Sylvia Tucker


  • Hematocrit centrifuge
  • Jouan Refrigerated centrifuge, swinging buckets
  • Savant Refrigerated centrifuge
  • Micro centrifuge
  • Pockit PCR machine
  • Phase contrast microscope
  • Biological Safety Cabinet
  • CO2 Incubators
  • Labconco Premier Hood
  • Vortexes
  • Water bath
  • Ultra freezers
  • Non defrosting -20 freezers

Training or Skills

  • Vet tech
  • Animal handling
  • Blood collection
  • Anesthesia administration, medications, paperwork and SOPs
  • Preparation of supplies for large numbers of animal confiscations, wet labs or spay/neuter surgeries
  • PCR with the Pockit PCR machine
  • Antibody titers with Symbiotics Titer Chek and Biogal ImmunoComb
  • Cell Culture

University of Florida


As part of both the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and UF Health, Veterinary Medicine is dedicated to advancing animal, human and environmental health through teaching, research, extension and patient care.



Animal Hospitals

Need animal care? Visit the UF Small Animal and Large Animal Hospitals. From dogs, cats, birds and exotics to horses, cattle, llamas, pigs and many other large farm or food animals, our experienced veterinarian staff is ready to assist.

Animal Airwaves

Syndicated Podcast

Animal Airwaves

Animal Airwaves is a daily radio series that features one-minute segments relating to animal health, ranging from insights into animal behavior to veterinary patient care breakthroughs and trends.

Animal Airwaves