Educational Session: One Health

Sunday, March 6, 2016


8:00–10:00 a.m.

One Health Interprofessional Education Initiative: Case Studies Project

Andrew Maccabe, AAVMC Executive Director
Primary Authors TBD


The One Health Interprofessional Education Initiative seeks to integrate One Health concepts into the degree programs of health professions students through the case study method of instruction. Case studies in One Health, including student materials and facilitators' guides, will be presented by the primary authors. The case studies will be made available for educators in all health professions.


10:00–10:20 a.m.



10:20–10:45 a.m.

Programmatic Considerations for Including Veterinary Medical Students in an Interprofessional Education Experience

Amara Estrada, University of Florida

Linda Behar-Horenstein, University of Florida

Daniel Estrada, University of Florida

Erik Black, University of Florida

Amy Blue, University of Florida


Many health care professional curricula incorporate an Interprofessional Education (IPE) program while many veterinary schools incorporate a One Health curriculum. Putting veterinary and other health related professional students together at the beginning of their curriculum to work together as an interprofessional team at the human, animal, and environmental interface is a critical first step to successfully achieving the full potential benefits of IPE and One Health. In this session we will briefly describe the benefits of a combined IPE/One Health program to both the veterinary students and other professional health science center students, but more importantly describe the significant programmatic and curricular modifications and considerations that must be made in order for such a program to achieve full potential impact and suggest how administrators can be prepared to address these issues.


10:45–11:10 a.m.

Veterinary Medicine and Social Work: Partnering for Pets and their People

William Gilles, University of Wisconsin


Interdisciplinary training opportunities provide a unique opportunity to engage students throughout their training in experiences outside of the classroom. Using WisCARES (UW-Madison's veterinary medical/social work collaboration to work with homeless and precariously housed pet owners), we will take a closer look at the benefits and challenges of implementing innovative interdisciplinary partnerships.


11:10–11:35 a.m.

Remote Clinical Practice: A Unique Approach to Service Learning

Jordan Woodsworth, Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan


The WCVM’s Service Learning program combines elements of high-volume sterilization and wellness clinics with community partnership, outreach and engagement. Students gain skills in anesthesia, surgery, wellness, cultural competency, public speaking and teamwork during a two-week rotation centered on a 4-day spay/neuter/wellness clinic on an Indian Reserve in Northern Saskatchewan. Accessibility to all community members has been ensured with a fee-for-service model incorporating subsidy in exchange for pet licensure and community service.


11:35 a.m.–Noon

Interprofessional Education: A Cooperative School of Pharmacy and School of Veterinary Medicine Community Outreach Program

Ruthanne Chun, University of Wisconsin

Jean Doh, University of Wisconsin


Joseph Zorek, University of Wisconsin


It remains unclear how to best incorporate One Health Initiative principles into veterinary medical education. The primary aim of this project was to develop a One Health-inspired interprofessional education (IPE) experience for veterinary and pharmacy students, and to measure the impact of this experience on students’ perceptions toward IPE. Faculty and student leaders from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Schools of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy developed a community outreach program as part of the National Consumers League-sponsored Medication Adherence Team Challenge. The results indicate that a larger scale initiative pairing veterinary medical and pharmacy student around this topic is justifiable.