Longstanding One Health history at University of Pennsylvania’s schools of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine (USA) “Since 1884, Penn Vet [the school of Veterinary Medicine] has recognized that human and veterinary medicine are inextricably intertwined. Close ties with the Perelman School of Medicine, as well as numerous other schools, institutes and centers at the University of Pennsylvania and beyond, have resulted in groundbreaking research.” Education “… Penn Vet is the only veterinary school developed in association with a medical school, and is one of only four private veterinary schools in the nation. Penn Vets two campuses, urban and rural, offer students learning opportunities and experiences in virtually every aspect of veterinary medicine. As part of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Vet is a key partner in one of the worlds great biomedical research and teaching centers. Our students can learn first-hand how veterinary medicine and research impacts human lives, as well as those of animals. The relationship between animal health and human health is the core of our teaching tradition. Our distinguished faculty members bring a diverse range of academic backgrounds and unique perspectives to the classroom and clinic that will broaden our students views of veterinary medicine.” Note: Penn Vet’s visionary Dean, Joan Hendricks, VMD/PhD and prominent One Health leader assumed her responsibilities as the Gilbert S. Kahn Dean of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. Dean Hendricks believes that veterinarians play an integral part in ensuring public health and food safety, guarding against bio- and agro-terrorism and working to protect the environment. She has played a lead role in lobbying to state legislators on behalf of the School. Dr. Hendricks is a member of the One Health Initiative Advisory Board. See: http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/news.php?query=Prominent+Pennsylvania+USA+Veterinary+Medical+School+Dean+Joins+One+Health+Initiative+Teams+Honorary+Advisory+Board; http://www.vet.upenn.edu/about/what-we-do and http://www.vet.upenn.edu/about/who-we-are.