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                        A dvA n c i n g A n i m A l H u m A n A n d E n v i ro n m E n tA l H E A lt H

                        Troubleshooting West Nile Virus
                        By Cindy Spence

                        I  n 2001, University of                                                                                                      diagnosed in horses

                                                                                                                              Photo by Sarah Kiewel
                           Florida veterinarian                                                                                                       and the demand for
                        Maureen Long became an                                                                                                        Long’s clinical expertise

                        expert on West Nile virus                                                                                                     kept her crisscrossing
      Infection         by accident. That year, in                                                                                                    the country, making
    in horses is        clinics at UF’s College of                                                                                                    her a national expert
     important          Veterinary Medicine, Long                                                                                                     by the end of the year.
 because it’s an        and other Large Animal                                                                                                        This initial grant led to
  indication of         Medicine clinicians saw                                                                                                       several more successfully
   what people          some of the first Florida                                                                                                     funded projects. In just
     might face         horses breaking with the                                                                                                      a few short years, UF
with the virus.         mosquito-borne disease.                                                                                                       has become a leader in
  Immunity in              Prior to its arrival in                                                                                                    West Nile virus research
horses provides         Florida, there had been                                                                                                       in horses. Long and her
    a proxy for         fewer than 100 cases of the                                                                                                   colleague, veterinary
understanding           disease diagnosed in the                                                                                                      virologist Paul Gibbs,
       the virus        United States. That year                                                                                                      had the opportunity to
    in humans           over 500 horses would break                                                                                                   study a new modified
      especially        with the disease in Florida                                                                                                   West Nile virus vaccine
  children and          and the clinic admitted over                                                                                                  in horses with potential
    the elderly.        10 percent of these reported                                                                                                  human application.

                        cases. Intrigued, Long and                                                                                                       “Vaccines like the
                        her colleagues put together a                                                                                                 one we studied were
                        proposal that was funded by                                                                                                   developed as the second
                        the Pari-Mutuel Wagering                                                                                                      generation of products
                        Trust Fund in Florida to                                                                                                      for enhanced and long
                        study the disease outbreak.                                                                                                   duration of protection,”
                        The next year, 14,000 cases      Dr. Maureen Long with one of the horses being monitored as part of                           Long added.
                        of West Nile virus were          a UF research project.
                                                                                                                                                          continued on page 8

                                      Maddie’s Fund
                                                                         New outpatient
                                                                                                             New programs
                                                                                                                                                                      UF offers
                                      grant expands                      imaging service                     beef up student                                          hemodialysis
                                      shelter medicine                   now available                       interest in                                              to assist in
                                      program                            at UF                               food animal                                              dog’s kidney
                                                                                                             medicine                                                 transplant
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vEtErinAriAn                                Message from the Dean

Florida Veterinarian is published by
the University of Florida College of
Veterinary Medicine for alumni and
                                                                                      W         ith new students underfoot and Gator
                                                                                                football underway, the fall semester and our
                                                                                      new academic year are off to their traditional start.
friends. Suggestions and comments                                                     Amidst all the activity, we have good news to report at
are welcome and should be emailed to:                                                 the college.
Sarah Carey, Florida Veterinarian editor,                                            Ground breaking for our greatly anticipated new
at:                                                         small animal hospital will take place Nov. 21 and we
                                                                                   are thrilled to finally get construction underway after
Check out the college web site at:                                                 so many years of wishful planning by the college.                                                          Plans are nearing completion and the contractor, PPI
                                                                                   Construction, is already beginning site work. When
                                                                                   construction starts, our longtime supporters, including
Glen F. Hoffsis
D.V.M., M.S.                                                                       donors, clients, state legislators, university officials and
                                                                                   others will be able to see the physical evidence of that
Executive Associate Dean                                                           dream finally reaching fruition. I know all of these
John Harvey
D.V.M., Ph.D.                                                                      groups celebrate with us as we prepare to better serve
                                                                                   the animals and pet owners in Florida and throughout
Interim Associate Dean                      Dean Glen Hoffsis
                                                                                   the Southeast in our new state-of-the-art facility. There
for Students and Instruction                are still many needs and naming opportunities are still available for gift recognition.
Thomas W. Vickroy
Ph.D.                                         Dr. Jim Thompson, our executive associate dean for the past two years and academic dean
                                            for ten years prior to that, has accepted an offer to serve as dean of the University of Tennessee’s
Associate Dean for Research
                                            College of Veterinary Medicine. It is a fantastic opportunity for Jim and an accomplishment for
and Graduate Studies
Charles H. Courtney                         us at the college to have played a significant part in developing his career to this point. While
D.V.M., Ph.D.                               we are sad to lose Jim and his wife, Joan, the college pharmacist, we wish them both well as
                                            they head off to Tennessee to begin this exciting new phase of their lives. I’d like to extend my
Senior Director of Development
                                            personal best wishes to Jim and Joan.
and Alumni Affairs
Zoë Seale                                      Dr. John Harvey, longtime chair of our department of physiological sciences, will succeed
                                            Jim as executive associate dean and I look forward to utilizing his vast knowledge and experience
Director of Development
                                            in leading the college. Dr. Paul Davenport, currently associate chairman, will become the new
and Alumni Affairs
Karen Legato                                chairman of our department of physiological sciences.
                                              The college has initiated a new program to address the shortage of veterinarians entering
Director of Public Relations
                                            food supply veterinary medicine. We have reached out to faculty at the UF Department of
Sarah K. Carey
M.A., A.P.R.                                Animal Sciences to help identify approximately four graduates of that department who have a
                                            genuine intent to pursue careers in food supply veterinary medicine. These students meet the
Coordinator of Alumni Affairs               same criteria for admission as all other students in their class, including the interview process.
Jo Ann Winn
                                            The class admitted just a few weeks ago had five students who met the criteria. Their basic
                                            veterinary education will equal that of their peers, except that these students will be mentored
                                            by food animal faculty members and offered a certificate for completion of elective courses and
Small Animal Hospital                       experiences that will provide them with additional skills and knowledge in the area of food
(352) 392-2235                              supply veterinary medicine.
Large Animal Hospital                         As always, we greatly appreciate your continuing support. Go Gators!
(352) 392-2229

College Administration and Dean’s
(352) 392-2213, ext. 5000

Public Relations                            Glen Hoffsis
(352) 392-2213, ext. 5206                   Dean
Development and Alumni Affairs
(352) 3929-2213, ext. 5200
       Program Spotlight

UF veterinarians receive grant to expand shelter
medicine program
By Sarah Carey

T     he University of Florida College of
      Veterinary Medicine has received a $1.7
million grant from Maddie’s Fund to create
                                                      The college’s existing shelter medicine
                                                   program was founded by Natalie Isaza,
                                                   D.V.M., (class of ‘94) and UF’s Merial
                                                                                                       of animal shelters and rescue groups, and a
                                                                                                       highly supportive administrative structure.
                                                                                                         Maddie’s Fund has also worked closely with
a comprehensive shelter medicine program           clinical assistant professor of shelter medicine.   Drs. Levy, Crawford and Isaza on Maddie’s Pet
that will enhance support for local animal         The program grown in popularity among               Rescue Project in Alachua County.
rescue operations, improve disease control         veterinary students in recent years.                  “We are thrilled to expand our relationship
and adoption rates among shelter animals and          Cynda                                            with this incredibly talented team of
expand professional training to fill the current   Crawford,                                           veterinarians,” said Maddie’s Fund President,
shortage of skilled providers in this area.        D.V.M., Ph.D.,                                      Rich Avanzino. “I’m certain their work in
   The three-year grant will establish the         (class of ‘89),                                     shelter medicine will take this emerging field
Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at UF and        a UF scientist,                                     to a whole new level.”
will build upon UF’s existing shelter medicine     will become                                            Alameda, Calif.-based Maddie’s Fund®, The
program. Through that program, which was           the Maddie’s                                        Pet Rescue Foundation, (www.maddiesfund.
created in 2003, veterinary students gain          clinical assistant                                  org) is a family foundation funded by
clinical experience by providing spay/neuter       professor                                           Workday and PeopleSoft Founder Dave
surgeries to animals awaiting adoption at the      of shelter                                          Duffield and his wife, Cheryl. Maddie’s Fund
local animal shelter.                              medicine. A                                         is helping to create a no-kill nation where all
   “This is a                                      co-discoverer      Dr. Cynda Crawford               healthy and treatable shelter dogs and cats are
transitional                                       of the canine                                       guaranteed a loving home.
time for the                                       influenza virus,
                                                                                                         To achieve this goal, Maddie’s Fund is
animal welfare                                     Crawford will work closely with Isaza and
                                                                                                       investing its resources in building community
field as growing                                   Levy to implement additional clinical and
                                                                                                       collaborations where animal welfare
demand for                                         educational programs aimed at educating not
                                                                                                       organizations can come together to develop
animal-friendly                                    only veterinary students but also technicians
                                                                                                       successful models of lifesaving; in veterinary
solutions is                                       and others associated with shelter efforts.
                                                                                                       colleges to help shelter medicine become part
challenging                                          Existing partnerships with Alachua County         of the veterinary curriculum; within private
traditional                                        and local animal rescue groups will also be         practice veterinarians to encourage greater
sheltering                                         enhanced through the new grant.                     participation in the animal welfare cause; and
paradigms,”         Dr. Julie Levy                    Levy said UF was uniquely                                   through the implementation of
said Julie Levy,                                   positioned to become a                                               national strategies to collect
D.V.M., Ph.D., who was a co-investigator on        center of excellence in                                                and report shelter statistics.
the grant and who will become the Maddie’s         shelter medicine in the                                                    Maddie’s Fund is named
professor of shelter medicine at UF.               southeastern United                                                       after the family’s beloved
   “There is an international desire to shift      States because of its                                                     miniature schnauzer, who
from a reactive animal control model in            diverse faculty expertise,                                                passed away in 1997.
which massive numbers of animals are               its location in a region
processed through shelters with an overall         with a large number
high euthanasia rate to one in which proactive
preventive measures reduce shelter admissions
with individualized programs tailored to
different types of animals to result in higher
save rates,” Levy added.

