In the news

  •  UF researchers: Tail vaccinations in cats could save lives: This story  featuring the work of Dr. Julie Levy and UF veterinary student and Merial Scholar Cleon Hendricks was released to the Associated Press on Oct. 31 and appeared in numerous national news outlets, including Phys.Org, Science News, Health Medical and Science Updates, SmartBrief, Zimbio,,, Myfoxatlanta,, Quincy Herald Whig, WFSB, MyFoxNY, The State Journal, WHLT, WNCT, KVVU,, WJRT, Tucson News Now, New Jersey Herald, WXVT, WATE, CW15 – OMAHA, KCEN, My Fox Nepa.The story also was the #1 most-clicked story in the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Animal Health SmartBrief, the AVMA’s daily e-newsletter, and appeared in AVMA News,  AAHA’s NewStat,, Health News Digest, the Cat Channel, Veterinary Practice News, and dvm360.
  • Canine Anxiety: Dr. Terry Curtis,  a veterinary behaviorist in the department of small animal clinical sciences, was featured in an article that appeared in Clinician’s Brief.
  • Allergies: Dr. Dunbar Gram, an associate professor of small animal dermatology, was featured in the Hartford Courant, Zimbio and the French Tribune in the nationally syndicated column by Steve Dale of the Tribune Content Agency in response to a question relating to skin allergies, and in Dale’s column in the Chicago Tribune.
  • Manatee Awareness: Dr. Roger Reep, a professor of physiological sciences, wrote an essay in honor of Manatee Awareness Month titled “Boating with Manatees.” The essay  was written for Sailors for the Sea, the only ocean conservation profit focused on the sailing and boating community. The essay is here.
  • The UF Small Animal Hospital’s veterinary technical program was listed on the Vet Tech Colleges blog as being one of “25 Cool Vet Tech Internships.”










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December 2013

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Dog that received total knee surgery at UF featured in calendar

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New equine sports performance complex to open in April 2014

A new equine sports performance complex will afford better opportunities to evaluate horses with lameness and other performance issues.

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UF small animal surgery resident honored by national group

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