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Humans receive skilled care at veterinary school hospital

PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 1:41 am
by vet
Source: November 1, 2005 With the threat of Hurricane Rita looming, a group at Texas A&M University, along with human resources from state and federal organizations, turned the large animal teaching hospital at the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences into a human surge hospital, or a medical care facility prepared for a sudden onrush of human patients. The human surge hospital at TAMU could serve as a model for how the veterinary profession can step forward to serve society by providing human medical care during a major disaster. Dean Adams said, "Because this worked so well and the federal agencies here were so pleased with the quality of care that these patients received, this (concept) should be brought to the veterinary community in general as yet another public service, public practice element of veterinary medicine."