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Veterinary surgery group

A 40th reunion of the UFCVM small animal surgery group took place in late October during the American College of Veterinary Surgeons’ annual meeting in Phoenix.  Approximately 60 people attended, including the original chair of UF’s department of small animal clinical sciences and the current department chair, Dr. Chris Adin. Special recognition was given to Dr. Gary Ellison,  now a professor emeritus of small animal surgery at UF, who retired on Dec. 3.  From left to right are Dr. Jen Fick, Dr. Kristin Kirkby, Dr. Kelley Thieman, Dr. Stan Kim, Dr. Holly Phelps and Dr. Valery Scharf. (Photo courtesy of dean’s office staff)

Movember 2018 photo

UFCVM raised $1,709 to help fight prostate cancer during this year’s “Movember” event. Pictured are “Mr. and Miss Movember,” Dr. Federica Vilaplana Grosso, from the radiology service, and Jeannette Gonzalez, from the Class of 2020. The two were selected, as per tradition, by an impartial third party — a panel of bartenders/servers from World of Beer, which hosts an event “afterparty.” Originally started by Dr. Alastair Coomer, the event has taken place for at least a decade at the college. (Photo courtesy of Andrew Millian, Class of 2020, event coordinator.)

Dr. Adam Stern

Dr. Adam Stern, far left, represented the college Nov. 15 at a groundbreaking for a new facility for K9 working dogs and forensic science. The new Florida Forensics Institute for Research Security and Tactics(First) – Helen A. Rich K9 Complex will operate out of the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office. Stern and others from the college will be collaborating with FIRST to ensure the availability of UF veterinary medical expertise to further the group’s goals. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Adam Stern)

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