Since last October, Penn Vet students
from the Shelter Medicine Club and
the One Health Club have joined forces
to volunteer at the monthly Delaware
Humane Association (DHA) One Health Clinic.
The clinic was established and organized by Dr.
Kristin Jankowski, V’94, who invited Penn Vet
students to take part.
The clinic is intended to take DHA’s “Friends
for Life” motto to the next level—providing
care for underserved pets in Delaware, with an
emphasis on One Health that also extends to
people. In addition to offering veterinary care, the
clinic aims to create ways for human caregivers to
seek more frequent healthcare for themselves. It
also provides unique educational opportunities for
student volunteers. The project’s success would
help DHA’s rescued animals while also creating
a framework for future One Health initiatives in
Delaware and beyond.
Project collaborators include Michael Sahagian
V’19, Gillian Anderson, V’20, Taylor Bryant,
V’20, John Cain, V’20, James Ferrara, V’20,
Lisa Hagan, V’20, Souci Louis, V’20, Katherine
Murphy, V’20, Tabitha Stilo, V’20, Melanie
Tramontina, V’20, Jane Mesna, V’21, Marina
Relman, V’21, and Kimi Sharma, V’21.