The Collaboration Between Human and Animal Medicine

Written by Carol Petersen, RPh CNP – Pet Health Pharmacy

The idea of a “One Health” organization started with the AVMA, the American Veterinary Medical Association, back in 2006 who called together a multi-discipline task force to further develop the idea.

They called together representatives from many health professions to discuss the possibilities of blending and collaborating information, solutions and treatments in order to improve animal and human health and the environment. The information and ideas and final presentation they gathered can be found at

The “One Health” movement calls for active collaboration between the professionals caring for animals and the professionals caring for humans.  ...