In the news

  • A story about a dairy calf that received life-saving treatment for a bilateral jaw fracture through a creative 3D printing solution at the UF College of Veterinary Medicine was featured in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medicine’s Smart Brief, Genon Labs website, UF Innovate and elsewhere.
  • Dr. Ruth Francis-Floyd was quoted in an article that appeared in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association about fish medicine and growing interest in the field by veterinarians who hope for specialty recognition.
  • An opinion piece co-written by UFCVM’s dean, Dr. Dana Zimmel, and Dr. Scott Angle, head of UF-IFAS, that addressed the national shortage of veterinarians appeared in numerous outlets, including the Tampa Bay Times, the Palm Beach Post, the Naples Daily News, Gainesville Sun, the Tallahassee Democrat, South Central Florida Life (Clewiston News, Okeechobee News, Glades County News, Caloosa Belle, Immokalee Bulletin, Bell Glade and Pahokee Sun, Yahoo News, the Florida Cattleman and Livestock Journal and elsewhere.
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January-February 2022

Dr. Dana Zimmel

A message from our dean

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

Dr. Luisito Pablo and Dr. Leah Reznikov.

Zoetis 2021 Teaching, Research Excellence Honorees Named

Zoetis has honored Drs. Luisito Pablo and Leah Reznikov for their teaching and research talents, respectively.

Dr. Anum Ahmed with a golden retriever puppy.

New AKC-funded theriogenology resident reflects on first year

Dr. Anum Ahmed, a graduate of Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, was the inaugural recipient of the AKC-funded residency.

A single plate of cultured cells infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, stained red and viewed under magnification. The white spots are plaques that have formed where the cells have been destroyed by the virus. These cultures are part of a project that seeks to identify targets for COVID-19 drug discovery. (Image courtesy of Andrew P. Bluhm, biological scientist.)

Team including UFCVM researcher finds COVID-19 antiviral targets

Using CRISPR techniques allowed the team to rapidly screen host genes and identify the few key genes that promote coronavirus infections in mammals.

Dr. Mike Walsh

Aquatic Animal Health team participates in young dolphin rescue

The dolphin calf’s life was endangered, necessitating the risky but ultimately successful rescue.

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