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The Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine has a long history of engagement in One Health. The veterinary profession and related health professions interact with both people and animals; therefore, providing a critical intersection of health and wellness information, especially in the areas of zoonotic and infectious diseases, and safe animal-sourced food products.

One Health is reflected in our College Mission Statement: Develop the next generation of veterinarians and scientists, Discover solutions to important animal and human health questions, and Deliver innovative services to the people of Iowa, the U.S. and the world. And supported by the Iowa State University Mission: Create, share and apply knowledge to make our students, Iowa, and the world better.

Also, our mission is aligned with the American Veterinary Medical Association One Health Initiative: One Health is the integrative effort of multiple disciplines working locally, nationally, and globally to attain optimal health for people, animals, and the environment.

The Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine supports One Health in all our university land-grant missions of education, research, professional practice, and outreach. Our curriculum is presented by knowledgeable instructors in comparative animal and human medicine, and many specialties.  These efforts are in collaboration with many university, college, and industry partners. We have long standing collaborations to improve animal and human health with the Iowa Regents Universities, especially the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and College of Public Health, and the USDA National Centers for Animal Health in Ames, IA.

The College supports research related to animal and human health, especially in the areas of disease prevention, and maintenance of secure and safe animal food products.

One Health Related Programs

Antimicrobial Resistance Initiatives at ISU

Additional Resources for One Health

Student Resources for One Health

News Events

One Health Bill Reintroduced in 116th Congress

Iowa State University CVM Veterinary Students Engage in One Health Research

All for One, One Health for All

Iowa Governor Reynolds Signs One Health Proclamation

AVMA supports H.R. 3771/S. 1903 the Advancing Emergency Preparedness Through One Health Act of 2019

Andreasen Named Initial Holder of New One Health Professorship

Iowa State University wins Student One Health Day Event Competition for 2017

Iowa One Health Month Gubernatorial Proclamation

Professorship in One Health Established

Student Officer in ISU United Humanitarian Council receives Research Fellowship

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One Health Events

November 14, 2023
One Health Lecture in honor of Dr. Roger Mahr

Strengthening Capacity in Low-Resource Settings
Dr. Wondwossen Gebreyes

Executive Director of Global One Health Initiative
The Ohio State University

April 22, 2022
One Health Lecture in honor of Dr. Roger Mahr

Using Genome Editing for Livestock Health
Dr. Alison L. Van Eenennaam

April 12, 2022
6pm CT Zoom
Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World

Dr. Sabrina Sholts and Dr. Daniel Lucey, Hosted by One Health University of Iowa

April 7-8, 2022
Great Plains Infectious Emerging Diseases Conference
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

May 16-18, 2022
National Institute of Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Education (NIAMRRE)

Annual Conference
Lincoln, NE

October 17-21, 2022
Veterinary Biologics Training Program
Institute for International Cooperation in Animal Biologics
Ames, IA

Past Events