Humanimal Trust was established in May 2014 by Professor Noel Fitzpatrick.
As a vet he experienced personally the deep divide between human and animal medicine and saw how unfair this was. Frustrated by the lack of opportunities to share what he was learning from day to day practice, or to benefit from relevant learning from human medicine, he decided to create the platform himself.
This laid the foundations for the work the Trust does today, removing barriers and seeking to close the divide between human and animal medicine.
Since those beginnings, the Trust has started to establish a powerful evidence base and to build understanding of both the principle and the potential of One Medicine. This evidence informs mechanisms to reduce, refine and replace animal testing. By studying naturally occurring disease, we will make more rapid progress.
“I passionately believe that a framework among human and veterinary clinical colleagues, that is open, honest and most of all, organised, will bring us closer to a just society where all patients win – not one species at the expense of the other, but rather saving a life to help save another”