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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

Additional Resources for One Health

Student Resources for One Health

News Events

Announcement: Professorship in One Health Established

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Local One Health Events

November 3, 2016
One Health Day Lecture
Sponsored by the ISU Office of the Vice President for Research and the College of Veterinary Medicine
Integrating One Health Concepts in Addressing Emerging and Re-emerging Diseases
Presented by Dr. James A. Roth, Clarence Hartley Covault Distinguished Professor
Noon-1pm; CVM Room 2226
Link to recorded session page 

November 2016; pending date & location for 2017
One Health Day Lecture
University of Iowa College of Public Health
Event details

March 21, 2017
One Health Lecture
In honor of Dr. Roger Mahr
Physicians, Farmers, and the Politics of Antimicrobial Resistance
Presented by Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP
5:30 pm CVM room 2226 lecture; 4:30 pm reception by 2226
Event details and recorded session page

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
College of Veterinary Medicine
1790B Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center
Ames, IA 50011-1250