2019 Superior Accomplishment Award winners named

Superior Accomplishment Winners 2019

Recipients of this year’s Superior Accomplishment Awards are shown with their certificates and representatives of the college’s personnel office and Dr. Tom Vickroy, far left, back row.

Eleven employees of the UF College of Veterinary Medicine have received 2019 Superior Accomplishment Awards in the UF Health Science Center’s Division 5 category, which includes all six health-related colleges. Each winner will receive a cash award of $200, a framed certificate and a commemorative coffee mug, and will be considered as nominees for university-level awards, which offer eight $1,000 and six $2,000 cash prizes.

An awards banquet was held March 27 to honor the winners and to recognize their nominators, supervisors and college deans. And the winners are:


  • Katherine Devine:  UF Veterinary Hospitals, Small Animal Hospital client services
  • Kia Hendrix: Department of infectious diseases and immunology


  • Patricia Davidson: Business office


  • Alek Arayos: Department of Infectious diseases and Immunology
  • Tyler Hale: UF Veterinary Hospitals: Large Animal Hospital
  • Aaron Huggins, UF Veterinary Hospitals: Small Animal Hospital
  • Nina Thompson: Department of Comparative, Diagnostic and Population Medicine


  • Rebecca Richardson:  UF Veterinary Hospitals/Labs
  • Jenna Saxton: Department of Comparative, Diagnostic and Population Medicine


  • Dr. Michael Bowie: Department of Comparative, Diagnostic and Population Medicine faculty
  • Dr. Keijiro Shiomitsu: Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences Faculty
Share this article with others:
  • E-mail this story to a friend!
  • Facebook
  • Digg
  • Twitter

March-April 2019

Horses racing at Churchill Downs. (Courtesy of Churchill Downs)

Racing group funds UF study to investigate effects of drug in racehorses

The UF Racing Laboratory will study the longterm effects of a nerve drug in race horses, thanks to a grant from a national racing group.

EPI and UF College of Veterinary Medicine researcher Maureen Long helped build a patient surveillance system in Pakistan to track and diagnose mosquito-borne diseases. The project captured outbreaks and laid the groundwork for a countrywide surveillance, detection and reporting system.

Stalking arboviruses in Pakistan

Dr. Maureen Long’s work in Pakistan is rewriting the country’s narrative of contemporary mosquito-borne diseases.

Dr. Ilaria Capua receives an honorary Ph.D.

Faculty member receives honorary doctorate

Dr. Ilaria Capua was honored by her alma mater recently.

Primary Care and Dentistry building addition.

New primary care and dentistry building opens

The new building will expand teaching and training space for the primary care and dentistry service.

Superior Accomplishment Winners 2019

2019 Superior Accomplishment Award winners named

Eleven outstanding UFCVM employees were named 2019 Superior Accomplishment Award winners.

Holly Kitchen examines a K9's eyes during the national service dog eye and heart event in 2016.

Service dog eye and heart screening day is May 3

The annual event allows qualified service dogs to obtain free eye and heart screening exams by veterinary specialists.

Dr. Bobbi Conner teaches two then-UF veterinary students how to conduc

College ranked No. 9 in latest U.S. News and World Report Rankings

The college advanced five spots in the U.S News and World Report’s ranking of veterinary medical colleges nationwide.

...also in this issue



Around the College