Professor Noel Fitzpatrick, a world-class orthopaedic-neuro veterinary surgeon, founded The Humanimal Trust in 2014.
With a diverse career spanning clinical and academic spectrums, Professor Fitzpatrick saw first hand the division between human and veterinary medicine and the ignorance this created in society, resulting in lost opportunities for collaboration between the professions with unnecessary suffering of both animals and humans.
The Humanimal Trust was set up to champion One Medicine and to inspire a generation to actively pursue the reconvergence of human and animal healthcare.
We passionately believe that human health and animal health are intrinsically linked; progress with one can and should benefit the other. Animals should not suffer unnecessarily for human only advance without reciprocal benefit. Medical advance should benefit all species simultaneously and move forward side by side.
“I believe that there is only one rational route forward for both animal and human medicine and that is by working together. This is ‘One Medicine.’ After all; a cancer cell doesn’t care if you are a Labrador or a human. Medical science for all species should move forward together. I have committed my entire professional life and everything I stand for to this goal. The future of our children and the planet they inherit depends on what we do right now.”
PROFESSOR NOEL FITZPATRICK, FOUNDER THE HUMANIMAL TRUST