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 convergence of human and animal healthcare. The charity passionately believes 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.
Our Vision: A world where One Medicine is a well understood and accepted concept and a society that embraces the regular collaboration of the veterinary and medical professions to support the sharing of ideas, technology, expertise and research, enabled through appropriate policy and legislation to successfully relieve the suffering of animals and preserve the good health of humans in tandem.
Our Mission: To be pro-active catalysts that inspire and enable professionals, academics, policy makers, regulators and the public to embrace One Medicine. We aim to reduce, refine and replace animal testing and to promote reciprocity between professions for the benefit of humans and animals simultaneously. We will study disease of relevance to both at the clinical coalface and apply lessons learned through awareness, collaboration and education.