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Ties from student days led UF graduate to Eukanuba Cup role
Ties from student days led UF graduate to Eukanuba Cup role


BY: Sarah Carey
Ilinois native Cyrena Rose, D.V.M., wanted to be a veteri-
narian since she was in second grade, but was advised in
college that there was just too much competition for this to be
a viable goal. Rose was studying for her master's degree in
zoology at the University of Florida when her husband and
experiences finally convinced
her that she "had it in her" to
become a vet. ,
"When starting my master's
degree, I thought I would .
become a college professor
and teach at the university @
level," said Rose, a member of
the UF College of Veterinary AME
Medicine's class of '02. Rose KEN
served as class president her O
senior year.
"I find that I am still
teaching: clients about
their pets, and technicians
and other clinic staff about
diseases, preventative
medicine and animal care."
No two students' paths are
ever the same, but Rose's
included the challenge of
co ting evey weekend Dr. Cyrena Rose at the 2006 Eukanuba Cup.
commuting every weekend
back to Brandon, Fla., where her husband lived, and working
every weekend for the first two years of veterinary school.
"My experience was different because I was married and
living more than two hours away from my husband for the
four years I was in veterinary school," Rose said. "I lived with
a fellow vet student during the week and commuted home


on weekends, where I worked at Care Animal Hospital and
a seafood restaurant. I saw vet school as my 'job' during the
week."
Although originally Rose thought she might enjoy being a
mixed-animal practitioner, as she progressed through veteri-
nary school she came to see
how difficult it would be to
master all the necessary
information about species
ranging from companion
animals to horses to goats.
"I elected to focus on small
animal care -- cats and dogs,"
Rose said.
In her first job following
graduation from veterinary
school, Rose went to work for
Laura Joyce-Palma, D.V.M., at
Circle of Life Animal Hospital
in Tampa. She had met Joyce-
Palma while working for Rich
Kane, D.V.M., owner of Care
Animal Hospital, while in
graduate school and during
her first two years of
veterinary school.
"I met many veterinarians
and technicians at his clinic that I have formed great, long-lasting
relationships with," Rose added.
Following two years of practice with Circle of Life, Rose and
her husband relocated to Miami. She began performing relief
work for small animal practices and for the Humane Society of
Miami.
See Rose, pg. 3


Award Winners
Announced
Dr. Neil Shaw is one of
three honored in the
2006 Distinguished
Awards Program.


They Wrote
,. The Book
I UF researchers
publish new book on

conservation.


Student
Profile
Veterinary student
develops new study
aid in a flash.


Cover Girl
Small animal
medicine resident
Dr. Nikki Hackendahl's
articles are featured on
cover of a professional
journal.


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Florida Veterinarian is published by the University
of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine for alumni
and friends. Suggestions and comments are
welcome and should be emailed to:
Sarah Carey, Florida Veterinarian editor,
at: careys@mail.vetmed.ufl.edu.
Check out the college website at:
www. vetmed. ufl. edu

Interim Dean
James P. Thompson
D.V.M., Ph.D.
Executive Associate Dean
Ronald R. Gronwall
D.V.M., Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research
and Graduate Studies
Charles H. Courtney
D.V.M., Ph.D.
Associate Dean for
Students and Instruction
James P. Thompson
D.V.M., Ph.D.
Senior Director of Development
and Alumni Affairs
Zo6 Haynes
Director of Development
and Alumni Affairs
Karen Hickok
Director of Public Relations
Sarah K. Carey
M.A., A.P.R.


Small Animal Hospital
(352)392-4700, ext. 4700
Large Animal Hospital
(352)392-4700, ext. 4000
College Admissions
(352) 392-4700, ext. 5300
Deans Office
(352) 392-4700, ext. 5000
Public Relations
(352)392-4700, ext. 5206
Development and Alumni Affairs
(352) 392-4700, ext. 5200




