August 2011 news at the College of Medicine

First laser lithotripsy patient recuperating well

By • Aug 22nd, 2011 • Category: August 2011, News

Laser lithotripsy offers new option for removing stones   In May, a 9-year-old Chihuahua named Sammy became the first patient at the UF Small Animal Hospital to receive a procedure known as laser lithotripsy to remove a stone lodged in his urethra. Three months later, Sammy, who has experienced chronic problems with bladder blockages from […]

UF sponsors Merial-NIH research symposium

By • Aug 22nd, 2011 • Category: August 2011, News

Hundreds attend Merial-NIH research symposium in Orlando¬† Against the exotic backdrop of the Disney Yacht and Beach Club Resort in Orlando, the University of Florida hosted the 11th annual Merial-NIH Veterinary Scholars Summer Research Program and Symposium Aug. 4-7, drawing 337 students from all over the U.S., as well as Canada, France and the Netherlands. […]

Student profile: Morgan Guoan aims talents at furthering human/animal bond

By • Aug 12th, 2011 • Category: August 2011, Features, People

Morgan Guoan hopes to blend her interests in the arts with veterinary medicine one day.

Cardiology hits the road to help pets…and vets

By • Aug 10th, 2011 • Category: August 2011, Features, News

On the road again…veterinary cardiologists are expanding their outreach to local veterinary practices to provide specialty care for pets.

Graduate degrees issued

By • Aug 9th, 2011 • Category: August 2011, People

Congrats to summer graduates Several students from the UF College of Veterinary Medicine’s graduate studies program¬† received their degrees during an advanced degree commencement ceremony held Aug. 6 at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center. Recipients include: Master of Science (thesis) degree: *Dr. Caleb Hudson Doctor of Philosophy degree: *Dan J. Spade Master of Science (non-thesis) […]

Equine faculty on cutting edge of colic research

By • Jul 26th, 2011 • Category: August 2011, News

UF colic experts share findings at national meeting From pain management to disease diagnosis to post-operative recovery rates, University of Florida veterinarians are advancing knowledge about equine colic, the No. 1 cause of premature death in horses. Drs. David Freeman, Ali Morton, Chris Sanchez, Astrid Grosche, Abel Ekiri and Johanna Elfenbein shared findings from several […]

Program cultivates students’ interest in science

By • Jul 22nd, 2011 • Category: Around the College, August 2011, Features

Students learn more about careers in research as part of Merial Summer Research Program.

Heart screenings keep pets healthy

By • Jul 20th, 2011 • Category: Around the College, August 2011

Monthly screenings offered by the UF Small Animal Hospital’s cardiology service help to prevent heart disease in pets.