In the News
In addition to stories we produce, our college and the UF Veterinary Hospitals are frequently featured or mentioned in the external media. When we become aware of interesting news features or video, we will list some of them here.
- A story about UF researchers developing a new blood test for a devastating disease of boas and pythons featuring Dr. Elliott Jacobson and former UFCVM graduate student Rita Chang appeared in Science Daily, the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Animal Health Brief, in Veterinary Practice News and in Laboratory Equipment as well as in Digital Journal and in Phys.Org, Press-News.org, e!Science News, Bio-Medicine and Science Codex.
- A story about the UF’s nationally unique veterinary forensic pathology fellowship program featuring Dr. Nanny Wenzlow appeared in the Gainesville Sun.
- A story about new Large Animal Technical Rescue standards, crafted by a committee chaired by UFCVM director John Haven appeared in The Horse.
- A release announcing a new UF/ASPCA graduate program in veterinary forensic sciences appeared in national media outlets, including Yahoo News, Reuters US News, numerous broadcast outlets and business journals in Denver, Dayton, Silicon Valley, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Austin, Charlotte, San Antonio and many other places within the state and elsewhere. The story is here. Another story appeared in the Alligator and can be foundhere.
- A story noting Dr. Cynda Crawford’s appearance before the Hillsborough County Commission to laud a new feral cat program appeared on TBO.com.
- Maddie’s Shelter Medicine program was honored by the Hillsborough County Commission for its efforts on behalf of shelter medicine in that community. Drs. Julie Levy and Cynda Crawford of the Maddie’s program received a plaque for their efforts. Video of the presentation is here.
- Dr. Julie Levy was quoted and photographed for a New York Timesarticle titled “New Strides in Spaying and Neutering.” She was also quoted in another article titled “Ignorance about Cats’ Sex Lives Fuels Unplanned Pregnancies” that appeared in the Oregon Herald, on Yahoo News (Canada and South Africa) and in LiveScience.
- UF veterinarians remove a 9-pound tumor from a mastiff mix named Bubbles’ face: The UF veterinary oncology team was honored on “Animal Voices,” a website that provides “a salute to human heroes for animals” and points to a link to the “Bubbles” story on Examiner.com. The story also appeared on WUSF’s Health News Florida website.
- A story about UF awarding the world’s first-ever Shelter Medicine Online Certificate appeared in KGO-TV, ABC-7, BioPortfolio, The Medical News, PublicityInsider.com, PR Newswire, Denton Record-Chronical and other news outlets.
- UF researchers: Tail vaccinations in cats could save lives: This story featuring the work of Dr. Julie Levy and UF veterinary student and Merial Scholar Cleon Hendricks appeared in numerous national news outlets, including Phys.Org, Science News, Health Medical and Science Updates, SmartBrief, Zimbio, myfoxdfw.com, myFOXDetroit.com, Myfoxatlanta, Myfoxdc.com, Quincy Herald Whig, WFSB, MyFoxNY, The State Journal, WHLT, WNCT, KVVU, myFOXla.com, WJRT, Tucson News Now, New Jersey Herald, WXVT, WATE, CW15 – OMAHA, KCEN, My Fox Nepa.The story also was the #1 most-clicked story in the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Animal Health SmartBrief, the AVMA’s daily e-newsletter, and appeared in AVMA News, AAHA’s NewStat, Examiner.com, Health News Digest, the Cat Channel, Veterinary Practice News, and dvm360.
- Canine Anxiety: Dr. Terry Curtis, a veterinary behaviorist in the department of small animal clinical sciences, was featured in an article that appeared in Clinician’s Brief.
- Allergies: Dr. Dunbar Gram, an associate professor of small animal dermatology, was featured in the Hartford Courant, Zimbio and the French Tribune in the nationally syndicated column by Steve Dale of the Tribune Content Agency in response to a question relating to skin allergies, and in Dale’s column in the Chicago Tribune.
- Manatee Awareness: Dr. Roger Reep, a professor of physiological sciences, wrote an essay in honor of Manatee Awareness Month titled “Boating with Manatees” for Sailors for the Sea, a non-profit conservation group focused on the sailing and boating community. The essay is here.
- The UF Small Animal Hospital’s veterinary technical program was listed on the Vet Tech Colleges blog as being one of “25 Cool Vet Tech Internships.”
- New business externship program at UF CVM: This story highlights a new externship focusing on practice management and now being offered to University of Florida veterinary students. The story appeared locally in the Gainesville Business Report, in DVM360, the American Animal Hospital Association’s publication, NEWStat, as well as on various other veterinary-oriented Twitter sites and blogs.
- Fear of deer disease leads state to ban imports: Dr. Paul Gibbs, UF CVM professor emeritus of infectious diseases) is quoted in this story in the Ocala Star Banner.
- Jerky treats linked to pet deaths: Dr. Richard Hill was featured in this story on WCJB (TV 20 News) and in the Alligator.
- A UF Aquatic Animal Health resident, Dr. Stephen Cassle, was featured in this article from SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment for his surgical removal of two fish hooks from endangered green sea turtles.
- Dr. Mike Walsh, co-director of the UF Aquatic Animal Health Program, was featured in numerous state and national news accounts after assisting in the euthanasia of a stranded sperm whale near Madiera Beach on Oct. 31. Among the national outlets covering the story were NBC News and CNN as well as state and local news organizations such as the Tampa Bay Times, Bay News 9, the Tampa Tribune, among others.
