In the news

  • Dr. Heather Walden was quoted in a story in Today’s Veterinary Business  focusing on the latest annual report from the Companion Animal Parasite Council, which found that heartworm disease and the tick-borne illnesses Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis and anaplasmosis are all predicted to expand across the United States in 2024.
  • A story about a ram successfully treated for spinal injury at the UF Large Animal Hospital appeared in the Alachua Chronicle.
  • WCJB-TV 20 News covered the college’s annual Open House event, held April 6.
  • Dr. Julie Levy was quoted in a story that appeared in the Tampa Bay Times relating to “kitten season” and the anticipated influx of feral felines into shelters.
  • Three UF College of Veterinary Medicine faculty members were involved in an effort to provide tusk surgery to an elephant once owned by Michael Jackson that now resides at the Jacksonville Zoo. A story about the procedure appeared in the Florida Times-Union.


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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.

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