July 4, 2022

[A Reprint Revised with updated links from original One Health Initiative website posting on July 2, 2019]

“…There can be no doubt about the unique potential for the One Health Model for Multidisciplinary Training and Collaboration.”

Gary S. RoubinBVSc. (Hons.), MB, BS., PhD, MD, FRACP, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI, Cardiovascular Associates of the Southeast Birmingham, Alabama …a veterinarian-physician trained Interventional Cardiologist research team member who helped developed the first Balloon-expandable Coronary artery stent for humans.

Dr. Roubin provided these comments to the OHI team: The-One-Health-concept-is-a-worldwide-strategy-for-expanding-interdisciplinary-collaborations-and-communications-in-all-aspects-of-health-care-for-humans-1.pdf (


Revised links, July 2022

Veterinarians merged with physician educations: Past and present combined into one individual “One Health” examples—a useful conjoined degree program?


By Bruce Kaplan, DVM and *Steven W. Atwood, VMD, MRCVS, MD, MPH

Dr. Kaplan is a co-founding member of the One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono TeamLaura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP  Bruce Kaplan, DVM  Thomas P. Monath, MD  *Lisa A. Conti, DVM, MPH  Thomas M. Yuill, PhD  Helena J. Chapman, MD, MPH, PhD  Craig N. Carter, DVM, PhD  Becky Barrentine, MBA  *Deceased November 6, 2020

* Dr. Atwood practices veterinary medicine at Animal Health Care Associates, West Tisbury, MA (USA) Meet the Team | Animal Health Care Associates, LTD (  He has also uniquely earned a human medical degree (MD) and is a longstanding member of the One Health Initiative team’s Advisory Board.