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

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.


Bartonella bacteria found in hemangiosarcoma tumors from dogs

Researchers have found a very high prevalence of Bartonella bacteria in tumors and tissues – but not blood samples – taken from dogs with hemangiosarcoma, a cancer of the blood…

Scientists unexpectedly witness wolf puppies play fetch

When it comes to playing a game of fetch, many dogs are naturals. But now, researchers report that the remarkable ability to interpret human social communicative cues that enables a…

Lame sheep adjust their behavior to cope with their condition

Using novel sensing technology, experts have found that lame sheep adjust how they carry out certain actives, such as walking, standing or laying down, rather than simply reducing the amount…

Newly discovered genetic element adjusts coat color in dogs

Why are Irish Setters so red while other breeds can come in different hues? Geneticists now have an answer for why some dogs have more intense coat colors than others.

Animal Airwaves

Lumps and Bumps in Your Pet: What Cells Can Tell

If you’ve ever found lumps and bumps on your pet’s skin, chances are you’ve felt concern — even alarm. However, most of these types of growths will prove to be…

Old-dog eyes: setting the record straight

As dogs age and their eyes get cloudy, pooch parents may think it’s due to cataracts. But there are more common and less drastic reasons for the change. By the…

Millennials and their fur babies

Move over Baby Boomers. Millennials — people born between 1980 and 2000 — now have more pets than any other generation. In fact, about 35% of pet owners are millennials,…

Kids with a mission: helping shelter animals

For you kids who want to help shelter animals, there are so many things you can do! First, teach those around you how important it is to spay and neuter…

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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