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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: The Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine is dedicated to the enhancement of the health and well-being of animals and human beings through excellence in education, research, professional practice and committed service to the State of Iowa, the nation and the world. And supported by the Iowa State University Mission: Create, share and apply knowledge to make Iowa and the world a better place.

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

U.S. Senate unanimously passes “National One Health Awareness Month” for January 2020

Iowa Governor Reynolds Signs One Health Proclamation

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

International Mentors for Student One Health Established

Students Named Initial Holders of One Health Scholarships

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

Virtual beginning October 1, 2021
In-person May 16-20, 2022
Veterinary Biologics Training Program
Institute for International Cooperation in Animal Biologics
Ames, IA

Virtual Events October - December 2021
National Institute of Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Education (NIAMRRE)

Virtual April 15-16, 2021
Great Plains Emerging Infectious Diseases Conference

March 3, 2020
One Health Lecture
In Honor of Dr. Roger Mahr
by Dr. Peter Rabinowitz
One Health: What do human health clinicians have to do with it? Page with recording
Noon Vet Med 2226

Past Events

For information regarding One Health Initiatives and Student Opportunities, please contact:

Claire B. Andreasen, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVP
Professor, Department of Veterinary Pathology
Director of One Health
Dr. Roger and Marilyn Mahr Professor in One Health
College of Veterinary Medicine
1790B Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center
Ames, IA 50011-1250