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NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF VETERINARY EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES


MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT 


Melissa Edwards DVM, DACVECC

I would like to personally welcome you to the National Association of Veterinary Emergency Medical Services (NAVEMS) as colleagues interested in prehospital veterinary care and veterinary emergency medical services.

The vision of the founding board is to build a unifying organization and community that provides education, advocacy and evidence based initiatives for veterinary prehospital care and veterinary emergency medical services. My mission with my fellow board members is to help foster multidisciplinary, collaborative relationships between the veterinary and human healthcare communities, becoming leaders in veterinary emergency medical services and prehospital care.

We want to provide a strong, evidence based, focused educational standard for VEMS professionals and continually build a knowledge resource for the community to serve our patients with the highest level of care.


WHAT ARE OUR OBJECTIVES?

  • Facilitate education and training for VEMS practitioners.
  • Support VEMS systems at local, state, and national levels.
  • Provide guidance to VEMS practitioners.
  • Support research and scientific process in VEMS.
  • Promote public awareness.
  • Establish a professional code of ethical standards and practices for VEMS.
  • Promote communication and cooperation among VEMS practitioners.
  • Promote forums for debate of VEMS issues and concerns.
  • Promote career development and professional advancement of the VEMS profession.
  • Serve as an advocate for VEMS legislation.
  • Bring together all community members with special interest in the field of VEMS.
  • Promote uniform standards and guidelines for the practice of VEMS.

ORIGINATING BOARD MEMBERS
        • Melissa Edwards DVM, DACVECC
        • Rita Hanel DVM, DACVIM, DACVECC
        • LTC Lee Palmer DVM, MS, DACVECC, CCRP, EMT-T, NRP, TP-C
        • Lisa Converse DVM, DACVECC
        • LTC Daniel S Schwartz, MD, FACEP, FAEMS
        • Sean Smarick VMD, DACVECC
        • Annie Malouin Wright DVM, DACVECC


Who is NAVEMS?

NAVEMS serves providers of veterinary prehospital care with the knowledge, information, and inspiration to enable them to be the best in their profession. We deliver focused educational programs and build strong networks to enable you to collaborate with your fellow VEMS professionals.


Contact Us

admin@navems.org

Call or Text: 213.262.8367 or (213)2NAVEMS

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