In the news

  • A story about a service dog’s final visit to the UF Small Animal Hospital and the send-off she received from numerous officers and K-9 officers was covered by the Gainesville Sun.
  • A follow-up story about UF veterinarians performing groundbreaking electrochemotherapy on two Florida sea turtles appeared in Konk Life, Reptiles Magazine, The Alligator and elsewhere. The original story, from the Florida Keys News Network, was picked up by the Associated Press and appeared in numerous outlets, including the Miami Herald, The Sun-Sentinel, CBS Miami-FKNB, NBC Miami-WTVJ, National Geographic and elsewhere.
  • A story about Rupert, a dog that survived being run over by a golf cart after dying three times and being resuscitated by UF veterinarians, ran in the Gainesville Sun, the Ocala Star Banner, News4Jax (WJXT), CBS 4 News (WGFL), Veterinary Practice News, The Chipley Bugle and elsewhere.
  • A story about the UF Small AnimalĀ  Hospital’s annual service dog eye and heart day event ran in First Coast News (WTLV).
  • Dr. Heather Walden was quoted in an article that appeared in National Geographic regarding the dangers of ingesting rat lungworm.
  • A story about a new U.S. Department of Agriculture grant which will provide eight fellowships to train rural veterinarians in aquaculture was covered by the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, AgWeb and The Alligator.



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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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