Texas A&M University’s Veterinary Emergency Response Team made its début response following a wildfire in Grimes County, Texas. Eight Veterinary Emergency Responders including faculty, staff members and students from the University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences treated 20 cattle, 35 horses and 15 dogs following the fire. The team was assembled after Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Ike struck the Texas coast and hundreds of large animals were transported to Brazos County for treatment and shelter. The team has the capacity to expand to 25 responders in the event of a larger emergency