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Husband-wife veterinary partners
strive for balance of beauty, efficiency
in hospital redesign to better
serve associates and clients

Drs. Virginia Quelch and Mark
Gendzier, partners in work and
in life, have combined their visions of
personal and professional success since
the morning of their graduation from
UF's College of Veterinary Medicine in
May 1987, when they got married only a
few hours before tipping their tassels to
the right.
Today that joint vision is manifested
in a beautiful building that houses St.
John's Veterinary Clinic in St. Augustine,
a facility rich in history and unusual
architecture it was designed by world-
renowned golfer Vijay Singh's architect,
Craig Thomson and which is currently
undergoing its second major renovation
in five years. Quelch and Gendzier,
D.V.M.s, who own the practice, hope the
finished product reflects their contem-
porary but client-oriented philosophy
- "Sort of high-tech, without the
tech-ness," as Quelch puts it.
"You can get so high-tech that it
almost becomes about the tech-ness, and
sometimes animal owners are lost in the
process," Quelch said from an enclave
separating a retail pet store from a

glassed-in hallway connecting to offices,
a peaceful courtyard with statuary of
St. Francis of Assisi, and examination
rooms designed to bring in natural light.
"We want to be high-tech, but not to the
exclusion of the owner or the patient."
Five years ago, the couple doubled the

size of their hospital and added a retail
area and new boarding facilities. This
year, they are remodeling the center of
the building, which had been empty for
five years, and will be using the space
for expanded treatment and intensive
care facilities. Among other things, the
renovations will feature floor-to-ceiling
cabinet and library areas, heated cages
for post-operative and hospitalized cases
and wireless computer networking.
Picture minimalism with a twist.
Envision the efficiency of form that
follows function, with function driven by
continued on pg. 6

Dr. Virginia Quelch, Dr. Mark Gendzier, Dr. Kathleen Deckard, Dr. Brooke Burkhalter and Dr. Jeanine Wihbey. Dr. Deckard, a member of the UF
veterinary college's Class of '99, holds an American Bald Eagle who was about to be released to a rehabilitation facility. Dr. Kristi Jackson,
who completed a small animal surgery residency at UF in '99, had performed orthopedic surgery to repair a limb fracture.

Baby, the
Derm Dog
UF veterinary derma-
tologists adopt and treat a
dachshund named Baby,
in order to save her from

Bone Studies
The surprising finding
could ultimately change
public policy for the
management of Florida's

Horse Shock
UF veterinarians became
the first in the United States
believed to have success-
fully performed electric
shock treatment to treat
heart arrhythmia in horses.

Cover Girl
Leanne Twomey, D.V.M.,
a third-year clinical
pathology resident
graces the cover of the
February 2005 issue of


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Florida Veterinarian is published by the University
of Florida College of Veterinarian Medicine for
alumni and friends. Suggestions and comments
are welcome and should be sent to:
Sarah Carey
Editor, Florida Veterinarian
UF College of Veterinarian Medicine
PO. Box 100125
Gainesville, FL 32610-0125
Check out the college website at:

Joseph A. DiPietro
D.V.M., M.S.
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 A. Thompson
D.V.M., Ph.D.
Senior Director of Development
and Alumni Affairs
Zoe Haynes
Director of Development &
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

I t's hard to believe the summer months are again upon
us. Amidst the humidity, the 90-degree temperatures
and the consistent rainstorms, our new junior students
are adjusting to their clinical rotations while our new
graduates from the Class of 2005 are trying on the title of
"doctor" and embarking on fresh journeys in their
professional lives.
Meanwhile here at the college, a task force has been
charged with exploring possibilities for expanding our
DVM program enrollment. The task force, chaired by Dr.
John Harvey, is charged with planning and conducting
a study to assess the feasibility of increasing DVM class
size and determining how many more students we might
be able to accommodate. Results of the task force's study
Dean Joe DiPietro are expected in early fall. Should the group's findings be
favorable, we anticipate holding focus groups around the
state with practitioners and other college constituents to obtain feedback regarding
our plans.
Anyone familiar with our mission of advancing animal, human and environmental
health knows that today's veterinarians do much more than take care of dogs, cats,
horses and increasing numbers of exotic pets. Today's veterinary students enter the
work force with training that equips them to enter the human, as well as the animal,
world of disease control and prevention; to play important roles in environmental
health; and to plan successful careers in the military as well as in industry and in
agriculture. In these important capacities, today's veterinarians occupy a key role in
keeping the nation's food supply safe and protecting national security.
The American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges points to a critical
shortage of veterinarians in areas including public health, governmental regulation
and biosecurity. The Veterinary Workforce Expansion Act, introduced by Sen. Wayne
Allard (R-Colorado) would provide additional funds on a competitive grant basis
to support colleges who wish to build programs that will funnel more students into
these areas of need. As president-elect of AAVMC, I have been very involved in this
group's efforts to bring about such legislation, which will clearly enhance the
contributions our profession can make in areas ever more crucial in today's society.
I encourage everyone to support this bill and to educate themselves about this
important issue.
Finally, we are making a final push to reach our goal of $4 million in private
donations toward our new Small Animal Hospital project. As we go to press with this
newsletter, we have reached the $3.2 million mark. Please help us make it to the finish
line by Dec. 31.
Happy Dog Days of summer to you and yours, and don't forget to stop by if you're
in the neighborhood.


