Research and discovery at UFCVM

Our mission is to be a global leader in biomedical research, advancing animal, human and ecosystem health.

Faculty Resources

Funding and compliance information of interest to investigators can be found here.

UF Emerging Pathogens Institute and College of Veterinary Medicine researcher Maureen Long helped build a patient surveillance system in Pakistan to track and diagnose mosquito-borne diseases. The project captured outbreaks and laid the groundwork for a countrywide surveillance, detection and reporting system.

Research News

Making inroads in malaria research

UF scientists: Gut microbe finding in mice may help protect pregnant women from malaria.

Dr. Julie Moore in lab

Researcher named to national leadership group

Dr. David Pascual is now a Fellow in the American Academy of Microbiology.

Dr. David Pascual

New program in aquatic animal pathology

A unique program integrates the expertise of individuals who all specialize in aquatic animal pathology.

Aquatic pathology group in lab.

Graduate student Training

Furthering careers

Cultivating Excellence

A background in veterinary medicine can be an asset in a biomedical research field. Three graduate students at UFCVM share their journey and why they chose to pursue advanced degrees to further their scientific passions in this new video.

Dr. David Pascual, left, with graduate students Dr. Erika Schwartz, Dr. Maria Von Chamier and Dr. Zakia Goodwin. Play Video

Innovative Veterinary Science

advancing solutions

Broad-based strengths, international collaborations

Our veterinary researchers investigate a wide-range of diseases and vaccines that not only impact the lives of our animal companions, but also humans. Several of our programs are distinctive, nationwide and globally. The Center for Environmental and Human toxicology, based in our college, is a leader in aquatic toxicology, with a major strength in nanotoxicology.

The Vulpe-Martyniuk teams' use of CRISPR technology to explore toxicology-related questions is unique.


AI could help diagnose dogs suffering from chronic pain and Chiari-like malformation

A new artificial intelligence (AI) technique could eventually help veterinarians quickly identify Cavalier King Charles Spaniel (CKCS) dogs with a chronic disease that causes crippling pain. The same technique identified…

New findings on gut microbiome's interactions with GI diseases

A study offers new insight on how the gut bacteria of dogs interact with a healthy vs. unhealthy GI tract, which could contribute to the development of new therapies for…

Your dog might be hiding its true colors

New research shows that some breeds of dogs have hidden coat colors — and in some cases, other traits — that have been lurking all along.

Estrogen's opposing effects on mammary tumors in dogs

Estrogen’s role in canine mammary cancer is more complex than previously understood, according to new research. The nuanced findings may help explain why dogs spayed at a young age are…

Animal Airwaves

Lumps and Bumps in Your Pet: What Cells Can Tell

If you’ve ever found lumps and bumps on your pet’s skin, chances are you’ve felt concern — even alarm. However, most of these types of growths will prove to be…

Holiday hazards

It’s nearly holiday time, and that means it’s time to be extra vigilant with your pet. Here are some potential pitfalls. Xylitol, a sugar substitute, is okay for you, but…

Disposing of medications the right way

If you have leftover pet medications, dispose of them properly — and as soon as possible. The best way to get rid of any medication is to deposit it at…

Fine-tuning dog collars

 Your dog’s collar — it’s just a place to hang tags and a way to grab your pooch on the fly, right? Well, there’s a lot more to consider with…

As part of both the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and the Academic Health Center, Veterinary Medicine is dedicated to advancing animal, human and environmental health through teaching, research, extension and patient care.


Boehringer Ingelheim

The Boehringer Ingelheim Veterinary Scholars Program offers DVM students an opportunity to gain exposure in biomedical research.


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