HASS Means Helping People Too

October 20, 2021

“We are a society of bonded families. Yet more than 1 out of 4 of these families struggle to access veterinary care.”

– Dr. Michael Blackwell

Dr. Michael Blackwell describes our society as one made of bonded families, and this includes our pets. The human-animal bond is significant in our communities, and that’s where the One Health Model comes into play. One Health means connecting public (human) health and animal welfare because the two are closely related. As Geraldine D’Silva stated, “Hungry people have hungry pets.”


Human Animal Support Services strives to support the human-animal bond with a One Health and case work approach. That is how we can help people and pets. Hear from Jyothi V. Robertson, DVM, DABVP; Michael J. Blackwell, DVM, MPH, Assistant Surgeon General, USPHS (R); Dr. Josh Fisher; and Geraldine D’Silva in this presentation about the importance of One Health, reducing barriers, and the role of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in this work.

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