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

Research News

Faculty member honored with prestigious Bergey’s…

The Bergey Medal is awarded to individuals who have made significant lifetime contributions to bacterial systematics.

Dr. Dan Brown

Fall graduates receive M.S. degrees

A virtual commencement ceremony was held Dec. 18 to honor the new graduates.

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Existing antihistamine drugs show effectiveness…

Three common antihistamine medications have been found in preliminary tests to inhibit infection of cells by the coronavirus that causes COVID-19…

Ostrov and Reznikov

Leveraging collaborations

COVID-19 research

Advancing discovery

Three common antihistamine medications have been found in preliminary tests to inhibit infection of cells by the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, University of Florida Health researchers say.

Dr. Leah Reznikov, an assistant professor of physiological sciences, is shown in her laboratory with biological scientist Jackson Liao.  Play Video

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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.

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.


With impressive accuracy, dogs can sniff out coronavirus

In a proof-of-concept study, dogs identified positive samples with 96 percent accuracy.

Spotting cows from space

Cows don’t seem to have a whole lot going on most of the time. They’re raised to spend their days grazing in the field, raised for the purpose of providing…

Dogs act jealously even when they don't see their rival

Dogs are one of humanity’s most-beloved animal companions. They share our homes and seem to reciprocate our affections. But could this emotional bond extend into feelings of jealousy? To help…

Rising Sika deer populations linked to bovine TB infections

New research suggests Ireland’s increasing populations of Sika deer may be linked to local outbreaks of TB infection in cattle. Although TB infection rates have decreased in general in recent…

Animal Airwaves

The Science of Good Breeding (Original Air Date Nov. 13, 2020)

Veterinarians who specialize in reproduction understand the importance of ensuring the health of your pet every step of the way. Providing pre-breeding genetic tests  and those of of hips, eyes, elbows and hearts to…

Under the microscope: What Cells Can Tell

Do you ever wonder what veterinarians are looking for when they obtain samples of your pet’s body fluids or tissue for analysis? The presence of disease can often only be…

Rabbit mini exams at home: the front half

When you’re spending time with your rabbit, you might be able to sneak in a mini exam of sorts. Just be ready to stop if your buddy gets stressed. Start…

Rabbit mini exams at home: the back half

If your rabbit’s fine with some probing cuddles, you may be able to do a mini exam at home. Here’s how that might go, examining your bunny’s back half. Start…

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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