The One Health approach accepts the interconnectedness of different species and their shared habitats, requiring faculty from many disciplines working in concert to optimize outcomes.
Faculty have established robust research laboratories, designed new treatments, invented better diagnostic tests and developed new disciplines in veterinary medicine.
From the outset, collaboration among university leaders, legislators, members of the agricultural community, public agencies and other Californians was instrumental to meet a growing need for veterinarians and animal health care in the state.
Early veterinary faculty brought expertise to countries with disease outbreaks and brought back new knowledge to share with colleagues, producers and students.
Teaching continues to be "done by a faculty...challenged through daily exercise in demanding research." Eminent faculty members have been elected to the prestigious ranks of the Institute of Medicine, the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Throughout the years, faculty have driven advances in clinical care and research, from re-growing jawbones in canines to determining a cause for sea otter deaths along California's coast.
Meeting Society's Needs
The school was established in 1948 to address serious disease problems in California's agricultural industries. As society's needs grow more complex and far-reaching, veterinary medicine's involvement in animal, human and environmental health is more important than ever.
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