Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine introduces Certificate in One Health

October 7, 2019
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University partners with Chamberlain University on program connecting human, animal and environmental health

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – October 7, 2019 – Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) is committed to a One Health, interdisciplinary approach to understanding the interconnectivity between the health of humans, animals and the environment. As part of its commitment to an exceptional education, RUSVM announced today the launch of a new graduate Certificate in One Health program.

The online Certificate in One Health program will provide an in-depth knowledge of One Health concepts that can be applied to enhance careers for veterinary and healthcare professionals, so they are equipped to make a positive impact. Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to lead and advocate for issues related to One Health on a global scale.

In addition to online courses through RUSVM, three additional online courses from Chamberlain University are available for students to fulfill the program’s social sciences requirement. These courses, delivered by Chamberlain University’s Master of Public Health degree program, provide an opportunity for students to gain expertise in public policy and public health from RUSVM’s sister institution.

RUSVM and Chamberlain University are institutions of Adtalem Global Education, providing diverse and skilled experts for global workforce needs. This partnership demonstrates a cross-institutional commitment to creating an inclusive program that allows working professionals to expand their knowledge in One Health. To learn more about the RUSVM Certificate in One Health, click here.

“It is critical that we examine the major issues impacting our world today through a One Health approach,” said Sean Callanan, Ph.D., MVB, MRCVS CertVR, DipECVP, FRCPath, dean of RUSVM. “Bringing together experts in veterinary medicine, human medicine and the environment will result in collaborative solutions with long-lasting impact. Our Certificate in One Health program provides an additional avenue for busy professionals to expand their knowledge in this growing field.”

“The World Health Organization has identified several global threats to human health resulting from our exposure to animals in certain conditions and the environment,” said Karen Cox, Ph.D., R.N., FACHE, FAAN, president of Chamberlain University. “As our population expands, we live, work and interact more closely with animals and the environment and increase our exposure to human health threats. The Certificate in One Health program provides students with the education and training necessary to understand impacts on human health and how they can reduce health risks.”

About Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) is an institution of Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE). Founded in 1982, RUSVM is committed to preparing students to become members and leaders of the worldwide public and professional healthcare team and to advance human, animal and ecosystem health (One Health Initiative). RUSVM offers postgraduate Masters’, Ph.D. and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) programs accredited by the St. Christopher & Nevis Accreditation Board. Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine confers a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree, which is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education (AVMA COE), 1931 N. Meacham Road, Suite 100, Schaumburg, IL 60173, Tel: 800.248.2862. Ross Veterinary Clinic is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association. For more information visit and follow RUSVM on Twitter (@RossVetSchool), Instagram (@rossvetschool) and Facebook (@RossVetSchool).

About Chamberlain University
Chamberlain University is a part of Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE). Chamberlain University’s mission is to educate, empower and embolden diverse healthcare professionals who advance the health of people, families, communities and nations. Chamberlain is comprised of the College of Nursing, which offers a three-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program and flexible post-licensure programs such as the RN to BSN option, Master of Science in Nursing degree program, Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program and graduate certificates, and the College of Health Professions, which offers Master of Public Health and Master of Social Work degree programs. Chamberlain University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For the most updated accreditation information, visit To learn more, visit

About Adtalem Global Education
The purpose of Adtalem Global Education is to empower students to achieve their goals, find success, and make inspiring contributions to our global community. Adtalem Global Education Inc. (NYSE: ATGE) is a leading workforce solutions provider and the parent organization of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, Becker Professional Education, Chamberlain University, EduPristine, OnCourse Learning, Ross University School of Medicine and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. For more information, please visit and follow us on Twitter (@adtalemglobal) and LinkedIn.

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