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Creative ambition,

old fashioned passion

drive Dr. Link Welborn


BY SARAH CAREY


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Combine a unique
vision with a sense
of history and the
ability to make things happen in
the here and now, and youfll
have some idea of what makes
Dr. Link Welborn, f82, tick.
As president of the
American Animal Hospital
Association, Welborn has
become a driving if often behind-
the-scenes force in efforts to


improve the quality of care for
veterinary patients throughout
the U.S.
live enjoyed the opportu-
nity to encourage the profession
to move forward in areas such as
animal welfare and vaccination
guidelines,i Welborn said. iIn
some way, I hope I have had a
positive impact on thousands of
pets, clients and practice team
members I will never meet.i


Dr. LinkWelborn cares for a Springer
spaniel in one of his three Tampa-area
clinics.
Photo courtesy of Dr Welborn

He and his partner, former
classmate Dr. Tim Lassett, own
three AAHA accredited practices
in Tampa. Two of those are
general small animal and exotic
practices. The third is a cat-only
practice.
ITim and I are ABVP
certified in canine and feline
practice and constantly strive to
provide the highest quality care
possible in a general practice
setting in keeping with the
AAHA standards of accredita-
tion,i Welborn said.
Welborn and Lassett have
been concerned that ithe best
and the brightest veterinary
students have been encouraged
to pursue internships and
residency training to become
specialists to the detriment of
general practice.
The partners are so commit-
ted to general practice that they
have taken action to make that
professional focus more
attractive to new veterinary
school graduates.
iRecognizing the ongoing
need for outstanding general
practitioners and realizing that
some veterinarians enjoy all
See WELBORN, p. 3


I 0nid


3 New Rotation
For Students

College, FVS collaborate to
provide new emergency rotation
for students.


4 Breathe
EZ

Researcher's breathing device
is model for entrepreneurial
program.at UF.


5 Jumping
Species

Veterinary researchers find
equine influenza virus was likely
cause of greyhound deaths.


7 Distinguishing
Themselves

College names Distinguished
Award Program winners for
2004.








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Executive Associate Dean
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D.V.M.. PhD.
Associate Dean for Research
and Graduate Studies
Charles H. Courlney
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Associate Dean for Students and
Instruction
James P.Thompson
D.V.M.. PhD.
Senior Director ol Development
& Alumni Allairs
Zoe Haynes
Director ol
Development & Alumni Allairs
Karen Hickok
Director ol
Public Relations
Sarah K. Carey
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(3521392-4700. Ext. 4700

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3521 392.4700. Exl. 4000

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Dean Joe DiPietro


At the college, summer
starts withbang...and
a bit of a whimper.
On Memorial Day weekend,
we said goodbye to seventy-four
members of the Class of 2004.
Our new graduates have left us
to make a big splash on the
professional world they now
enter. We feel that ibig bangi of
joy in our hearts when we see
their pride and feel our own.
Itfs a sad time as well when
we realize we wonit see these
bright young faces in our


classrooms and in our clinics
anymore.
Itis a time to pause, take a
deep breath and celebrate the
lives and education of the
veterinarians of the future. At
the same time, we contemplate
the changing of the seasons,
reflect upon our own contribu-
tions to the college, to the
profession of veterinary medi-
cine, to the animals and the
clients we serve.
We ask ourselves how we can
better serve and renew our own
passions.
Itfs been a busy year and
exciting things are happening
around the college and UF as a
whole.
As most of you know, UF
welcomed a new president, Dr.
Bernie Machen, to Gainesville in
January. Dr. Machenfs official
inauguration will take place
Sept. 9-10 and several events
have been scheduled on the
main campus to mark this very
special occasion. Anyone
seeking more information should
email Karen Willis at
willisk@ufl.edu.
At the college, Dr. David


Gettina an evefull


University of Florida veterinary technician Maureen Cooney-Wright, right, holds
Kiki, an orange tabby cat, while ophthalmology resident Dr. Franck
Ollivier performs an eye exam. Kiki was brought into UFs Veterinary Medical
Teaching Hospital with kidney failure, which caused the animal to go blind.


