The Department of Population Medicine is an international leader in promoting optimal health and productivity in animal populations, promoting public health by ensuring the safety of foods of animal origin, and preventing animal-related disease in humans (zoonoses).
A healthy human population needs safe supplies of food and water and a healthy environment. Most infectious diseases that pose serious threats to humans originate in wild or domestic animals. The Department of Population Medicine is an international leader in promoting health and productivity in animal populations. Through our teaching and research, we also help protect public health by ensuring food safety and promoting ecosystem health, with an emphasis on the prevention and control of zoonoses and other diseases in domestic animal populations.