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She 2006 summer semester has arrived and we are tena-
ciously working to secure our next college dean. I know
you will agree with me that it is no easy task to replace former
dean Joe DiPietro with another. Working closely with Dr.
DiPietro during his transition phase from our college allowed
me a rare inside glance into his exceptional leadership and com-
munication skills. He is missed greatly. Very few days pass
without me wishing he was here and considering how he might
solve issues which the college continues to face. It is hard to
believe that this summer marks the first time in nine years that
we are without a permanent dean leading our advancements.
Dr. James Thompson I am pleased to report that the search committee, charged with
identifying potential candidates for our college deanship, has
now placed advertisements in leading professional publications and plans to begin
the interview process to secure our next dean sometime in late June. I hold great
confidence the faculty, staff, students and search committee will attract many talented
individuals for final consideration.
Commencement exercises for the Class of 2006 were held May 27 and now 82
new graduates of our college are on their way to making the veterinary profession
stronger and better. During commencement, the college alumni council presented its
annual awards to key individuals, all of whom are extremely deserving of recogni-
tion. The 2006 Alumni Achievement Award recipient was Dr. Neil Shaw of Tampa;
the Distinguished Service Award recipient was Dr. Larry Dee of Hollywood and the
Special Service Award recipient was Dr. E.T. York. We are delighted that all of these
distinguished individuals were able to be present with us at UF's Phillips Center for
Performing Arts on graduation day to accept their awards.
The college's annual Open House, held April 15, drew huge crowds. This year's
event featured a first-ever Mini-Emerging Pathogens Symposium with posters illus-
trating the work of college faculty who figure prominently in this cutting edge niche
of animal and human disease diagnostics, treatment and research.
Those of you who know I love to golf won't be surprised that I can personally
vouch for the success of the April 1 CVM Golf Classic, held annually in memory of
Melanie Meador Penn. This year's tournament raised more than $17,000 in funds to
support student scholarship and college programs.
At the Veterinary Medical Center, we continue to witness huge growth in small
animal hospital admissions. In Fiscal Year 2004-2005, UF's VMC reported a record
high census of 16,518 accessions (inpatient and outpatients combined) including
12,988 cases from small animal and 3,535 from large animal. In the current FY to date,
we are up 21 percent compared to the first five months of 2004-2005.
I'd like to thank all of you -- my fellow alumni, faculty colleagues, staff and others
who continue to support the college during this transition -- for all you've done to
make my life easier. Please know I am at your service should you have any questions
or concerns. Go Gators!





Sincerely yours,
Jim Thompson








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College names 2006 Distinguished Award Winners


T wo veterinarians associated with major small
animal practices and a longtime supporter of
education in the state of Florida have been honored in
the 2006 University of Florida College of Veterinary
Medicine alumni council's Distinguished Awards
program.
Three awards were designated: one for alumni achieve-
ment, one for distinguished service to the veterinary
profession and one for special service.
This year's Alumni Achievement award recipient is
Neil Shaw, D.V.M., a 1993 graduate of the college. Shaw
also completed his residency in
small animal medicine at UF in 1996,
becoming board-certified in that
specialty the following year. Shaw
is co-founder and medical director
of Florida Veterinary Specialists
and Cancer Treatment Center, a 47-
veterinarian specialty referral and
emergency hospital in Tampa.
Dr. Neil Shaw Shaw also is a past president of the
Hillsborough County VMA.
"For many years, Neil has been extremely active and
involved with local county authorities, animal services
and animal welfare organizations in promoting the
interests of the veterinary profession and the welfare of
the animal population," wrote Arthur M. Simon, D.V.M.,
in a letter supporting Shaw's nomination.
Larry Dee, D.V.M., a 1969 graduate of Auburn
University's College of Veterinary Medicine and co-
owner of Hollywood Animal Hospital, Hollywood, Fla.,
received the Distinguished Service award. Board-certified
in canine and feline practice by the American Board of
Veterinary Practitioners, Dee has a history of extensive


involvement with organized veterinary medicine. He
is president of the World Small Animal Veterinary
Association and has been active in
the American Veterinary Medical
Association and the Broward County
Veterinary Medical Association. He
is a past president of the FVMA,
the American Board of Veterinary
Practitioners, and the American
Animal Hospital Association.
Dee was the first Charlie Bild VIP at
Dr. Larry Dee UF's veterinary college and has also
served on its advisory council.
E.T. York, Ph.D., a fixture on the state's educational
scene for many years, rounds out this year's selections as
the recipient of the Special Service Award.
York is a former chancellor of the State University
System of Florida and served as provost for agriculture
and vice president for agricultural affairs, executive vice
president and interim president at the University of
Florida. He was instrumental in estab-
lishing the UF College of Veterinary
Medicine and has remained involved
in advisory committees over the life of
the college he helped to create.
"When Dr. York's name is
mentioned, his untiring support
for the establishment of our college
comes to mind," wrote Paul Nicoletti,
Dr. E.T. York D.V.M., in a letter of support.
The awards were presented May
27 at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts during
college commencement exercises. ,


