What Sets American Veterinarian Apart?

Charlotte Lacroix, DVM, JD, editor-in-chief of American Veterinarian, explains the vision that drives the publication.
Published Online: Friday, August 26, 2016
American Veterinarian Editorial Staff


Charlotte Lacroix, DVM, JD, editor-in-chief of American Veterinarian, explains the vision that drives the publication.

Interview Transcript (slightly modified for readability)

“What will set American Veterinarian apart from other publications in the field, is its vast resources and network it actually has in the human field and the other publications it has in the broad area of the human field. So you’ve got publications in oncology, I believe also in pharmacology as well, and all those areas are similar to the areas that we have in veterinary medicine and along the lines of this one health and collaboration and overlap between the two or the multiple professions, I think we can gain a tremendous amount of synergy in that regard.

For example, animal patients have cancer. In fact, there [are] people who don’t even think that [their pets] have cancer, but they do. Certainly the veterinary profession has benefited from the drugs that are developed [on the] human side as well as radiation therapies and [other treatments], but also vice versa.

I think now the human field is also looking at animal health and [wondering] what similarities are there that can actually improve human health. Historically it’s always been a one-way street, meaning animals are benefitting from the human field, but now I actually think that [the] human field, now that the medical profession is opening its eyes to this, that there’s actually going to be great benefit to the human field as well.

This bilateral synergy and collaboration I think is just wonderful, and I’m hoping that we will able to tap into some of the resources in the human field so we can have publications or articles or interviews bringing in the human field so that we can highlight on those aspects and I really think that’s a unique aspect that American Veterinarian has that some of these other publications really don’t do and aren’t well-positioned to be able to do.”
 

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