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, 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.

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SAVEM 3 in the SAVEM fleet

SAVEM 3 in the SAVEM fleet

SAVEM 3 - one of six vehicles donated by Animals Australia for bushfire response in the 2019/2020 "Black Summer" bushfires - has had signage completed by Signs By Knight at St Marys - thankyou Tony, Aaron and Jess. Rooftop lights were installed by TJM when SAVEM 3...

SAVEM training set to resume in September 2020

SAVEM training set to resume in September 2020

The SAVEM Training Team is aiming to resume face-to-face training in September and October, COVID-19 restrictions permitting. Two Level 1 sessions are being planned, on 20 September and 18 October, 2020, with a pre-season Operational Update scheduled at this stage for...

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...

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