Hurricane Ian’s impact on southwest Florida has been catastrophic. The storm has severely disrupted the lives of millions of Florida residents, trapping people in flooded homes, knocking out power to over 2 million people, damaging key infrastructure, and causing tremendous suffering and displacement to countless pets and animals.
Lending full support to the victims of Hurricane Ian is now a priority for the FVMA. If you are able to, please consider volunteering to help your fellow veterinary professionals and the animals in your community recover from this devastating event.
Important Note: If you are a veterinarian holding an out-of-state license wishing to come to Florida and volunteer with Hurricane Ian relief efforts, the Florida Board of Veterinary Medicine has a temporary veterinarian license available.
Temporary licenses are valid for 30 days to treat animals of multiple owners in response to an emergency. The Board will be waiving the application fee for this license due to the urgent need for volunteers following Hurricane Ian. You can apply for a temporary license here.