaster response teams include Domestic Animal and Wildlife Emergency Response." The State Support Functions (SSFs) number 11 listed in Appendix III deals with animals, but with a focus more on eradication of zoonotic outbreaks.
Documents:  PDF icon Vermont State Support Function 11 Plan.pdf (222.46 KB)

The Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets states that it plays an important role in emergency response related to companion animals and livestock. The Agency's partners in all hazard response initiatives include other state and federal agencies, the Vermont Veterinary Medical Association, and local animal emergency response groups such as the Vermont Disaster Animal Response Teams.

State Level Emergency Preparedness Efforts

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets is the co-lead for State Support Function (SSF)11 within the State Emergency Operations plan (SEOP).  The SEOP designates the Vermont State Veterinarian as Team Leader for SSF11 during a statewide response to an emergency that impacts Vermont's animals.

In order to carry out this responsibility, the Agency of Agriculture has developed general and subject-specific emergency plans that guide activities during response to and recovery from a Vermont emergency.

This page includes more plans relevant to animals and disasters: https://agriculture.vermont.gov/animal-health/animal-health-emergency-management




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