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.


Study shows how diligent we have to be to keep surfaces germ-free

A recent study suggests that even organized efforts to clean surfaces can fall short, a reminder for us all that keeping our surroundings clean may require some additional work.

A gene defect associated with a severe canine lung disease identified

A severe hereditary lung disease has been described in Finnish Airedale Terriers with a failure to thrive during the first days of lives. Researchers discovered the underlying gene defect in…

Tighten up law on keeping dangerous snakes as pets, demand animal welfare experts

The law on keeping dangerous snakes as pets should be tightened up, animal welfare experts demand.

New research unpicks root causes of separation anxiety in dogs

Separation anxiety in dogs should be seen as a symptom of underlying frustrations rather than a diagnosis, and understanding these root causes could be key to effective treatment, new research…

Animal Airwaves

Canine ear infections: it’s more than just the smell

If your dog’s ears are smelly, it’s probably more than just a nuisance. It’s likely due to an infection. Although ear infections aren’t unique to any one species, dogs are…

Dangers of Strep zoo in pigs

Within a short time during the fall of 2019, a serious bacterial infection wreaked havoc in pigs across several states and parts of Canada. Streptococcus zooepidemicus [zō-ĕpĭ-DĔM-ĭ-cŭs], or Strep zoo…

Five insidious feline diseases

There are five notorious feline diseases, or groups of diseases, that all cat parents should be familiar with. Chronic kidney disease damages most of a cat’s kidney tissue so it…

Serving animal shelters

Instead of wishing you could adopt every animal in a shelter, have you considered volunteering? There are lot of ways to lend a hand. Maybe you have creative ideas 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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