Congressman Yoho, UF CVM graduate, honored at reception
Dr. Ted Yoho, a 1983 graduate of the UF College of Veterinary Medicine, recently was elected to Congress, becoming only the second veterinarian to serve in the governmental body. A large animal veterinarian, Yoho defeated longtime Florida incumbent Republican Cliff Stearns in the Florida primary and proceeded to defeat two challengers from the Democratic and Independent parties to win the general election on Nov. 6.
“It’s exciting to see that we will have two veterinarians serving this country and our profession as members of Congress,” said Dr. Douglas Aspros, president of the American Veterinary Medical Association, in a press release. “The AVMA is proud of these two members who have attained such esteem within their communities to win election to a national office.”
The UF CVM held a reception Jan. 11 in honor of Yoho’s accomplishment. Many of his former classmates as well as UF faculty, administrators and friends gathered in the Banfield Room of the UF Small Animal Hospital to congratulate Yoho and wish him well.
Photos from the reception are included below.