Public Relations
(352)392-4700, ext. 5206
Development and Alumni Affairs
(352) 392-4700, ext. 5200


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graduate student Edward MacKay are pictured
with their award-winning poster.

David Freeman

UF veterinary dermatologists

adopt, treat dachshund to
save from euthanasia

By Sarah Carey
Never let it be said that
UF veterinary
dermatologists are thin
In early February, the
owner of a severely infected
dachshund, named Baby,
contacted Jennifer Lopez, a
veterinary technician with the
Veterinary Medical Teaching
Hospital's dermatology
service, to say the cost of
treatment for the dog had
become prohibitive. Unless
a home could be found for
Baby, the owner said, she
would have no choice but to
euthanize the dog.
Lopez conferred with the
dermatology group a tight
bunch about Baby, who
had severe demodex and
bacterial infections.

"As a group effort, especially
through Dr. Millie Rosales,
we treated Baby," said Lisa
Akucewich, D.V.M., a clinical
assistant professor of
dermatology with the
UF College of Veterinary
Rosales adopted the dog,
who stayed at her home and
comes in for treatments as
"All dogs have a low
number of demodex mites
in their hair follicles,"said
Rosales, a second-year
dermatology resident. "It is
when the number of mites
increases that this causes skin
She added that the exact
cause of what leads to this
increase in mites in certain

Dr. Lisa Akucewich, left, and Dr. Millie Rosales with Baby, who shows improvement after less than a
month of treatment by UF's dermatology team.

dogs and not in others is not
fully known, but it is believed
this may have something to
do with the animal's immune
"Once a dog gets demodi-
cosis, then bacterial infections
result secondarily." Rosales

said. "The infections can be
superficial or become deep, as
was the case with Baby."
Rosales said Baby's
condition was probably
hereditary, meaning that her

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UF veterinary students honored for ophthalmology poster
A poster developed by University of Florida veterinary graduate student Edward MacKay and
sophomore UF veterinary student Hillary Hart received top honors during the recent annual
meeting of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists in Washington, D.C.
The poster described the discovery of a protein associated with inherited glaucoma in dogs.
Identification of the protein and the genetic mutation that produces it could lead to a better
understanding of the mechanisms that gradually elevate fluid pressure within the eye in both
dogs and man.
Faculty advisers and co-authors included professors Kirk Gelatt, V.M.D., and Don Samuelson,
Ph.D., from the UF College of Veterinary Medicine's department of small animal clinical sciences,
and Mark Sherwood, M.D., from the College of Medicine's department of ophthalmology.

UF veterinary surgeon presents lecture on colic to British
Equine Veterinary Association
David Freeman, M.V.B., Ph.D., associate chief of staff of the University of Florida's large animal
hospital and service chief of large animal surgery, presented the Sir Frederick Hobday Memorial
lecture at the Dec. 15 meeting of the British Equine Veterinary Association in London.
"The person chosen to be invited to give the lecture is usually selected on the basis of their
expertise, in Dr. Freeman's case, colic surgery," said Anna French, an assistant executive
secretary at the association. "This is determined by research, publications, presentations and
expertise, and because the lecture is selected on a global basis, this represents an international
recognition by the association."
Freeman spoke on advances in diagnosis and treatment of colic.