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      Service update

New outpatient imaging service
available at UF
By Sarah Carey

P       rivate and specialty practice veterinarians now have direct access
        to the Southeast’s most advanced imaging diagnostics at the
University of Florida Veterinary Medical Center, without needing to
refer cases through the center’s traditional clinical services.
   The new outpatient imaging service, known as GatorVetImaging,
began July14 and allows veterinarians in Florida and throughout
the Southeast the ability to take advantage of the same state-of-the-
art imaging technologies used by UF veterinary faculty, specifically
magnetic resonance imaging and CT.
   “GatorVetImaging brings the best medical technology of the VMC
directly to practitioners,” said Matthew Winter, D.V.M., a board-
certified veterinary radiologist who heads the VMC’s radiology service.
“We envision this as a way to assist the veterinary community in
handling their more challenging and involved cases within the context
of their established client/patient relationships.”
   While many veterinarians will continue to rely on UF as a
traditional referral center offering complete patient workup, the
new imaging service streamlines the diagnostic process for those
veterinarians who desire only the advanced imaging piece of the
patient care package at UF and wish to maintain direct primary care
responsibility for their patients.
   “We truly believe the new outpatient imaging service will
meaningfully advance the veterinary profession,” said Jim Thompson,
D.V.M., Ph.D., the UF College of Veterinary Medicine’s executive

                                                                                                                                                       Photo by Mark Hoffenberg
associate dean. “We’re talking about a client-oriented service that is
both efficient and cost-effective. It’s a win-win for practitioners and
for us at UF because we are fortunate enough to have this technology
housed at our facility.”
   The VMC’s 1.5 Tesla Toshiba Titan MR unit and the 8-slice
Toshiba Acquilion CT unit at UF are the most powerful imaging                Radiology technician Donna Graden positions a dog to receive an MRI.
tools currently available for veterinary diagnostics in the southeastern
United States. Both capabilities allow for rapid imaging with                  To schedule cases, veterinarians will need to contact the
exceptional contrast and spatial resolution.                                 GatorVetImaging coordinator to arrange an appointment. Pre-
   The MR unit allows highly detailed images to be obtained in               anesthesia and imaging request forms can be faxed from UF to
multiple planes of bone and soft tissue in all species. Foot, fetlock,       the scheduling veterinarian, or may be downloaded from the
suspensory joints, carpus, hock and heads are regions capable of being       GatorVetImaging Web site at
examined through MR in the horse, while spiral CT may be used for              Horse owners will be asked to bring their animals to UF the day
3-dimensional reconstruction in fracture repair planning. In small           prior to the scheduled procedure, which will take place the following
animals, both modalities are routinely applied to neurologic and             morning. Small animals will be able to be imaged and discharged on
orthopedic cases at the VMC, with additional studies performed for           the same day.
radiation planning and metastasis evaluations.                                 At the time of discharge, the animal’s owner will receive a folder
   “MR allows for exquisite distinction between normal and                   with a CD containing the images, as well as printed photos showing
abnormal tissues,” Winter said. “The use of specialized sequences            some of the more significant images from the scan. The owner will
further increases the ability to distinguish between different types of      meet again with the point-of-contact clinician, who will provide
pathology, ranging from hemorrhagic infarctions to primary brain             instructions to follow up with the attending veterinarian regarding
tumors and inflammatory disorders.”                                          the next step in patient care.
   Winter added that MR also reveals bone, tendon and ligament                 A VMC radiologist will interpret the images within 48 hours of the
pathology and can show bruising, meniscal damage and ligament tears          imaging procedure, and will fax or e-mail a PDF of the results to the
that go undetected when using traditional radiography.                       veterinarian. A copy of the results, and a CD with all the images, will
   “All of our radiologists have strong interests in cross-sectional         be mailed as well.
imaging, which gives UF a unique ability to serve the advanced                 For more information about GatorVetImaging, go to
imaging needs of Florida veterinarians.” Winter said.               -
      college news

Longtime CVM administrator to become dean at
University of Tennessee
By Sarah Carey

J      ames P. Thompson, D.V.M., Ph.D., an administrator at the

                                                                                                                                                          Photo by Sarah Carey
       University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, will soon
leave the college he has been a part of for more than 30 years to
become dean at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary
   Thompson is executive associate dean and a professor in the college’s
department of small animal clinical sciences. After graduating in 1976
from Purdue University, Thompson was admitted to veterinary school
at UF, where he subsequently received his D.V.M. and Ph.D. degrees.
He also completed a residency in small animal medicine at UF prior to
joining the faculty in 1986.
   Board-certified in the specialties of internal medicine, immunology,
virology, microbiology and oncology, Thompson has received
numerous awards both for his teaching and for his research and has
served as academic adviser for dozens of veterinary students, residents
and interns over the years. Following his days as a graduate student
and resident at UF, Thompson became an assistant professor and
director of the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital’s Immunology
Service before advancing to associate and later full professor and          A farewell presentation and party were held in Dr. Jim Thompson’s honor on
                                                                            Sept. 23. In photo, Dean Glen Hoffsis is shown with Thompson’s wife, Joan,
associate dean for students and instruction, a post he held between         as together they unveil the portrait that will now hang, along with other
1996 and 2006.                                                              former college deans and interim deans, in the dean’s conference room.
   In that capacity, Thompson supervised the admissions process             Many members of the college’s faculty, staff and student body attended
                                                                            the gathering, along with several longtime associates of Thompson’s from
and provided academic oversight for all students enrolled in the            the UF Health Science Center, the main campus and the Florida Veterinary
professional D.V.M. program. He served as interim dean for a year in        Medical Association.
2006 after the departure of former dean Joseph A. DiPietro, D.V.M.,
to the University of Tennessee, where DiPietro now serves as vice
president of UT’s Institute of Agriculture. Thompson and DiPietro

                                                                                                                                                          Photo by Sarah Carey
will once again be joined together in leadership positions to advance
veterinary medicine and agriculture.
   In 2006, the UF veterinary college’s present dean, Glen Hoffsis,
D.V.M., selected Thompson to serve as his executive associate dean.
Thompson’s duties have included facilities and budget management
and supervising day-to-day operations at the veterinary school and
UF’s Veterinary Medical Center.
    “I have a long history here, and it will be difficult for me to leave
my many friends, supporters and colleagues at UF as well as our
phenomenal alumni,” Thompson said. “However, being selected to
serve as dean at UT is an incredible opportunity. I have been fortunate
to have had the opportunity to work with many talented people at UF
and know the experiences gained here will be extremely valuable as I
make this transition.”
   In an e-mail to faculty, staff and students, Hoffsis acknowledged
                                                                            Members of the Florida Veterinary Medical Association honored Thompson
Thompson’s many achievements and contributions to the college,              with a plaque of appreciation. From left to right in photo are Phil Hinkle,
along with those of Thompson’s wife, Joan, who serves as the UF             FVMA’s executive director; Dean Glen Hoffsis; Dr. Steve Shores, represent-
VMC head pharmacist.                                                        ing FVMA; Dr. Jim Thompson; Dr. Ernie Godfrey, representing FVMA; and Dr.
                                                                            Richard Wilkes, representing FVMA.
   “Dean Thompson has provided tremendous help to me and great
leadership to the college for many years,” Hoffsis said. “Although we
have suffered a great loss, we should all feel a sense of pride in his
accomplishments. A college doesn’t produce a dean every day, and Dr.
Thompson developed his leadership talent and skill right here at UF.
We will miss Jim and Joan but wish them the very best as they embark
on this new career journey at Tennessee.”
   Thompson begins his new job Oct. 1. -
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      Honors, Awards, Appointments & Announcements

