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New WSAVA Certificate in One Health launched

Published: 12/11/2019

Our program aims to bridge the ‘knowledge gap’ regarding the increasing significance of the human-companion animal bond in One Health.

We are excited to announce the launch of the first Certificate Program to focus specifically on the role of companion animals in One Health. The development of the program, free of charge for WSAVA members, has been led by WSAVA One Health Committee (OHC) Chair Michael Lappin DVM, PhD, DACVIM from the Center of Companion Animal Studies, Colorado State University, USA. It will ultimately comprise 20 modules covering all aspects of One Health as it relates to companion animals.  The WSAVA OHC has developed the course in recognition of the huge and growing impact of companion animals in human society. 

Mike Lappin explains: “The lecturers on this course are true experts in the field of companion animal One Health and we thank them for volunteering their time to develop this course.  We are sure that our members will enjoy learning about the issues involved and they will become certified WSAVA One Health Practitioners on completion of all of the modules.”

The work of the One Health Committee is generously supported by Hill’s Pet Nutition, Mars Petcare, MSD Animal Health and Purina Institute.