Advancing the 'One Health' workforce by integrating ecosystem health practice into veterinary medical education: The Envirovet Summer Institute

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Advancing the 'One Health' workforce by integrating ecosystem health practice into veterinary medical education: The Envirovet Summer Institute

Jessica S. Schwind, Kirsten V.K. Gilardi, Val R. Beasley, Jonna A.K. Mazet, Woutrina A. Smith

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Envirovet’s objective is to incorporate a One Health approach into veterinary professionals’ training, namely focusing on improving ecosystem health at the human-animal interface.  

Key Findings 

  • A questionnaire was administered to past program participants and results indicated that Envirovet was successful in instilling One Health values that were then incorporated in their work 
  • Final evaluations from participants indicated that the close relationships developed among colleagues across allied disciplines (veterinary, medical, and ecosystem health) is what made this program a success 

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