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White coats hanging in dean's area

Dean’s office staff are shown organizing the white coats that arrived in advance of the sophomore professional coating ceremony scheduled for May 11. The coats are ordered, organized and hung alphabetically, names and sizing checked, tags removed and finally sent out for steam-pressing before being delivered to the UF Phillips Center in advance of the ceremony. (Photo by Sarah Carey)

Pet Smart Charities commercial

PetSmart Charities visited the UFCVM to do some filming for a commercial highlighting a collaboration with the college in Hurricane Irma response efforts. Members of the UF Veterinary Emergency Treatment Service made use of a vehicle funded through a PetSmart Charities grant in the team’s outreach to the Key West community following Hurricane Irma last fall. (Photo by Alex Avelino)


Jessalyn Fernandes with CVM booth at Gator Day.

Jessalyn Fernandes, the college’s events coordinator, stands with the UFCVM table during “Gator Day at the Capitol” in Tallahassee on Feb. 15. The annual event provides an opportunity for UF colleges and units to showcase their programs during the legislative session. (Photo courtesy of Jessalyn Fernandes)

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March-April 2018

Christina Jeffries and Dean Jim Lloyd

Third-year student receives Dr. Jack Walther Leadership Award

Christina Jeffries is one of 36 veterinary medical students from accredited veterinary colleges who were named as recipients of this award.

Elizabeth Scherbatskoy

Graduate student’s key discovery: Finding Nemo’s deadly virus

Finding Nemo’s virus: A UFCVM graduate student has discovered the agent likely responsible for the mysterious die-offs of clownfish.

Dr. Francis-Floyd at aquaculture facility

New grant will provide fellowships in aquaculture training to rural veterinarians

University of Florida will be offering a two-year training program to eight veterinarians working in rural areas to enhance their skill set in the area of aquaculture.

Jamie McAllister and Rupert on the day of his discharge from the UF Small Animal Hospital.

Dog survives being hit by golf cart, dying three times, thanks to UF veterinarians

A young dachshund was thrice rescuscitated and survived to gain strength and finally recuperate after days in intensive care at UF’s Small Animal Hospital.

Dr. Megan Strobel monitors a hearing test being conducted on a stranded dolphin. (Photo courtesy of the Dolphin Research Center)

UF veterinarians: Behavior change is related to hearing loss in stranded animals

UF veterinarians link hearing loss to behavior change in stranded dolphins.

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