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.

REFLECTING ON A MILESTONE YEAR

Year in Review: A Message From Dean Dana Zimmel

Although the stories we’ve shared represent only a snapshot of the work we’re doing at to advance the profession of veterinary medicine and the UF College of Veterinary Medicine’s Power of Together strategic plan, we hope they have given you some insight into the passion that drives us — and the spirit that moves us. Here is a recap of some of the programs and developments we’re proudest of.

Dr. Dana Zimmel

WhAT’S NEW

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 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.

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PIONEERS IN VETERINARY CARE & DISCOVERY

UF VET MED VOICE PODCASTS

Immunology: Making strides in treating cancer in dogs

Osteosarcoma is the most common form of bone cancer in dogs. Building on technology he originally developed to treat melanoma in animals, UF’s Rowan Milner developed a vaccine to treat osteosarcoma in dogs. Rather than being administered to prevent a dog from developing cancer, it is given to a dog to treat cancer once it has developed. He discusses promising results from years of studies and what’s ahead to improve survival for dogs with this aggressive form of cancer.

Rowan Milner

Animal disaster response: An essential function of a veterinary college

Veterinary colleges are increasingly requested to respond to animal issues related to natural and man-made disasters. Dr. Lawrence Garcia, medical director of the UF Veterinary Emergency Treatment Service (VETS) Team, recently led his team on a 10-day deployment to Fort Myers in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. He discusses the many reasons why a well-trained disaster response team is important for veterinary colleges to have.

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Anxiety and asthma: Understanding the tie between brain and airway

Asthma attacks account for nearly one-third of all asthma deaths. Anxiety is a common comorbidity in asthma, but despite links between asthma attacks and anxiety, there have been few studies in the asthma field of the amygdala, the brain region that initiates anxiety. UF’s Leah Reznikov, an associate professor of physiological sciences, discusses how her research aims to tackle that considerable gap with the goal of developing new approaches to treat asthma and reduce patient deaths.

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UF on a mission to improve the lives of dogs suffering from mitral valve disease

Degenerative mitral valve disease is the most common heart disease affecting dogs, affecting nearly all older and small breed dogs to some degree. Darcy Adin, DVM, a clinical professor of cardiology in the UF Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, discusses how ongoing research at UF aims to enhance treatments aimed at improving the lives of dogs living with heart disease.

Darcy Adin

Avian flu: What do we know, how concerned should we be?

Avian Influenza, or bird flu, has been in the news this past year as an outbreak, caused by a highly pathogenic strain, has caused illness and death in a variety of species around the nation. Two UF experts provide updates and share info relevant to owners of pet birds as well as how the virus is a potential danger to other species, including humans.

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

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