December came and went, along with various festivities and traditions, not the least of which is the college’s annual holiday party. For the past two years, the party has been held at the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences’ Straughn Center, providing a spacious venue for celebrating the contributions of faculty, staff and students throughout the year. For more photos of the college’s holiday party on Facebook, click here.

Dr. Nick Bacon and Dr. Sarah Boston

Dr. Nick Bacon and Dr. Sarah Boston. (Photo by Sarah Carey)

Andrea Rennia and Sheri Holloway.

Client services manager Andrea Rennia and assistant director of the UF Small Animal Hospital Sheri Holloway were the first at their table. (Photo by Sarah Carey)

Members of the CVM/UFVH housekeeping staff.

Members of the CVM/UFVH housekeeping staff participated in the food and festivities. (Photo by Sarah Carey)

Drs. Pablo and Graham and Amy Beaver

Dr. Luisito Pablo, Dr. Dunbar Gram and Dr. Amy Beaver. (Photo by Sarah Carey


Food Bank final pick-up 2013

Bread of the Mighty Food Bank drivers give the thumbs-up after their final pick-up at the college on Dec. 18. The college generated a record amount of food this year — $375 plus 1139 pounds of food, equating to 3501 pounds. That’s enough to feed a family of four, three meals a day for 291 days. 

Shelter Residents at BestFriends

Drs. Amie Burling and Staci Cannon, residents with the University of Florida Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program, recently spent 10 days in October at the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, a Utah-based non-profit organization aimed at reducing the number of animals that enter shelters and increasing the number of people who adopt pets. The organization’s ultimate goal is to end shelter euthanasia, and to that end it partners with its No More Homeless Pets networks. During their stay, Burling and Cannon spent time shadowing the group’s medical director in the organization’s state-of-the-art clinic, as well as learning about different aspects of Best Friends’ national work, including well-being studies and community programs.

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