In the news

  • An overview story about the UF College of Veterinary Medicine appeared in The Independent Florida Alligator. 
  • A story focusing on a new disease causing mortality in gopher tortoises featuring Dr. Jim Wellehan ran on WTVY-TV/News4. 
  • Dr. Rhoel Dinglasan’s work to develop a new malaria vaccine was noted in a UF News story focusing on FY 21 research awards.
  • Dr. Mike Walsh was featured in an interview on NPR’s All Thing Considered relating to recent manatee deaths and possible causes.
  • Dr. Dana Zimmel’s appointment as the college’s seventh permanent dean was covered by the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
  • Dr. David Freeman was mentioned in EquiManagement in an article focusing on the British Equine Veterinary Association’s Congress and 13th International Equine Colic Symposium. Freeman will serve as a speaker.
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July-August 2021

Dr. Dana Zimmel

A message from our dean

A message from the college’s dean, Dr. Dana Zimmel.

Dr. Francy Crosby

One for two: One vaccine for two tick-borne bacterial diseases

With funding from the Department of Defense, Dr. Francy Crosby is investigating a possible vaccine to combat two key tick-borne diseases.

Bess the setter

English setter beats odds, survives cardiac arrest during surgery at UF

Only about 5% of dogs that go into cardiopulmonary arrest survive to discharge, UF veterinarians said. Bess was one of the lucky ones.

Rescue team response

Animal Technical Rescue team provides safety training to hospital employees

Employees from a variety of departments within the hospital participated, collaborating as a team to work through a variety of scenarios.

Dr. Sally DeNotta

Researchers studying devastating disease that inhibits sweating in horses

About one-tenth of Florida’s horses are affected by equine anhidrosis, a dangerous disease that reduces the ability to sweat.

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