Veterinary Public Health

Veterinary Public Health

The Veterinary Public Health Special Primary Interest Group focuses on the interface of humans and animals; not just the diseases but the quality of life, health benefits and environmental health issues as well. We positively influence the human-animal connection and advance the One Health concept.

Our current focus areas are to offer stimulating educational programs and be APHA’s leaders on: food safety; the health benefits of animals; and climate change, both the effect animal agriculture may be having on the climate, as well as the effect a changing climate may have on animal agriculture.

2016 Annual Meeting and Expo

Monday, October 31, 2016

  • 8:30 – 10 a.m. Session 3067.0 Emerging and re-emerging diseases internationally and the One Health perspective (in collaboration with IH)
  • 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Poster Session 3102.0 One Health: the intersection of human, animal, and environmental health
  • 12:30 – 2 p.m. Session 3272.0 Human-Animal Journeys: Disease and Climate Change
  • 2:30 – 4 p.m. Session 3377.0 One Health: Environmental impacts and zoonotic diseases
  • 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Session 371.0 Veterinary Public Health SPIG business meeting

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

  • 8:30 – 10 a.m. Session 4053.0 Impact of Animal Interaction on Worker Health and Safety – OHS / VPH Collaboration (in collaboration with OHS)

Learn more about our sessions in the online program.

Contact Us

Chair & Program Planner – Tom Doker
Immediate Past Chair – Jee Chung
Secretary – Bill Courtney
Member-at-Large – Tom Gecewicz
Communications/Newsletter – Alexandra Schafer
Outreach – Hayley Yaglom
Policy – Catherine Machalaba
Web Editor – Venita Ramirez

Get Involved

If you have a specific interest or passion we encourage you to become involved as a member of our Policy Committee, Outreach Committee, or Communications Committee.

Are you short on time? We understand. You can also consider other ways to be more involved in our Section:

1. Respond to an advocacy alert.

2. Post field-related information or opportunities on your online community/listserv.

3. Write an article for our Section’s News & Events page.

4. Encourage a colleague to join APHA.

5. Review abstracts.

The APHA Conference in 2014

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This Session was devoted to Dr. James Steele. These videos were shown at the Session.

Photos of Presenters at the 2014 Session

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