Rose, from pg 1


"I enjoy working as a relief vet," Rose said. "I have
met very interesting people and am learning a lot. I miss
following through with my cases and building long term
relationships with the clients and their pets."
She'd like to open her own practice at some point, but
says for now that option is down the road.
One relationship Rose formed while in veterinary
school was with the IAMS Company. She served as the
IAMS student representative, which eventually led to her
selection to serve, along with another doctor and techni-
cians from Circle of Life Animal Hospital, as members of
the veterinary team for the 2006 Tampa Eukanuba Cup
sponsored by the American Kennel Club.
"The doctors and technicians split the show into 10
hour shifts," Rose said. "Our responsibilities included
emergency stabilization and veterinary care, as well as
assisting with health certificates and travel for show
animals."


Among the more challenging aspects were the make-
shift mobile veterinary facilities the team created to work
and travel between two separate show venues.
"We had to rely strongly on the physical exam
findings and refer back to our regular practice or Florida
Veterinary Specialists (another Tampa animal hospital) for
any blood work, radiographs or additional diagnostics,"
Rose said. "It was very rewarding to be there when people
and pets at the show needed us, to help these animals
compete and to teach the public about these dogs."
Agility, conformation, obedience and teaching dogs all
participated in the show, she said.
"Unfortunately, the AKC Eukanuba Cup will not be
held in Tampa next year and I will not be the veterinarian
for that show, but who knows when it might be back in
Tampa or maybe Miami," Rose said.


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UF researchers produce new book on behavior,
conservation


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Bondes' new book.


T wo veteran researchers associated with the University of Florida College of Veterinary
Medicine have co-authored a book on manatee biology and conservation geared
toward professionals and lay people interested in the unique and endangered marine
mammal.
Roger Reep, Ph.D., a professor of neuroscience, and Bob Bonde, a biologist with the U.S.
Geological Survey's Sirenia Project who also is pursuing his doctoral degree at the UF
veterinary college, have collectively devoted 45 years to manatee research. The result was
"The Florida Manatee, Biology and Conservation," recently published by University Press of
Florida.
Reep has published numerous papers and lectured on the organization and evolution of
mammalian nervous systems. He was lead organizer for the First International Manatee
and Dugong Research Conference in 1994 and for the Florida Marine Mammal Health
Conferences in 2002 and 2005. Bonde has published many scientific papers on manatee
genetics and mortality and on his aerial surveys, radio tracking and observations of
manatees in their natural habitat. I


National association honors third-year surgery
resident at UF veterinary college

C olin Sereda, D.V.M., a third-year surgery resident at the University of Florida College of
Veterinary Medicine, has received a Resident's Award from the American Association of
Veterinary Clinicians.
"Dr. Sereda is blessed with a rare combination of skill and compassion," said Christopher
Adin, D.V.M., an assistant professor of small animal surgery at UF. "He has given a lot of his
time and energy to our program and we are pleased that he is getting something in return."
The AAVC presents two awards annually to veterinarians in the last year of their residency.
Awards are given for excellence in academic or institutional practice as well as for demon-
S strated research accomplishments.
rFinalists are nominated by faculty members at their respective institutions. Winners, who
receive $1,000 and a plaque, are chosen by an AAVC judging committee. A*

UF veterinary professor emeritus honored by
international embryo transfer group

V ictor Shille, D.V.M., Ph.D. a professor emeritus of theriogenology at the University of
Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, has received the Distinguished Service Award
from the International Embryo Transfer Society.
Shille was presented with the award on Jan. 10 during the group's annual meeting in
Orlando. He received a commemorative plaque and a lifetime membership in the society
and will be acknowledged in the society's newsletter.
When he joined the UF veterinary faculty in 1979, Shille helped develop the small animal
reproductive component of the college's curriculum, including the clinical program. That
same year, he became editor of Theriogenology, a world-class journal of animal reproductive
medicine that was at the time three years old.
Under Shille's leadership, the UF veterinary college remained the home of Theriogenology
for two decades. Following his retirement in 1993 from his duties as UF's sole clinician spe-
cializing in small animal reproduction, Shille devoted his time exclusively to the journal. In
Dr. Victor Shille in his office prior to 2003, he relinquished his editorial responsibilities.
retirement from the editorship of
Theriogenology.e eorsp Established in 1991, the IETS award recognizes individuals who have provided outstand-
ing leadership or service to the society or who have contributed in a meaningful way to
furthering the science of embryo production, development and transfer. I
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International veterinary group honors small animal
department chairman

