One Health Initiative evening panel on Vector Borne Diseases highlighting Lyme Disease.

Dr. Rick Alleman, a tick-borne disease specialist, was one of the speakers. (Photo by Jesse Jones)

One Health Seminar held

A panel of experts presented information about Lyme disease during a seminar held last month to promote awareness of the One Health campaign.

The event drew about 70 people to the Banfield Room at the UF Small Animal Hospital and was sponsored by the Student American Veterinary Medical Association and the Public Health Service Club. 

Speakers included the college’s Dr. Rick Alleman; Dr. Robert Holt, and Dr. Kimberly Kaye, a physician. Following the presentations, Katherine Saylor, a

Scope being used to view ticks.

A dissecting scope was used to allow participants to view various tick species. (Photo by Jesse Jones)

doctoral student studying with Alleman, brought her dissecting scope and went over how to identify tick species.

“We were very happy to see so many people come out that were not associated with the vet school,” said Kyle Donnelly, a sophomore veterinary student who is enrolled in the DVM/MPH program. Donnelly is also SAVMA’s junior delegate and chairman of the group’s One Health committee.

“It’s these kinds of events that open communication between the different colleges at UF,” Donnelly said. “I hope everyone was able to see how we aren’t really all so different.”


Share this article with others:
  • E-mail this story to a friend!
  • Facebook
  • Digg
  • Twitter

December 2011

Dr. Lisa Farina

Pathologist named “Mentor of the Year”

Veterinary pathologist is honored as “Mentor of the Year” by student group.

Journal article receives award

An article that appeared in Veterinary Pathology featured contributions by several UF veterinary college faculty members and recently received the 2011 C.L. Davis Foundation Journal Award.

Woody Asbury and horses, 1981

Former CVM administrator Woody Asbury dies

Dr. Woody Asbury was a pioneer of equine reproduction and a key administrator at the UF CVM, but he was also a friend to many and a beloved colleague.

Team VetMed raises $14,214 for student scholarships

Team VetMed does it again, raising more than $14,000 to support student scholarships. This year, they wore a special jersey to honor the late Dr. Kevin Anderson.

...also in this issue



Around the College