Freeman, aboard-certified
equine surgeon, recently began
his appointment as professor
and associate chief of staff for
the Alec P. and Louise H.
Courtelis Equine Teaching
Hospital.
While we say goodbye to Dr.
Deke Beusse, who is retiring as
director of the colleges new
marine mammal medicine
program, we simultaneously
welcome Dr. Ruth Francis-Floyd
as Dr. Beussefs successor.
Within the Small Animal
Hospital, our new cardiology
service, featuring Drs. Darcy
Adin and Amara Estrada,
continues to build on an
impressive list of accomplish-
ments, including the manual
extraction of heartworms from a
cat earlier this year. We are
thrilled to have them on our
faculty and welcome your
referrals.
In addition to Dr. Beuesse,
the college says goodbye to two
key administrative employees,
Bob Aasen, director of medical/
health administration, and Bill
Creegan, coordinator of com-
puter applications. Although
many of you donft know Bob
and Bill, their behind-the-scenes
presence has been critical to the
colleges operation for many
years. We wish them well.
Another notable departure
from our administrative ranks
took place in April withGail
Overstreetfs retirement. Gail
served the college and UF for 30
years, working with several
deans and her loss will be keenly
felt. Taking over Gailfs position
as my administrative assistant is
MandelynHutcherson.
Donft hesitate to stop in or
call if you are in the area. As
always, Ifd love to hear from
yOU.


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WELBORN, from p.1
areas of practice too much to
choose any one specialty, afew
years ago we joined with our
friends at Florida Veterinary
Specialists (FVS) to form ajoint
internship program dedicated to
the education of veterinarians
entering general practice,i
Welborn said.
The interns spend half their
time with the specialists at FVS
and half with Welborn and
Lassett in general practice,
getting the best of both worlds.
iThe program has been well
received and very enjoyable for
everyone,i Welborn said.
Those who have known
Welborn over the years describe
him as a caring and dedicated
professional who minimizes his
own accomplishments while
building up the strengths of
others.
Lassett said he considers
himself lucky to have Welborn
as a friend, mentor and partner,
iall wrapped up in one.i
II think practice would be
very boring if it weren't for
him,i Lassett said. iWeire in
the process of buying a fourth
practice and considering a fifth.
I would never think about doing
this without a partner like Link.
AAHA has been lucky to have
him, and I know I am.i
Welborn played a major role
in establishing the James Himes
Scholarship at the UF College of
Veterinary Medicine and has
served on the colleges Alumni
Council for many years.
iVeterinary students, the
evolving curriculum and
coordinating the scholarships
that I depended on so heavily
were his job,i Welborn recalled
of Himes, one of his mentors
during veterinary school.
iCaring was his life then, as it
still is today.i
Welborn asked this writer if
it would be appropriate to use
this article to make a plug for
scholarships. It is 6 (anyone
interested should contact Zol
Walker, senior director of


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development and alumni affairs,
at 392-4700, ext. 5200.)
Although his demeanor is
quiet, Welbornis always focused
on some goal and intent about
getting the job done. For that
reason, he feels one of his best
decisions was to become
involved with organized
veterinary medicine and in
particular, AAHA.
iWhile Ifve put countless
hours into association work, like
many volunteer leaders in our


profession, I feel Ifve gotten far
more out of it than live put into
it,i Welborn said. iMy involve-
ment has allowed me to work
with people I would have been
unlikely to have met otherwise.
In addition, Ifve been exposed to
an incredible array of ideas and
challenges.i
A Mississippi native,
Welborn moved to Tampa in
junior high school and still calls
that area home. He grew up
around animals; his father


created a small farm whenever
the family moved. His mother, a
nurse, encouraged him to
participate in caring for the
familyfs animals.
II suppose the opportunity
to work in a profession that
combined animals, medicine and
science made veterinary
medicine an obvious career,i
Welborn said.
In high school Welborn
worked for a man he calls one of
his great mentors,i Dr. Jim
Robinson, at Temple Terrace
Animal Hospital.
II continued to work there
throughout my undergraduate
education at the University of
South Florida and during
veterinary school breaks,i
Welborn added. iMy partner
and I now own that hospital.i


UF veterinary students now performing emergency
rotations at private 24-hour veterinary facility in Tampa

