Veterinarian’s responsibility in keeping animals healthy is an essential part of the human health ecosystem. Whether working on the farm, in private or corporate practice, government, academia or uniformed services, veterinarians play an increasingly critical role in protecting public health.
On June 20, 2012, the Animal Health Institute and the American Veterinary Medical Association co-hosted “Roles, Responsibilities and Realities Veterinarians Face in Protecting Public Health” panel discussion. The discussion examined the ever increasing role that veterinarians play in food safety and maintaining animal health as a key driver in overall public health. The event brought together veterinarians, congressional staff and members of the animal health and agriculture community.