Aquatic Animal Health                                “Dr. Harvey has a long history with this      advisory board. He has published 160
director honored                                  college and great institutional knowledge,”      journal articles and book chapters concerning
                                                  said Glen Hoffsis, D.V.M., the college’s dean.   comparative hematology and has presented
  Ruth Francis-Floyd,                             “He will be an excellent right-hand person to    more than 230 scientific and continuing
D.V.M., director                                  have in this position and I am delighted that    education talks and seminars.
of the University                                 he has agreed to accept the job.”
of Florida Aquatic
                                                     Harvey replaces James Thompson, D.V.M.,       Scientist honored for
Animal Health
                                                  Ph.D., who held the post of executive
Program, has received
                                                  associate dean since 2006 and has left the
                                                                                                   mycoplasma research
the William Medway                                                                                    Meghan May,
                                                  college to become dean at the University of
Award for Excellence                                                                               Ph.D., a scientist
                                                  Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine.
in Teaching from                                                                                   in the University of
the International                                    A Kansas native, Harvey earned both his
                                                  bachelor’s and D.V.M. degrees from Kansas        Florida College of
Association for                                                                                    Veterinary Medicine,
Aquatic Animal            Dr. Francis-Floyd       State and his Ph.D. from the University of
                                                  California-Davis. He is board-certified in       received the Louis
Medicine.                                                                                          Dienes Prize for
                                                  clinical pathology by the American College of
  The award was given via videoconferencing                                                        outstanding research
                                                  Veterinary Pathologists.
technology from Rome on May 13 in                                                                  by a postdoctoral
recognition of her contributions to the              Harvey’s research interests are comparative
                                                                                                   fellow during the
teaching of the aquatic sciences over the past    hematology and erythrocyte enzyme
                                                                                                   17th International
10 years.                                         deficiencies. He discovered and named the                                  Dr. Meghan May
                                                                                                   Congress of
                                                  Anaplasma platys organism that infects
  Francis-Floyd is a professor in UF’s                                                             the International Organization for
                                                  platelets in dogs and, along with co-workers,
College of Veterinary Medicine with a joint                                                        Mycoplasmology, held July 6-11 in Tianjin,
                                                  first recognized and reported four inherited
appointment in the Institute of Food and                                                           China.
                                                  erythrocyte enzyme deficiencies.
Agricultural Sciences’ department of fisheries                                                        May’s presentation, co-authored by her
and aquatic sciences. She is board-certified by      Among the honors Harvey has received
                                                                                                   academic mentor, Daniel Brown, Ph.D., an
the American College of Zoological Medicine.      are the UF Norden Distinguished Teacher
                                                                                                   assistant professor in the college’s department
A UF veterinary college alumna, she received      Award, the Lifetime Achievement Award
                                                                                                   of infectious diseases and pathology, dealt
the college’s Alumni Achievement Award in         from the American Society for Veterinary
                                                                                                   with an infection-producing enzyme
2002. She also is a past president of IAAAM.      Clinical Pathology, the Award for Outstanding
                                                                                                   known as sialidase, which is produced by
                                                  Contributions to Animal Clinical Chemistry,
  In her present position, Francis-Floyd                                                           the bacteria Mycoplasma gallisepticum, the
                                                  Division of Animal Clinical Chemistry,
oversees campus wide teaching, research and                                                        most economically significant mycoplasmal
                                                  American Association for Clinical Chemistry,
extension efforts in the area of aquatic animal                                                    pathogen affecting poultry.
                                                  and the Alumni Recognition Award from
health.                                                                                               “This pathogen causes chronic respiratory
                                                  Kansas State University College of Veterinary
                                                  Medicine.                                        disease, reduced feed efficiency, decreased
Harvey named executive                                                                             growth and decreased egg production,” Brown
                                                     A former president of the American Society
                                                                                                   said. “Meghan’s work may lead to a basis for
associate dean                                    for Veterinary Clinical Pathology and the
                                                                                                   novel treatment and/or vaccination strategies
  John Harvey,                                    International Society for Animal Clinical
                                                                                                   focused on the role of sialidase in diseases
D.V.M., Ph.D.,                                    Pathology, Harvey also served a four-year term
                                                                                                   associated with this pathogen.”
has been named                                    on the Morris Animal Foundation’s scientific
executive associate
dean of the
University of Florida                                         E-mail address updates needed
College of Veterinary
Medicine, effective
                                                          In order to meet the University of Florida’s Green Initiatives, more of the
                                                          college print publications will become electronic publications or Web-
  Harvey was a                                            based publications. Communications via e-mail are becoming increas-
founding member           Dr. John Harvey                 ingly important, as well as being the ‘green’ thing to do. Be sure your
of the UF veterinary                                      e-mail address is up-to-date so you aren’t left out.
college’s faculty in 1974 and has served as               Information we need from alumni includes name, class year, and e-mail
chairman of the college’s department of                   address. All others, we need name and e-mail address and some refer-
physiological sciences since 1995. As executive           ence to your affiliation to the college, i.e. you are a donor, a friend, a
associate dean, Harvey will be in charge of               client, etc.
internal college operations.                              You can confirm your e-mail address by sending a note to
                                                 or faxing this info to 352-392-8351.

      Honor roll of donors for 2007-2008
                                                      THE COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
                                                           Honor Roll of Donors for 2007-2008

The 2007-2008 University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine Honor Roll of Donors is a way of recognizing generous gifts to the college. The students,
faculty and staff are most appreciative of this support. This year’s honor roll includes names of all donors of $25 or more between July 1, 2007 and June 30, 2008.
Your name should appear in alphabetical order among donors who made gifts of similar amounts. Many alumni choose to make gifts to the college in the name
of their veterinary practice and the practice name is listed. We have included a list of Bequest Society members from the College of Veterinary Medicine. These
members have included the college in their estate planning at a value of $10,000 or more. In spite of our efforts, omissions and errors sometimes occur and we
want to know to know about them. If you have questions or corrections concerning your listing, please contact the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs,
College of Veterinary Medicine, PO Box 100125, Gainesville, FL 32610-0125, (352) 392-2213 ext 5200.

