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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.

News Events

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

November 3, 2018 
One Health Day Symposium
Iowa State University

June 22-25, 2018
5th International One Health Congress
Saskatoon, Canada

April 11, 2018
One Health Lecture
In honor of Dr. Roger Mahr
The Oncopig Cancer Model (OCM): A Platform for Transitional, Translational and Transformative Advances in Cancer Research
Dr. Lawrence B. Schook
Event details

November 8, 2017
Ramsey Series Lecture
Disease and Morphology in Domestic Dogs: Tales from the Canine Genome
by Dr. Elaine Ostrander

November 3, 2017
One Health Day Lecture

One Health and Antimicrobial Stewardship in the Pork Industry
by Dr. Heather Fowler
Event Details

October 20-21, 2017
One Health, One Society
8th International Conference on Animal Health and Veterinary Medicine, Toronto, Canada
Event details

October 14, 2017
One Health Day Symposium
University of Iowa College of Public Health
Event details

Past Events

For information regarding One Health at the College of Veterinary Medicine, 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