The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine is a public Institution of Higher Education, integrated in the University of Lisbon, with the mission to develop, apply and communicate veterinary science and education for the benefit of society, through education and research. Modern societies are increasingly confronted with animal health and welfare related issues with considerable impact upon global economy and public health. Social claims for the development of novel environmental sustainable systems for animal production and agriculture are justifiably increasing. Research activities at FMV are carried out within the Interdisciplinary Centre for Research in Animal Health (CIISA), which maintain a broad cooperation with national and international institutions. Wildlife health, biodiversity conservation and ‘one health’ issues are aspects covered by CIISA.