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

Professor of infectious diseases named associate…

Dr. David Pascual filled the position on an interim basis for two years prior to his appointment.

Dr. David Pascual

Smartphone-based saliva test that can detect…

Dr. Rhoel Dinglasan won second place in a technology competition sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.

UF researchers discover molecular address system…

The findings shed light on how a certain type of immune cell reaches its final destination: the large intestine.

Dr.Liang Zhou and Lifeng Xiang

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.


New features of a gene defect that affects muzzle length and caudal vertebrae in dogs

A recent genetic study provides new information on the occurrence of a DVL2 gene defect associated with a screw tail and its relevance to canine constitution and health. The variant…

Researchers 'cautiously optimistic' about desert bighorn sheep recovery in Mojave Desert

Desert bighorn sheep in the Mojave National Preserve in California and surrounding areas appear to be more resilient than previously thought to a respiratory disease that killed dozens of them…

New improved dog reference genome will aid a new generation of investigation

Researchers have used new methods for DNA sequencing and annotation to build a new, and more complete, dog reference genome. This tool will serve as the foundation for a new…

Challenges of animal ownership during the pandemic should be considered alongside the potential benefits, study shows

Animal owners frequently report concerns and worries relating to caring for their animal during the pandemic, new research suggests. The study also revealed owners had increased their appreciation of their…

Animal Airwaves

A Team Approach: Veterinary Specialists Help Primary Care Vets Improve Pet Health

Collaborative care to enhance patient care outcomes happens when primary care veterinarians enlist the help of qualified veterinary medical specialists to solve complex cases or those requiring resources unavailable at…

Unexplained feline weight loss

With the focus on feline obesity, you might not notice your cat’s weight loss—especially if he’s eating normally. If cats aren’t competing for food or negotiating other feline foibles, weight…

Tracking a viral killer

One year ago, the first cases of a novel pneumonia were reported from Wuhan, China. While COVID-19 still rages, scientists are trying to discover where SARS-CoV-2 [sahrs-cō-vē-2] came from and…

In praise of veterinary nutritionists

In case you don’t know much about them, veterinary nutritionists provide invaluable services to both pets and their parents. Not only do these board-certified specialists create individualized diet plans for…

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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