...agreement with FVS called "landmark" for college


I university of Florida
% veterinary students who
hope to sharpen their skills at
handling pet care emergencies
will soonbe doing just that
24/7 in a new program that
will send them to Tampa for
an intense private practice
experience.
Starting in May, the first
students to sign up for the
new emergency medicine
clerkship began two weeks of
mostly overnight shifts and
interactive learning with
experienced emergency and
critical care experts. The clerkship
is being offered by the UF College
of Veterinary Medicine and
Florida Veterinary Specialists and
Cancer Treatment Center, a 24-
hour private practice and critical
care center located in Tampa.
Neil Shaw, D.V.M., who founded
FVS and now serves as its
medical director, is a UF
veterinary college graduate.
iOur agreement with FVS is
a landmark for the UF veterinary
college,i said college Dean


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Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital

Emerge ncy Medicine R station


JosephDiPietro, D.V.M. who
announced the launching of the
new program during the May 8
meeting of the Hillsborough
County veterinary medical
association in Tampa.
iWhile this idea has been
talked about for years, this is the
first time our college has
officially collaborated with an
established private practice to
provide an ongoing rotation for
our students, one which will
supplement their knowledge in
emergency and critical care in a
way that can only be possible in
a major metropolitan environ-
ment,i he said.


Dr. Neil Shaw
DiPietro said FVS will
provide la top quality learning
environment and that veteri-
nary students have for years
requested more exposure to
animal patients needing
emergency care.
See FVS, p.6







Breathe EZ:

Device to aid breathing is focus

of entrepreneurial program


Pictured left to right are engineering students Allyson Hooper and Shalveen Shah, Dr. Paul Davenport, Keith Stanfill, IPPD program
director, engineering student Krystal Harriott, MRI Devices managerJace Dinehard, and engineering students Michelle Mirabaland
and Ryan Law.


BY SARAH CAREY


Are the Donald Trumps
and Bill Gateses of
the world born or
bred? Leaders of an innovative
University of Florida program
that aims to train the entrepre-
neurs of the future are betting
itis both.
Housed inUFfs College of
Engineering, the Integrated
Product and Process Design
program, or IPPD, offers
business and engineering
students the opportunity to
develop real world products
while interacting with
corporate partners.
Historically, IPPD projects
have been industry-sponsored,
involving concepts provided by
such corporate heavy-hitters as
Dow Chemical, Dell Computer,
IBM and Motorola. Now, for the
first time, three UF inventions
are the focus of 15 IPPD
students, who are zeroing in on


the inventions marketing
potential. UF also is unique in
the way it has structured the
multidisciplinary program,
combining the perspectives of
undergraduate engineering
students and those of students
working toward graduate-level
MBAs.
These students are currently
turning their attention to a
device developed by Paul
Davenport, Ph.D., a professor in
UFfs College of Veterinary
Medicine, that canbe used in
conjunction with a training
program to reduce vocal strain
and strengthen voice muscles.
Known as iBreathe EZi, the
device has already undergone
extensive testing in high-risk
performers in street and musical
theater and choral ensembles, in
Navy divers and even in high-
school band students. Articles
documenting the programs
positive preliminary results have


appeared in Advance for
Speech-Language Pathologists &
Audiologists and in the Journal
of Voice.
iWhat wefve developed is a
non-invasive mechanical device
that fits in the patients pocket,
about the size of a tennis ball,i
Davenport said. iUsing our
device and training program for
only three to four weeks, people
can increase their breathing force
an average of about 50 percent.i
Davenport said that
although the device is not a
cure for patients with lung
disease, for some it could
improve their quality of life.
iWe estimate that there are
approximately 20 million people
with airway dysfunction of some
type that this could help,i he
said.
Davenportis research
prompted IPPD program
Director Keith Stanfill, Ph.D.,
P.E., to seek funding for the
students to tackle entrepre-


