In the news

  • Dr. Steve Roberts, a professor emeritus and former director of the college’s Center for Environmental and Human Toxicology, was quoted in an ABC News article on the recent train derailment incident in Ohio.
  • Dr. Jim Wellehan, a professor of zoological medicine at UF, was quoted in a New York Times article about an alligator found in Prospect Park Lake in Brooklyn.
  • Dr. Gary Butcher, a professor and avian extension veterinarian at UF, was quoted in the Denver Post, the Greeley Tribune and in articles about avian flu.
  • A story about a horse that survived surgery to remove a rare gastric impaction and featuring Drs. David Freeman and Todd Holbrook appeared on Fox 35 News/Orlando, on WPLG News10/Miami, Horsetalk and in The Alachua Chronicle.
  • A story about a bald eagle treated by UF’s zoological medicine team for lead toxicity and subsequently rehabilitated at the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey in Maitland was covered by WCJB-Channel 20 News, MyCBS4  and the Lake City Reporter.
  • A story quoting Dr. Julie Levy about a new $510,000 grant to the UF Shelter Medicine Program from PetCo Love to support a one-year accelerated internship program for six veterinarians was covered by several outlets, including dvm360, WCJB-Channel 20 News, Veterinary Practice News, Today’s Veterinary Business and elsewhere.
  • A story highlighting a new statewide task force on animal cruelty established by the Fifth Judicial Circuit and including the UF College of Veterinary Medicine as a member appeared on WCJB-Channel 20 News, in Inside Lake, WFTV-Channel 9 News and the Citrus County Chronicle Online. 
  • An overview of Dr. David Freeman’s talk to the American Association of Equine Practitioners on Colic Referral: The Waiting Game, appeared in The Horse.
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January-February 2023

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A message from our dean

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

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Stallion with rare form of colic survives after surgery at UF

The procedure used to successfully remove the horse’s gastric impaction was developed at UF.

Kim McFarlane, UF student

Veterinary student serves at keynote speaker at UF’s annual military dinner

Kim McFarlane, a fourth-year UF veterinary student, was asked to speak because of her role in serving as president of the Collegiate Veteran Society.

A Burmese python

UF researchers discover new viruses in invasive pythons in Florida

The team led by Dr. Robert Ossiboff was the first to characterize serpentovirus in wild free-ranging pythons or in any free-ranging North American reptile.

Dr. Long and Glen Mapes

Inaugural Faculty Council Advocacy Award given to two recipients

Dr. Maureen Long and Glen Mapes were the inaugural winners of the Faculty Council Advocacy Award and were honored during a special faculty meeting.

PetCo Love Asset photo for story

Petco Love invests in UF Shelter Medicine Program to increase shelter veterinarians amidst national shortage

A $510,000 grant will fund an accelerated one-year internship program for six veterinarians.

Ashleigh Rankin

A Q and A with new UF shelter medicine online master’s graduate Ashleigh Rankin

Rankin used her experience volunteering with a Charlotte County rescue group in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian as part of her Capstone presentation for the UF Shelter Medicine Program online master’s degree.

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