$1,000,000 or more                                     Assoc. of Shelter Veterinarians                         Georgia Veterinary Specialists
Robin Weeks (d)                                        Anthony & Joy Barbet                                    Randy & Michelle Gerlick
                                                       Bayer Corp.                                             Greater Orange Park Dog Club
$100,000 to $999,999                                   George & Alice Burch                                    Eleanor M. Green
The Batchelor Foundation                               Ugo Colombo                                             Gulf Coast Animal Hospital
Victoria I. Ford                                       Dade Co. Veterinary Fdtn.                               Robert F. Hagadorn ‘82
Arnold & Barbara Grevior                               Florida Assn. of Equine Practitioners                   Bruce & Tracy Handfinger
Hill’s Pet Nutrition                                   Florida Quarter Horse Assn.                             E. Kerry Heubeck
Franklyn & Barbara Meyers                              Fort Dodge Animal Health                                James A. Himes
Harriet B. Weeks (d)                                   Leonard A. Franz (d)                                    Hoppenstedt Veterinary Hosp
                                                       Habitat for Horses                                      The IAMS Co.
$75,000 to $99,999                                     Infectious Diseases                                     IDEXX Pharmaceuticals
Florida Veterinary Medicine Faculty Assn.              Irving M. Lerner ‘82                                    Hilda Ingles
Merial, Ltd.                                           Dwayne McKenzie                                         Ralph N. Innace
Helen Tolmach                                          My Pet’s Vet                                            Innovative Animal Products
                                                       Nestle Purina PetCare                                   John & Martha Carter Fdtn.
$50,000 To $74,999                                     O.L. Moore Foundation                                   Kelly Foods Corp.
Frank A. Brunckhorst                                   Pasco Florida Kennel Club                               Lake Worth Animal Hospital
Marianne A. Burbach                                    Matthew C. Peterson ‘98                                 Murray & Pamela Langfitt
Michael & Elissa Greenberg                             PETsMART                                                Timothy P. Lassett ‘82
                                                       Quail Roost Animal Hosp.                                Keith E. Lerner
$25,000 To $49,999                                     Jon J. Rappaport ‘82                                    Michele Mauro-Demino ‘95
Anonymous                                              Sebring Animal Hospital                                 Miami Obedience Club
A. H. Burnett Foundation                               Billie Smardon                                          Scott B. Mills
Churchill Downs                                        Society for Theriogenology                              Francis W. Milward
The Community Foundation                               Stryker Instruments                                     Mitchell Drug, Inc.
Tine W. Davis Family Fdtn.                             U.S. Equestrian Federation                              Noah’s Ark Animal Hospital
Gulfstream Park Racing Assn                            Westlab Pharmacy                                        Edward J. Noga ‘82
Operation Catnip                                                                                               North Orange Veterinary Hospital
Alan & Barbara Pareira                                 $1,000 To $4,999                                        Roberto E. Novo ‘93
White Oak Conservation Cntr                            Anonymous (3)                                           Nutramax Laboratories
Joe & Sophie Witten Trust                              AGSDCF                                                  Oaks Veterinary Hospital
                                                       Airport Road Animal Clinic                              Oakwood Animal Hospital
$10,000 To $24,999                                     Altman                                                  Gainesville Offshore Fishing Club
Anonymous                                              Ameri. Greyhound Council                                Nanette Parratto-Wagner ‘85
AVMA Foundation                                        ASPCA                                                   Lillian L. Parry (d)
Louise C. Averill                                      Animal Clinic of Windermere                             Patterson Cos., Inc.
Caloosa Veterinary Medical Society                     Animal Medical Clinic                                   Nancy V. Perry
Florida Poultry Federation                             Arthro Dynamic Tech.                                    Planco Veterinary Care
Florida Thoroughbred Charities                         AVMA/GHLIT                                              PPI Construction Mgmt
FVMA Foundation                                        Banfield, The Pet Hospital                              William G. Rodkey
Gaumard Scientific Co.                                 Curtis M. Barnett ‘82                                   John N. Ropes
Gilman Internatl Conserv.                              Holly J. Wendell ‘82                                    Saint John’s Veterinary Clinic
Jim & Lucinda Greene                                   Carol A. Bartels                                        Salzburg Animal Hospital
IAMS Co.                                               The Bay Branch Foundation                               Schering-Plough Animal Health Corp.
Intervet, Inc.                                         Romayne P. Berry                                        Vera R. Segall
Dale S. Kaplan-Stein ‘81                               Biogal Laboratories-Galed                               Shands at UF
Harold Morris Trust                                    Regina Blanz                                            Betty H. Shinn
National Group Comm. Construction Svcs.                Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica                          Simmons Educational Fund
Novartis Animal Health U.S.                            Lisa Boyce                                              Merrill & Rena Stevens
The Oxley Foundation                                   The Brunetti Foundation                                 Lynda A. Sullivan
Pet Food Ltd.                                          Canine Rehab Institute                                  Tampa Greyhound Track
Pfizer, Inc.                                           John B. Christoph ‘90                                   U.F. Veterinary Auxiliary
Scott & Maureen Pierce                                 Coronado Animal Clinic                                  Takashi Uemura
Harry & Lisa Posin                                     John S. Corsale, Jr.                                    USRider LLC
SCAVMA of Florida                                      Kiki L. Courtelis                                       Veterinary Centers of America
Sandra Thomas & David Snyder                           Susan M. Cousins ‘95                                    Vet-Stem
The Trico Foundation                                   Karen B. Davis ‘81                                      Village Veterinary
VCA Animal Hospitals                                   Walt Disney World Co.                                   VOSM
Janet K. Yamamoto                                      Dale & Christine Dunn                                   Link V. Welborn ‘82
                                                       Thomas Fastiggi, Jr.                                    West Coast Medical & Educational Fdtn.
$5,000 To $9,999                                       Richard & Susan Finkelstein                             Kimberly D. Whitfield
Anonymous                                              Charles & Carol Fischman                                Dawn F. Wilson
Abaxis, Inc.                                           Florida Farm Bureau                                     Betty N. Wohl
AKC CAR Canine Support & Relief Fund                   Margaret A. Fuller-Kalb ‘86                             Margaret M. Yarborough
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      Honor roll of donors for 2007-2008
$500 To $999                              Sunset Lakes Veterinary Clinic      Robin L. Sego ‘99
Dena J. Anderson ‘93                      Tidewater Veterinary Surgery        Colin Sereda & Nicole Hackendahl
Animal Clinic                             Twin Cities Veterinary Surgery      Shank Animal Hospital
Animal Allergy & Derm Service of CT       UBS Financial Services              Patricia J. Shaw
Apalachicola Bay Animal Clinic            Frances R. Vaujin ‘90               Patrick K. Skipton ‘82
Bayer Animal Health                       Veterinary Pet Insurance Co.        Spanish River Animal Hospital
Bayonet Point Development Corp.           Vetoquinol USA                      George C. Steers ‘88
Baywood Animal Hospital                   John V. Yelvington ‘81              Timuquana Animal Hospital
Donald J. Beck ‘86                        Marjorie Zimmerman                  UF CVM Class of 2011
Lt. Col. Terry B. Besch ‘88                                                   UF Veterinary Business
Jean S. Bidwell                           $250 To $499                        Claudia Valderrama ‘95
Brevard Kennel Club                       All Animal Clinic                   Robert M. Van Duys ‘91
Colin F. Burrows                          Amer Physiological Society          Veterinary Center of Sarasota
Butler Plaza Animal Hosp.                 Kevin J. Anderson                   Village Square Veterinary Clinic
Central Broward Animal Hospital           Susan E. Anderson ‘83               James P. Waller, Jr. ‘96
Coastal Veterinary Hospital               August H. Battles                   Henry A. Weinberg ‘85
Kathleen E. Colins                        Bayshore Animal Hospital            Weston Road Animal Hosp.
Companion Animal Hospital                 Ann B. Beshore                      Elizabeth M. Whitley ‘88
Compass Bank                              Beville Animal Hospital             Charles F. Widger
Connecticut River Valley Kennel Club      Charles R. Billings ‘86             Lynne B. Wines
Coral Springs Animal Hosp.                Maria C. Bitetto ‘82                Jo Ann Winn
Cornell University                        William V. Bitetto ‘82              Lori A. Wise ‘85
M. Scott Cornwell ‘82                     Anna L. Bray                        Col. Gayle E. Wooding
Stephanie S. Correa ‘96                   Beth A. Buchanan ‘84                Theodore S. Yoho ‘83
Paul A. Curasi ‘85                        Nancy L. Burns                      Robert & Linda Yonke
Patricia L. Curtis-Craig ‘83              Caribbean Dairy Institute
Margaret E. Dawson                        William L. Castleman                $100 To $249
Laura D. Earle-Imre ‘89                   Joan Chany                          Robert & Aileen Aherns
East Orlando Animal Hosp.                 Companion Animal Hospital of Jax    Billy & Dorothy Almond
FL Horsemen’s Benevolent/Protect. Assn.   Karen G. Connary ‘94                Leah C. Altvater ‘85
M. Elizabeth Fowler                       Coquina Ridge Animal Clinic         Animal Medical Center
Joan Freed ‘82                            Edwin & Barbara Cordero             Robert & Joan Anthony
Faustino G. Garcia                        Charles H. Courtney                 A. Barbara Antz-Hanson ‘90
Gleneden, Inc.                            Crevasse’s Pet Cremation Services   Karen A. Baker ‘97
Government of St. Maarten                 Charles & Mary Culver               Linda A. Banks ‘90
Michael & JoAnn Gowen                     CVM Class of 2010                   Alison Bawden
Ellis & Mary Greiner                      Joseph A. DiPietro                  Bradley & Joyce Bender
Halifax Veterinary Clinic                 Karen-Jo Dolamore ‘85               Andy Bennett ‘00
Henry & Stephanie Hirsch                  Mark I. Dorfman ‘87                 Michael & Barbara Bergin
Glen & Lana Hoffsis                       Cherry D. Douglas ‘97               M. Lynn Black
IDEXX Laboratories                        William T. Drost ‘91                Holly Kathryn Blair ‘92
Jonesville Animal Hospital                Deidre C. DuBissette ‘85            Harry Armon Blair, Jr. ‘92
Jupiter-Tequesta Dog Club                 Richard E. Dunn ‘81                 Jonathan S. Block
Anne P. Lannon ‘88                        Tracy S. DuVernoy ‘88               Howard P. Bouchelle III ‘03
Phillip W. Lanzi ‘87                      East Orange Animal Hosp.            Donna Boudreaux
Katherine R. Laurenzano                   Gary W. Ellison                     Richard B. Bressman ‘00
Rob Leonard ‘86                           Ruth M. Franczek ‘81                Mary R. Bressman ‘00
Kathleen D. Linton                        Gardens Animal Hospital             Briarwood Animal Hospital
Madeleine Low                             Lewis M. Goodkin                    Bridgewater Veterinary Hospital
Luitpold Pharmaceuticals                  Douglas S. Hagler ‘82               Mark C. Brigham ‘81
Georgia A. Lyons (d)                      Island Animal Hospital of Venice    George & Jill Brock
Marie McCarron                            Stephen M. Joiner ‘84               Judith A. Broward
The Hon. Perry & Noel McGriff             Chantal G. Jones ‘86                Eric J. Bucki ‘05
Andrew R. Mercak ‘89                      Patricia G. Kallenbach ‘93          Buck Lake Animal Hospital
Jonathan & Diane Meyers                   David P. Kelbert ‘83                Maron B. Calderwood Mays
Jack Morgenstern                          John A. Kirsch ‘98                  Calusa Crossings Animal Hospital.
Jonathan E. Murray ‘84                    Paul G. Koch ‘84                    Maria E. Campbell
Kenneth C. Nayfield ‘80                   Pat Kopco & Mike Orloff             Luis & Barbara Campos
