Parties, the giving spirit
brighten holidays for many

Holiday parties, efforts for giving, so much happening! This year, contributions to area K9s, the local Food Bank and families of sick children were all a part the way the college and the UF Veterinary Hospitals made the holidays a little brighter for others. A collegewide party was held at the new Straughn Center and featured barbecue fare as well as a photo booth. A good time was definitely had by all.

Dr. Dame and others at the 2012 holiday party.

Dr. John Dame, Paul Kuipers, Lynnette Chaparro, Nancy Gullic and Dot McColskey enjoy their food at the CVM holiday party. (Staff photo)


Desserts are sorted for the holiday party.

Tammy Dees with Cowboys Barbecue helps arrange desserts during the college’s holiday party. (Staff photo)


Admin Council assists in serving line at party.

Members of the college’s Administrative Council and other volunteers assisted in the serving line at this year’s Holiday Party, held for the first time in the new Straughn Center across from the Large Animal Hospital. (Staff photo)

K9 Gift Baskets

Shown are the overflowing K9 Officer Gift Baskets distributed to K9s from the Gainesville Police Department, the Alachua County Sheriff’s Department and the University Police Department. Toys and treats for the K9s were made possible through the contributions of the UF CVM family of employees as well as hospital clients. (Photo courtesy of Lynn Varner)

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