What is Emancipet CRU?
Emancipet’s Crisis Recovery Unit (CRU) is a volunteer team of veterinary professionals that provides medical care to pets – free of charge to their owners – in communities affected by natural disasters and other crises. 

What does CRU do?
That depends - no two deployments are ever the same in any way! The length of the deployment, combination of team members, services being provided, and working conditions are all among the many ever-changing variables.

Some examples of previous deployments include providing veterinary care to Houston families in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, providing veterinary care for cats rescued from a hoarding situation, and performing high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter services in Puerto Rico as part of HSUS' Spayathon for Puerto Rico.

How do I join CRU?
The first step is to complete this application! Once your application has been submitted, one of our team members will reach out to you via the email address you provide on your application.

Important notes about applying:
  • All members of CRU are volunteers.
  • You do not have to be a veterinarian, veterinary technician, or veterinary assistant to apply.
  • You must be at least 18 years of age to apply.
  • Incomplete applications will not be accepted, so give yourself 20-30 minutes of uninterrupted time to complete the application.
  • You will be asked to provide 3 references (name, phone number, email address) on your application.
  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. There is no cut off date.
How do CRU deployments work?
Sometimes we'll know about a deployment months ahead of time, and sometimes we'll have less than 24 hours to assemble a group to deploy. Sometimes we'll have tons of details about what we'll be doing, and sometimes we may only be able to tell you the dates and location. Some deployments may call for a team of 30, and some may only require a fraction of that. Sometimes we may be able to cover your travel and housing, and sometimes we won't.  Either way, as soon as we know about a deployment we'll flash the bat signal* to CRU team members and ask you to let us know if you're available. 

*We're working on getting a real bat signal, but for now let's pretend that an email is the same thing.

Still have some questions? 
Email them to marianne.lynch@emancipet.org and she'll help you out.

Start your application below!

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* 1. I am at least 18 years of age and agree that I have read all of the information above.

Your application is not considered complete until you have answered the last question and clicked "Done".
Incomplete applications will not be accepted.