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 Tent Team training 13 October

SAVEM Tent Team training 13 October

The SAVEM Tent Team trained on 13 October 2019, indoors at the Cherry Gardens Memorial Hall. The Hall is ideal as there is plenty of room for the fully inflated tent, allowing us to train effectively in adverse weather conditions. We were also able to...

SAVEM Field Hospital trailer project

SAVEM Field Hospital trailer project

The SAVEM Field Hospital (AKA the Tent) trailer project is well underway, thanks to a grant from the Natural Disaster Resilience Program and Premier Trailers at Kilburn. The SAVEM Logistics manager delivered the SAVEM horse float and the tent packs to...

SAVEM goes 4WD training

SAVEM goes 4WD training

Ten senior SAVEM volunteers are completing their 4WD training with Adventure 4WD in the classroom at Collinswood and in the field at their Lyndoch track. The Hilux has met all expectations and our trainees are learning about the capabilities of the...

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