Fins for Fur fishing tourney nets $1,100 for Pet Samaritan Fund

Fins for Fur 2015.

Veterinary technicians Tiffany Sylvester and Ashley Joyce were among the participants in this year’s Fins for Fur fishing tournament to benefit the UF Pet Samaritan Fund. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Ashley Allen)

The University of Florida Veterinary Hospitals “Fins for Fur”  tournament, held Oct. 10 in Cedar Key, drew UF faculty and staff, area veterinarians and industry representatives together to fish and network for a good cause.

The event brought in $1,100 for the UF Veterinary Hospitals Pet Samaritan Fund, which is used to provide critical life-saving care at UF to pets of families facing unusual financial hardship.

The event was sponsored by Crevasse Pet Cremation, Patterson Veterinary, Phoenix Wood Products of Ocala, Douglas and Carter Law Firm of Lake City, Boehringer Ingelheim, Blue Gill Quality Foods of Gainesville and Miller’s Boating of Ocala.

Dr. Ashley Allen organized the event, and Dr. Carsten Bandt, who helped establish it years ago, also played a key role in its success. Brittany Caldwell and Rachel DiSesa were both instrumental in organizing the event.

The award winners were:

  • Grand Slam (largest redfish, trout and Spanish mackerel): Danny Sanetz (UF CVM Human Resources)
  • Largest Redfish: Brandon Colbert (Town and Country Animal Hospital, Ocala)
  • Largest Trout: Karen Buckley (mother of Dr. Gareth Buckley)
  • Largest Spanish Mackerel: Chris Pisano (UF CVM client)
  • Diverse Slam (Most types of fish caught): Danny Sanetz (UF CVM Human Resources)
  • Baby Slam (Smallest fish caught): Roger Buckley (father of Dr. Gareth Buckley)
Share this article with others:
  • E-mail this story to a friend!
  • Facebook
  • Digg
  • Twitter

November 2015

Dr. Julie Levy with distinguished alumni award

Professor receives Distinguished Alumni Award from NC State

Dr. Julie Levy, who received her Ph.D. from NC State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, has received that institution’s Distinguished Alumni Award.

Vet Tech Conference 2015

Veterinary technician conference draws record number of participants

More than 200 attendees participated in the college’s annual Veterinary Technician Conference on Oct. 17.

Dr. Natalie Isaza with the Greviors

Endowed professor honored at Celebrating Distinction ceremony

Dr. Natalie Isaza was officially honored, along with other endowed professorship recipients, at the UF Health Celebrating Distinction ceremony.

Fishing Tournament

Fins for Fur fishing tourney nets $1,100 for Pet Samaritan Fund

This year’s Fins for Fur Fishing Tournament drew faculty, referring veterinarians and others to raise money for a good cause.

Dr. Shannon Roff and Dr. Sarah Beatty

Roff wins C.L. Davis Scholarship Award

Dr. Shannon Roff, a graduate student and resident at the UF College of Veterinary Medicine, has received the 2015 C.L. Davis Student Scholarship Award for scholastic achievement in the area of veterinary pathology.

...also in this issue



Around the College