Important One Health research activities -  See link below Stanford Medicine » School of Medicine » Departments » Comparative Medicine “Comparative Medicine is a distinct discipline of experimental medicine that uses animal models of human and animal disease in translational and biomedical research. The Department of Comparative Medicine at Stanford is an academic department whose faculty teach at the undergraduate, graduate, professional and post graduate levels. The Departments faculty are also engaged in collaborative and comparative research, with animal model expertise and programs in veterinary pathology, pain and anesthesia, rodent reproductive biology, infectious disease, cancer, bioengineering and neuroscience. In addition, the veterinary faculty in the Department of Comparative Medicine have oversight responsibility for the campus-wide animal research program and provide clinical service in the Veterinary Service Center. Our mission is to advance human and animal health through outstanding research, veterinary care and training. “ Between animal and human and medicine, there is no dividing line---nor should there be. The object is different, but the experience obtained constitutes the basis of all medicine. 19th century German physician Rudolf Virchow, the father of pathology