Shelter medicine faculty member named to state board

Dr. Terry Spencer

Dr. Terry Spencer

Dr. Terry Spencer, a clinical assistant professor of shelter medicine at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine has been appointed by Governor Rick Scott to serve on the state’s Board of Veterinary Medicine.

Spencer heads the distance education component of UF’s Maddie’s Shelter Medicine program. She succeeds Dr. Joann Helm and is appointed for a term beginning Jan. 30, 2014, and ending Oct. 31, 2015.

In addition, two longtime CVM supporters have been named to the board.

Also appointed to the board was Dr. Robert Hase Jr. of New Port Richey, the medical director at Bayonet Point Animal Clinic. Hase is a longtime supporter of the UF veterinary college and a member of the college’s Dean’s Circle of Excellence. He fills a vacant seat and is appointed for a term beginning Jan. 30, 2014, and ending Oct. 31, 2016.

Dr. Robert Leonard of New Smyrna Beach, a 1986 graduate of the UF veterinary college and also a member of the Dean’s Circle of Excellence, is a veterinarian at Coronado Animal Clinic. He succeeds Dr. Raul Figarola and is appointed for a term beginning Jan. 30, 2014, and ending Oct. 31, 2017.

The appointments are subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.


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