University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine

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College of Veterinary Medicine
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Established 1976
Type Public
Dean Dr. James Lloyd
Location Gainesville, Florida, USA

The University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine is the veterinary school of the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. Founded in 1976, it is one of six schools that compose the J. Hillis Miller Health Science Center

The College of Veterinary Medicine offers the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. The current DVM enrollment includes 371 students. An additional 69 students are enrolled in graduate programs.

The college is organized into six units: College Administration, the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences (LACS), the Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathology, the Department of Physiological Sciences, the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences (SACS), and the UF Veterinary Hospitals.

The UF Veterinary Hospitals include the UF Small Animal Hospital and the UF Large Animal Hospital. The UF Veterinary Hospitals are a major animal referral center in the Southeast. An estimated 44,000 animals are seen and treated each year at the UF Veterinary Hospitals and through field visits.[1]

U.S. News and World Report ranks the college at 12th overall for veterinary medicine.


Don Samuelson, a professor at University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, was arrested and released on $20,000 bond. According to a police report, Samuelson used a camera pen to film two female students on four separate occasions in 2013. He claimed he secretly filmed under the females clothing to determine whether they had improperly failed to wear undergarments to class, "acknowledging that this activity was 'inappropriate.'" After the police seized Samuelson's videotaping device, they found "upskirt" and "downshirt" videos along with footage of "females working in Samuelson's laboratory and/or meeting with him in his office."[1][2][3]

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