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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What makes a manatee’s life difficult…and how science can lend a helping hand

Manatees, our canaries in the waterways, are a unique representative of the multi-layered problems in Florida’s aquatic systems and steps we can take to improve the environment for all animals that are affected negatively by human activity.

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Identification of a new treatment for widespread allergic disease in horses

Horse Heaves, recurrent airway obstruction also known as COPD, is the most prevalent lung disease in horses. This research could be life-changing for horses, particularly performance horses currently prevented from competing.

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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.