March 15, 2008
"One of the essential tools we need for the one-medicine approach is community participatory mapping," said Dr. Gavin Macgregor-Skinner, speaking at the fifth annual One Medicine Symposium hosted by North Carolina state agencies, Dec. 12-13, 2007. Globalization was the symposium theme, but local participation was a focal point.
On Jan. 23, Dr. Ron DeHaven, AVMA executive vice president, was one of four veterinarians to appear before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health to speak in support of the Veterinary Public Health Workforce Expansion Act. Dr. DeHaven said a national shortage of veterinarians is putting the food supply at risk and could hinder efforts to prevent the spread of zoonotic diseases.