U university of Florida veterinary administrator Colin Burrows, B.Vet.Med., Ph.D., has
received the 2006 World Small Animal Veterinary Association/Waltham International
Award for Service to the Profession.
Given for exemplary service by any individual who has fostered and enhanced the exchange
of scientific and cultural ideas throughout the veterinary small animal world, the award will be
presented in October during the 2006 WSAVA Congress in Prague.
Burrows is chairman of the UF College of Veterinary Medicine's department of small animal
clinical sciences and chief of staff of the Small Animal Hospital.
Burrows served for many years as NAVC's program director and has spearheaded conference
activities as the group's executive director since 2002.
Dr. Colin Burrows "Under his visionary direction, the conference has contributed to and supported many more
national and international veterinary medical meetings, the latest being the Latin American
Veterinary Conference held last October in Lima, Peru," said Linda Jacobson, a past president of NAVC.
"Under his leadership, many scholarships were created for international veterinarians who could not have attended
such a meeting without the conference's support," Jacobson said. "Dr. Burrows has lectured in more than 39 countries
and has been tirelessly unselfish in his travels around the world lecturing on gastroenterology, his area of expertise."
In 1996, Burrows was awarded the WSAVA/Waltham award for scientific achievement. He is the only person ever to
have received both awards. k



Two large animal clinical sciences employees win
top Superior Accomplishment Awards

M ore than 350 employees gathered at the J.
Wayne Reitz Union's Grand Ballroom on
April 25 for the 2006 Superior Accomplishment
Awards ceremony. This annual program recog-
nizes staff and faculty members who contribute
outstanding and meritorious service, efficiency
and/or economy, or to the quality of life for
students and employees.
The UF College of Veterinary Medicine had
two large animal clinical sciences employees
who were among the Superior Accomplishment
Awards' top winners universitywide.
Michael Porter, D.V.M., a clinical assistant
professor and director of the Mobile Equine
Diagnostic Service (MEDS), won top honors in
the academic personnel category. He received "
a $2,000 check, a commemorative plaque, a '
DVD of the ceremony and an invitation to the
President's Box during an upcoming UF home
football game.
Sally Beachboard, a senior laboratory animal .
technician, received the Jeffrey A. Gabor
Employee Recognition Award and $500.
Beachboard works in the laboratory of Maureen Dr. Michael Porter and Sally Beachboard outside UF's Alec P. and Louise H. Courtelis Equine Hospital with
Long, D.V.M. 4" their 2006 UF Superior Accomplishment Awards.


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Philanthropy


Endowment gifts help plan the future,

build on existing strengths

Gifts come to the college in several ways annual gifts, bequests, charitable trusts.
All are important and necessary for Florida's College of Veterinary Medicine to
remain viable and on the cutting edge of keeping animals, humans, and the environment
healthy.
Many benefactors choose to create an endowed fund which is perpetual and can be
named in the donor's honor or in memory of a loved one. Some have lost a beloved pet
and named the fund in the pet's memory. The principal of an endowed fund remains intact
forever and a portion of the annual income earned is used as stipulated by the donor while
a portion is added back to the principal fund to increase its value through the years.
If current or annual gifts are our daily bread, endowed funds will sustain us into the
future. Endowed funds allow the college to plan more effectively.
An endowed research fund would allow a department to establish a new initiative on
a particular disease affecting animal health, knowing that the income from that fund will
be available year after year. Income from endowed funds help to recruit and retain our
faculty/ clinician experts an ever-increasing challenge for us as we compete with private
practices and other veterinary colleges.


At this time, we would like to
acknowledge those benefactors
who have made gifts to establish
the following endowed funds:
Scholarships
Angel Dogs Scholarship
Aviary and Cage Bird Society of
South Florida Scholarship
Bayard and Jean Bidwell Scholarship
Mark S. Bloomberg Memorial
Scholarship
Calder Race Course Scholarship
College of Veterinary Medicine Golf
Classic Endowment
Edna Croland Scholarship
Clarence and Lucille Dee
Scholarship
Dr. John W. DeMilly, Jr. Scholarship
Echo Equine Scholarship
Thomas W. Ernst Scholarship
Florida Veterinary Medicine
Association Scholarship
Stan Fried Foundation Scholarship
Elizabeth Fuschetto Scholarship
John Karl Goodwin Memorial
Scholarship
Hal's Hope Equine Studies
Scholarship
Francis Heide Memorial Scholarship
Harold S. Heide Memorial
Scholarship
Theodore H. Heide Memorial
Scholarship
Priscilla Henderson Scholarship
James A. Himes Alumni Scholarship
Horse Farm Hundred Scholarship
Ibdiez-Vargo Scholarship
Gwynndolen F. Jensen Scholarship


