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 field hospital trailer

SAVEM field hospital trailer

The SAVEM inflatable field hospital dedicated trailer has arrived today. The Coordinator and the Logistics manager collected the trailer from Signs By Knight, who have signed all four SAVEM vehicles and trailers. The next task is to transfer the hospital packs from...

SAVEM Level 1, 1 December 2019

SAVEM Level 1, 1 December 2019

An enthusiastic and diverse group of new volunteers completed SAVEM’s Level 1 course on Sunday 1 December. They were joined by some more experienced volunteers who seized the opportunity to come along for “refresher” training. St John’s Anglican Church Hall was...

Yorketown Fire, 20 November 2019

Yorketown Fire, 20 November 2019

SAVEM has not been Activated by PIRSA for the Yorketown fire. On Thursday 21 November the SAVEM Coordinator rang YP Vets as a professional courtesy and to offer support, left a message on Dr Natalie’s phone and spoke to a staff member at the Kadina practice – making...

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