Tom Vickroy

vickroy_tom_2014Executive Associate Dean and Professor

Department of Physiological Sciences
Box 100144
1333 Center Drive
Gainesville, FL 32610-0144
Office:  352-294-4036
Fax:  352-294-9874


  • B.S., Biophysics & Biochemistry, Penn State University, 1977.
  • Ph.D., Pharmacology & Toxicology, University of Texas Medical Branch, 1982.

Honors and Awards

  • Invited speaker at International Workshop for Harmonization of Minor Use/Minor Species Veterinary Drugs in Food Animals “Federal Oversight of Extra-Label Drug Use for Food-Producing Animals in the USA: Is International Harmonization Possible?”,  (2013), Taipei, TAIWAN
  • Clinical Sciences Teacher of the Year Award, UF College of Veterinary Medicine, 2006.
  • Teacher of the Year Award (Class of 1996), UF College of Veterinary Medicine, 1998.
  • Teaching Improvement Program Award, UF College of Veterinary Medicine, 1994.
  • C.E. Cornelius Outstanding Young Investigator Award, UF College of Veterinary Medicine, 1991.

Grant Support

  • Food Animal Residue Avoidance Databank (FARAD) – Southern Region
    09/01/2012 – 08/31/2014 PI and Project Director, USDA-NIFA 41480-20118
  • Food Animal Residue Avoidance Databank (FARAD) – Southern Region
    09/01/2013 – 08/31/2015 PI and Project Director, USDA-NIFA 41480-21009
  • Minor Use Animal Drug Program (NRSP-7) – Southern Region
    09/15/13 – 09/14/15 PI and Program Director, USDA

    Research Interests

    My principal research interests are veterinary neuropharmacology and pharmacokinetics of veterinary drugs, especially ones that are used in food-producing animal species. At present, I serve as one of the national directors of Food Animal Residue Avoidance Databank (FARAD), a program that is designed to prevent or mitigate the risk of harmful chemical residues in animal-derived foods (meat, milk, eggs, etc.) following therapeutic drug treatments (e.g., extra-label drug use) or accidental exposure to agro-chemicals, environmental toxins or other contaminants. Detailed information on the FARAD program can be found at In addition, I serve as Southern Region Animal Drug Coordinator for the Minor-Use Animal Drug Program (MUADP). This program works with industrial partners, stakeholder groups and groups within the Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine (FDA-CVM) in order to identify drug needs for minor food-producing animal species (sheep, goats, gamebirds, aquaculture species, etc.). MUADP coordinators conduct or oversee animal safety and human food safety trials to generate and disseminate data that are used to support new animal drug approvals. More information about MUADP can be found at

    Recent Publications

    Additional publications here

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