neurial projects focused on
actual product inventions, not
just concepts. In one project,
students are working to develop
a small device that will wirelessly
update a computer to monitor
dairy cowsf key health indica-
tors, such as temperature, if the
cow is burning too much fat,
and distance the cows travel. In
another, the students are
developing a low cost device and
service for contaminated
groundwater remediation
monitoring and analysis.
The students are part of a
virtual start-up company formed
around Davenportis invention
with the help of faculty and
industry mentors. Undergradu-
ate engineering students focus
on the technology and design
concepts, while graduate-level
business students create a
business plan and conduct
market research. There is even a
virtual CEOi 6a representative
from MRI Devices, a company
based in Waukesha, Wis. that
has offices in Gainesville. The
firm donated $20,000 to sponsor
the project.
iWith their investment in
the project, as well as providing
technical and business-related
resources, they're helping to
ensure the projects success,i
Stanfill said. iln addition, the
students are gaining some really
valuable skills.i
AlanMarder, UFfs licensing
officer in charge of marketing
Davenportis invention, said the
IPPDis new focus could provide
UF with the opportunity to take
a leading role in the creation of
new businesses by using
intellectual property it already
owns.
iSome of the more aggressive
students will have the chance to
become founding stockholders,i
Marder said. II think itis pretty
exciting.i






NEGLECT, from p.l


Scientists studying rats
with spatial neglect syndrome
6 a cognitive disorder associ-
ated primarily with stroke in
people 6 found that injections
of molecules known as
monoclonal antibodies into
damaged regions of the
animalsfbrains encouraged
existing neurons to sprout new
growth, and restored normal
spatial perception as assessed
by behavior over a period of
weeks. The National Institute
of Mental Health recently
awarded Roger Reep, Ph.D.,
and his colleague James
Corwin, Ph.D., of Northern
Illinois University, a three-year
grant renewal totaling $989,000
for their ongoing research.
iWhat wefve found is that
the regions of the brain in
which neglect syndrome occurs
in humans have corresponding
regions with similar function in
rats,i said Reep, Ph.D., a
professor of physiological
sciences with UFfs College of
Veterinary Medicine and a
member of UFfs McKnight
Brain Institute. iThis means we
can investigate mechanisms of
neural repair, and so therefs
hope for developing a therapy
to promote recovery in humans.
That's the key insight.i
UF scientists used mono-
clonal antibodies, which
interfere with the tendency of a
naturally occurring protein to


block neuron growth, in the
laboratory. Researchers
elsewhere already had shown
the approach could restore
movement in rats with spinal
cord injuries. Never before,
however, has the antibody,
known as IN-1, been studied
in relation to spatial neglect
syndrome.
iIn binding to the protein,
the antibody keeps the
proteins growth-inhibiting
characteristics from working as
they would naturally in that
particular region of the brain
following brain injury,i said
Joe Cheatwood, a graduate
student inReepis laboratory.
iOur work is not directly
clinical, but is designed to be
hopefully translational, in that
someone designing a clinical
trial in people would be able to
know what to expect for
cognitive problems such as
those seen in our neglect
model. he added.
It has long been known
that people who have suffered
a stroke typically lose not just
physical functionbut also
spatial awareness 6 how the
world looks and onefs
relationship to it 6 because
regions on one side of the
brain are suddenly dysfunc-
tional, Reep said. These
patients have a condition
known as hemispatial neglect,
a neurological disorder almost
always associated with
damage to the right side of the
brain. Researchers say roughly
half of those with a right
hemisphere injury, about 25
percent of all victims of major
stroke, experience the phenom-
enon known as neglect
syndrome.
Every 45 seconds, someone
in America has a stroke. About
700,000 Americans will have a
stroke this year and more than
167,000 of them will die.
Stroke is Americafs number
three killer and one of the
leading causes of disability,
according to the American
Stroke Association.


Dr. Cynda Crawford


Dr.Paul Gibbs


Researchers: equine

influenza virus likely

caused greyhound deaths

BY SARAH CAREY


n what is believed to be the
first scientific report of
equine influenza virus jumping
the species barrier, University of
Florida veterinary researchers
say the virus is the likely cause
of a respiratory disease outbreak
that killed eight racing grey-
hounds from kennels in
Jacksonville in January.
Although the researchers
stress the findings involve only
these particular Jacksonville
dogs, they will investigate
possible connections to similar
disease outbreaks that have
affected racing dogs in Florida
and elsewhere in recent years.
These outbreaks could have a
significant economic impact on
the greyhound racing industry
due to track closures and
quarantines on dog movement
betweentracks.
II want to stress that our
teams findings are preliminary
and confined to the dogs
affected by an outbreak at one
Florida track, an outbreak that
occurred three months ago and
was contained through a
voluntary statewide quarantine,
which is no longer in effect,i
said Cynda Crawford, D.V.M.,
Ph.D., a UF veterinary immu-
nologist who spearheaded the


