Our thoughts and prayers are with all members, your families, and colleagues as Florida faces the very serious threat of Hurricane Irma. We trust your preparedness plans are in place for your families, your practice and staff, for your patients, and for your own pets, in case this potentially catastrophic category 5 hurricane makes landfall in Florida.
This morning Governor Scott declared a state of emergency, and a mandatory evacuation of the Florida Keys has been ordered.
The State Emergency Response Team (SERT) website, sponsored by the state of Florida, offers the most up-to-date news on official response, guidance, and ongoing State preparations, and other useful information which can assist you with your preparations and in taking action should that be necessary in the coming days.
Please go to the Florida Division of Emergency Management website:
regularly, and be updated with the latest official information.
Don’t forget to encourage staff to be prepared at home so they can better help you in a disaster.
Volunteers for the FVMA Vets Corps who may be available to assist in the event you are needed next week, please inform the FVMA by return email, with your updated contact information – email and mobile telephone numbers.
As the FVMA continues to monitor the hurricane, we will be updating you by email as we receive important notices from government and other agencies, so please check you inboxes daily for
FVMA Hurricane Irma Alerts as
we do our best to keep members informed.
Please feel free to contact the FVMA toll free at (800) 992-3862 or by email to
Philip J. Hinkle,