NATIONAL ACADEMIES of PRACTICE
Veterinary Medicine and veterinary medical practice are unique among the health professions in that its objectives are to enhance the health, care, productivity and well being of animals as well as the safety of animal products used by people. In fulfilling these objectives, Veterinary Medicine contributes to human health, welfare and quality of human life. Therefore, the roles of Veterinary Medicine in interdisciplinary health care would include:
• Clinical observations and the results of recent research lend credibility to the centuries-old belief that the association of people and animals and the natural environment contributes to overall health and well-being.