In the News

  • A story about the UF Small Animal Hospital’s Blood Bank program appeared Aug. 25 in the Gainesville Sun and in its sister paper, the Ocala Star Banner and was later picked up by the Associated Press. The original story is here. It subsequently was referenced in a story that appeared in CBSNews and has also appeared in additional news outlets nationally and statewide, including, New Jersey Herald,, WFTV,, Port Charlotte Sun, Venice Gondolier Sun, The Lake Wales News, News Herald, Bradenton Herald,,,, The News & Observer,, The Island Packet,, Centre Daily Times, Ledger-Enquirer, Modesto Bee, WBNS, SFGate, Stamford, Beaumont Enterprise,, Connecticut Post,,, Oxford Press,, WHIO, KRMG, KTVU, Today’s Pulse, KONO,, Lake Wylie Pilot, Herald Online, Fort Mill Times, Enquirer Herald, Palm Beach Post, WOKV, The Sacramento Bee, Daily Reporter, Daily Journal, The Register-Guard, Pendleton Times-Post, The Republic, Tri-City Her4ald, The Bellingham Herald,, Belleville News Democrat, Kansas City, Vida en el Valle and Anchorage Daily News.
  • Dr. Darryl Heard, chief of the UF Small Animal Hosptal’s zoological medicine service, was quoted in a Gainesville Sun article about a rare African crane that has been sighted in the Ocala area. That story is here.
  • John Haven,  director of medical/health administration at the college, was a guest participant in a recent radio discussion on Horses in the Morning radio show, based in Ocala. The subject was large animal technical rescue. The show can be found here.
  • The UF Maddie’s Shelter Medicine team was one of several groups that provided assistance to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in a landmark dogfighting case that was reported on in the national news. Among outlets carrying the story were, CNN and many other national, state and local news outlets.
  • A story about a cat that received an rare endoscopic procedure at the UF Small Animal Hospital to remove a rock fragment from its windpipe appeared in the Florida Times-Union.



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September 2013

Dr. Jeff Abbott with AAVMC group.

CVM faculty participating in variety of leadership programs

Many college faculty members, as well as administrators and even staff, are active in a variety of leadership programs.

Dean Lloyd visits with Kathy and Art Hornsby, UF Veterinary Hospitals clients and college supporters.

Welcome reception held Aug. 22 for Dean Lloyd

A welcome reception hosted by the college for our new dean, Dr. Jim Lloyd on Aug. 22 was well attended.

Dog fighting rescue scene.

Maddie’s Shelter Medicine team at UF assists ASPCA in dog-fighting case

Members of UF’s Maddie’s Shelter Medicine team provided assistance in a massive dogfighting case.

Ropes course at FLE

First-year leadership experience emphasizes teamwork

The First-Year Leadership Experience offers variety of social and learning opportunities for incoming veterinary students.

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