South Australian Veterinary Emergency Management (SAVEM)

SAVEM IS A TIER 2 RESPONSE AND RECOVERY AGENCY

South Australian Veterinary Emergency Management (SAVEM) Inc is a volunteer Response and Recovery agency working under Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) within the State Emergency Management Plan. SAVEM’s broad mission is to retrieve, assess, triage, shelter and treat animals of all species in an emergency incident.

South Australian Veterinary Emergency Management (SAVEM)

SAVEM IS A TIER 2 RESPONSE AND RECOVERY AGENCY

South Australian Veterinary Emergency Management (SAVEM) Inc is a volunteer Response and Recovery agency working under Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) within the State Emergency Management Plan. SAVEM’s broad mission is to retrieve, assess, triage, shelter and treat animals of all species in an emergency incident.

South Australian Veterinary Emergency Management (SAVEM)

SAVEM IS A TIER 2 RESPONSE AND RECOVERY AGENCY

South Australian Veterinary Emergency Management (SAVEM) Inc is a volunteer Response and Recovery agency working under Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) within the State Emergency Management Plan. SAVEM’s broad mission is to retrieve, assess, triage, shelter and treat animals of all species in an emergency incident.

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SAVEM’s Role

SAVEM is a Tier 2 Response and Recovery agency.

Our Mission is to assess, triage, treat, shelter, reunite with owners or rehabilitate and return to habitat all species of animals post event.

 In response to an Emergency incident where SAVEM’s veterinary expertise is required, SAVEM is Activated by Primary Industries and Regions South Australia (PIRSA). PIRSA leads the Agriculture and Animal Services Functional Support Group in the South Australian State Emergency Management Plan (the SEMP). After briefings and clearance by the Control Agency (the SA Country Fire Service for bushfire) SAVEM is deployed into the incident ground according to the terms and conditions required by the Control Agency. We collaborate with other similarly accredited agencies, such as the RSPCA, to respond to animal welfare issues in-field, and on request will support and assist PIRSA’s veterinary officers in incidents involving livestock. 

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SAVEM Training 2020 and COVID19

SAVEM Training 2020 and COVID19

The SAVEM Training Team would like to share with you our plans for training in 2020. Our intention to hold several SAVEM Level 1 training days during peacetime 2020 has - obviously - had to be reviewed. We had hoped, and were looking forward, to meeting many of our...

KI Wildlife Updates from Hanson Bay and Pelican Lagoon

KI Wildlife Updates from Hanson Bay and Pelican Lagoon

SAVEM would like to share some positive news from Kangaroo Island. Although this news was received prior to the impact of COVID19 upon all of us, we believe it is important not to lose sight of the events which shaped our lives earlier in the year during the horrific...

SAVEM 2019-2020 Activation Day 52

SAVEM 2019-2020 Activation Day 52

As usual at this point in a major bushfire activation, SAVEM has plenty of work still to do. Only yesterday, a burned kangaroo required euthanasia at the Cudlee Creek fireground, and during this last week on Kangaroo Island the SAVEM team checked several sites...

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