research funded jointly by the
UF College of Veterinary
Medicine Racing Laboratory and
the states Division of Pari-
Mutuel Wagering, which
regulates greyhound racing in
Florida. Her findings are the
result of a team effort involving
virologists from Cornell
Universityfs College of Veteri-
nary Medicine in Ithaca, N.Y.,
and the national Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention.
iThere is absolutely no
evidence to suggest that these
findings extend beyond this
group of dogs affected during
that period of time, or that it
poses any significant threat to
people or their pets,i Crawford
said, adding that to make sure
the virus was confined to the
Jacksonville dogs, blood samples
were collected from two addi-
tional dog populations in
Florida, including randomly
selected pets and racing
greyhounds from a track in
South Florida. Both groups
tested negative for equine
influenza virus.
Equine influenza is a disease
of horses, and the virus is in the
same group of viruses that cause
fluinpeople.










Alumni offer creative ways to aid
Small Animal Hospital building fund




Hoping to encourage alumni
and referring veterinarian participa-
tionin fundraising for the colleges
new Small Animal Hospital,
Charter Class member Dr. Julio
Ibanez established the 'CVM
Alumni and Friends Fund.i
Participants can designate a service
or product offered by their practice
as a funding vehicle, and each time

processed, $1 a month is set aside
to be sent to UFfs Alumni and
Friends Fund.
Another option is for veterinar-
ians to adjust their fees for the
designated service or product by $1
or 50 cents per office visit.
c Instead of offering this as an option and having to explainit to
every client by way of the front office staff, it would be less compli-
cated if the fee is incorporated into your fee schedule from the start
Ibanez advises.




Dr. Rob Leonard is working on a program in collaboration with
Avid, the company that manufactures microchips for pets. Leonard
told the colleges Alumni Council in April that the program will
involve a veterinary staff member visiting clients homes to micro-
chip their pet, with 5 of the proceeds from the procedure going to
the UF College of Veterinary Medicine.
iPeople are very knowledgeable about pet microchipping and
they want to have it done,i Leonard said, adding that held be
sending his first check to UF in the fall.




Dr. David Qualls has established a policy whereby for every pet
examined at Dunn Animal Hospital in Mandarin, Fla., 50 cents of
the exam fee is designated to the Small Animal Hospital building
fund at the UF College of Veterinary Medicine. Fees collected are
sent to the college monthly. Qualls will fulfill his $5,000 pledge to
the college by using these collected fees.

Any veterinarian wishing to establish a similar program to benefit
the newSmall Animal Hospital building fund should contactZol
Haynes, senior director of development and alumni affairs, or Karen
Hickok, director of development and alumni affairs, formore
information at 392-4700, ext 5000.


Stepping down (but not out)
-Alumni Council president
Dr. Frank Mills honored


-,










Dean Joe DiPietro, left, gives a plaque of appreciation to Dr. Frank
Mills, '90, during the April 19 Alumni Council meeting. Mills, of
Tampa, stepped down from his two-year term as council chair but
will remain involved on the council. The new chair is Dr. Rich Kane,
'84, of Brandon. Chair-elect is Dr.Julio Ibanez of Miami.


Going clinical
---


Jennifer Warnke, Class of 2006, joins her friends and classmates
Brenda Weissman and Courtney Watkins for a group shot right after all
three descended the stage with their new white coats during the
college's professional coating ceremony, held May 7 at University
Auditorium. The ceremony marks the sophomores' transition to junior
year -- and the clinical rotations they began in late May.