Manatee bone studies may influence

public policy debate on boat speeds

For the manatees who call Florida's
coastal tributaries home, speeding
boaters are like charging bulls in an
underwater china shop.
University of Florida researchers have
discovered that despite the placid sea
cows' huge size, their bones are actually
as brittle as some porcelain plates. That
may make them even more vulnerable
than anyone thought to suffering life-
threatening injuries in a collision.
Boat strikes are the leading cause of
manatee deaths in Florida, but until
now scientists haven't understood
the mechanics of what happens to the
endangered marine mammals when these
deadly accidents occur. The surprising
finding could ultimately change public
policy for the management of Florida's

ur. Koger Heep and graduate student Karl litton examine the riD
bone of a manatee.
waterways, said Roger Reep, Ph.D., a
professor in the UF College of Veterinary
Medicine's physiological sciences depart-
"When you pick up a manatee rib, it's
much denser than a cow bone or a human
bone," Reep said. "Most people would
think these ribs would be really strong, as
they're so heavy. But in fact they behave
like a ceramic material. We feel this infor-
mation will contribute significantly to our
understanding of manatee-boat interac-
tions, and will be critical in establishing
boat speed zones adequate to minimize
the chance of fatal impacts."
Manatee bones have no marrow
Cavity, which is why their bones are
so dense. That density makes

manatee bones fragile and more likely
to break than most other types, with
fractures occurring more or less along j
straight lines as opposed to being
dispersed within the bone, Reep said.
The typical manatee rib weighs about 2
pounds and has a higher mineral content
than other types of bone, researchers also
found up to 70 percent compared with
65 percent. While the difference seems
small, it apparently translates into large
changes in mechanical properties, they
Additional findings from the ongoing
project, which mingles veterinary
physiology and engineering expertise
in a first-ever effort to describe the
biomechanics of impact injuries, will be
published in an upcoming issue of the
Journal of Biomechanics. UF scientists
also discussed the study April 9 at the
UF-sponsored Marine Mammal Medicine
conference in Gainesville.
Using an air gun to hurl a 2-by-4-inch
board toward a manatee bone target,
and strain gauges to measure load at the
moment of impact, the researchers are
able to reconstruct the way various forces
are distributed through the bone.
"You can actually measure the amount
of energy that was propagated through
the bone just by looking at the geometry.
What we're doing is getting an idea of
the amount of energy it takes to break
a bone," said Reep, who has teamed
with Jack Mecholsky, the study's other
principal investigator and a professor and
associate chairman of the department of
materials science and engineering at UF's
College of Engineering. They are working
with UF graduate student Kari Clifton
on the project, who began the study as
part of her dissertation research in 1998
with funding from UF's Marine Mammal
Medicine Program.
The force applied by a boat to a manatee
during impact depends primarily on boat
speed, but also on variables such as the
size of the boat, researchers said.
"One thing we're not sure about yet is
how much of the force of the boat actually
reaches the ribs, since manatees don't get
hit directly on the ribs, but rather on the
soft tissue covering the ribs," Reep said.
'This is an unanswered question."
Manatees, listed as an endangered
species by the federal government since

are large,
gentle mammals that are
entirely aquatic. Human activities
are the major threat to their survival
through boat-related injuries and deaths,
habitat loss or degradation, and in some
countries, hunting, according to the U.S.
Geological Survey's Sirenia Project.
Only about 3,000 manatees remain
in the wild. Most are concentrated in
Florida, but can be found in summer
months as far west as Texas and as far
north as Virginia. West Indian manatees
can also be found in the coastal and
inland waterways of Central America and
on the northern coast of South America.
Officials have documented 5,329
manatee deaths in Florida from 1974
to 2004, of which 1,164 were attributed
to watercraft collision, according to the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
The U.S. Geological Survey's 2003
population model predicted that if the
manatee mortality rate from boating
accidents continues to increase at the rate
observed since 1992, the situation in the
Atlantic and Southwest regions is dire,
with no chance of the manatee population
recovering within the next century.
"Most concerning is the fact that
watercraft collisions are the leading
cause of death of adult, reproductive-age
manatees," said Patti Thompson, director
of science and conservation for the
Maitland, Fla. based Save the Manatee
Club. "Reducing adult manatee mortality
is the most effective method to increasing
the manatee's recovery rate, and the
reduction of watercraft-related mortality
is the most productive and reliable
means to reduce these deaths."
Thompson said the UF research is
significant because it could eventually
lead to better boat management in the
"It's a surprising outcome of UF's
research that their bones are much more
fragile than anyone expected," Thompson

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Dr. Amara Estrada prepares the horse for shock treatment by opening electrode patches. Dr. Sheila Robertson monitors anesthesia.

