Dr. Larry Garcia with kitten during Hurricane Ian

Dr. Larry Garcia with a kitten treated by the UF Veterinary Emergency Treatment Service in Fort Myers in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian.

Garcia receives FVMA awards for service

Dr. Lawrence “Larry” Garcia, a clinical assistant professor of shelter medicine and surgery at the college, was recently honored by the Florida Veterinary Medical Association with a Gold Star Award and a special Hurricane Hero Award.

Garcia heads up the college’s Veterinary Community Outreach Program and serves as medical director of the UF Veterinary Emergency Treatment Service, or UF VETS.

The FVMA’s Gold Star Awards are presented to association members who have contributed much of their time and energy to the group and/or their respective local associations for the advancement of veterinary medicine.

Garcia received the Hurricane Hero Award for his service leading the UF VETS response in Fort Myers in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

As medical director for UF VETS, Dr. Garcia has led two state-requested field hospital deployments following Hurricanes Irma and Ian. He collaborates closely with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the Florida Veterinary Medical Association on large scale disaster response drills and deployments.

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May-June 2023

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Group shot of Distinguished Award winners

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Staff member honored with campuswide Superior Accomplishment Award

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Dr. Liang Zhou

Researcher named UFRF Professor

The recognition goes to faculty who have a distinguished current record of research and a strong research agenda likely to lead to continuing distinction in their fields.

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