Research and discovery at UFCVM

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

Research News

Great challenges, great minds meet at UFCVM

A new article in the American Journal of Veterinary Research focuses on college achievements.

Dr. Jon Kim

Clinician receives Dunkin Award for journal…

Dr. Wendy Mandese was honored for having the best original research article on small animal medicine published in the Journal of Small Animal…

Dr. Wendy Mandese

3D-printed guides effective in removing keratomas…

New paper in Veterinary Surgery demonstrates the advantages of using 3D guides using advanced imaging techniques.

3D guide keratoma

Leveraging collaborations

COVID-19 research

Advancing discovery

Three common antihistamine medications have been found in preliminary tests to inhibit infection of cells by the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, University of Florida Health researchers say.

Dr. Leah Reznikov, an assistant professor of physiological sciences, is shown in her laboratory with biological scientist Jackson Liao.  Play Video

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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.

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.


Common veterinary drugs show effectiveness against bed bugs

Two common drugs used by veterinarians to combat parasites may be effective against bed bugs, with one showing especially strong potential, according to a new study that examined the drugs…

'Click' chemistry may help treat dogs with bone cancer

New research shows how click chemistry can be used to more efficiently deliver drugs to treat tumors in large dogs with bone cancer — a process that had previously only…

Identity theft the secret of the cat parasite's success

The parasite Toxoplasma is carried by a large portion of the global human population. Now a study shows how this microscopic parasite so successfully spreads in the body, for example…

New flexible, steerable device placed in live brains by minimally invasive robot

Scientists have successfully placed a bioinspired steerable catheter into the brain of an animal.

Animal Airwaves

Special Programming/Thanksgiving Holiday

Common Problems Seen in Veterinary Emergency Rooms: Toxicities, Urinary Obstruction and More

No pet owner wants to have to make a trip to the veterinary emergency room, but unfortunately sooner or later many pet owners are faced with a problem their animal…

The Role of the Veterinarian in Fish Farming and Aquaculture

When most people think of farm animals, they conjure traditional farm species, such as ruminants, poultry, swine and horses. But veterinarians also play an important role in the farming of…

Anesthesia in the Companion Animal and the Role of the Anesthesia Technician

If your pet undergoes an invasive procedure, anesthesia is administered to reduce the animal’s discomfort and ensure a safe and comfortable outcome. At the University of Florida Veterinary Hospital, technicians…

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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