Florida veterinarians become first in
U.S. to perform electric shock
treatment to correct heart
abnormality in horses

Borrowing from a Canadian
veterinarian's unique expertise,
University of Florida veterinarians
recently became the first in the United
States believed to have successfully
performed intracardiac electrical conver-
sion of a common arrhythmia in horses
that causes irregular and fast heartbeats.
Two horses received the procedure
in March 2005, including an Ocala
Thoroughbred named Captain who was
part of a training exercise conducted for
UF veterinarians by the individual who
developed the technique. University
of Guelph veterinarian Kim McGurrin,
D.V.M., visited Gainesville in mid-March
to perform the procedure on a horse
from Ocala. McGurrin developed the
cutting-edge technique over the last
four years along with her mentor, Peter
Physick-Sheard, B.V.Sc., at the University
of Guelph in Ontario, Canada.
Captain's arrhythmia had been been
treated medically several times but
without success, said Mel Valley Farm
owner-caretaker Carl Stump. Now,
however, Captain appears to be doing
well, Stump said.

"He is now training at a local place here
in Ocala, so he is back to work," Stump
McGurrin said the intracardiac electrical
conversion technique was developed to
offer new treatment options for atrial
"It is excellent that UF is now capable
of performing this procedure," McGurrin
said. "We have applied this technique

"We have applied this
technique on more than 50
horses, including 44 client-
owned horses referred from
the states."
-Kim McGurrin, D.V.M.

on more than 50 horses, including 44
client-owned horses referred from the
states. Most horses have returned to
performance and we now consider this
procedure routine."
Amara Estrada, D.V.M., an assistant
professor of veterinary cardiology at UF's

College of Veterinary Medicine, and her
colleague, Darcy Adin, D.V.M., were both
involved in the recent UF procedure.
Estrada said the cardiac abnormality
for which the procedure is used is "an
important arrhythmia for many reasons."
"Probably it is most important to
horse owners and trainers of race horses
because it causes poor performance and
poor racing," Estrada said. "But certainly
pet horses develop the condition as
It is also the most common arrhythmia
in horses, occurring in 1 to 2 percent of
Estrada said irregular or fast heartbeat,
also known as atrial fibrillation, causes
a decrease in cardiac output, negatively
impacting a horse's performance. The
disease is said to be frustrating to both
horse owners and veterinarians because
medical therapy frequently has to be
administered many times and often has
serious side effects.
"Typical medical treatment has
consisted of antiarrythmic drugs given
orally or intravenously, but the drugs
can have fairly significant side effects,
including toxicity,"said Steeve Gigurre,
D.V.M., Ph.D., an associate professor of
equine medicine at UF.
The UF veterinarians had heard of
McGurrin and were aware that intra-
cardiac electrical conversion technology
was now being performed in horses at
the University of Guelph routinely with
"great success," Gigubre said.
The procedure, which takes about two
hours, involves surgically threading two
catheters through veins in the horse's
neck into the heart's right atrium and the
pulmonary artery. During the catheter
placement, echocardiography, or ultra-
sound technology, is used to determine
the exact placement of the catheters.
"Once the catheters are in the correct
location, a short shock is delivered to
'reset' the atria and terminate the
fibrillation, thus establishing a normal
rhythm," Estrada said.
The equipment used to administer
the shock is a biphasic defribrillator,
the same technology used in human
emergency medicine to treat cardiac
"Most horses with atrial fibrillation
do not have underlying heart disease,"
Gigubre said. "So if you can restore their
normal sinus rhythm, they usually return
to their previous level of performance." ,

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continued from pg. 1
the desire to create user-friendly space
for four associate veterinarians and other
staff to better do their jobs, and you'll get
a sense of where the latest renovations at
St. John's are headed.
"Our strength is that we are a full-
service facility," Quelch said. "A pet can
get all its care here at our facility. We also
handle intensive care cases well because
we do not have an emergency clinic in
the St. Augustine area."
Associates in the 40-employee practice
include UF veterinary college graduates
Dr. Kathleen Deckard, '99, and Dr.
Jeanine Wihbey, '00, as well as Dr. Kristi
Jackson, who completed a residency
in small animal surgery at UF, and
Dr. Brooke Burkhalter, a University of
Georgia veterinary school graduate.
Quelch and Gendzier say they their
practice renovations could be finished
by Oct. 1, when the couple is scheduled

