Food, clothing drive a success

Drum roll, please…..

Thanks to all who contributed to the UF CVM/VOICE-sponsored food drive and clothing collection effort during November and December, the college was able to donate 1,150 pounds of food to the Bread of the Mighty Food Bank over the holidays! That amount more than triples what was collected last year for food alone. What an accomplishment!

In addition, approximately 550 pounds of clothing, shoes, toiletries and other supplies were donated to St. Francis House, a homeless shelter and soup kitchen that provides emergency food, temporary shelter and related support services in a safe, secure environment for people in Alachua County who, for whatever reason, find themselves homeless and hungry.

Bread of the Mighty serves a five-county area including Alachua, Dixie, Gilchrist, Lafayette and Levy through a network of 150 agencies who are on the front lines of poverty in soup kitchens, food pantries, faith-based and community feeding and food programs.

Food bins remain in VC-1, the lobby adjacent to the offices of the department of small animal clinical sciences (near the sliding doors) and in the dean’s office for those who would like continue to contribute in the coming year.

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January 2011

Alumni gather at NAVC

This year’s NAVC alumni reception featured a video of the new UF Small Animal Hospital, which included a tribute to Dr. Colin Burrows.

New auditorium will support expanded programs

Construction of a new 160-seat auditorium is underway and expected to be completed later this year.

Dean’s Circle of Excellence inaugural luncheon held at NAVC

Heard about the Dean’s Circle of Excellence yet? The college recently held an inaugural luncheon and pin ceremony for the first “class” of members — significant donors to the college and the UF Veterinary Hospitals. Members include several CVM alumni, faculty members and even supporters who graduated from other schools.

Registration open for Bloodsport Investigations Conference

A conference focusing on the role of veterinary forensics in bloodsport investigations will be hosted by the UF CVM March 12-13.

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