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.


Herd immunity: Disease transmission from wildlife to livestock

Scientists provide guidelines for minimizing the risk of spreading disease between elk and cattle in Southern Alberta.

Fecal excretion of PFAS by pets

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are used in a wide range of consumer products, from pizza boxes to carpets to non-stick cookware. Therefore, it’s not surprising that these water- and…

Identifying factors associated with reports of accidental opioid poisoning in dogs

Dogs that are smaller, younger, non-neutered, or live in US counties with high opioid prescription rates are at higher risk of being the subjects of phone calls about accidental opioid…

TB bacteria survive in amoebae found in soil

Scientists have discovered that the bacterium which causes bovine TB can survive and grow in small, single-celled organisms found in soil and dung. It is believed that originally the bacterium…

Animal Airwaves

Wobbly Cats and Dogs: Why Are They Dizzy?

Have you noticed your dog or cat walking with an unsteady gait and looking like they have vertigo? Chances are, if you’ve noticed any type of imbalance in your furry…

Dental disease: avoiding the preventable

It’s sort of amazing that dental disease remains one of the most common medical problems in pets, because most of it is preventable. For one thing, make it a habit…

The sinister threat of snack bags

Before you dig into your favorite bag of snacks, think twice about the dire impact that bag could have on your pet. Every year, hundreds of pets — dogs and…

Dr. Rob Ossiboff: Amphibian health

Amphibians, such as frogs, toads and salamanders, may not get the attention that other animal species do, but their importance to ecosystem health around the globe cannot be overstated. Many…

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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