Dr. Warren Hess

Warren Hess

Associate Director & Disaster Coordinator
American Veterinary Medical Association
Country: USa


Dr. Hess is an associate director in the American Veterinary Medical Association’s (AVMA) Division of Animal and Public Health and as AVMA’s Disaster Coordinator. He provides technical and scientifi c expertise to the Committee on Environmental Issues (CEI) , the Aquatic Veterinary Medicine Committee (AqVMC), the Council on Veterinary Service (CoVS), and the Committee on Disaster and Emergency Issues (CDEI).

AVMA Veterinary First Responder Certificate Program

In the first half of 2022 the American Veterinary Medical Association launched its Veterinary First Responder Certificate Program (VFRCP). Based on a minimal set of eight awareness level core competencies (each with sub-competencies) the VFRCP is the first program to set a national entry level standard for veterinary first responders. The presentation will explain how this voluntary program works in the United States.