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

The new facility will be known as the UF Veterinary Hospital at WEC.

College aims to enhance diversity recruitment efforts through mentoring program

The UFCVM has received a two-year grant from the USDA to start a mentoring program for high-schoolers from underrepresented populations,

UF researchers discover new disease fatal to gopher tortoises

Whether the new deadly bacteria is a recently introduced organism or has been present but not recognized is unknown.

Large animal medicine professor named associate dean for academic and student affairs

Dr. Amanda House has held the position on an interim basis since last year.


Why the long waits for veterinary appointments?

These days, it can be tough to make a timely appointment with a veterinarian. In fact, long waits have now become commonplace at many veterinary clinics. This logjam can be…

Implications of Emerging Diseases in Gopher Tortoises and Other Reptiles

Gopher tortoises are found throughout Florida and the Southeast and are affected by various diseases, including upper respiratory tract disease. A new story from the University of Florida this summer…

Trance-like syndrome in dogs

Trance-like syndrome in a dog can be a spooky sight to behold, but it doesn’t appear to have more ominous effects. Dogs that exhibit this behavior — called trancing, for…

The making of a police dog

Training a police dog is quite involved — certainly more than we can cover here. But hopefully we can answer a few common questions. Breeds best suited for most police…


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