Veterinary Medicine & Public Health – 'One Health'

One Health is a global concept that recognizes the connections between human health and the health of all animals and the environment. It integrates human, veterinary, wildlife, and environmental health disciplines at multiple levels to face increasing challenges to health, nutrition, security, and economic growth worldwide. One Health seeks to increase communication and collaboration across disciplines in order to promote, improve, and defend the health of all species on the planet.

Exponent’s veterinary medical scientists bring extensive experience with One Health and apply it to projects on a routine basis. Our staff has clinical and research veterinary medicine and emergency response experience with behavior, nutrition, endocrinology, infectious diseases, epidemiology, toxicology, and zoonoses in domestic (large and small animal), wildlife, and research species.

With our integrated scientific and technological expertise and world-class GLP research facilities, Exponent’s veterinary medical staff has the ability to meet clients’ routine and unique technical, development, and regulatory needs for preclinical research and development, regulation, and risk assessments of human and veterinary pharmaceuticals and medical devices.
We have worked on numerous projects including: 

  • Vitamin deficiency in pet food 
  • Pet food recalls
  • Ingredient safety of animal feeds and of pet treats 
  • Antibiotic use in animal feed 
  • Food outbreak investigations 
  • Safety of materials for animal bedding 
  • Exposures of horses to PCBs 
  • Automated dairy operation impacts on prevalence of infection 
  • Electromagnetic fields and health effects on cattle and other species 
  • Infections among farmed deer 
  • Animal impacts on painted surfaces and on household products 
  • Medical device testing using animal models 
  • Veterinary database survival analysis 
  • Veterinary drug registrations in US, EU, and Asia
  • Veterinary forensics 
  • Impact of shelter-neuter-return program on health of shelter cats

The veterinary staff at Exponent reaches across various practices in a One Health approach to tackle the most challenging animal and human health issues. We are involved with local, national, and global human and veterinary medical associations, and serve on local and national committees examining a wide range of issues impacting human and animal health. Areas include health effects of environmental compounds (including endocrine disrupters, pesticides, metals, and radiation used in treatment), zoonotic diseases, animal behavior, and the human-animal bond, reflecting the “One Health” principle.

Representative Publications

Edinboro CH, Watson HN, Fairbrother A. Association between a shelter-neuter-return program and cat health at a large municipal animal shelter. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 2016; 248(3):298–308.

Sackman JE, Buseman CM. Payment reform a primer for taking on risk. Healthcare Financial Management 2015; 69(3):50-53.

Sackman JE, Citrin L. Cracking down on cost outliers. Healthcare Financial Management 2014; 68(3):58-62.

Edinboro CH. Comparison of prevalence of feline leukemia and immunodeficiency viruses in feral cats on the San Francisco Peninsula, 2001-2003 and 2005-2007. (Abstract) Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 2013; 27(3):727.

Edinboro CH, Pearce EN, Pino S, Braverman LE. Iodine concentration in commercial cat foods from three regions of the USA, 2008-2009. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery 2013; 15(8):717–724.

Baxter KJ, Levy JK, Edinboro CH, Vaden SL, Tompkins MB. Renal disease in cats infected with feline immunodeficiency virus. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 2012; 26 (2):238-243. 

Edinboro CH. A “one medicine” example: humans as the model for a feline disease. (Abstract) Thyroid 2011; 21(s1):A–37. 

Sisson JC, Freitas J, McDougall IR, Dauer LT, Hurley JR, Brierley JD, Edinboro CH, Rosenthal D, Thomas MJ, Wexler JA, Asamoah E, Avram AM, Milas M, Greenlee C. Radiation safety in the treatment of patients with thyroid diseases by radioiodine 131I: Practice recommendations of the American Thyroid Association. Thyroid 2011; 21:335–346. 

Levy JK, Lappin MR, Glaser AL, Birkenheuer AJ, Anderson TC, Edinboro CH. Prevalence of infectious diseases in cats and dogs rescued following Hurricane Katrina. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 2011; 238(3):311–317. 

Greenlee MC, Burmeister LA, Butler RS, Edinboro CH, Morrison SM, Milas M. Current safety practices relating to I-131 administration for diseases of the thyroid: A survey of physicians and allied practitioners. Thyroid 2011; 21:151–160. 

Edinboro CH, Scott-Moncrieff JC, Glickman LT. Feline hyperthyroidism: Potential relationship with iodine supplement requirements of commercial cat foods. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery 2010; 12(9):672–679. 

Daniel GB, Mitchell SK, Mawby D, Sackman JE, Schmidt D. Renal nuclear medicine: a review. Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound 1999; 40(6):572-587.

Roa DM, Bright RM, Daniel GB, McEntee MF, Sackman JE, Moyers TD. Microvascular transplantation of a free omental graft to the distal extremity in dogs. Veterinary Surgery 1999; 28(6):456-465.

Daniel GB, Kerstetter KK, Sackman JE, Bright JM, Schmidt D. Quantitative assessment of surgically induced mitral regurgitation using radionuclide ventriculography and first pass radionuclide angiography. Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound 1998 39(5):459-469.

Kerstetter KK, Sackman JE, Buchanan JW, Bright JM, Krahwinkel DJ, Bright RM, Lorinson D, Gompf RE. Short-term hemodynamic evaluation of circumferential mitral annuloplasty for correction of mitral valve regurgitation in dogs. Veterinary Surgery 1998; 27(3):216-223.

Sackman JE. Pain and its management. Veterinary Clinics of North America Small Animal Practice 1997; 27(6):1487-1504.

Representative Presentations

Whaley JE, Fairbrother, A, Staveley, J. One Health: Exploring Collaboration and Business Opportunities. North America Conference of Society of Chemistry and Toxicology, Salt Lake City, UT, November 2015 (invited). 

Edinboro CH. ICCIDD Iodine Deficiency Symposium. Iodine in Veterinary Populations (invited). American Thyroid Association 84th Annual Meeting, Coronado, CA, October-November 2014.

Edinboro CH. Meet the Professor: 131I Radiation Safety for Patients: Current Practices Survey (invited). American Thyroid Association 81th Annual Meeting, Indian Wells, CA, October 2011.

Edinboro CH. Updates on Risk Factors for Feline Hyperthyroidism, or “Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost.” Peninsula Veterinary Medical Association (invited), Belmont, CA, May 2011.

Edinboro CH. Endocrine Disruption: How Much is Too Much for the Public’s Health? Topics in Public Health Seminar (invited), University of California, Davis, CA, May 2011.

Edinboro CH. Companion Animals and Humans as Sentinels of Health Risk. 26th Annual Alltech Symposium (invited), Lexington, KY, May 2010.