Barbara C. Joslin Scholarship
Jake Kelly Memorial Scholarship
Jeanne Marie Neale Memorial
Award
Paul Nicoletti Scholarship
Ocala Arabian Horse Association
Scholarship
Pfizer Revolution Scholarship
William R. Rambo, Sr. Scholarship
Phylis L. Raynor Memorial
Scholarship
Kimberly K. Riley Scholarship
Salsbury Endowment
Charles F. Simpson Memorial
Scholarship
Neal H. and Theresa D. Slade
Scholarship
Verna Hilda Soderstrom Domaschk
Scholarship
Dodie Spoto Scholarship
Treasure Coast Exotic Bird Club
Senior Scholarship
Frances P. Weaver Scholarship
Amy Swisher Wilcox Scholarship
Dr. Ralph S. Wilhelm, Jr. Scholarship
Joe and Sophie Witten Scholarship
Charles B. Viall, III Scholarship
Professorships
Martha and Arthur Appleton
Endowed Professorship in Equine
Studies
Fern Audette Professorship in
Equine Studies
Jerry and Lola Collins Eminent
Scholar Chair in Veterinary
Medicine
Hill's Pet Nutrition Professorship in
Small Animal Clinical Nutrition


Fellowships
Deedie Wrigley-Hancock Fellowship
in Equine Colic Studies
William and Clara Inman Graduate
Fellowship
Joseph W. Wunsch Fellowship
Research
Canine Reproduction Laboratory
E. Malcolm Field Neurological
Research
Stephen and Dorothy Flynn
Memorial Equine Disease Research
Gwathmey Visual Sciences
Laboratory
Island Whirl Colic Research
Laboratory
Jablonski/Peterson Animal Health
Research
Wayne H. Riser Laboratory for Bone
and Joint Pathology
Blanche Saunders Dermatology
Laboratory
Program Enhancement
George Batchelor Wildlife Fund
Charlie Bild's Friends, Inc. Fund
Philip B. and Georgia E. Hofmann
for Equine Studies
North American Veterinary
Conference Emergency Fund
William F. Parma Fund for
Excellence
Folke Peterson Trust Endowment
Anne Troneck Fund Ik


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UF Veterinary student develops computer based study
tool in a flash


By SARAH CAREY
N ews flash: At age
33, Mary Gardner, a
junior veterinary student,
is fast becoming an entre-
preneur, marketing a
computer-driven flash card
study program to students "
not just at the University
of Florida, but all over the
country.
The program enables
students to create flash cards
on their personal computers.
Students majoring in a
variety of subareas within, Veterinary student Mary Gardner with her
say, the category of science, personal hedheld PC outside the Veterinary
pr may, th e w wtegory of stcience Academic Building.
can organize the cards by
subject, attach pictures, test themselves, print out cards on
paper and swap cards between friends.
For example, for animal science majors: What is a
nutrient? What are the six classes of nutrients? What type
of cattle is this?
"If you have a PDA, you can put the cards on the PDA
version of the software to study away from your PC,"
Gardner said.
This may not exactly be news to members of her
class, the class of 2008, who first heard about Gardner's
program a few weeks after starting veterinary school
in the fall of 2004. At that time, Gardner had reserved
a classroom after hours to present a demonstration of
the product she developed with help from her father, a
computer programmer, and her brother, a webmaster.
"The pitch was, we have to memorize all these facts, so
let's split up the work," Gardner said. "Everyone takes a
chapter and we swap the cards."
Although only about 20 of her classmates wound
up buying the $29.95 software package called PC
Flashcards nearly the entire class of 2009 purchased the
program, Gardner said.
"That's because my class by then had done all the work
and created so many flash cards, over 20,000 to be exact,
that were then automatically available through our Web
site to anyone else who purchased the program," Gardner
said.
One of PC Flashcards' key selling points is that a
portion of the proceeds from each sale go to a student
club, class or organization the buyer designates.
"My class has earned more than $500 just from sales,"
Gardner said. "It's been our best fundraising event to
date. There is no overhead and no inventory and we've
learned while we made the cards."


