In the news

  • A story about two UF veterinarians who collaborated to create a virtual presentation as a way to contribute their research findings to poultry farmers in Syria appeared on, Southeast AgNet and the Chipley Bugle.
  • The UF veterinary college’s business practice management certificate program is unique in the country. A story about this program appeared in Veterinary Practice News, Konk Life and the Chipley Bugle.
  • The Gainesville Sun ran a story about a new blood test to detect brain injury, which Dr. Nancy Denslow, a UFCVM professor, helped develop.
  • Dr. Terry Curtis, a veterinary behaviorist on the UFCVM faculty, contributed to an article on thunderstorm phobia that appeared recently in National Geographic News and was widely shared on social media and among veterinary practices.
  • The college’s annual Service Dog Eye and Heart Day event was covered by the Gainesville Sun and CBS-4.
  • Dr. Nancy Denslow’s role in the development of a blood test used to detect brain injuries through an Alachua biotech company, Banyan Biomarkers, was featured in the Gainesville Sun.
  • The story of a flying fox bat treated for liver cancer by UF veterinarians appeared in the Gainesville Sun.
  • The UF VETS team’s rescue of a blind mare from a sinkhole was covered by CBS-4.
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May-June 2018

Horse Rescue

UF VETS rescues blind mare from sinkhole

A blind, pregnant mare was rescued from a sinkhole, thanks to the UF Veterinary Emergency Treatment Service.

Beneficiaries receiving hens in Jdaydet Artooz. The effect of the civil war on livestock and poultry production systems in Syria has been significant, as production has dropped by 50 percent, according to surveys conducted by UN FAO in the region. (Copyright FAO/Syria)

UF veterinarians share expertise remotely at Syrian poultry conference

Unable to travel to Syria, two UF faculty members found a way to share information about poultry diseases remotely with farmers from the war-torn country.

Students outside of a veterinary practice.

Unique program at UF hones veterinary students’ business acumen

A unique program at the UFCVM helps veterinary students hone their business skills.

Veterinary technician manager Suzanne Pareau receives her Quality Hero award during a ceremony at UF Health on April 16. (Photo courtesy of Linda Allen)

Hospital employee honored by UF Health for patient care, safety efforts

A UF Small Animal Hospital veterinary technician manager received a “Quality Hero” award for her efforts to advance patient safety.

2018 Distinguished Award winners

College names 2018 Distinguished Award Winners

Veterinary practitioners and educators were among those honored as 2018 Distinguished Award winners.

Phi Zeta Student Winners

Top CVM research highlighted at Phi Zeta Day

Research achievement in various categories was honored during this year’s Phi Zeta Day activities.

Dr. Paul Cooke

Physiological sciences chair named UF Research Professor

Dr. Paul Cooke has received a UF Research Foundation professorship.

Rico, a miniature horse treated successfully at UF for a limb deformity, has recuperated well from his injuries. (Photo courtesy of Shelby Lewis)

Miniature horse thriving after rare surgery at UF Large Animal Hospital

Thanks to rare surgery performed at UF’s Large Animal Hospital, a miniature horse named Rico has returned to his normal routines.

Dr. Alex Alvarez

Surgery resident honored by national group

Dr. Alex Alvarez received the American Association of Veterinary Clinicians’ 2018 Resident Award.

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