What is One Health?

“One Health is defined as a collaborative, multi-sectoral, and trans-disciplinary approach — working at the local, regional, national, and global levels — with the goal of achieving optimal health outcomes recognizing the interconnection between people, animals, plants, and their shared environment.”

– Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

What is the DHA Clinic?

Located at the Henrietta Johnson Medical Center (HJMC) in Wilmington, Delaware, the free clinic is held the first Saturday of every month from 9 am to 12 pm. Through the support of the Delaware Humane Association (DHA) and under the direction of Drs. Kristin Jankowski and Carla Andrews, a group of enthusiastic veterinarians and veterinary technicians from clinics in the greater Wilmington and Philadelphia area join student volunteers from PennVet and the University of Delaware to provide free vaccinations, wellness exams, and health screenings for income qualified members of the Wilmington community. The clinic serves to inform owners about the interconnectedness and profound impact that their pet’s health has on their personal, their family’s, and their community’s overall health. In hosting the clinic at a human medical center, our hope is that pet owners will also be inclined to seek health advice and services for themselves. Through sponsorships, donations, and support from DHA, we are able to provide the services free of charge!

Please consider making a monetary contribution to help us provide medical care and information to all families in need. To donate, follow this link: delawarehumane.org/donate/donate-now/#helping-hands, select restricted, and note “One Health” to ensure your gift is designated appropriately. With your help, we can do what we can to give everyone the care they need, no matter how extensive.

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