One Health Initiative Website team Joins U.S. National Vet2011 Committee
In the spirit of “One Health”, the One Health Initiative website team, composed of two physicians, a veterinarian and a research scientist, has happily accepted an invitation from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) to join the U.S. National Vet2011 committee, in order to participate in a collaborative global effort to organize and celebrate—World Veterinary Year/2011—the 250th year since the founding of veterinary medicine in Lyon, France. The veterinary medical profession (worldwide) has played and continues to play a crucial role in achieving implementation of One Health principles including advancement of more expeditious, efficacious public health practices, biomedical research and protecting the environment and biodiversity.
The AVMA is heading the United States National “Vet2011 Committee” http://vet2011.org/en_about3.php. To date, there are 23 members http://www.avma.org/Vet2011/Vet2011_MemberOrgs.asp of the U.S. National Vet2011 Committee. Please see what it is all about http://vet2011.org/about.php.