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About the Conference

The Zoobiquity 2014 conference focuses on how rapidly changing local and global environments affect the health of humans and animals. Through case presentations and interactive discussions, human and veterinary medicine experts as well as environmental health scientists will explore the clinical overlaps between human and animal response to environmental factors, including climate, the built environment, air pollution, and domestic violence. By fostering this cutting-edge “One Health” dialogue, the conference will demonstrate how a species-spanning approach to medicine can improve human, animal, and environmental health.

One Health at Woodland Park Zoo

With more than 1,000 animals under their care, from newborns to geriatrics, Woodland Park Zoo's veterinary team is not only responsible for animal health at the zoo, but they also serve as knowledgable resources on wildlife health in our community.

We invite you to learn about the animal health staff and some of their most interesting cases in this health spotlight edition of MyZoo member magazine. 

MyZoo Magazine Fall 2014: Animal Health Edition

In this issue:

  • Animal Health All Stars
  • Zoobiquity
  • Healthy Village, Healthy Forest.
  • Love for Leonel
  • Solar Powered Hood
  • X-ray Visions
  • Membership Matters
  • Amphibian Monitoring
  • HERP HEAVEN : In Your Own Backyard
  • Zoo Sprouts take on Veterinary Medicine
  • Classes and Camps
  • MyZoo Kids: Veterinary Practice

Zoobiquity in the News

 Animals R us – ‘Zoobiquity’ conference Nov. 1

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PULLMAN, Wash. – Physicians and veterinarians alike will convene in Seattle for a conference Nov. 1 to discuss, among other things … penguins.

Cute as they are, waddling on short stubby legs and zipping through water, zoo penguins are susceptible to a disease that also sickens humans: West Nile virus.


 Animal, human health overlaps explored at Zoobiquity Nov. 1 

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Other species can reflect problems in our world and in our homes.

The animals in our midst are also sentinels of health. Diseases in domestic or wild animals can be signs of trouble in the environment and among humans.

The Zoobiquity 2014 conference slated for Nov. 1 in Seattle will explore the clinically important overlaps between illnesses in people and other living creatures.

The interrelationships that contribute to the well-being of our planet and its inhabitants – or that  lead to sickness or damaged habitats – are increasingly referred to as “one health.“ 



Conference Committee

Peter Rabinowitz, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) & Department of Global Health, University of Washington School of Public Health; Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases), University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine; Director, Center for One Health Research (COHR)

Gretchen Kaufman, DVM, Assistant Director of Global Health Education,

Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health,Washington State University

Darin Collins, DVM, Director of Animal Health, Woodland Park Zoo

Janice Camp, MSN, MSPH, Director of Continuing Education, DEOHS, UW School of Public Health

Barbara Natterson MD, Professor, Department of Cardiology and Medicine, Department of Evolutionary Biology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Vickie Ramirez MA, Center for One Health Research, DEOHS, UW School of Public Health, COHR

Susan Kwan, MPH, Executive Director of the Zoobiquity Research Initiative,

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Kathyn Bowers, Co-Author of Zoobiquity, Co-Founder of the Zoobiquity Conferences