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Robert Bowden, a clinical veterinary microbiology technician with the UF Veterinary Diagnostic Labs, was featured in the careers issue of Cultures, the magazine of the American Society of Microbiology. He talks about what inspired him to pursue a career in the veterinary field and what intrigues him about the field of veterinary microbiology.

Kathy Rode

Kathy Rode, a pharmacist with the UF Veterinary Hospitals, was recently named Pharmacist of the Year by the Alachua County Association of Pharmacists. (Photo by Sarah Carey)

CVM executive director & UF VETS leader John Haven represented the college in Malta recently at a multinational conference. Twenty-four volunteer rescue teams from 14 countries gathered to participate in educational sessions and training simulations for urban search and rescue, cliff rescue and high angle rescue. Teams shared best practices and ways of facilitating collaborations among groups. (Photo courtesy of John Haven)

Leroy Mobley, center, a key member of the college’s support staff for 30 years, was celebrated at a retirement ceremony held Aug. 9. He’s shown here at center with Derrick Bacon, left, UF’s director of building services,and David Andino, superintendent of building services. We wish Leroy a wonderful retirement and thank him for his years of friendship and help. (Photo by Sarah Carey)

Rachel Davy with her awards.

Dr. Rachel Davy, a third-year resident with the UF Small Animal Hospital’s emergency and critical care service, received the “Best Research Presentation” designation for her talk on vascular access during CPR at the European Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Society conference, held in Dublin on June 22. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Gareth Buckley)

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July-August 2017

Dean Jim Lloyd stands with Veterinary Appreciation Day attendees.

Hundreds attend Referring Veterinarian Appreciation Day

The college’s annual RDVM Day draws clinicians from all over the state.

Potentially lethal parasite rat lungworm found throughout Florida

UF researchers report that the dangerous rat lungworm parasite has been found in several Florida counties.

Dr. Julie Levy

Faculty member receives UF Research Foundation Professorship

Dr. Julie Levy has received a UF Research Foundation professorship.

Dr. Tom Vickroy

Administrator honored by alma mater

Dr. Tom Vickroy has received the 2017 Distinguished Alumnus Award from the graduate school at the University of Texas Medical Branch.

Dr. Juan Samper

Samper named associate dean for students and instruction

A Ross University administrator has been named the college’s new associate dean for students and instruction.

Dr. Stan Kim instructs a class using SynDaver Canine

Surgeon named college’s 2017 Zoetis Distinguished Teacher

A small animal surgeon has received the 2017 Zoetis Distinguished Teacher Award.

AAVMC Excellence in Communications Award was presented to Sarah Carey on July 22 in Indianapolis.

College communications efforts honored by national group

Sarah Carey led the college’s communications efforts to advance its national reputation.

Canine flu vaccination clinic

UF plays key role in managing new dog flu emergence

The UF College of Veterinary Medicine has played a key leadership role in managing the emergence of a strain of dog flu new to the state of Florida.

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