Creating a Clinic Team/Plan
• Who are the key players?
o Coming up with the ICS system for the clinic
o Creating a disaster task force/team in your clinic responsible for updating/maintaining system
o Designated responsibilities for staff members
o Keeping update contact information for all employees • Keeping a second set of papers off site
o Insurance papers
a) AVMA liability: Make sure your policy covers travel and multiple locations.
b) Business insurance
c) Professional disability
d) Health insurance
o Inventory of everything with cost
o Written business plan
o A copy of computer records (updated and replaced every week) o Pictures and receipts of items
o Pictures of the building
o List of suppliers, contact numbers and how fast they can deliver
• What will be the clinic's role?
o Policies should be created before the disaster
ß Should you accept wildlife?
ß Should you accept farm animals?
ß Can you function as a kennel for strays?
o Charging clients
ß Are you going to work for free, at a discount or not at all? ß What can you afford to donate?