Research and discovery at UFCVM

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

Research News

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

Faculty member NIH grant to study RNA viruses of…

Dr. Andrew Allison’s R21 will enable him to pursue how RNA viruses capture host genes in order to subvert immune responses and cause disease.

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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.


Cooler temps and northern climes associated with increased diabetes diagnoses in dogs

Mirroring a finding in humans, diabetes diagnoses in dogs were more common in colder areas of the U.S. and during winter, according to a new study.

Hearing loss in dogs associated with dementia

A new study explores the connection between hearing loss and dementia in geriatric dogs. The work could aid in both treatment of aging dogs and in understanding the relationship between…

New dog food? Study shows Fido's gut bacteria could turn over within a week

When a dog starts a new diet, the community of microbes in its gut changes. Wallflower bacteria multiply to dominate the scene, with the old guard slinking off in defeat.…

Flies, roaches not likely to spread COVID-19, study shows

Insects like biting flies and cockroaches are not likely to spread the agent of COVID-19 to humans, according to a recently published article.

Animal Airwaves

U.S. veterinarians helping Ukrainian pets in need

As the war in Ukraine rages on, people across the globe are stepping up to help the most vulnerable. That includes U.S. veterinarians coming to the aid of pets belonging…

The cancer risk disparity between purebred and non-purebred dogs

Every year, U.S. pet insurance companies categorize and tabulate annual claims for pets they insure. One of the largest of these companies just published 6 years of cancer claims from…

Archive from Jan. 21, 2022: “Wild Eyes: Vision Issues in Exotic Species

All animal species can experience certain types of eye disease, but in exotic or wild animals, the diagnosis and treatment eye problems can be difficult, even for highly trained veterinary…

Guarding your wallet — and your heart — against dog-leasing schemes

Did you know that dog leasing is a “thing?” Like leasing a car, consumers make monthly payments to a company for a certain time before they own their dog outright….

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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