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 missioo 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.

SAVEM’s Role

SAVEM is a Tier 2 Response and Recovery agency, deploying into all hazards emergencies in South Australia. Our Mission is to assess, rescue, triage, treat, shelter and return to owners, habitat or suitable long-term care, animals of all species.

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.

Latest News

Cherry Gardens fire 15 February 2021

Cherry Gardens fire 15 February 2021

State Recovery Office has provided SAVEM with this link operated by the Adelaide Hills Council: https://engage.ahc.sa.gov.au/cherry-gardens-fire This is information about bushfire recovery for the local community. SAVEM encourages the community to make use of the...

SAVEM ALERT – SAVEM on fireground

SAVEM is an accredited Tier 2 Emergency Service. We are structured as an independent 100% volunteer not-for-profit organisation. Therefore, SAVEM has no "owners" or affiliated organisations. Participants with SAVEM are only deployed once they have completed mandatory...

Fire Updates Cherry Gardens Fire

Fire Updates Cherry Gardens Fire

For news on the Cherry Gardens fire please go to "LATEST NEWS" and click on "FIRE UPDATES". The fire updates button on the home page is currently not visible on all devices - we are working to fix this problem. The photo below shows SAVEM 2 on fireground 31 January...

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