Research and discovery at UFCVM

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

Faculty Resources

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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.

Research News

Degrees bestowed on summer M.S. and Ph.D…

Summer graduates receive M.S., Ph.D. degrees at virtual commencement on Aug. 14.

Century Tower

Congratulations to our new M.S. and Ph.D…

We congratulate our spring 2020 recipients of M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in this video presentation.

Student celebration

Making inroads in malaria research

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

Dr. Julie Moore 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.


Pets linked to maintaining better mental health and reducing loneliness during lockdown, new research shows

Sharing a home with a pet appeared to act as a buffer against psychological stress during lockdown, a new survey shows.

Feeding indoor cats just once a day could improve health

New research has found that feeding cats one large meal a day may help control hunger better than feeding them several times a day.

Tracking the working dogs of 9/11

A study of search and rescue dogs showed little difference in longevity or cause of death between dogs at the disaster site and dogs in a control group.

Human activities promote disease-spreading mosquitoes; more study needed for prevention

Disease-spreading mosquitoes may be more likely to occupy areas impacted by human activities like pesticide use and habitat destruction, than they are areas less disturbed by humans, a recent study…

Animal Airwaves

Fact or Fiction? Busting the Myths of Equine Health

Should horses be stabled in bad weather? Do horses really sleep standing up? Do horses have to go to the dentist?  Myths abound when it comes to equine health, and…

The appeal of tortoises

Some pets are endearing because they’re so otherworldly. Tortoises, with their ET-like appearance, are a good example. Tortoises are relatively easy to manage, but they’re not for everyone. They can…

Two-way viral spread

The advent of COVID-19 put the spotlight back on diseases we can catch from animals. But microbial transmission cuts both ways. That’s right — sometimes it’s people who spread pathogens…

Getting pets into a new routine

For lots of us, COVID dictated a new stay-at-home routine, and our pets have been basking in that extra time with Mom or Dad. But sooner or later, things will…

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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