No More Homeless Pets                     William R. Kroll ‘83                Care Animal Hospital of Brandon
Northwood Oaks Veterinary Hospital        Lake Emma Animal Hosp.              Lois J. Catanzaro
Novus International                       Arthur E. Mallock ‘86               Gregory & Nicole Celani
Oakhurst Animal Hospital                  Christine E. Miskell ‘98            Kathleen M. Chiocca
Ocean’s Edge Veterinary Clinic            Mobile Pet Vet                      Francesca M. Chiulli ‘03
Quail Hollow Animal Hosp.                 Monument Road Animal Hospital       Calvin Y. Choi
Frances M. Ramirez ‘01                    Era J. Moorer ‘81                   Citrus Animal Clinic
Jose R. Davila- Delgado ‘00               Robert S. Mullins                   Robert & Jennifer Clark
Laura B. Raymond ‘82                      NAVC                                Rosemary Clark
Delphine C. Reich ‘97                     John H. Parks                       Capt. James Coisman ‘04
Gloria V. Reiss                           Karen M. Perry ‘84                  Kirsten L. Cooke
Andre & Nyssa Salz                        Pet Calls Animal Hospital           Joseph N. Covino ‘03
Linda C. Sanchez ‘03                      Louis Piltz                         Christi L. Coy
Santa Fe Animal Hospital                  Kristin L. Polci-Moger ‘92          Beverly M. Crawford
Sarasota Veterinary Center                Michael J. Ponte ‘81                Kevin T. Cronin ‘97
Michael Schaer                            Andrew Rappaport ‘84                Susan G. Cummings
Southside Animal Clinic                   Joe & Sue Reina                     Michael J. Daly
Mark S. Sprayberry ‘95                    Renee G. Rember ‘05                 Elizabeth G. Davis ‘96
David & Dorothy Storey                    Sabal Chase Animal Clinic           Irby D. Davis
Sunrise Animal Hospital                   Jennifer B. Salpeter ‘89            Mark S. DeGrove ‘83
Scott & Shirley Denardo           Allison L. Montague ‘08          Nilufer G. Wilkins ‘83
Doc’s Animal Clinic               Lauren K. Morris                 Richard B. Williams ‘81
Erik D. Dohm ‘95                  James W. Mulford                 Donald L. Wolfersteig ‘80
Terri Dulong                      Elizabeth D. Murphy ‘82          Karen E. Wolfsdorf ‘92
Elite K9 Academy                  Lawrence J. Murphy, Jr. ‘82      Thomas J. Wronski
Roger G. Ellis                    My Animal Hospital               Allen F. Wysocki
Kristina E. Esmiol                Joel B. Navratik ‘93             John & Romy Yotz
Fast Forward Associates           Wendy M. Norman                  Eugene & Cheri Zdziarski
David Feitsma III ‘99             North County Animal Hosp.        Dana N. Zimmel ‘95
Tina M. Fernandez                 Donald K. Odama                  Karen M. Zimmerman ‘87
Robert R. Fisher ‘88              Robert M. Odama ‘98
Fondren Pet Care Center           Rebecca J. Owens ‘95             $25 To $99
Katherine M. Francis ‘94          Parkway Animal Hospital          Anonymous
Ruth Francis-Floyd ‘83            Veronica Patterson               All Holistic Veterinary Care
Louise F. Friedlander             Laura L. Pearson ‘92             American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Susan Friedman                    J. F. & Linda Peddle             Animal Medical Clinic at West Town Place
Susanna M. Fromm ‘83              Dale & Lee Peeples               Animal Medical Clinic of Punta Gorda
David A. Gallagher ‘95            Ramon A. Perez-Lopez ‘87         Jackie Athey
Dennis E. Geagan ‘84              Gail K. Perfect ‘83              John R. Athey
Pal M. Geho                       Ronald L. Perry                  Lisa Atkinson
E. Paul J. Gibbs                  Pet Care Clinic, Inc.            Michael D. Atkinson
Guy C. Gibson ‘90                 Piedmont Animal Hospital         Angela M. Avok
Gilbertsons, Inc.                 Edward & Sharron Poppell         Joyce M. Aycock
William C. Gill                   Don & Rose Marie Puyear          Nancy Bader
Jeffrey A. Goldberg ‘85           Quincy Animal Hospital           Dena D. Baker ‘00
Grand Bay Commercial Properties   Heath Rauschenberger ‘04         Matthew & Victoria Baldwin
Grand Bay Community Properties    Rawls Veterinary Hospital        Tammy H. Barrineau
Gulf Gate Animal Hospital         James M. Ray ‘85                 Latayah Benedetti ‘81
Dennis Guttman                    Michelle F. Reller ‘04           Anaid Benitez
John & Joan Hadraba               Margaret Roberts-Levy ‘05        Ronald &Maxine Bingham
Patricia A. Hamilton ‘99          Damon B. Rodriguez ‘97           David C. Blake ‘98
Harry H. Harkins, Jr.             Heather L. Rogers                Emily A. Borden
David S. Harris ‘85               A. Fleet Ryland III ‘81          Rosemarie Borkowski ‘91
John S. Haven III                 S & L Stucco Service Ass.        Martha M. Bosworth ‘04
Rachael L. Henley                 Safe Haven Veterinary Hospital   Betsy A. Bowerman ‘81
Jorge A. Hernandez                Virginia L. Sayre ‘85            Andres & Nancy Brandi
Hernando Animal Hospital          Frederick R. Schirmer ‘88        Suzanne C. Brannan ‘91
Heron Lakes Animal Hosp.          George & Frances Schisler        Lance & Cheryl Briner
Sean M. Hillock ‘01               Mark A. Scribano ‘89             Richard M. Brodsky Fdtn
Claude & Terry Hobeika            James & Zoe Seale                Linda Burch
Brian L. Hoh                      Lauren E. Semeniuk               Vivian P. Burke
Laurie R. Householder ‘86         Greg Shewfelt                    Carlos R. Campos ‘02
Stacey A. Huber ‘02               Elizabeth S. Shields             Louise M. Cauthen
Jesus & Maria Ibanez              Robert & Suzanne Shimp           Sara Chacko
Paul & Cathy Impero               Janet L. Simowitz ‘96            Linda D. Chalker ‘90
Indian Creek Pet Hospital         Marclyn Sims ‘04                 Elizabeth A. Cienava ‘98
James & Dawn Johnson              Nancy A. Sorensen ‘93            Celeste A. Clements ‘89
Lana Kaiser                       Southland Animal Hospital        Jennifer D. Conner
Debra A. Kamstock ‘96             Jerry C. Spears                  Paul E. Cook
Richard Z. Kane ‘84               SSI                              William & Elizabeth Crowther
Steven & Betty Kaplan             Julie S. DeValle ‘91             Cruise Emporium
Karen Kenney                      Lee B. Stuart ‘86                Susan D. Crumpton ‘03
Wendy J. Kozak ‘97                Bruce Sullivan ‘92               Robert R. DeSena ‘86
Eva D. Krampotich ‘02             Joan R. Sullivan                 Mindy W. Dietterick
D. Leigh Lain-Denton ‘82          Lucy J. Sullivan                 Michael & Ann Dillon
Linda Lancaster                   Roberta J. Swakon                Donald & Annette Doerr
Alison Larkins & David Low        Sandra M. Taboada ‘84            Katherine A. Doerr
Alan & Karen Legato               Heidi A. Tapscott ‘90            Lindel & Gloria Doty
Ethel D. Lindsey ‘92              Amanda C. Tario                  Kirk F. Drost
Janis Liro ‘80                    David & Jacqueline Taylor        Edward & Lisa Dulik
Bruce & Tamar Lubow               Team Vetmed                      Norbert & Kimberly Dunkel
Sara K. Lyle ‘85                  Thomas H. Winters                Christine W. Durrett
Michael & Monika Machen           James P. Thompson ‘81            Dennis J. Egan
Rita Manarino ‘87                 Joel C. Timyan                   Robert & Nancy Evans
Lisa M. Markham ‘92               Cindy H. Tramel                  Fernandina Beach Animal Clinic
Mary Ellen Feick ‘86              Keith B. Tribble                 David & Diane Findlan
Celia S. Martin                   Tri-County Animal Hospital       Linda Fishkind
Danise Martinez-Walsh ‘84         Cathryn E. Turner ‘88            Karen L. Fooks
Eugene M. Mathis                  Amy R. Tyner ‘99                 Heather Gagliardi
Elizabeth C. McGrath ‘89          John & Nelly Van Blois           Elizabeth A. Gill ‘05
Keith & Rachel McGriff            Maria Vasilyadis                 Leslie W. Gillette ‘98
Douglas R. Metzler ‘85            The Visiting Veterinarian        Denise D. Ginex ‘91
John Middleton                    Allison Vitsky ‘98               Green River Animal Hosp.
Judith A. Milcarsky ‘86           Brian & Barbara Vitsky           Michael & Judy Grumdahl
Thomas & Beatrice Mitchell        Sharon L. Weeks                  Gulf Breeze Animal Hosp.
William H. Mitchell               William A. Whitler ‘85           Morgan E. Guoan
Virginia Moens                    Christopher W. Widenhouse        Edward L. Haeussner ‘98
Dragan Momcilovic                 Tamara Vetro-Widenhouse ‘04      Amy F. Hall ‘03
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      Honor roll of donors for 2007-2008
Sandra H. Harmon                                          Cathleen E. Mark                                          Gerald & Barbara Rosenzweig
Deborah L. Harris ‘95                                     Jeanna M. Mastrodicasa                                    Allyson C. Roy
Theresa M. Harty ‘89                                      Susan E. McClure                                          Elizabeth M. Roy
William & Ann Heckman                                     Rachel DiSesa McGriff                                     Mrs. Darilyn Salinas
Lawrence E. Heider                                        Robin L. McIntyre                                         Allison R. Sateren ‘02
Eugene & Andrea Hershorin                                 Dawn P. McLane ‘83                                        Francis & Beverly Savage
Lisa M. Hiatt                                             Pamela Miller                                             Leigh A. Sawyer ‘85
Carol Highsmith                                           Linda Millman & Fred Sandberg                             Aparna Shanadi
Elise Hitchcock                                           Carrie L. Moore                                           Peter C. Sheerin ‘94
Harvey D. Hnatiuk                                         Dorene Morris                                             Florence H. Steele
Amy C. Hobeika                                            Anne J. Murphy                                            Philip A. Steiner ‘03
Koji Hosaka                                               Irene P. Murphy                                           Sheree L. Stern ‘82
Inn of the Dog                                            Vicki M. Nast                                             Joyce E. Stewart
Kerry I. Jackson ‘92                                      Michelle A. Nelson                                        Stoney Creek Animal Hosp.
Stacy A. Jaryno ‘04                                       Thomas & Barbara Noethiger                                Debra G. Sullivan
Charles B. Johnson                                        Jeffrey & Susan Nullman                                   Lisa C. Taylor
Eric B. Johnson                                           Sally J. O’Connell                                        Stan & Dawn Teagle
Sharon D. Johnson                                         Peter J. O’Halloran ‘92                                   Lori E. Teal
Ray M. Kaplan ‘95                                         Heather Oliboni                                           Mark & Nancy Thorlton
M. J. & Kathy Karl                                        Orange County Classroom Teachers Assn.                    Veronica Tienza
Joe & Carole Kashner                                      Luis Ortega                                               Timberlane Pet Hospital & Resort
Renee B. Kass                                             George & Marjorie Pardun                                  Barbara B. Toomey
Joyce Kerensky                                            Kathy Parker                                              Judith W. Torchia ‘86
Samuel J. Knapp                                           Lisa A. Paros                                             Wesley & Gail Turner
Knowles Snapper Creek Animal Clinic                       Anne Patronis                                             VCA Snohomish Animal Hospital
Lindsay A. Kuester ‘05                                    Pet Medical Center of Vero Beach                          Veterinary Allergy & Skin Center
Lake Area Animal Hospital                                 Frederica B. Peterson                                     Veterinary Mobile Endoscopy & Diag.
Lake Jackson Animal Hosp.                                 Louise Phillips                                           Tamara S. Vetro-Widenhouse ‘04
Clyde & Betty Leaphart                                    Betty W. Plass                                            Sheryl M. Walters
Irene T. Lee ‘02                                          Christina L. Poulin ‘01                                   Angeline E. Warner ‘80
Julie K. Levy                                             Punta Gorda Animal Hosp.                                  Stephen & Nancy Watt
Lisa A. Limpert                                           Bonnie C. Randall                                         Emily B. Weaver ‘05
Marta P. Lista ‘00                                        Greta Rayman                                              Laura E. Weaver
Christine S. Litt ‘94                                     RB Bucking Bulls                                          Julia M. White ‘02
Long Island Veterinary Specialists                        Donna Repeta-Schuster ‘93                                 Robert W. Wigglesworth
Gary A. Lukacs ‘84                                        Dianna E. Reyes                                           Susan J. Wigglesworth
Henry & Joan Lumb                                         Julia J. Reynolds ‘85                                     Mary Will Simpson
Nicolette D. Lunsford ‘96                                 Tara L. Rittle-Rydick ‘03                                 Wolfe Equine Veterinary Practice
Dale Mac Cutcheon                                         John W. Robinson                                          WRMF-FM Radio
Lisa J. Mallett                                           Lesley A. Robson ‘91                                      Bernadette M. Zamora
Marion Veterinary Hospital                                Rohlk Animal Hospital                                     Jan R. Zwilling

