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One Health at UCVM

What is One Health?

A transdisciplinary approach to address issues that emanate from the interaction of animals, humans, and their environment . The University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UCVM) believes strongly in the importance of teaching about One Health concepts in the veterinary curriculum and is also heavily involved in a variety of One Health Research topics. 

One Health News

3 sisters, 3 veterinary research themes, 1 problem to solve

Link between agriculture, animal health and the environment draws Sanguinetti sisters from Uruguay to further their studies at UCalgary

Collaborative research identifies new, more environmentally friendly drug class targeting parasitic worms

University of Calgary researchers contribute to multidisciplinary study recently published in the journal Nature

The journey to fighting drug-resistant infections from the palm of your hand: From local to global

UCalgary-led team helps develop app to tackle antimicrobial resistance

UCalgary initiative to address veterinarian shortage earns medal

Vet Med dean credits team effort for award of Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Medal

UCalgary welcomes nation’s top scholars to annual Royal Society of Canada festivities

Gathering recognizes achievements and expertise of researchers at celebratory and inspiring events

Veterinary Medicine prof receives $4.25M grant to develop tools to stop chronic wasting disease

Researchers and stakeholders partner with UCalgary to study deadly diseases affecting deer and elk

One Health in the Veterinary Curriculum

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During their four years at UCVM, veterinary students learn about many areas of animal health. They also learn about veterinary public health and infectious and non-infectious diseases that affect both animals and people. Later in the program, they have the opportunity to be involved in service-learning opportunities with local not-for-profit organizations and northern Indigenous communities. These experiences solidify a One Health mindset in our veterinary graduates, who then take this way of thinking into the workplace.


Here is a link to an article about one of these experiences. It was written in 2017 by 4 final year veterinary students and one veterinarian about their experience providing veterinary services in remote Indigenous communities in the Northwest Territories of Canada. 

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One Health in our community

Another important part of One Health at UCVM is spreading the word far and wide. We are creating a series of One Health videos and handouts about common topics that are interesting and relevant to the broader Calgary and Canadian community. We hope that these are a way that the public can become involved in the One Health discussion. These videos are being made by faculty, staff and students at UCVM.