“Being admitted to the profession of veterinary medicine, I solemnly swear to use my scientific knowledge and skills for the benefit of society through the protection of animal health and welfare, the prevention and relief of animal suffering, the conservation of animal resources, the promotion of public health, and the advancement of medical knowledge.”
Meet Dr. Bruce Kaplan
Dr. Kaplan is a retired veterinarian experienced in the fields of small animal medicine/surgery, epidemiology, and food safety and is a former public affairs professional. He currently devotes his time to promoting the “One Health” movement with One Health collaborators, Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP; Thomas P. Monath, MD; Jack Woodall, PhD and Lisa A. Conti, DVM, MPH. A One Health leader, he is the primary contents manager for the One Health Initiative website, www.onehealthinitiative.com, and serves as a contributing editor on the editorial board of the One Health Newsletter www.onehealthinitiative.com/newsletter.php.
Dr. Kaplan has been a pet care columnist for the Louisville Courier Journal and St. Petersburg Times. He has co-authored a monthly food safety columns for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS) that was published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical for three years. He has published several scientific articles on canine and feline medical and surgical concepts in veterinary medical professional journals. In addition he has written and co-authored numerous One Health articles for newspapers, professional journals and book chapters.
As a ten year cancer survivor, his perpetual optimism and breadth of knowledge continue to inspire many in the “One Health” movement and beyond.