                                                  College of VeTerinary MediCine BequesT soCieTy

                             Listed below are friends of the college who have provided documentation that they have included the college as a
                             beneficiary in their estate plans. This is a cumulative list rather than a fiscal year list.

Anonymous (14)                                            Karl & Roxann Hart                                        Virginia Quelch ‘87
Fredrick Hugh W. Ashford                                  Robert B. Hartless II                                     Barbara A. Ragan
Margaret A. Atwood                                        Amy A. Heimann                                            Barbara H. Reark
Melanie V. Barr-Allen                                     Carey A. Heinrich                                         Joseph & Marilyn Renton
Jean S. Bidwell                                           Arthur & Kathleen Hornsby                                 Diane Reser
Phillip & Sally Bohr                                      Scott & Vicki Hunt                                        Susan K. Ridinger ‘87
Robert & Pauline Boucher                                  Marilyn N. Keehr                                          William P. Roberts
Leland W. Brannan                                         Dorothy R. Klick                                          Rob Roknick
Adele Bucci-Machata                                       James M. Kosmas                                           Robert D. Romine, Jr.
Marianne A. Burbach                                       Morton J. Levine                                          Donna B. Sachs
Michael A. Burke ‘91                                      Fran Marino                                               Helen Samaras
Sarah K. Carey                                            Celia S. Martin                                           Suzanne J. Schwertley
Victoria L. Clampitt                                      Michael J. McNamara                                       William & Brenda Selph
Edward & Jeanette Cole ‘94                                Marilyn Middleton                                         Joseph G. Slick
Jacqlin M. Crotty                                         Jerome & Shirley Modell                                   Sherilyn K. Solanick
Larry G. Dee                                              Susan Mularski-Dismuke                                    Mark & Nancy Thorlton
Richard C. DeKoker                                        Marge Nieves                                              Helen Tolmach
Joseph E. Dorsey                                          Henry L. Normand Trust                                    Katrina D. Vanesian
Jack & Linda Eads                                         Alan & Barbara Pareira                                    Gerri Voller
Susan E. Ellis                                            Madeline S. Pearson                                       Roberta H. Waller
Anne C. Fleming                                           Scott & Maureen Pierce                                    Michael & Diane Ward
Josephine P. Fletcher                                     George H. Pollack
Mark E. Gendzier ‘87                                      Kathleen M. Pollack                                       (d) = Deceased this Fiscal Year

      clinical update

Paralyzed dog inspires others living
active life on wheels
By Sarah Carey

A      lthough he can no longer move his two                                                                                                  energy and loves to fetch his ball at the park,

                                                   Photo courtesy of Claudia Machado
       back legs, a charismatic dachshund                                                                                                     run after his Frisbee and swim. Everywhere we
named Lance hasn’t missed a beat. Far                                                                                                         take him, people stop and stare at him because
from being an armchair participant in life,                                                                                                   he truly is one special little guy.”
Lance, who received treatment at UF’s                                                                                                            Lance is now a certified therapy dog
Veterinary Medical Center earlier this year, is                                                                                               and Machado takes him twice a month to
a wheelchair participant — actively bringing                                                                                                  visit pediatric patients at Miami Children’s
cheer to the sick and disabled, young and old.                                                                                                Hospital and elderly individuals in wheel-
   After an unsuccessful operation in South                                                                                                   chairs at West Gables Hospital.
Florida, Lance’s owner, Claudia Machado, of                                                                                                      “He gives them so much hope and joy,”
Miami, came to UF to see whether UF could                                                                                                     Machado said. “I don’t think there’s anything
correct Lance’s problems through additional                                                                                                   more fulfilling than walking down the hospital
surgery.                                                                                                                                      corridor with this little guy. He is a super
   “Unfortunately, the spinal cord at the                                                                                                     hero.”
affected segment was only a cavity with                                                                                                          Lance even has that “Hollywood effect” on
no substance, so surgery was not going to                                                                                                     people who see him.
help,” said veterinarian Roger Clemmons, a                                                                                                       “It’s like going out with Britney Spears,”
neurologist specializing in small animals who                                                                                                 Machado said. “Everyone runs over to see
saw Lance in the UF clinic.                                                                                                                   him, pet him or play with him.”
   “The technology to re-grow spinal cords                                                                                                       In fact, “Super Lance,” starring as himself,
in dogs does not exist,” Clemmons said.                                                                                                       will be the main character in a book Machado
“Although advances are being made in using                                                                                                    is producing for distribution to hospital
primitive ‘stem cells’ to help repair the spinal                                       Lance’s owners say he is full of energy and loves      patients.
cord in dogs, these cells have not been used                                           to fetch his ball and chase his frisbee at the park.
                                                                                                                                                 “All of the work for this book is pro bono,”
in dogs successfully for that purpose so we
                                                                                          Machado purchased a special custom-                 she said. “I had my friends design the logo,
did not have any options to offer for Lance’s
                                                                                       made “doggie wheelchair,” or cart made for             write the story, design the animated characters
treatment at that time.”
                                                                                       dogs with hind-leg paralysis, to which Lance           for the book and finally have it printed. It
    However, Machado and her family were                                                                                                      was a true effort of family and friends coming
told how to adapt to life with Lance as a                                              quickly adapted.
                                                                                                                                              together for a good cause.” -
paraplegic.                                                                               “Even though we didn’t come back to
   “We had to come to terms with the news                                              Miami with the news we hoped for, we were
that Lance would never be able to use his back                                         very optimistic,” Machado said. “Words
legs again,” said Machado. “Dr. Clemmons                                               cannot explain how much comfort Amy

                                                                                                                                                                                               Photo courtesy of Claudia Machado
was emphatic that there was no solution,                                               offered, sharing her own stories with us and
and his staff, especially Amy Reynolds, gave                                           reassuring us that Lance being on wheels
me and my husband a lot of support to deal                                             would just make us love him even more. And
with this reality. Needless to say, we were                                            today, every time I have a question for Dr.
devastated, but we never gave up on our little                                         Clemmons because Lance is acting weird, I
guy for a second.”                                                                     e-mail Amy with concerns and I hear back
                                                                                       from her immediately.”
   Clemmons and Reynolds, a veterinary
neurology technician, suggested the                                                       While Lance’s paralysis is still tough on
wheels and gave Machado tips on how to                                                 Machado and her family emotionally, they
properly care for a paralyzed dog. They also                                           have gotten into a fun routine with him and
recommended a diet including natural-                                                  take comfort in the happiness he brings other          Lance is shown in his customized “wheelchair.”

vitamin supplements to help boost Lance’s                                              people.
immune system and prevent additional                                                      “Lance is the happiest dog on the
damage.                                                                                wheelchair,” Machado said. “He’s full of

