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.

9th 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.

2nd Our UF Small Animal Hospital caseload is the 2nd-largest among academic veterinary hospitals in the U.S.


University of Florida opens new veterinary hospital at Ocala’s World Equestrian Center

The new University of Florida Veterinary Hospital was officially unveiled in Ocala on May 25 with a ribbon cutting. The hospital provides leading-edge patient care in a new 40,000-square-foot hospital facility located in Ocala, Florida. Veterinarians from UF offer world-class veterinary care and advanced diagnostics and treatment for horses, dogs and cats.


Improving the standard of shelter medicine across the nation and beyond

Maddie’s Shelter Medicine at the UF College of Veterinary Medicine is unique in the U.S. and in the world. Julie Levy, DVM, PhD, and her team provide veterinary students and practitioners with the specialized knowledge to enhance the medical and behavioral health of sheltered animals and to promote public health.

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UF successfully treats dog in critical condition with rare case of botulism

Luke, a 12-year-old, liver-colored English springer spaniel, developed a rare case of canine botulism that had him in critical condition. The UF Small Animal Hospital treated Luke in its ICU and got the adventurous dog back to his normal self, creating a lasting bond in the process.


First canine total ankle replacement surgery in Florida performed at UF

A 7-year-old Labrador retriever named Leo was the first canine in the Sunshine State to have a total ankle replacement surgery and one of only a handful around the globe to undergo the procedure.

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UF veterinary researchers discover new disease proving fatal to gopher tortoises

Whether the new deadly bacteria is a recently introduced organism or has been present but not recognized is unknown. A team of researchers at UF discover a new species of bacteria.

gopher, tortoises, vet med

UF-led study explores differences in COVID-19 severity internationally

Why are some countries less affected by COVID-19 than the U.S.? Rhoel Dinglasan, a professor of infectious diseases with the UF College of Veterinary Medicine, leads a team looking for answers in Africa.



UF leading big change in management of diabetic pets

Many owners cannot afford the emotional, financial and time commitment that diabetes care requires. As a result, many dogs and cats with diabetes are euthanized even though the disease is treatable. Chen Gilor DVM, PhD, discusses how UF veterinary researchers have led a dramatic paradigm shift in how dogs are treated and monitored for diabetes.

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How modern research is addressing gaps in diagnosis of neglected animal diseases

Notable gaps exist when it comes to knowledge and diagnosis of several diseases affecting companion animals, especially canines. Rhoel Dinglasan, PhD, a vector-borne disease expert, discusses a selection of these diseases, and how current research aims to close those gaps.

neglected diseases

Indigenous plant powers search for alternative drug to better manage canine pain

Elizabeth Maxwell, DVM, discusses the limitations and side effects associated with current canine oral analgesic medications and how this shows the need to investigate novel pharmacologic options for the management of canine pain.


UF researchers follow potential lead to improved treatment of chronic kidney disease in dogs

Researchers at UF are investigating the potential of a novel biomarker as a tool for identifying animals at high risk of developing end-stage renal failure and hope their findings will lead to improved therapies for chronic kidney disease. Autumn Harris, DVM, discusses hope for better management of chronic kidney disease in dogs.

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How UF is training tomorrow’s vets for practice ownership in today’s environment

Arming veterinary students with the tools to successfully navigate practice ownership and management has become more important than ever. Success in practice, which means mastery of finances, staff management and client relationships, translates to better care for animal patients, among other benefits. Martha Mallicote DVM, MBA, discusses training future vets for practice ownership.

training tomorrow's vets, podcast, LINAC

The Next Dimension of Care: How 3D printing is advancing veterinary surgery

Surgeons in veterinary and human medicine are using a new technology, 3D printing, in conjunction with computed tomography (CT scans) for operational planning. Two of our experts discuss how the use of 3D printing is enhancing patient outcomes in large and small animals.

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



Florida Veterinarian

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