Dr. Angela Clendenin, served as the public information officer for the Veterinary Emergency Team, which was essential in saving the lives of animals across areas impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Even though she deployed to the coast a week ago Sunday, Clendenin, who is an instructional assistant professor in the department of epidemiology and biostatistics at Texas A&M School of Public Health, continues to teach her courses remotely, providing students with a firsthand look at disaster response.
[Photo: Dr. Angela Clendenin]
Dr. Clendenin said the Veterinary Emergency Team partnered with Texas Task Force 1 to provide care for animals that may have been injured by the storm as well as service dogs in the field. Cargo trucks and veterinary trailers deliver fresh water, medication, food and other necessary items to continue to help service dogs and other animals that are in need of medical attention.