Recent California Wildfires
Our hearts go out to everyone affected by the recent wildfires in California and other states. UC Davis has been involved with wildfire response in many forms. The UC Davis veterinary hospital took in patients and the Veterinary Emergency Response Team (VERT) cared for a number of animals in the field.
Davis and the immediate surrounding areas were not under evacuation orders at any time. To date, Davis also has no history of evacuation due to wildfire or other natural disasters. Your horse's health and safety are our #1 priority, and we do have plans and procedures in place if an evacuation is ever necessary. We have worked closely with the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Equine Veterinarian to develop standard operating procedures for evacuation while adhering to USDA and CDFA quarantine requirements.
Although the wildfires were several miles away, our area, like much of Northern California, did experience some poor air quality. None of the horses on the property at the time experienced any adverse effects.