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Contact for Travel-Ready Pets Event

Phone: 919.513.6219

To get your community involved: If your...

  • County animal shelter
  • Animal control program
  • No-kill facility

...would like more information about any of our programs, call Dr. Kelli Ferris at 919.513.3418.

More Information

Faculty Members:

Travel-Ready Pets: Preparing for Safe Adventures

Bulldog in travel harness in back seat of car

Learn how to prepare you and your pet for travel and keep stay-at-home animals safe in emergencies. 

NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine veterinarians, staff, and veterinary students, along with partner organizations will share tips to keep pets healthy during stressful times. 

Activities and presentations for all ages through the afternoon.  Event is free and registration is not required.   Attendees will receive pet “get ready” gifts while supplies last.

Hands-on activity in the Computer Lab:  Create a print or online personal health record for your pet(s) – bring a digital or print photo of your pet(s) and vaccination or other health records.   Please do not bring your pets to the Library. Handout: Pet Personal Health Records


Time Description

11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Listen to Animal Stories at Family Storytime and get a coloring book about veterinarians helping animals. (Rm 114 Programming Room)
Noon - 4 p.m. Ongoing displays with representatives from the Wake County Animal Care, Control and Adoption Center, the AKC Companion Animal Recovery, the Raleigh-Durham Caged Bird Society, the SPCA of Wake County, the William Rand Kenan, Jr. Library of Veterinary Medicine and other organizations. (Atrium Lobby). Handout: Travel-Ready Pet Resource List
12:00 - 12:30 p.m.

Driving Safely to your Destination with Dogs and Other Pets

Brendan Byrnes, Manager of Public Relations, AAA Carolinas

(Rm 114 Programming Room)

12:30 - 1:00 p.m. Hands-on: Create a personal health record for your pet (Computer Lab, Rm 209, 2nd Floor)
1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Preparing You and Your Pet During Times of Travel or Emergencies

Dr. Brenda Stevens, DVM, Assistant Clinical Professor at NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine.

(Rm 114 Programming Room)

1:30 - 2:00 p.m. Hands-on: Create a personal health record for your pet (Computer Lab, Rm 209, 2nd Floor)
2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Finding a Lost Pet After Emergencies or While Traveling

Wake County Animal Care, Control and Adoption

(Rm 114 Programming Room)

2:30 - 3:00 p.m. Hands-on: Create a personal health record for your pet (Computer Lab, Rm 209, 2nd Floor)
3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Yes, Birds, Turtles, and Other Pets Need Emergency Plans Too -- Travel Concerns for Birds, Pocket Pets, Reptiles and Fish

Cora Beth Lanier, Veronica Getty, Toni Poston; Wildlife, Avian, Aquatic and Zoo Medicine Club, NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Handout: Emergency Preparedness and Travel for Pet Bird Owners

(Rm 114 Programming Room)

3:30 - 4:00 p.m. Hands-on: Create a personal health record for your pet (Computer Lab, Rm 209, 2nd Floor)

This project has been funded in whole or in part with federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, under Contract No NO1-LM-6-3502 with the University of Maryland Baltimore.

Handouts and other resources contributed by display partners listed above and the Raleigh Aquarium Society and North American Native Fishes Association.

This event has ended. If you have questions about the presentations or would like more information, please contact Kristine Alpi at the NCSU Veterinary Medicine Library at or call 919-513-6219.

Pet Travel and Disaster Planning Resources