Driving animal, human and environmental health forward

The UF College of Veterinary Medicine stands apart with nationally recognized care for animal patients, leading-edge science research and a proven training ground to prepare veterinarians of the future.

7th Our ranking among veterinary medical colleges nationwide, according to U.S. News & World Report.

1st The only college of veterinary medicine in the state of Florida.

1st Our UF Small Animal Hospital caseload is the largest among academic veterinary hospitals in the U.S.


Stallion with rare form of colic survives after surgery at UF

Morriston resident Valerie Frederick, still haunted by the death of a beloved Friesian colt that succumbed to colic several years ago, was in danger of losing a stallion to the same illness. She put her trust in a distinguished professor of equine surgery at UF who employed a technique he developed at the university, one that has only been used a handful of times due to its difficulty.

Stallion colic

Dr. Kim: Using AI to change comparative oncology and help animals, humans in real world

Dr. Jon Kim joined the UF College of Veterinary Medicine faculty through the school’s Artificial Intelligence Initiative. In his new role at UF, Kim will focus on developing novel diagnostic and clinical applications in the field of comparative oncology and translational medicine by utilizing AI and machine learning. We sat down with Kim to ask him about his exciting new endeavors at our university.

Dr. Jon Kim with UF supercomputer



UF studying new treatment to attack the most common cause of blindness in horses

Researchers at UF are studying the development of a new eyedrop they hope will be able to prevent or treat a condition known as equine recurrent uveitis, or moon blindness, the most common cause of blindness in horses. ERU is an immune-mediated disease characterized by spontaneously recurrent episodes of intraocular inflammation, with an estimated prevalence of 1-2% of horses in the United States.

Blind horse

Improving dairy cattle health by unraveling the etiology of uterine disease

Metritis is an inflammatory uterine disease found in about 20% of dairy cows after parturition. Studies at UF have found a distinct link between uterine disease and the uterine microbiome, metabolome and the immune system in dairy cows, which may aid in prevention and treatment. Dr. Klibs Galvão is using unique, integrative approaches to investigate better ways of understanding the bovine uterine microbiome and its impacts on uterine health.

cows uterine disease

Optimizing performance in the elite equine athlete

The UF Veterinary Hospital at World Equestrian Center/Ocala, a premier equestrian venue, opened for business in May 2022. In the new 40,000-square-foot hospital facility, UF veterinarians offer world-class veterinary care and advanced diagnostics and treatment for horses, dogs and cats. Although the facility does offer treatments for companion animals, this episode focuses on the equine hospital and what the veterinarians there offer horse patients, specifically how they work to enhance and optimize performance in the elite equine athlete.

UF Vet Hospital at WEC

Animal CSI: Advocating for animal welfare through veterinary forensics

The veterinary forensic sciences team at the University of Florida provides a cross-disciplinary approach to the pursuit of justice in cases involving animal abuse. Key programs — implemented collaboratively with animal shelters, law enforcement and attorneys — are heightening awareness of animal abuse issues and providing veterinary forensic science services, including forensic autopsies, to participating agencies.

Adam Stern

Impacts of emerging pathogens and invasive species

Florida has many invasive species, with Burmese pythons being one of the best known. However, while impacts of these reptiles are often framed in terms of threats they pose to the environment or other species due to habitat encroachment, the risks of diseases associated with emerging pathogens they carry are worthy of further study.

Burmese python

New approaches for understanding and treating bladder pain syndrome

Interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) affects millions of Americans, and current treatment options are ineffective for many patients. Patients with this syndrome suffer from chronic pain that severely affects quality of life. Dr. Aaron Mickle, an assistant professor of physiological sciences, incorporates multiple techniques at the system and cellular level to answer questions related to mechanisms of bladder sensory function and pain.

Aaron Mickle


college publications

Veterinary Academic Building


Veterinary Page

A bimonthly newsletter for faculty, staff and students of the UF College of Veterinary Medicine.

Cover, Summer 2023 Florida Veterinarian magazine


Florida Veterinarian

A magazine for alumni, faculty and friends of the UF College of Veterinary Medicine.