Fall graduates receive M.S. degrees

Congratulations to our new M.S. recipients! Twenty-three UF College of Veterinary Medicine graduate students completed their programs and received their degrees virtually Dec. 18, with the coronavirus pandemic having moved traditional UF commencement ceremonies to online formats.

“Our new graduating students will join more than 900 M.S. or Ph.D. graduates of the UF CVM since 1993—including more than 500 master’s degree recipients who completed their studies online—with a concentration in Veterinary Forensic Sciences, Shelter Medicine, or Forensic Toxicology,” said Dr. Jorge Hernandez, director of graduate education in the college’s Office of Research and Graduate Studies. “Our graduates have joined the workforce in research or professional positions in Academia, Government, or Industry in the US and globally.”

Degrees were conferred by Dr. David Pascual, the college’s associate dean for research and graduate studies.

Our new graduate degree recipients are:

Master of Science degree (thesis-based):

  • Sydney Cottingham (mentored by Dr. Juan Campos Krauer)
  • Christina De Armond (mentored by Dr. Stanley Kim)
  • Kirsten Jackson (mentored by Dr. Rowan Milner)
  • Elizabeth Scherbatskoy (mentored by Dr. Thomas Waltzek)
  • Sebastian Umana Sedo (mentored by Dr. Rafael Bisinotto)

Master of Science degree (non-thesis, distance education):
Shelter Medicine
(Program coordinator, Dr. Terry Spencer)

  • Lacie Marie Davis
  • Britan C. Ethridge
  • Vanessa Nicole Hamann
  • Jill Kathryn Kirk
  • Melinda Sawyer Whitaker

Veterinary Forensic Sciences
(Program coordinator, Dr. Jason Byrd)

  • Bobbie Jo Bennett
  • Winsome West Eu
  • Erin Jones
  • Chealsea Lynch
  • Rebecca L. Nanney
  • Karen Lynn Nelson
  • Michelle Sheridan
  • Juliet Venter

Forensic Toxicology
(Program coordinator, Dr. Ian Tebbett)

  • Brooklynn Taylor Gonzalez
  • Aimee Nicole Kasper
  • Theresa Marie Meli
  • Nicole E. Wirth
  • Tan Yi Qian