Research and discovery at UFCVM

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

Research News

UF veterinary student scholars participate in…

Fifteen students from all five academic departments at UFCVM were among the 900 people who convened for the 2021 National Veterinary Scholar…


UF researchers discover new disease in gopher…

A new bacteria discovered by UF veterinary researchers is strongly associated with death in gopher tortoises, a crucial species.

Dr. Wellehan and Tasha Desiderio

Faculty member honored with prestigious Bergey’s…

The Bergey Medal is awarded to individuals who have made significant lifetime contributions to bacterial systematics.

Dr. Dan Brown

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.


Most dog breeds highly inbred

The majority of dog breeds are highly inbred, contributing to an increase in disease and health care costs throughout their lifespan, according to new research.

Parallels in human, dog oral tumors could speed new therapies

Recent research compared the genetic expression profiles of a nonlethal canine tumor and the rare, devastating human oral tumor it resembles, laying the groundwork for potential translational medicine down the…

Endangered deer's prion gene could protect it from chronic wasting disease

China’s Père David’s deer was nearly gone in the late 1800s. Just 18 deer — the very last of their kind — were brought into captivity after the rest had…

A puppy’s diet seems to be a sig­ni­fic­ant factor in the de­vel­op­ment of al­lergy and atopy re­lated skin symp­toms in adult dogs

Puppyhood dietary factors may affect the onset of canine allergy and atopy related skin symptoms in adulthood, according to a new study.

Animal Airwaves

Demystifying Your Pet’s Eye Examination: What To Expect

If your pet is having eye or vision problems, it should be seen by a veterinarian immediately, but routine eye examinations are part of regular physical examinations. Tests performed on…

Once again, the fate of mustangs and wild burros hangs in the balance

A battle is raging over the fate of 86,000 thousand mustangs and wild burros remaining in the western United States. During the past 50 years, the Bureau of Land Management…

Stopping lanternflies while keeping other animals safe

Since its U.S. debut in 2014, the spotted lanternfly has spread to 14 states in the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast and Midwest, wreaking havoc on trees, grapevines and other plants along the…

More dangers of raw-meat diets to pets and their humans

Some pet parents know about the risks raw meat diets pose to pets. Bacterial contamination can still make pets sick, but there are other dangers, too. A recent study showed…

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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