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   West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne viruses cause encephalitis,        equine encephalitides provides the only Florida based rapid test site
both in horses and people, adding a human component to Long’s                  for these diseases. We frequently receive samples from horse venues
research. The virus affects the central nervous system and symptoms            throughout the State that require answers within hours; we have built
can range from fever to paralysis and death.                                   a program around the latest technology and talent personnel that have
   “Infection in horses is important because it’s an indication of what        the agility to provide rapid answers. This allows these horse activities
people might face with the virus,” Long said. “Immunity in horses              to continue unhindered; in the past, activities have been halted at peril
provides a proxy for understanding the virus in humans especially              to the industry, while awaiting results from labs that were out-of-state.”
children and the elderly.”                                                       On the research-side, Long and her graduate students are involved
   Lately, Long’s research has continued on a “translational course”           in cutting edge projects utilizing research techniques that span the
with a goal to transform the services the College of Veterinary                globe from geography to molecular biology. For surveillance, one
Medicine offers while developing cutting edge research for new                 project collaborates with geographers to use geographical information
detection methods and treatment options for humans and horses                  systems based on satellite images to track emerging disease.
affected by disease. Long offers both standard serum and molecular               On the cellular side, gene chip technologies are being applied
diagnostic testing for several causes of encephalitis in animals               to examine the mechanisms of diseases that specifically affect the
including West Nile virus, Eastern equine encephalitis virus and               equine brain.
Herpesviruses. The latter test capability was developed directly as a            “Understanding the complex mechanisms at the cellular level will
result of the 2006/2007 outbreak of neurological herpesvirus in horses         assist us in developing medications that will directly treat viruses and
in Wellington that virtually shut-down the industry.                           parasites that infect the brain of horses, and of course people and
   “The development of new molecular strategies for detection of the           other animals,” Long said. -

      college news

College alumni council names
2008 Distinguished Award winners
A      South Florida equine practitioner, a
       professor emeritus of small animal
neurology, a small animal surgeon and the
                                                                                                         neurology service chief for many years and has
                                                                                                         written two textbooks as well as many articles
                                                                                                         in prestigious journals in her field. Chrisman
director of the University of Florida’s mobile                                                           has mentored countless students as well as
equine diagnostic service recently were                                                                  residents in small animal neurology during
honored for their career accomplishments by                                                              her academic career at UF and also has been
the UF College of Veterinary Medicine.                                                                   active in organized veterinary medicine. She
   Four awards were given through the 2008                                                               served as president of the American College
Distinguished Award program, which is                                                                    of Veterinary Neurologists and has chaired
sponsored by the college’s alumni council and                                                            the American College of Veterinary Internal
offers recognition to deserving alumni, faculty                                                          Medicine’s board of regents.
and others who have contributed meaningfully                                                                The award for special service to the
                                                    Drs. Cheryl Chrisman, Michael Porter, Gary Ellison
to UF and/or to the veterinary profession.          and Robert Boswell are shown left to right during    veterinary profession went to gary ellison,
   robert Boswell, D.V.M., of Wellington,           2008 commencement activities, where they were        D.V.M., a professor and chief of small animal
a 1985 graduate of the UF veterinary college        honored as this year’s CVM Alumni Council Distin-    surgery at UF. A UF faculty member since
and owner of Palm Beach Equine Clinic,              guished Award winners.                               1983, Ellison is a highly respected and
received the Alumni Achievement Award.                                                                   internationally recognized authority in soft
                                                       As director of the college’s Mobile Equine
Boswell also serves as director of imaging at       Diagnostic Service, Porter takes state-of-the-       tissue surgery. Through his leadership, the UF
the clinic, and is a founding member of the         art imaging technology on the road to be             veterinary surgery team has progressed into
Florida Association of Equine Practitioners,        more widely available to horse owners and            the microsurgery and renal transplantation
an organization that provides continuing            veterinarians.                                       arena.
education and gives a voice to equine                                                                       Ellison is also a very popular and successful
                                                       Cheryl Chrisman, D.V.M., Ed.D., a
clinicians from all over the state. He served as    longtime faculty member and a professor              continuing education speaker, having given
president of FAEP from 2004-05.                     of small animal neurology at UF until her            more than 120 presentations to various groups
   The Outstanding Young Alumnus Award              retirement in 2007, has received the college’s       seeking to enhance their awareness of small
was given to Michael Porter, D.V.M.,                Distinguished Service Award. She has received        animal surgery.
Ph.D., a clinical assistant professor at the UF     multiple Teacher of the Year awards from UF             The awards were presented May 24 at the
veterinary college. Porter received his D.V.M.      veterinary students and has a long list of both      Phillips Center for the Performing Arts during
and Ph.D. degrees from the UF veterinary            clinical and research accomplishments.               college commencement exercises.
college in 1998 and 2001, respectively. He also        A board-certified veterinary neurologist,
completed a residency in large animal medicine at   Chrisman served as the small animal
UF in 2004.
      college news

New programs at UF veterinary college
target food supply veterinarian shortage
By Sarah Carey

T      o help address a critical                                                                      Hoffsis said the certificate program will not only

                                                                                            Photo by Sarah Carey
       shortage of food supply                                                                     enhance students’ interest in the food animal specialty
veterinarians at the local, state                                                                  early in their veterinary curriculum, but also will position
and national levels, the University                                                                participants as more attractive job candidates in all areas
of Florida College of Veterinary                                                                   of food supply veterinary medicine.
Medicine has initiated two new                                                                        “Participants in this program will likely be extremely
programs aimed at tempting more                                                                    sought after for the very best jobs, due to the cross-disci-
veterinary students to pursue                                                                      plinary exposure they will be getting to all aspects of the
careers in the field.                                                                              field, including both practice and industry,” Hoffsis said.
   For the first time this year,                                                                      However, Green added that ideally, recruitment efforts
the college made four admission                                                                    would start well before veterinary school.
slots available to pre-veterinary                                                                     “In local communities, talented young people must
undergraduates with a strong                                                                       be encouraged by local producers, veterinarians,
interest in food animal veterinary                                                                 school counselors and others to pursue careers in
medicine. These students,                                                                          food supply veterinary medicine,” she said. “They
identified with the help of faculty                                                                must then be mentored well in their pre-veterinary
from the UF Institute of Food                                                                      curriculum in order to retain their interest and
and Agricultural Sciences’ animal                                                                  strengthen their credentials to optimize their chance
sciences department, were required                                                                 for admission to and success during veterinary
to have met all prerequisite                                                                       school.”
requirements for veterinary school.
                                                                                                      Incoming freshman veterinary student Jason DeLaPaz
   “Beyond these four individuals, Dr. Carlos Risco is shown at the University of Flor-            will complete his master’s degree at UF in August.
there were two other animal             ida’s Dairy Research Unit in Hague looking at the
                                        total mixed ration fed to cows in accordance with
                                                                                                   Mentored by Art Donovan, D.V.M., of the FARMS
sciences majors who were on             their specific nutritional needs. The ration consists      group, DeLaPaz studied how to determine the immune
the alternate list for admission        of silage, hay, commodity feed ingredients, vitamins       response potential of individual Holstein dairy cows. He
and they also wound up being            and minerals.
                                                                                                   plans to participate in the food animal certificate program
admitted through the standard                                                                      and considers it a useful tool to help get him “up and
admissions process,” said Owen Rae, D.V.M., chief of the college’s                  running” in a meaningful career after graduation.
Food Animal Reproduction and Medicine Service, or FARMS.
                                                                                       “I believe it will serve an important role in increasing students’
   Each year, four more students will be admitted.                                  awareness and that this may trigger interest in food animal medicine
   The admissions initiative was created through a joint collaboration              for the very same reasons I have chosen this career path,” DeLaPaz
involving IFAS; the veterinary college’s dean, Glen Hoffsis, D.V.M.;                said. “I was not raised on or near a farm, but was attracted to the greater
Eleanor Green, D.V.M., chairwoman of the college’s department of                    purpose involved in food animal production. The food supply is very
large animal clinical sciences; members of the Florida Cattleman’s                  important, and food animal practitioners help to ensure that it is safe.
Association; and FARMS faculty members.                                                “Such a small portion of the population has ever been on a farm and
   UF also is launching a 16-credit food animal certificate program                 are largely oblivious to the research, concerns and practices involved
for students who complete requirements aimed at preparing them for                  in food production,”
careers in food animal practice or the food systems profession.                     DeLaPaz added.
   “The certificate provides a template for mastering basic skills                  “Due to the present as
associated with food animal veterinary medicine, including food                     well as the projected
animal/systems-oriented courses taught within the UF veterinary                     shortage in food animal
college as well as targeted extracurricular experiences,” Rae said.                 practitioners, I believe
   Students will be expected to participate actively in the Food Animal             it was the right decision
Club within the college, and to take part in weekend wet labs that                  for the UF veterinary
will provide hands-on learning opportunities as well as the chance to               school to proactively
interact more frequently with faculty mentors and other students with               address this issue.”
similar interests.                                                                     According to the
   In addition, students will be required to become members of the                  American Veterinary
American Association of Bovine Practitioners and will be encouraged                 Medical Association, of its 77,237 member veterinarians, only 1,703
to participate in the Society for Theriogenology. Both associations                 are in practices that exclusively focus on food animals. Another 4,459
strongly advocate student development within those respective                       are in practices that predominantly treat food animals. -

                                                                                                                      FLORIDA VETERINARIAN                   9
      clinical update

Dog recuperating from kidney transplant
surgery thanks to UF, Penn veterinarians
By Sarah Carey

T      hanks to a unique collaboration between the University of
       Florida and the University of Pennsylvania, a 14-month-old bull
terrier named Zansi is recuperating well at her home in St. Petersburg
                                                                                       “There are only a few veterinary centers capable of doing
                                                                                    intermittent hemodialysis,” Bandt said. Because of Bandt’s expertise,
                                                                                    UF joined that elite group and Zansi became the first patient ever to
after successful kidney transplant surgery Sept. 4.                                 receive the procedure at UF veterinary hospital.
   The case represented the first time a patient has received                          Hemodialysis treatments typically last between five and six hours
hemodialysis at the UF Veterinary Medical Center and the second                     and most dogs need three treatments per week, Bandt said. Zansi, who
time a dog has received a kidney transplant at the University of                    still had some kidney function, was able to get by with two weekly
Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Zansi’s litter mate, Toni,              treatments.
provided the donor kidney, said their owner, Jennifer O’Brien. The                     “She was a rare exception, but she did very well,” Bandt said.
dogs were imported from a South African breeder.                                        Following her treatments, Zansi was deemed stable enough for
   “Zansi and Toni are both doing wonderfully,” O’Brien said Sept. 14.              surgery after gaining weight and displaying an improved appetite and
“As far as I can tell, everything is going great.”                                  attitude. On Aug. 31, Zansi and Toni headed to Pennsylvania for the
   Soon after Zansi arrived from South Africa, O’Brien noticed she                  transplant operation.
was not eating well and                                                                                                               Lillian Aronson,
was drinking large amounts                                                                                                         V.M.D., and Heidi

