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RDVM Day 2018 participants.

This year’s Referring Veterinarian Appreciation Day was a big success, with more than 300 registered veterinary practitioners, including large and small animal veterinarians from all over Florida and beyond. UFCVM speakers provided four hours of free CE to the registrants and much more. Lynn Varner, of our referral office, stands at left with Dean Jim Lloyd and Drs. Kimberly Hall de Vries and Beth Weldon, winners of our sponsor bingo. (Photo by Brittany Caldwell)

Shonte Bishop, D.V.M., a new graduate from the Class of 2018, shares a special moment with her father after college commencement exercises on May 26.

Shonté Bishop, D.V.M., a new graduate from the Class of 2018, shares a special moment with her father after college commencement exercises on May 26. More photos from commencement can be found on the college’s Facebook page in the photo albums section. (Photo by Mindy Miller)


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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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