Around the college
The UFCVM’s got talent! The college hosted a student talent show on Jan. 20 and it was a huge success. There were 11 acts, ranging from singing and dancing to comedy, all of which were presented to a full house in the equine auditorium. The event was judged by Drs. Amanda House, Michael Schaer and Martha Mallicote. Prizes were sponsored by Hilton of Gainesville, Double Tree of Gainesville, Visit Gainesville, VCA and Zoetis. Thanks to everyone who turned out to support our students, and to all of our talented participants! (Photos courtesy of Alex Avelino)
Shown during the first of two standard interviews with prospective veterinary students on Jan. 28 are some of the college’s current students with pre-vet adviser, Alex Avelino. The group gathered for a photo before the day’s events, which included tours of our facilities and a student-run panel discussion. (Photo courtesy of Alex Avelino)
Dr. Alexandra Horowitz, the New York Times bestselling author of Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know and other publications, is shown at left visiting with Dr. Jason Byrd, associate director of the William R. Maples Center for Forensic Medicine, during her visit to the UFCVM on Jan. 18. Horowitz was interested in learning more about the role of forensics n veterinary medicine. She came to UF’s campus as a 2017 Science Journalist in Residence.