Research. Medicine. Conservation.

Our mission is to provide sustainable state of the art training, education, diagnostics, and research support for managed care and wild aquatic species. (Photo courtesy David Schricte.)

About our program


Our Program in a Splash!

We have a wide range of opportunities that put learning about aquatic animal health at the forefront of conservation. Which opportunity is right for you?

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SeaVet Clinical Training

Seavet 2019 was a huge success! If you are interested in taking a course all about Aquatic Animal Health, check out the course page to learn more about topics covered and how you can sign up for SeaVet 2020. We hope you will join us!

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Recent News

PhD Candidate Jonathan Cowart Final Defense

Our graduate student Jonathan Cowart will be presenting a seminar as part of the PhD final defense tomorrow Wednesday October 16, 2019 at 2pm. Hi…

Jonathan Defense Seminar

Marine Science Center’s Conservation Intitiative

Marine Science Center (MSC) and program adjunct faculty Dr. Craig Pelton, was recognized in the Daytona Beach News-Journal yesterday July 22, 2019…

Dr. Pelton MSC

Join us for our semester Seminar Series!

Each semester, we offer a monthly seminar on Aquatic Animal Health topics. It is our goal to invite speakers to present on current topics on various…

Seminar series

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Interested in learning more about our courses or have a question about our program? Click the link below to send us your message and we will get back to you as soon as possible! We look forward to hearing from you.

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Career and Internship Opportunities

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Our Upcoming Events

Interested in getting involved with our program? We offer a wide range of opportunities such a monthly seminar series, trainings, courses, and more. Visit our calendar to see what events are coming up for our program.

Learning Opportunities

Teaching the next generation and you.

Outreach is a key component in our program! We love to visit schools, go to festivals, or even come to your summer camp to teach you and your children all about aquatic animals.


University of Florida


As part of both the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and UF Health, Veterinary Medicine is dedicated to advancing animal, human and environmental health through teaching, research, extension and patient care.



Animal Hospitals

Need animal care? Visit the UF Small Animal and Large Animal Hospitals. From dogs, cats, birds and exotics to horses, cattle, llamas, pigs and many other large farm or food animals, our experienced veterinarian staff is ready to assist.

Animal Airwaves

Syndicated Podcast

Animal Airwaves

Animal Airwaves is a daily radio series that features one-minute segments relating to animal health, ranging from insights into animal behavior to veterinary patient care breakthroughs and trends.

Animal Airwaves