Photo credit: Michael Hnatov
Accession Number: C.2017.162.2
Dimensions: 8 in X 10 in
Dimensions (Metric): 20.32 cm X 25.4 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Lisa Murphy, VMAT-2
Certificate of recognition and appreciation presented to Veterinary Medical Assistance Teams that responded to the September 11, 2001 attack by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). The certificate is signed by Dr. James H. Brandt, AVMA President, and is dated July 2002.
The Veterinary Medical Assistance Teams (VMAT) program was established by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) in 1993. It is a private-public partnership with the federal government funded by the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF). In the event of a disaster, VMAT are requested by federal and state governments to provide veterinary medical treatment to animals. VMAT is part of the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) and is coordinated by the Department of Health and Human Services.