April 15, 2018

At first glance, veterinarians’ role in environmental health is less apparent than their role in the other two legs of the one-health triad--human and animal health. Yet, because of their expertise, veterinarians play critical roles in the health of the environment. There are many examples of veterinarians involved in one-health work with a distinct environmental component.


Dr. Andrew Hoffman has been named the next Gilbert S. Kahn Dean of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, effective Aug. 1. Dr. Hoffman is currently director of the Regenerative Medicine Laboratory and professor of large animal internal medicine at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine made the announcement Feb. 28.

The Feb. 15, 2018, JAVMA News article "Mental health, well-being problem serious, not dire: study" incorrectly stated the Merck Animal Health Veterinary Wellbeing Study showed that women are more likely than older male veterinarians to experience serious psychological distress. The rest of the statement was correct, that younger veterinarians, both male and female, are more likely than older male veterinarians to experience such distress.