2004 Distinguished Award winners named


BY SARAH CAREY
A veterinarian active in
college alumni
affairs, a
world-renowned wildlife disease


Dr. Rich Kane


r AW
Dr. Id F st
Dr. Donald Forrester


Dr. Wyland Cripe


expert and an individual who
pioneered key large animal
reproduction programs are
among those to be honored
through the University of
Florida College of Veterinary
Medicinefs 2004 Distinguished
Awards program.
The program spotlights
distinguished alumni, faculty
and friends of the college. Three
awards are given annually: one
for alumni achievement, one for
distinguished service to the
veterinary profession and one
for special service to the college.
The awards were announced
during the colleges May 29
commencement ceremony at the
Phillips Center for the Perform-
ing Arts on the UF campus.
Richard Kane, D.V.M., a
member of the colleges Class of
1984, received the Alumni
Achievement Award. Kane, a
mixed-animal practitioner from
Brandon, Fla., owns Care
Animal Hospital and the Equine
Surgi-Center, a referral facility
for horses. Kane serves as
president of the colleges Alumni
Council and has also been active
in charitable organizations in
the Tampa area. He received the
Hillsborough County Veterinary
Medical Associationis commu-
nity service award in 1999 and
was voted Business Leader of
the Year by the countyfs
Chamber of Commerce in 1995.
Donald Forrester, Ph.D., a
professor emeritus of
pathobiology, received the
Distinguished Service Award.
Forrester, who is internationally
respected for research relating to
diseases of wild birds and
mammals, has been a member of
the UF faculty since 1969 and
with the college since its
inception. His book, Parasites
and Diseases of Wild Mammals
in Florida, is a benchmark
reference in this area. His new
book, Parasites and Diseases of
Wild Birds in Florida, co-


authored with his colleague
Marilyn Spalding, D.V.M., was
published last year to rave
reviews. Forrester, who retired in
December, has taken an active
role in college committee work
and was instrumental in the
development of the colleges
graduate program.
This years Special Service
Award winner is Wyland Cripe,
D.V.M., an associate professor
emeritus of rural animal
medicine at the college. In 1983,
Cripe and colleague Maarten
Drost, D.V.M., also now retired
from UF, produced the worlds
first water buffalo calf through


FVS,fromp.3
iThe problem is Gainesville is
only so big, and on top of that,
our Veterinary Medical Teaching
Hospital is primarily a referral
facility,i DiPietro said. iln a big
city, the volume of emergency
cases is bound to be significantly
larger than what students will
see here at UF when they begin
their clinical rotations.i
Two students at a time will
be supervised by a full-time staff
of FVS veterinary specialists. The
students will be exposed to all
aspects of emergency and critical
care for pets, which include not
just dogs and cats these days,
but also increasingly popular


embryo transfer technology. This
landmark achievement led to
production of the first buffalo
calves using the same technique
in Europe. Cripe was a member
of the charter class at the College
of Veterinary Medicine at the
University of California, Davis
and served for a time as dean of
students for his alma mater. He
came to the UF veterinary college
in 1974 as an assistant professor
and served as assistant dean of
students and public services
from 1974-87. He retired in 1989
and continues to consult
worldwide on water buffalo
production and reproduction.


Dr. Sonja Olson examines
FVS.


exotic animals, such as rabbits
and ferrets.
People skills will be empha-
sized in the students learning
experience as much as attention
to specific veterinary medical
details, said Sonja Olson,
D.V.M., the FVS veterinarian
and UF-affiliated faculty
member who will be the
students primary supervisor.
iItfs important that the
students learn to deal with the
emotions of clients as well as
how to better understand the
potential care and treatment of
the animal,i Olson said.













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AlumniCalendar


July 25
The UF CVM alumni reception
will be held in conjunction with
the American Veterinary
Medical Association's annual
meeting in Philadelphia. Hotel
and time TBA. For more
information, contact Bev
Saunders, (352) 392-4700,
ext. 5214.


July 31
Cat and dog owners and
breeders symposiums will be
held. Further details will be
forthcoming. This event will
take the place of two separate
events held in the past.
Contact Cathy Gentilman at
(352) 392-1701, ext. 238.


October 24
Team Vet Med will once again
participate in The annual
Horse Farm 100 ride
sponsored by the Gainesville
Cycling Club. Proceeds will go
to support veterinary student
scholarships. For more
information about how to
support riders or ride yourself,
please contact Jo Ann Winn at
(352) 392-4700, ext. 5013.


November 12-13
UF Homecoming activities will
be held, featuring Gator Growl
on Friday evening, Nov. 12,
and the college's annual brunch
on Nov. 13. Times TBA. Tours
will be provided. Contact Jo
Ann Winn at (352) 392-4700,
ext. 5013 for more information.


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