Bruce Kaplan, DVM, Dipl. AVES (Hon.), Dr. Bruce Kaplan, a retired veterinarian, lives in Sarasota, Florida and was born in Lexington, Ky. February 26, 1939. He formerly worked as an Editor/Writer/Public Affairs consultant. Until October 2001, he was editing/writing the Ask a Veterinarian column in the St. Petersburg Times. Dr. Kaplan currently devotes his time to promoting the “One Health”.
Dr. Kaplan practiced veterinary medicine for over 23 years. He has held positions in public health with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as an epidemiologist and the USDA's Office of Public Health and Science in Washington, D.C. He also served as the USDA-FSIS public affairs specialist in California for 14 western states. Dr. Kaplan earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree (D.V.M.) from Auburn University in 1963. Listed in Who’s Who in America65th Ed. 2011 and 66th Ed. 2012, his awards include the AVMA's Practitioner Research Award, the USDA's Group Honor Award for Excellence, an Honorary Diploma from the American Veterinary Epidemiology Society (AVES), the Karl F. MeyerJames H. Steele Gold Headed Cane Award (2012) and an American Association of Public Health Physicians Presidential Award for Meritorious Service (2013).