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Dave Duffield and Rich Avanzino of Maddie's Fund

Dave Duffield, a Maddie’s Fund founder, and Rich Avanzino, Maddie’s Fund president, were named in Dog Fancy Magazine’s March 2015 issue in the publication’s list of “45 People who Changed the Dog World.” Duffield’s wife, Cheryl (not pictured) is a Maddie’s Fund co-founder and was also on the list.  Maddie’s Fund was founded in 1994 and has made it possible for veterinarians across the U.S. and on five continents to learn about the special needs of dogs and cats in shelters. UF’s Maddie’s Shelter Medicine program began in 2008 and is the only Maddie’s-funded program in the country to offer an online graduate certificate in shelter medicine. It also is the largest such program and the most comprehensive. (Photo courtesy of Maddie’s Fund)


Jessalyn Karver-Fernandes, special events and Pet Memorial Program coordinator in the college’s office of development and alumni affairs, and development director Patricia Wlasuk arrange membership pins to be given to new members of the Dean’s Circle of Excellence during a luncheon for the group held Jan. 19 at the North American Veterinary Conference in Orlando.

Pat Lowrie and FAMU group

Shown just before Dr. Billy Hooper’s Jan. 23 talk on diversity in the veterinary profession was Pat Lowrie of Michigan State University’s CVM, a longtime voice for minority representation in the profession, along with several representatives from Florida A & M University and UF. From left to right are Lowrie, Dr. Ray Mobley of FAMU, Dr. Glen Wright (UFCVM ’06) of FAMU, Dr. Michael Bowie, director of the office for recruitment, retention and multicultural affairs for the UF College of Education, and FAMU’s dean of the college of agriculture and life sciences, Dr. Robert Taylor. (Photo by Sarah Carey)

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February 2015


Veterinary student’s team wins first place in global health competition

UF veterinary student Rikki Schwarz’s team won first-place in a global health case competition.

Dr. Ashley Allen and intern

UF veterinary emergency team saves cat with coral snake bite

A cat named Sunny survived a coral snake bite, thanks to UF emergency and critical care specialists.

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Hospital certified as Level 1 emergency and critical care facility

The UF Small Animal Hospital is now certified as a Level 1 emergency and critical care facility by a national group.

AnnaRose could hardly contain her excitement.

Young heart transplant recipient visits the UFCVM

A heart transplant recipient who dreams of becoming a veterinarian one day visited the UFCVM on Jan. 23.

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