College well-represented at national surgery meeting

The UF College of Veterinary Medicine is always well-represented during the Veterinary Orthopedic Society’s annual meeting, held Feb. 10-17 in Lake Tahoe. Many of our faculty play key leadership roles in VOS, in addition to the mentoring they provide to our enthusiastic trainees.

Podium presentations were given by:

  • Three small animal surgery residents, Dr. John Hanlon, Dr. Logan Scheuermann and Dr. Natalie Worden
  • One Ph.D. student, Parisa Mazdarani, and one master’s student, Trevor Perez
  • Three D.V.M. students, Sam Higgins, Ellie Peterson, and Karly Souders
  • Small animal rotating intern, Dr. Kerry Simon

Posters were presented by:

  • Two small animal surgery residents, John Hanlon and Logan Scheuermann (who had two posters)
  • Orthopedic research associate, MuYoung Kim (who had two posters)
  • Associate professor in large animal surgery, Dr. Adam Biedrzycki
UF CVM faculty, residents and others represented at the annual Veterinary Orthopedic Society meeting in Lake Tahoe.

Faculty, residents and students from the UF College of Veterinary Medicine’s surgery group during the annual Veterinary Orthopedic Society meeting in Lake Tahoe.

Our team also almost had a clean sweep of the awards: Dr. John Hanlon received the Bloomberg Resident Research Award and won the best Bloomberg Resident Award Presentation (considered as the most coveted presentation award of the meeting); Ellie Peterson and Karly Souders received Gretchen Flo Student/Intern Awards; Dr. Natalie Worden won the best small animal scientific research presentation; MuYoung Kim won the best scientific research poster presentation and Dr. Adam Biedrzycki won best clinical poster presentation.

Dr. Stanley Kim completed his two-year term as VOS scientific program chair, and Biedrzycki completed his three-year term as VOS research chair. A former UF small animal surgery resident and UF CVM alumna, Dr. Kristin Kirkby, was elected president-elect of the VOS.

Share this article with others:
  • E-mail this story to a friend!
  • Facebook
  • Digg
  • Twitter

March-April 2024

Dr. Zimmel

A message from our dean

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

Dr. Taylor Curley, back row, second from right, with members her UF College of Veterinary Medicine emergency and critical care team before the Key West Half Marathon on Jan. 14.

Quick action from UF veterinary emergency and critical care resident saves life of human runner

Performing CPR on animals is routine for Dr. Taylor Curley, but when a fellow runner collapsed during a race, her instincts kicked into gear.

Dr. Jeff Gruntmeier with his poster at EPI early stage investigator competition.

Scientist receives 1st place in EPI poster competition

Dr. Jeff Gruntmeier’s poster detailed progress in sample collection from mammals in wildlife rehab facilities. His project involves testing these samples for the presence of the SARSCoV2 virus.

Dr. Taylor McLendon performs a hind limb flexion during a lameness examination on a horse.

UF’s veterinary business management certificate program thrives in first 10 years

The program is unique among veterinary colleges nationwide.

Dr. Kari Hancock, Dr. Sally DeNotta and Dr. Lisa Edwards of UF's large animal medicine team ware shown with Lionel in his pen a few days prior to his discharge from UF's Large Animal Hospital. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Sally DeNotta)

Young ram back on his feet after months of treatment by UF veterinarians

The ram, named Lionel, is continuing his recovery at the UF-IFAS sheep unit and is doing well, UF veterinarians said.

Dr. Dan Lewis surrounded by several current and former UF small animal surgery residents.

Faculty member honored by national surgery group

Dr. Dan Lewis has received the 2024 Steve Fox Lifetime Achievement Award from the Veterinary Orthopedic Society.

...also in this issue



Around the College