BARTAs Veterinary Responder course is designed to support veterinary team members when attending large animal incidents alongside the emergency services.

National guidance for the fire and rescue service and the Civil Contingencies Act both recognise the importance of trained veterinary responders attending and supporting the resolution of incidents involving animals.

The course will assist vets in improving outcomes through mutual understanding of capabilities, knowledge of incident command procedures and how veterinary specialists fit into a multi agency response team.

Key learning areas of learning include:

  • Working knowledge of large animal rescue principles and techniques
  • Understand incident command protocols and the veterinary specialist role
  • Support the resolution of incidents involving large animals by providing:
    • triage and viability assessment
    • advice to inform the rescue tactical plan
    • identification of risks from animal or environment
    • chemical control
    • pre-hospital care through casualty management
    • euthanasia
  • Contribute to post incident hot debrief, provide feedback, responder welfare and support

Module Details:

Duration: 1 day (Maximum 12 Delegates)

Location: Buckinghamshire.

Alternative locations may be arranged for larger regional courses, contact us to discuss options

Eligible candidates: Large animal veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses


Subject to government covid-19 restrictions our programmed events are planned for;

  • 3rd March 2021 – Cancelled due to covid-19 restrictions
  • 14th June 2021
  • 21st October 2021

Cost per Delegate:

  • Standard rate £600
  • Discounted rate for BEVA, BCVA and BVA members £360

Further concessionary rates may apply, contact us to discuss your organisational needs.