Dr. Mark Gendzier and Dr. Virginia Quelch with Ann Pearrow and Teddy.
frequent stop for clients who visit the veterinary hospital.

to host a St. Johns County Chamber of
Commerce networking event.
Located off of U.S. 1 in a rapidly
growing business hub between St.
Augustine Beach and the historic city of
St. Augustine, the practice was built by
Dr. Jack Schuler, an Auburn graduate.
"He practiced in a small house that was
on this site, and dreamed of the perfect
hospital," Quelch said. "He built it, and
I fell in love with it when I interviewed
with him shortly after graduation."
Although Quelch never worked
for Schuler, she remembered the
hospital long afterward.
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"When Mark's father found out it
was available for sale, I jumped at the
chance," she said. "Mark did have
a dream of owning a practice in ski
country, so I had to contractually give
him an extra week of skiing each year
in order to get him to agree to the
This year, Gendzier's allocated skiing
week was spent in Montana in March
with former classmate, Joel Mann.
Quelch and Gendzier also skied with
classmate Melly Thomas Curtis in
Colorado in February.
Quelch and Gendzier also have visited
former classmates Ramon Perez in Puerto
Rico and Karen Clark Ashby in St. Croix.
"It helps to be an exotic location,"
Gendzier laughed.
Added his wife, "We do stay in touch
with our classmates, and we're just
obnoxious enough, we'll go see them,
just about wherever they are. People
know they can't hide from
Mark and Ginny."
Quelch and Gendzier refer
to their graduating class as
"The Class of Love" because
16 people in the class
married each other. All eight
couples, reportedly, are still
When Quelch and
Gendzier reminisce about
their experience as students
at UF, it's clear that much
of what they learned has
helped shape who they are
"I think what Florida
taught us was to offer each
pet the best that medical
science has to give, but to
he pet store is a remember that pets and
The pet store is a r
owners have needs that
are sometimes not met by
science," Gendzier said.
"You try to look at each patient and each
owner to determine the best options for
each situation."
Quelch recalls one of her favorite UF
stories, featuring professor of internal
medicine Dr. Michael Schaer "Uncle
Mikey," as he's fondly known by many
former students.
"I remember when I was with Dr.
Schaer as a student on the medicine
rotation, and we had a dog come in with
lymphoma," she said. "I didn't feel the
lymph nodes. Well, Dr. Schaer put his
hands over my hands just right where

Dr. Mark Gendzier and Dr. Virginia Quelch visit a boarder in the cat
condos at St. John's Veterinary Clinic.
those lymph nodes were. He said, 'You'll
never miss another one again.' And I
Quelch, whose father was a machinist,
has always had a keen interest in
industry and in, well, making plans of
the business as well as the architectural
kind. She developed the commercially
successful MicroPearls line of veterinary
dermatologic products and has presented
numerous seminars for veterinarians
in Asia and South and Central America
on canine and feline skin diseases and
treatment. Right now, however, her
industry interests are on hold while she
supervises the hospital's redesign.
Quelch said she is proudest of the
academic attitude that permeates St.
"The doctors have formal rounds where
cases are discussed at length," she said.
"No doctor is allowed to say, 'in my
experience.' Instead they must quote
a reference or a study to support their
point. Our clients' pets get the benefit of
a team of veterinarians."
Gendzier, who serves as hospital
director and senior surgeon, has a special
interest in cancer medicine and innova-
tive cancer therapy. He recently applied
to participate in UF's Visiting Practitioner
Program during the month of April to
beef up his expertise in that area.
"Mark and I are very fortunate because
our skills are complementary," Quelch
said. "He is a wonderful clinician and a
good mentor to younger veterinarians.
I see the big picture and have done the
hospital design work. We have rarely
crossed swords at work and we value
each other's counsel."

continued from pg. 3
parents likely had demodicosis.
"This also means that Baby should not have puppies," Rosales added.
"We will need to spay her soon."
The UF dermatology team decided to treat Baby with milbemycin,
which she takes every day along with antibiotics. Baby also gets
bathed frequently with an antibacterial shampoo.
Rosales said it would likely take four to six months for Baby's
situation to totally turn around, even though in just three weeks,
there has been dramatic improvement.
"Her skin is not scaly or crusty anymore," Rosales said. "She
is no longer bleeding from her skin. We could barely touch her
at first because her skin hurt so much, but now she loves to be
touched and petted."
Akucewich added that the service found Baby a "really good home."
"She was adopted by Dr. Rosales' sister, Maria, who always
dreamed of owning a dachshund," Akucewich said.


