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2024 CVM Distinguished Award winners

The UF College of Veterinary Medicine’s 2024 Distinguished Winners from left to right, are: Dr. Steven Rosenthal, Dr. Kendra Stauffer, Dr. Maureen Long, Dr. Stephanie Sabshin and Dr. Arnold Goldman. Not pictured is Dr. Jim Wellehan. Individuals whose contributions to the veterinary medical profession range from combating diseases in animals…

Dr. Stern: Honored for work in animal forensics

Dr. Adam Stern, center, holds the award for “Superior Accomplishment in Animal Forensic Sciences” during a recent conference on animal forensics investigations. Dr. Adam Stern and the Veterinary Forensics Sciences Laboratory hosted a three-day Animal Forensic Investigations Conference in Gainesville May 20-22 at the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center.

Dr. Heard: Inside Australian crocodile farming

Credit: Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals Media Australia has a new plan to manage its growing crocodile population, but not everyone is a fan. Late last month, officials in the Northern Territory released an updated saltwater crocodile management plan, the culmination of months of public comments and consultation with experts.

Dr. Stern: Receives over $7 million in gifts

Dr. Adam Stern, left, explains to veterinary students how to excavate a clandestine animal grave in a forest. (Photo courtesy of Adam Stern, D.V.M.) Many of the animals examined by Adam Stern, D.V.M., a professor at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in the department of comparative diagnostic and population…

Dr. Walden: Parasitic pet diseases spreading

Ticks transmit Lyme disease, anaplasmosis and Ehrlichiosis. Mosquitoes play a key role in the spread of heartworm disease. Heartworm disease and the tick-borne illnesses Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis and anaplasmosis are predicted to expand across the United States in 2024, according to the Companion Animal Parasite Council’s annual report. “What was true…

Dr. Ossiboff: Visits Australia and Indonesia

Dr. Rob Ossiboff presents a lecture during the Wildlife Pathology Short Course in Indonesia. (Photo by Michelle Dennis) Dr. Rob Ossiboff, a clinical associate professor and veterinary pathology specialist, recently returned from two weeks abroad in Sydney, Australia and Malang, Indonesia, where he participated in two back-to-back wildlife pathology short…

Avian influenza A(H5N1) virus in a Florida dolphin

The detection of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus in a bottlenose dolphin recovered by University of Florida marine animal rescuers in 2022 was the first time the virus has been identified in a cetacean in America. (Photo courtesy of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission) The case of a…

UFCVM Holiday Food Drive

The Bread of the Mighty Food Bank is a branch of Feeding Northeast Florida. The college has held a donation drive for this organization over the holiday season for 12 years and, time and time again, our CVM family steps up and supports it. The first Bread of the Mighty…

Dr. Rodrigues Hoffmann: ACVP Award winner

We congratulate Dr. Aline Rodrigues Hoffmann for her well-deserved recognition from the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP). She received the 2023 Mid-Career Excellence Award at the annual ACVP meeting. Congratulations! We are so proud of you!…

Lisa Conti One Health Research Showcase

On November 1, the UF Vet Med Department of Comparative, Diagnostic, and Population Medicine held the first Lisa Conti One Health Research Showcase. Faculty who have received financial support from the Lisa Conti One Health Fund presented their preliminary research findings to Dr. Conti’s family, friends, and donors. It…