Veterinarians: A Critical Link Between Animal Health and Human Health

On the International Day of Veterinary Medicine, AHI recognizes the important role that veterinarians play in both animal health and human health. Worldwide, 60% of diseases are zoonotic, which means they can pass between animals and humans. These zoonotic diseases are responsible for at least 2.4 billion cases of human illness each year, which is why veterinary care is so important to reducing animal illness and limiting the transfer of zoonoses to people. Read more about veterinarians on the front lines.