Archive for 2012



College assists in summer 4-H Congress

By • Oct 2nd, 2012 • Category: Around the College, October 2012

College assists in summer 4-H Congress The annual 4-H Congress held at the University of Florida through the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences was made more interesting this year for a group of students who were able to participate in a day-long interactive workshop held at the UF College of Veterinary Medicine. “Because of […]

New role for former college department chair at NAVC

By • Oct 2nd, 2012 • Category: October 2012, People

New role for former college department chair at NAVC Dr. Colin Burrows, former chairman of the college’s department of small animal clinical sciences and longtime executive director of the North American Veterinary Conference,  is now NAVC’s executive ambassador for international affairs. “NAVC is widely respected for its lead role in partnering with other continuing education […]

Researchers: Analysis of bacterial genetic makeup may help ID cause of dog brain disease

By • Oct 2nd, 2012 • Category: News, October 2012

Analysis of bacteria may help ID cause of dog brain disease   By analyzing the genes of bacteria, University of Florida researchers are a step closer to pinpointing how two brain disorders common in small-breed dogs occur. The researchers found that the bacteria, known as Mycoplasma canis, invade dog’s cells and suppress their immune system […]

Peck receives key award from international dental research group

By • Oct 2nd, 2012 • Category: October 2012, People

Peck honored by international dental research group Dr. Ammon B. Peck recently received the 2012 International Association of Dental Research (IADR) Distinguished Scientist Award for Salivary Research. Peck was a jointly appointed professor in the University of Florida College of Dentistry Department of Oral Biology and the UF College of Medicine Department of Pathology, Immunology […]

Advanced surgical treatment at UF helps horse with colic

By • Oct 2nd, 2012 • Category: Around the College, October 2012

A horse named Ruby benefited from colic surgery at UF and a system pioneered by Dr. David Freeman that has led to higher long-term survival rates in horses.

More than 200 participate in Dog Days Run

By • Oct 2nd, 2012 • Category: Around the College, Features, October 2012

More than 200 runners participated in the 31st annual Dog Days Run event at Westside Park on Sept. 29.

Scientist chairs international mycoplasma group

By • Oct 2nd, 2012 • Category: October 2012, People

Brown named chair of international organization Daniel Brown, Ph.D., a scientist at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, recently became chairman of the International Organization for Mycoplasmology, a nonprofit scientific group dedicated to the study of a type of bacteria that infect a wide variety of animals. His term will be from 2012 […]

UF’s shelter medicine program unique in country

By • Oct 2nd, 2012 • Category: Around the College, Features, October 2012

A $5.2 million program grant from Maddie’s Fund that began in 2008 has helped UF’s College of Veterinary Medicine create and sustain one of the finest shelter programs in the country.

UF Small Animal Hospital designated as Cat Friendly Practice

By • Oct 2nd, 2012 • Category: Features, News, October 2012

The UF Small Animal Hospital is now a Cat Friendly Practice, having met the criteria for the designation as set forth by the American Association of Feline Practitioners.