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Providing Prevention Response & Recovery for Animal Emergencies

Dr. Donna Cobelli

Dr. Dennis Thibeault

Dr. Donna Cobelli is a veterinarian practicing small animal medicine and surgery in Ridgefield, CT in Region 5. Dr. Cobelli has been in practice for twenty five years and has been an owner and director of a hospital for 18 years.

Combining her concern for animal care and interest in public health & safety, Dr. Cobelli sought out community activities that would benefit from those interests. She attended the Connecticut Veterinary Medical Association produced Connecticut Animal Disaster Management Summit in 2005. Since then she has been an active member of the Connecticut State Animal Response Team (CTSART) program and is Team Leader of the Region 5 Animal Response Team. She also serves the Regional Emergency Planning Team in Region 5 as Chairman of Regional Emergency Support Function 11 (animal protection).

Dr. Cobelli has taken the requisite training for these positions and in addition has expanded her experiences to include an Emergency Medical Technician course and American Red Cross training. During the hurricanes of 2008, she deployed to Louisiana to work in an animal evacuation shelter that was co-located with a human evacuation shelter.

Dr. Cobelli is a member of the Connecticut Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association.

ANIMAL RESPONSE TEAM TIPS

YOU DON’T NEED TO BE A VETERINARIAN OR HAVE ANIMAL HANDLING SKILLS TO BE PART OF THE TEAM.

We are looking for volunteers from all walks of life. The strength of the team lies in the abilities of the volunteers.

BE PREPARED

Do On-Line Training:        www.training.fema.gov/IS/NIMS.asp 

Take care of you and your family first: www.ready.gov

Don’t Self Deploy but Be Ready:         www.arrl-al.org/go_kits.htm 

REGION 5

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For more information on Region 5 ART Team Leader, please click on a name below.

Dr. Donna Cobelli

Dr. Donna Cobelli

Region 5 ART Team Leader