                                                                                                                              Photo by Sarah Carey
of water. Eventually she                                                                                                           Phillips, V.M.D.,
found an internal medicine                                                                                                         performed the surgery.
specialist in Clearwater who                                                                                                       Phillips said transplants are
diagnosed kidney disease.                                                                                                          not recommended for all
   “I began pounding the                                                                                                           dogs with kidney disease.
pavement, doing a lot of                                                                                                           Animals with infections
research on the Internet to                                                                                                        or recurring infections
see what our options were,”                                                                                                        or that have cancer are
O’Brien said. Although                                                                                                             not good candidates for
a few other veterinary                                                                                                             kidney transplants, she
hospitals in the United                                                                                                            said. Aronson initiated
States can provide canine                                                                                                          Penn Vet’s feline renal
kidney transplants, she                                                                                                            transplantation program,
determined that Penn Vet                                                                                                           which recently celebrated
was logistically her best                                                                                                          its 100th surgery.
option for the procedure.                                                                                                              “It is a rare procedure
There was one problem,
                                                                                                                                   in dogs,” Phillips said. “We
however — after the
                                                                                                                                   can only use dogs that are
rigorous work-up process
                                                                                                                                   related to each other at this
Zansi underwent at Penn
                                                                                                                                   time. In cats we can use
Vet, she was not medically         Dr. Carsten Bandt, a specialist in emergency medicine and critical care, monitors Zansi’s
                                   vital signs during one of several hemodialysis treatments the 14-month-old bull terrier         unrelated donors, because
stable enough for surgery.
                                   received at UF this past summer.                                                                they are able to suppress
   While equipped to                                                                                                               their immune system with
perform the transplant
                                                                                    medication. They respond to the immune suppression medication
operation, Penn Vet’s hemodialysis program is on hold. Hemodialysis
                                                                                    better than dogs do.’’
is a procedure through which kidney function is mechanically taken
over until the patient is stable enough to receive a donor kidney.                     O’Brien called Penn’s veterinary team “very gracious and
   The roles of both veterinary colleges were critical in Zansi’s care,             professional.”
which led to a first-of-its-kind collaboration between the two                         “I also feel very strongly about UF, as I come from a family of
institutions.                                                                       Gators,” she said. “We have had such a positive experience and I am so
   “We were lucky enough to come across Dr. (Carsten) Bandt and the                 impressed with all of the people in the dog nephrology world. They are
University of Florida,” O’Brien said.                                               some of the nicest people I have ever come across.”
   Bandt, D.V.M., an assistant professor of critical care and emergency                The message O’Brien would most like to convey, however, is for
medicine at UF, has a background is in hemodialysis and nephrology.                 people with dogs in need of such treatments to know there are options
   Through hemodialysis, symptoms known as uremic syndrome —                        for them to receive help.
witnessed through clinical signs such as loss of appetite, weakness,                   “I would like to see these options more accessible and more available
seizures and vomiting — can be greatly reduced or eliminated.                       to the pets that need them,” she said. -

New Comparative Orthopaedics and
Biomechanics Laboratory dedicated
By Sarah Carey

I   n the first formal recognition of a                                        At some point,

                                                                                                                                                                                      Photo by Sarah Carey
    collaboration that has spanned more than                                Horodyski and Dr.
30 years, University of Florida doctors who                                 Anthony Pozzi, an
treat both humans and animals came together                                 assistant professor
on campus recently to dedicate the new                                      of surgery at the UF
Comparative Orthopaedics and Biomechanics                                   College of Veterinary
Laboratory in memory of the late Dr. Rob                                    Medicine, began
Parker, a former UF small animal orthopedic                                 communicating
surgeon who was killed in a car accident this                               and discussion soon
past year.                                                                  emerged between
   The UF College of Medicine’s department                                  faculty members from
of orthopaedics and rehabilitation’s                                        both colleges about
biomechanics laboratory, formerly housed                                    space possibilities
in the UF Health Science Center, has been                                   within the veterinary
renamed to reflect the physician/veterinarian                               school.
collaboration and is now located in the UF                                     “Once space was
                                                                                                       Dr. John Harvey, executive associate dean; Dr. Dan Lewis, professor of
College of Veterinary Medicine’s academic                                   identified, several        surgery in the College of Veterinary Medicine’s department of small animal
building.                                                                   renovations needed to clinical sciences; Dr. Antonio Pozzi, assistant professor of surgery in the
   More than 60 people from both colleges                                   be made,” Horodyski department of small animal clinical sciences; and Dean Glen Hoffsis gather
gathered there on the evening of Sept. 10 to                                said. “Once those were in the new laboratory following the dedication ceremony Sept. 10.
hear brief presentations about the benefits of                              complete, we moved
the intercollegiate collaboration and tour the                              our entire laboratory

                                                                                                                                                                                      Photo by Sarah Carey
new lab.                                                                    from the medical science building over to the
                                                                            veterinary academic building.”
   “We needed to expand our laboratory
space for gene therapy and stem cell research,                                 A major piece of equipment that needed to
so we decided to move our biomechanics                                      be accommodated was a multiaxial mechanical
laboratory,” said Dr. MaryBeth Horodyski,                                   testing system (also known as an MTS), used
an associate professor and director of the                                  for testing joints in cadaver specimens and
department’s research program. “The                                         which can be used for both animal and human
department looked at several options,
including renting space in town and building                                   Administrators from both colleges all
another facility.”                                                          said that one key advantage of the formal              Dr. Dan Lewis, professor of surgery in the
                                                                            collaboration will be the ability to submit            College of Veterinary Medicine’s department
                                                                            stronger grant proposals.                              of small animal surgery, is shown with special
                                                                                                                                   guest Elizabeth Parker Griseck, daughter of the
                                                     Photo by Sarah Carey

                                                                               “Many funding organizations clearly like to         late Dr.Robert B. Parker. Lewis holds the plaque
                                                                            see translational research across a university         that will be displayed in the new laboratory.
                                                                            and this new laboratory will clearly align the
                                                                            researchers from both colleges to be better
                                                                            positioned to apply for certain grants,”                                                                  Photo by Sarah Carey

                                                                            Horodyski said.
                                                                               Parker, whose name is on the plaque
                                                                            hanging outside of the laboratory, had been
                                                                            a charter member of the veterinary college
                                                                            faculty when the college opened its doors in
Mieko Dunn, assistant director of research; Dr.
MaryBeth Horodyski, associate professor and                                 1977.
research director with the College of Medicine’s                               “For 20 years, the name Rob Parker was
department of orthopaedics and rehabilitation;
and Dr. Peter Gearen, chairman of the Col-                                  synonymous with small animal orthopedics
lege of Medicine’s department of orthopaedics                               in the state of Florida,” said Dr. Dan Lewis, a
and rehabilitation, holding a device known as a                                                                                    College of Medicine Interim Dean Michael Good
                                                                            professor of small animal surgery at UF and            and Dr. Tom Wright, a professor of orthopedic
fixator, which is used to stabilize joints as they
heal after surgery.
                                                                            longtime friend and colleague of Parker’s. “It         surgery with the College of Medicine’s depart-
                                                                            only seemed fitting as we brought this joint           ment of orthopaedics and rehabilitation, were
                                                                                                                                   among the guests.
                                                                            venture together that we dedicate the new lab
                                                                            in his memory.” -
                                                                                                                                            FLORIDA VETERINARIAN 11

                                                                                                                                                   Photo courtesy of the Georgia Aquarium
   Nov 15            Distinguished Awards Nomination deadline.
                     Now is the time to nominate alumni, faculty
                     and special CVM friends for the college
                     Alumni Council-sponsored Distinguished
                     Awards. Nomination forms are available on
                     the alumni affairs Web site: www.vetmed.ufl.

   Nov 21            Groundbreaking for the new Small Animal
                     Hospital, formally known as the Veterinary
                     Education and Research Center, will take
                     place at the college, 2015 SW 16th Ave.,
                     Gainesville, 32608, at 10 a.m. Everyone is
                     invited to attend. For more information,
                     e-mail Rachel McGriff at mcgriffr@vetmed.
                                                                     At right, Dr. Tonya Clauss, chief clinician at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta
                                                                     and a member of the UF CVM’s class of 2003, performs a physical exam on
                                                                     Dylan, a loggerhead sea turtle. Dylan was a straggler hatchling that spent
Jan 19-23            The North American Veterinary Conference
                     will be held in Orlando at the Marriott
                                                                     several years in education and public facilities in preparation for his release
                                                                     into the wild as a sub-adult animal on Sept. 3.
                     World Center and the Gaylord Palms Resort.
                     The college’s annual alumni reception will be
                     held at 7 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Marriott, room
                     to be determined. For more information,
                     e-mail Jo Ann Winn at
                     or call (352) 392-2213, ext. 5013.

    Apr 18           The Class of 1984 will celebrate its Silver
                     Society Weekend sponsored by the UF
                     Alumni Association. Go to: www.ufalumni.
            and look for Silver Society. For more
                     information, e-mail
                     or call (352) 392-2213, ext. 5013.

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