The AVMA continues to support zoonotic disease education programs targeted to veterinarians, physicians and other health and animal care professionals in accordance with the One Health concept. Such programs should be coordinated with state and local animal health, public health, and emergency management staff.
Veterinarians, physicians, and animal owners/workers should be better educated about zoonotic diseases and the impact they can have on animals and humans. Some zoonotic pathogens, especially those that are potential bioweapons, rarely occur in the US, and most veterinarians and physicians may have had very little formal education about these agents.
Contents of programs should include most or all of the following topics, depending on the audience:
The AVMA can review program materials and presentations.
2015 American Veterinary Medical Association