Important One Health oriented Online Course…for veterinarians, physicians and other health professionals: FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION Source: Center for Food Security and Public Health College of Veterinary Medicine Iowa State University  Press Contact:  Connie Scovin, communications: or Telephone 515-520-9200 Online Course Promotes Awareness and Prevention of Companion Animal Zoonotic Diseases and Collaboration among Health Professionals  Course offered at a reduced rate of $90 for registration prior to October 18, 2014 Ames, IA – The Center for Food Security and Public Health (CFSPH) at Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine announces the web-based course, Zoonoses: Protecting People and Their Pets. It will be offered October 20 – November 10, 2014. The course, offered annually, provides an excellent opportunity for medical [i.e. physicians & veterinarians] and public health professionals and students to refresh and gain knowledge of key zoonotic diseases. The course includes lessons, case studies, a discussion board, and online resources to assist in conveying zoonotic disease prevention measures to clients. “Companion animals play an important role in people’s lives,” said Dr. Glenda Dvorak, DVM, MPH, DACVPM, course instructor, Assistant Director, CFSPH. Dr. Dvorak emphasizes that “Partnerships between medical, public health and veterinary [medical] professionals are needed to raise awareness, enhance detection, and promote prevention of zoonotic diseases to protect the health of people and pets.” The cost to register for the course is $90. This course is subsidized with support from the Center of Excellence for Emerging and Zoonotic Animal Diseases (CEEZAD) at Kansas State University, a Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence. All course participants will receive a copy of the *companion textbook (a $70 value). To find out more and to register, visit Veterinary CE Credit: This program has been submitted (but not yet approved) for 8.5 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval; however participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Call the Center for Food Security and Public Health, 515-294-7189, for further information. About the Center for Food Security and Public Health The Center for Food Security and Public Health (CFSPH) is nationally and internationally recognized for providing educational materials and animal disease information. The CFSPH was established in 2002 through funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to increase national and international preparedness for accidental or intentional introduction of diseases that threaten food production or public health. The CFSPH website ( is the Number One result on Google searches for “animal disease information,” with more than 450,000 visits annually. Note:  The textbook provided for this One Health course is…*Zoonoses – Protecting People and Their Pets :: Click Here :: - 1st Edition (2013) The physician co-editor of this textbook, Gregory C. Gray, MD, MPH, FIDSA, is a member of the One Health Initiative team’s Honorary Advisory Board