- UF researchers report cats may be the key to human HIV vaccine: This story featuring the recent work of Dr. Janet Yamamoto was released nationally to the Associated Press and was covered in media outlets and blogs, including the Philadelphia Inquirer, the University Herald, the Gainesville Sun, WebMD, Phys.Org, Health Canal, Indiablooms.com, Medical Xpress, Health Medical and Science Updates, Health News Digest, BioPortfolio, Fox News, WTSP and locally on WCJB-TV News, GTN News, the Gainesville Sun, Alligator among others. Many veterinary and pet oriented publications also picked up the story, including DVM360, CatsTodayWorld, and many others.
- A dog that saved a family from a fire in their home was treated for burns at UF Small Animal Hospital. The story appeared in numerous national outlets, including USA Today and the Huffington Post before being covered locally by the Gainesville Sun.
- A story about the UF Large Animal Hospital farrier, Jody Schaible, was in the Gainesville Sun: UF farrier tapped to mentor students
- A story about a UF Large Animal Hospital veterinary technician, Cheryl Gallowitz, winning a contest for her salsa recipe appeared in the Gainesville Sun: Local woman’s winning salsa unveiled and in the Alligator.
- An alumnus of the UF College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Carlos Campos, was named “America’s Favorite Veterinarian” by the American Veterinary Medical Foundation. This story appeared on My Fox Tampa Bay news and numerous other news outlets.
- John Haven, director of medical/health administration at the college, was a guest participant in a recent radio discussion on Horses in the Morning radio show, based in Ocala. The subject was large animal technical rescue. The show can be found here.
- A story about the UF Small Animal Hospital’s Blood Bank program appeared Aug. 25 in the Gainesville Sun and in its sister paper, the Ocala Star Banner and was later picked up by the Associated Press. The original story ishere. It subsequently was referenced in a story that appeared in CBSNews and has also appeared in additional news outlets nationally and statewide.
- Rare African crane that has been sighted in the Ocala area. (Gainesville Sun)
- The UF Maddie’s Shelter Medicine team was one of several groups that provided assistance to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in a landmark dogfighting case that was reported on in the national news. Among outlets carrying the story were Yahoo.com, CNN and many other national, state and local news outlets.
- UF animal hospital performs rare procedure on Jacksonville cat ( Florida Times-Union.)
- Battle is fierce for pets with cancer: (Gainesville Sun)
- UF PETS clinic grand opening anniversary: (Gainesville Sun and Ocala Star-Banner)
- Florida panther receives surgery at UF: Gainesville Sun, Florida PantherNet and Fox30News
- Club, community support help service dog get cancer treatment: ( GTN News)
- How to give a 1,500-pound manatee a heart exam (Futurity)
- UF study gives new insight into manatees (Gainesville Sun)
- Media darling pig Chris P. Bacon hams it up before UF hernia operation
- Interview with Suze Orman following commencement speech (University of Florida)
- Youtube video of Suze Orman commencement speech
- Take one day at a time, Suze Orman tells vet school grads (Gainesville Sun)
- Personal finance expert speaks at UF (Associated Press)
- Noted financial advisor Suze Orman to speak at vet school commencement (Gainesville Sun)
- Little horse with big heart inspires 2-legged friends. (Gainesville Sun)
- A juvenile bald eagle treated at UF through the zoological medicine service was released back into the wild near Newnans Lake in Gainesville on April 10, The Gainesville Sun’s photo gallery appears here.
- Diplomatic therapy dog recovering from cancer surgery at UF (Gainesville Sun)
- Several stories relating to Erik Bendl, known as World Guy for his treks around the country to promote diabetes awareness, and his dog, Nice’s need for surgery and subsequent procedure at the UF Small Animal Hospital have appeared in the press recently. Following Erik’s initial visit to UF, stories appeared on Fox 13/Tampa Bay news on March 6 and in Hernando Today newspaper, serving the Spring Hill community and surrounding area, on March 9. Additional stories generated after Nice’s successful surgery at the UF Small Animal Hospital appeared on GTN News on March 22, in the Gainesville Sun on March 27, in Hernando Today again on March 27, and on various other news sites and blogs.
- UF veterinary student Casey Siljestrom was featured in this story She defied the odds, beating a cancer that defied the norm (Gainesville Sun)
- Students get up-close at life as a vet (Gainesville Sun)
- The use of hyperbaric chamber treatment in veterinary medicine for pets was explored in an Associated Press article featuring Dr. Justin Shmalberg and the UF Small Animal Hospital. The article appeared in a variety of national news outlets, including NPR, the Washington Post, the Seattle Times, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the Miami Herald, the Charlotte Observer, ABC News, Yahoo and many others. The video associated with the story also appeared on AOL.com, on Fox News, the Huffington Post ,NBC Newsand other outlets.
- Horse with equine herpes in stable condition (Ocala Star Banner)
- Horse with equine herpes raises concerns (Ocala Star Banner)
- The story of Cali: Snake bite survivor (Cesar Milan’s blog)
- Project Heal dog-and-car wash event
- UF studying disease linked to sandflies (Gainesville Sun)
UF equine veterinarians laud leishmaniasis awareness (The Horse)
- Snake-bitten Clermont dog first at UF to be treated in hyperbaric chamber (Orlando Sentinel)
Dog recovers after near-fatal snakebite (WESH.com, Orlando)
- October 2012:
First canine total knee replacement at University of Florida a success (DVM Magazine)
- Pets 2012: Sit, Stay, Heal (Orlando Magazine)
- Rare, white sea turtles hatch in Flagler, New Smyrna Beach
(Daytona Beach News Journal)