In the news

  • A story about a groundbreaking new lifetime study relating to the development of a heart disease known as dilated myelopathy in Doberman pinschers was featured on WCJB-TV 20 News, in Veterinary Practice News and in American Veterinarian. The study involves Dr. Amara Estrada, a professor of cardiology at the UFCVM, as part of a team of veterinary cardiology specialists working to shed light on the disease.
  • Dr. Heather Walden, an assistant professor of parasitology at the UFCVM, was widely quoted in numerous stories relating to an Australian man’s death due to ingestion of the rat lungworm parasite. She was quoted in CNN, Yahoo News and several other venues.
  • A story focusing on what pet owners should know about canine pneumonia featured comments by Dr. Cynda Crawford, the Maddie’s Clinical Assistant Professor with UFCVM’s shelter medicine program, and appeared in Spotlight E.P. News of El Paso.
  • A story featuring part-time UF Large Animal Hospital veterinary technician Kaycie Miller’s response helping her hometown community in Florida Panhandle in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael appeared in the Gainesville Sun.
  • Dr. Adam Stern, a UFCVM veterinary forensic pathologist, participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for a new K-9 training complex that will become the Florida Forensic Institute for Research, Security and Tactics, or FIRST. Stern represented the college, which will collaborate with the center as needed once the facility is complete.
  • An article in American Veterinarian recaps what is known about feline injection-site sarcoma, and acknowledges a 2013 UF pilot study that found that administering vaccines in the distal part of the tail was well-tolerated and elicited similar serologic responses to vaccination in the distal limbs.
  • An article in AgriMarketing contained highlights from the recent dairy cattle reproduction council’s annual conference in Indianapolis and quoted UFCVM assistant professor Dr. Rafael Bisinotto, who served as program chair.




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November-December 2018

Practice Ownership Summit group gathered at table.

College’s inaugural ownership summit deemed a huge success

The event focused on the financial and other benefits of practice ownership for veterinary medical students.

Estrada with Doberman

UF faculty member plays key role in new study of heart disease in Dobermans

Researchers hope a new study will provide insights into the role of specific genetic mutations in the development of a heart disease that disproportionately affects Doberman pinschers.

Dr. Apachai Tuanyok

Researcher aims to eliminate glanders disease through new vaccine

A UF researchers hopes to develop a vaccine that will neutralize a disease that has threatened livestock and humans for millennia.

Screen shot from comparative medicine video

College initiates new regional consortium to enhance teaching expertise

A new regional consortium will aim to enhance the sharing of ideas for how to improve teaching in veterinary medicine.

Dr. Chris Sanchez and Cocoa

Faculty member’s article among “Top 10” downloaded in equine journal

The article, which deals with pain management in horses, has made a journal’s Top 10 downloads list for three years in a row.

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