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.


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 to open new veterinary hospital at Ocala’s World Equestrian Center

In an effort to support the owners of equine athletes and other animals visiting Ocala’s new world-class World Equestrian Center, the UF College of Veterinary Medicine has embarked on a strategic alliance with the center to provide leading-edge patient care in a new 40,000-square-foot hospital facility located on center grounds.

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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.

total canine, ankle replacement

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 researchers tackle rising need to develop antiviral therapies for COVID-19

As COVID-19 edges from pandemic to endemic status, there is a growing need for antiviral therapies. A multidisciplinary team of UF researchers has identified dozens of therapeutic targets that could feed the drug development pipeline. Chris Vulpe, MD, PhD, is included in this group, which recently published a paper in Genome Magazine.

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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 Dangerous Emerging Pathogen: Burkholderia pseudomallei

A CDC probe recently found a dangerous bacteria, Burkholderia pseudomallei, in an aromatherapy room spray, which was subsequently recalled as the bacteria was linked to a deadly outbreak of melioidosis. Apichai Tuanyok, PhD, a specialist in tropical diseases, is working on a vaccine for it.


Spearheading a sharper focus on contaminants of concern in water bodies and their impact

Nancy Denslow, PhD, shares her studies of fish and other aquatic species that reveal a need to further study contaminants in water bodies and their impact on the environment and human health.

water body cotaminants, podcast

Using innovative approaches to handle new challenges to dairy cattle health and welfare

Ricardo Chebel, DVM, discusses how thought leaders at the UF College of Veterinary Medicine are making use of artificial intelligence and other technology to help dairy farmers better meet the profound changes in the dairy industry and ensure the safety and welfare of their herds.

cow, dairy industry, podcast


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Veterinary Page

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.