We would like to thank our CVM alumni for the gifts and
pledges they have committed to support our new small
animal hospital facility. The college Alumni Council sent
letters to classmates requesting support for this project,
resulting in a wonderful response. Anyone wishing to
write additional letters may obtain a copy of a sample letter
and a pledge form from Kristi Esmiol, senior secretary in
the college's Office of Development & Alumni Affairs,
(352) 392-4700, ext. 5015.
The gifts and pledges in response to Alumni Council
letters so far by class year are:

Class Year Gifts & Pledges
1980 $5,000
1981 $20,750
1985 $1,900
1987 $350
1989 $1,000
1994 $400
1997 $175
2000 $750
2001 $1,250
Total Gifts & $31,625

Drs. Rowan Milner, Michael Schaer and Colin Burrows all were on hand for the Feb. 12
"Party in the Jungle" fundraising event for the new Small Animal Hospital. Held at Parrot
Jungle Island in Miami, the event drew supporters of the college from South Florida and
other parts of the state. Zoe Haynes, senior director of development and alumni affairs
for the college, said the event raised $145,000 for the new hospital project.

Dean Joe DiPietro and his wife, Deb DiPietro, enjoy the birds at Parrot Jungle -

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Leanne Twomey, a third-year clinical pathology resident, graced the cover of the February
2005 issue of Compendium. A paper Twomey co-wrote with Rick Alleman, Ph.D., professor
of clinical pathology with the college, titled "Cytodiagnosis of Feline Lymphoma," is
included in the journal and discusses how to cytologically diagnose feline lymphoma.
"Diagnosis of canine lymphoma by cytology is often relatively easy, but with feline
lymphoma it can be more difficult," Twomey said.
The reason is because of the increased prevalence of lymphomas made up of small
lymphocytes which are difficult to differentiate from normal lymphocytes.
"The paper has lots of pictures and talks about lymphomas in different anatomic U
locations," Twomey said. "Its target audience is veterinarians in private practice."

Clinical pathology resident Leanne Twomey holds the issue of
Compendium with her photo on the cover.

Calendar ,/\wv- f or VefPrieriila

Aug. 19-20

Oct. 2

Oct. 7

Sept. 9-11

Jan. 7-11

April 22

Orientation for incoming freshmen veterinary students and "Family Day" for their families will be
held Aug. 19. The annual college picnic will be held Aug. 20 at Lake Wauburg. Contact Jo Ann
Winn at (352) 392-4700, ext. 5013.
The Horse Farm Hundred bicycle ride through Ocala horse farm country begins at Morningside
Nature Center in Gainesville. Support Team VetMed! For more information, go to http://team.
Homecoming weekend at UF begins with Gator Growl on Oct. 7. The college will hold its tradi-
tional alumni barbecue on Saturday morning prior to the game kick-off against Mississippi State
(time TBA.) Contact Jo Ann Winn at (352) 392-4700, ext. 5013.
The Florida Veterinary Medical Association will hold its annual meeting at the Wyndham Palace
Hotel and Spa in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The college will hold an alumni reception on Sept. 10,
from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Wyndham Palace. See www.fvma.org for more information or
contact Jo Ann Winn at (352) 392-4700, ext. 5013.
The North American Veterinary Conference will be held in Orlando at the Gaylord Palms Resort
with the Marriott World Center serving as co-hosting hotel. The college will hold its annual alumni
reception on Jan. 8 from 7 p.m. until at the Marriott. For more information, see www.tnavc.org.
UF's Spring Weekend, which includes the traditional Orange & Blue game, will be held and
members of the college's Class of'81 will be honored for their 25-year graduation anniversary.
Activities TBA. Contact Jo Ann Winn at (352) 392-4700, ext. 5013. -



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