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.


Studies focus on SARS-CoV-2 transmission in domestic cats, pigs

Two recently published studies include important findings related to SARS-CoV-2 transmission and the COVID-19 pandemic: Domestic cats can be asymptomatic carriers of SARS-CoV-2, but pigs are unlikely to be significant…

Pesticides commonly used as flea treatments for pets are contaminating English rivers

Researchers have found widespread contamination of English rivers with two neurotoxic pesticides commonly used in veterinary flea products: fipronil and the neonicotinoid imidacloprid.

Dog brains do not prefer faces

Even though dogs gaze into man’s eyes, dog brains may not process faces as human brains do. A new study suggests that the canine visual system is organized differently: the…

First rehoming of laboratory dogs in Finland successful but required a great deal of work

Researchers monitored the success of rehoming 16 laboratory beagles in 2015-2018. The study revealed that the development of house training skills could be supported by care arrangements at the laboratory…

Animal Airwaves

Pesky Skin Parasites (original air: Dec. 13, 2014)

Does your pet have a constant itch? Understanding and managing allergies in pets can be a huge challenge, both for pet owners and their veterinarians. In a follow-up to an…

Bee best

Bees may be the most important agricultural animals we have. After all, these busy pollinators are integral to the economic interests of crop growers. Honeybees are also food producers. But…

Solving the puzzle of New Guinea singing dogs

Too often we hear about animals that have become extinct. So, how refreshing to learn about a species that went the other way. As the name suggests, New Guinea singing…

Contact tracing is old hat for livestock

By now, we all know how contact tracing helps control infections. But did you know that it’s been used for years to track the spread of disease in livestock? The…

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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