Prior to being accepted into veterinary school, Gardner
traveled the world as a software training and design
expert employed by the global firm Ecometry, a company
that specializes in creating software for mail, phone and
Web-oriented businesses such as Nordstrom, Nine West,
Ross-Simons, Coach, Lego and other household names.
As she explains it, the program she trained people to
operate encompassed just about every aspect of a direct-
to-consumer business: advertising, order entry, customer
service and shipping, to name a few.
But after a few too many red-eye flights and fluorescent
lights, as she puts it, Gardner burned out on corporate
life and decided her true dream was to attend veterinary
school.
"The flash card business all started because before I was
able to apply for veterinary school, I had to complete my
prerequisites, which naturally involved a lot of study,"
Gardner said. "I was making handwritten flash cards
and I'd have stacks of them in my house. I thought, this
is ridiculous, there needs to be a software product to
automate all this."
So Gardner drew up specs and conceptualized the
product "on paper." Then she asked her father if he
would write the software.
"Within a week, he had a prototype," she said. "He did
it to help me study for my own education, but it was soon
working so well, some of my friends wanted it. My dad
and I then decided, let's make this into a product we can
sell on the Internet.
"That's when we enlisted my brother to help build
the Web site," Gardner added. "I take care of customer
support, marketing and product design, while my father
programs the changes and my brother takes care of the
Web site. It works out really well."
Students from six other veterinary schools, including
those in Hawaii, Puerto Rico and even Canada, are now
using the program.
"The program is not just for college students," Gardner
said. "We have real estate agents, pilots and high school
students using the program. It's a great feeling to know
that so many other people have found the product helpful
in their studies."
Alexis Schulman, a foreign veterinary graduate from the
Dominican Republic, had worked in scientific research
for 15 years before deciding she really wanted to return to
veterinary medicine.
"I started a NAVLE study group in Yahoo and to my
surprise, it grew to around 700 members from all over
the world," Schulman said. "When I found out about PC
Flashcards, I immediately contacted their Web site and
purchased the program."


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Small animal medicine resident appears on journal cover


Nikki Hackendahl, D.V.M., a third-year small animal medicine resident at the University of Florida
Veterinary Medical Center, graces the cover of the April issue of Compendium. A two-part article
Hackendahl wrote, titled "Insulin Resistance in Diabetic Patients: Mechanisms & Classifications" and
"Insulin Resistance in Diabetic Patients: Causes and Management," appears in the journal.
"Basically, in some dogs and cats with diabetes, their blood sugar levels do not regulate as well as
others," Hackendahl said. "When these animals have to receive a lot more insulin than we would expect
in order for their blood sugar levels to be controlled, or if they cannot be controlled, we say that these
animals have insulin resistance."
The article focuses on insulin resistance and its causes in dogs and cats, and addresses how to diagnose
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Dr. Nikki Hackehdahl with the
April issue of Compendium
magazine, showing her on
the cover.


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July 8 Referring Veterinarian Appreciation Day (RDVM Day) will be held at the Hilton Hotel and Conference
Center. To register, contact the UF Department of Conferences at (352) 392-1701 or visit www.doce-
conferences.ufl.edu/RDVM. For more information, email cgentil@doce.ufl.edu.


July 16


July 29



October 6-7



October 14


The AVMA Alumni Reception will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Harbor View Suite,
Renaissance Iliaki Waikki Hotel, Honolulu, HI, during the AVMA Convention. For more information,
contact Jo Ann Winn at winnj@mail.vetmed.ufl.edu or call (352) 392-4700, ext. 5013.

The eight annual Florida Cat Conference and the 10th annual Dog Owners and Breeders Symposium
will both be held at the Hilton Hotel and Conference Center. To register, contact the UF Department
of Conferences at (352) 392-1701 or visit www.doce-conferences.ufl.edu/dog. For more information,
email conferences@doce.ufl.edu.

Homecoming activities including the traditional barbecue will be held at the college, time TBA. Gator
Growl and football tickets will be available. For more information, contact Jo Ann Winn at winnj@
mail.vetmed.ufl.edu or call (352) 392-4700, ext. 5013.

Veterinary Receptionist Training Day, "It's What's Up Front That Counts," will be held at the
Veterinary Medical Center. To register, contact the UF Department of Conferences at (352) 392-1701.
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