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 Events
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
March 27, 2020
9th Annual Great Plains Emerging Infectious Diseases Conference
University of Iowa College of Public Health
October 15-17, 2019
In Recognition of One Health Day
National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA)
National Institute of Antimicrobial Resistance
Research & Education (NIAMRRE)
Communicating the Science
of Responsible Antibiotic
Use in Animal Agriculture
For information regarding One Health Initiatives and Student Opportunities, please contact: