One Health Endorsed by American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) President 

“As veterinarians, we recognize and uphold our duty to promote the health of all species and the many places in which they live. As an association, the American Veterinary Medical Association is committed to helping advance the awareness and understanding of the interdependency of the health of humans and animals and the environments we share. The interconnections between people, animals and the environment are why the practice of One Health is so critically important for each of us. Working together through interprofessional collaboration with human health professionals will build bridges across disciplines in the true spirit of One Health, and this collaboration will allow us to protect, promote and advance the health of animals and humans alike.”


John de Jong, DVM



American Veterinary Medical Association

Provided to the One Health Initiative website July 30, 2018



 The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), established in 1863, is a not-for-profit association representing more than 80,000 veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and uniformed services.