Conservationist speaks on health of humans, animals

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Dr. Jan Ramer gives her 'One Health: How We All Benefit' presentation at Unversity High School in Carmel. (Photo by James Feichtner)

Dr. Jan Ramer gives her ‘One Health: How We All Benefit’ presentation at Unversity High School in Carmel. (Photo by James Feichtner)

By James Feichtner

University High School hosted a special Speaker Series event March 17 for St. Patrick’s Day. Guest speaker Dr. Jan Ramer, a former Indianapolis Zoo veterinarian and current director of conservation medicine at the Wilds, spoke on One Health: How We All Benefit. One Health deals with the idea that the health of humans, animals and the ecosystem is dependent and intertwined with one another.

“We when we try to think of anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe,” Ramer said. “I think this is sort of the crux of conservation medicine in One Health, that we can’t look at one thing in isolation. Everything is linked and that is the bottom line of conservation medicine in One Health.”

Ramer also gave audience members tips on how to practice green standards every day at home.

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