The formation of the CTSI One Health Alliance (COHA) network has generated the infrastructure necessary to support “Big Data” collaborative comparative and translational research in veterinary medicine. We describe the first step in the design, implementation, and dissemination of a collaborative information technology infrastructure that will serve the public and clinicians (COHA public/member based web site at and its research focused COHA Research Workbench application. The core research infrastructure, TRANSLATOR (TRanslational ANimal Shared ColLAboraTive Observational Research), represents the foundation of a federated research-capable network to enable pooling large datasets from both electronic health records and publications. The public facing COHA website is a mechanism for both the dissemination of knowledge to the public and to foster collaborations amongst veterinary clinician scientists and the greater medical research community.