Research and discovery at UFCVM

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

Research News

Researchers in the spotlight

Veterinary Dermatology

Dr. Rosanna Marsella

Dr. Rosanna Marsella led a team of world experts in veterinary dermatology to create first-ever clinical consensus guidelines for equine allergic skin diseases. Results were published in Veterinary Dermatology.

Dr. Rosanna Marsella

Tick-borne diseases

Dr. Jeff Gruntmeir

Dr. Jeff Gruntmeir analyzes ticks for disease-causing agents, a critical step in the fight to identify, track and treat emerging public health threats. Babesiosis, an emerging tick-borne disease in the U.S., is in his sights.

Jeff Gruntmeir

Everglades Virus

Dr. Maureen Long

UF researchers report that Everglades virus, or EVEV — endemic in South Florida and a subtype of the highly pathogenic Venezuelan equine encephalitis — has mutated, suggesting a possible new threat to horses and other large mammals.

Dr. Maureen Long

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Information of interest

Funding and compliance information of interest to investigators can be found here.

Dr.Liang Zhou and Lifeng Xiang

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.


Animal Airwaves

Chronic Kidney Disease in Cats

A common disease in older cats, chronic kidney disease, or CKD — also known as chronic renal failure — is a long-standing kidney dysfunction that most frequently affects older animals…

Keep pets away from spoiled food

If you choose to eat foods past their expiration date, that’s your business. But when it comes to feeding your pet, veterinarians suggest you toe the line. Expiration dates anticipate…

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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