Michael Ziccardi, DVM

The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine has appointed Michael Ziccardi, DVM MPVM PhD, as executive director of the One Health Institute (OHI). Ziccardi, a wildlife veterinarian, epidemiology professor and scientist, will serve a five-year term through July 2025.

As executive director, Ziccardi will lead the OHI in its mission to solve complex problems impacting health and conservation such as zoonotic disease emergence, food insecurity and biodiversity loss.

The largest research center in the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, the OHI arose in 2009 out of the School’s deep commitment to the One Health approach, which recognizes the interconnection between the health of people, animals, plants and their shared environment.

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