Reconsidering the Role of Veterinary Medical Education in Public Health. Contention:
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There is a pressing national need for veterinarians to fulfill the role of public health professionals in the years to come, and to manage diseases in animal populations that can have profound health and economic consequences in animal and human populations.
In Veritas, human and animal population health are inextricably, inevitably, and inexorably linked:
Petting Zoos and Hemorrhagic E. coli
Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief
Rabies:A Pandemic Disease
New Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
A Home-Grown Prion Disease: Is This an Unrecognized Danger???
West Nile Virus Transmission
Congress makes the following findings [redacted]:
You’ve got to ask yourself one question:
Is it really necessary for such veterinary public health practitioners to be trained to be clinical practitioners as well?
To help solve this problem, the prescient school or college of veterinary medicine will have to be willing to think of new career paradigms.
California has a tradition of thinking “outside the box” when it comes to developing new careers …
This is predicated on the assumption that: