In the news

  • A story highlighting Operation Catnip and featuring Dr. Julie Levy appeared in WUFT News.
  • A story highlighting the annual ACVO National Service Dog Eye Screening event appeared in the Alachua Chronicle and on Yahoo. 
  • A story about an online auction sponsored by UF veterinary students to benefit Ukrainian zoos was covered by VIN.
  • A story featuring Drs. David Freeman and Todd Holbrook about a horse that survived a rare form of colic after surgery at UF was covered by WPLG-Local 10-Miami, Fox 35 News-Orlando and Horsetalk NZ.
  • A story focusing on new research from Dr. Cuong Nguyen published in PlosOne that found no difference in susceptibility to COVID-19 in Black and white ancestral origins was covered in a radio interview with WUFT-FM locally and by Thanh Nien Newspaper (Vietnam).
  • A study published in Environmental Science & Technology Letters coauthored by physiological sciences graduate student Jake Thompson, his mentor, Dr. John Bowden, and others showing evidence of PFAS, “forever chemicals,” found in toilet paper received coverage on Fox 26/Houston, Fox 7/Austin, Fox32/Chicago, Fox 5/New York, NewsChannel 5/Nashville, News 5/Cleveland, ABC Action News/Tampa Bay, Time Magazine, MSN and elsewhere.
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March-April 2023

Dr. Zimmel

A message from our dean

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

Dr. Francis-Floyd and poster presenter

Top research at college recognized during Phi Zeta Research Celebration

In a poster session and through oral presentations, members of the UFCVM community showcased their scholarship.

Group shot: Superior Accomplishment Awards

2023 Superior Accomplishment Award winners honored

The winners were honored at a luncheon held March 20 at the Hilton University of Florida.

Students use fear-free techniques to trim a patient's nails

Pets are Wonderful Support organization benefits students, community

Over 25 years after its inception, PAWS continues to provide high-quality, no-cost care to the pets of disabled and socioeconomically disadvantaged individuals in Alachua County.

Mrs. Louise Courtelis

Longtime friend, supporter of college, Louise Courtelis, passes away

Contributions of Louise Courtelis and her late husband, Alec, made possible the success the college enjoys today.

Michelle Wilhelmy helps check in a dog during Service Dog Eye and Heart Day in May 2022

Free eye and heart screenings to be offered to service dogs on May 19

The event is offered each year at UF in collaboration with the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists.

Dr. Cuong Nguyen

Study: Black and white ancestral origins show no difference in susceptibility to COVID-19

But some patients, whose genetic makeup gives them more protection, have a better chance of fending off infection from the virus.

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