In the news

  • A hawk rescued from a wildfire received treatment at UF’s Small Animal Hospital through the zoological medicine service. That story appeared in the Gainesville Sun and was also covered by WCJB-TV 20 News.
  • The UF Veterinary Emergency Treatment Services team’s rescue of a pug that had fallen down a sinkhole in Gilchrist County appeared in the Gainesville Sun as a story and photo album (Photos courtesy of Brandi Phillips) and was subsequently picked up by the Associated Press. The story was also picked up by UPI. It ran in multiple news outlets, nationally and internationally, including the New York Post, the Tampa Bay Times, the Palm Beach Post, the Daily Mail, CBS Minnesota and elsewhere.
  • The UF Veterinary Emergency Treatment Service also aided in the rescue of a cow, which was reunited with its calf on Mother’s Day weekend. That story was covered by the Gainesville Sun. 
  • Dr.  Heather Walden, an assistant professor of parasitology at the college, was quoted in a CNN story focusing on a recent outbreak of rat lungworm in Hawaii.
  • The UF CVM’s annual Open House event was covered by the Gainesville Sun and by the Independent Florida Alligator.
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May-June 2017

2017 Distinguished Award winners named

The college’s 2017 Distinguished Award recipients were honored at commencement.

Natalie Steckler

Graduate student honored for presentation at workshop

A UFCVM graduate student was honored at a recent aquatic animal health conference.

Dr. Jasenka Zubcevic and her team are studying the relationship between brain function and the gut

Researchers: Brain communication linked to changes in gut microbiota

UF scientists have linked brain communication to immune system response in the gut.

Jenny Groover with Pug

That’s how Cookie tumbled: UF VETS team rescues pug from sinkhole

How Cookie tumbled: UF VETS team rescues a pug from a sinkhole in Gilchrist County.

Dr. Cuong Nguyen

College faculty member honored for excellence in research

An assistant professor at the college has received an Excellence Award from the Provost’s Office.

New Clinical Skills Lab receives LEED Gold certification

The college’s Clinical Skills Lab has received a key designation acknowledging its environmentally friendly features.

College’s new scholarship program on track with fundraising goals

The college’s new scholarship initiative is on track with fundraising goals.

Phi Zeta Day 2017

New competitions enhance Phi Zeta Day celebration of research

This year’s Phi Zeta Day research celebration featured expanded categories, enhanced participation.

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