How veterinary medicine can save the world

How veterinary medicine can save the world

In this series, dvm360 takes a close look at how veterinary medicine benefits people, not just animals.
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Oct 15, 2013
By dvm360.com staff

Part 1: Curing disease
In this first installment, we meet a "translational" (cross-species) researcher who's in the process of revolutionizing orthopedic medicine—for people and pets.

Plus:
10 ways researchers are studying diseases in dogs and humans

Cancer research by veterinary investigators bridges canine and human disease

Part 2: Protecting the planet
According to one researcher, veterinarians' understanding of issues affecting global health is unmatched—which requires their involvement on the world stage.

Plus:
‘The medicine is the easy part’

Part 3: Serving the public
Natural disasters. Disease outbreaks. Terrorist bombings. When crisis hits, these veterinarians are on the scene.

Plus:
Public health expert: Most veterinary students' view of profession is too narrow