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.)
We host a seminar series that consists of lectures by experts on a variety of aquatic animal topics. Several seminars are scheduled each academic semester and can be attended both in-person at the UF College of Veterinary Medicine and remotely through Zoom.
Our program offers courses on aquatic animal health and conservation topics that you can take from anywhere in the world. Get started today by visiting our Distance Learning webpage to find out more if this opportunity is right for you!
Our program has created fun learning videos all about aquatic animals topics to keep your kids/students engaged at home. Optional learning questions accompany these videos. Come and enjoy learning with the Aquatic Animal Health Program!
Diagnostics are a crucial part of the animal health puzzle. While some domestic animal diagnostics can be applied to aquatic animals, others require modification and creativity. Our program provides resources that are specifically suited for these aquatic species.
Our research interests include animal and ecosystem health, conservation, and beyond. We have faculty and graduate students studying a range of aquatic species and habitats in an effort to contribute to new scientific data regarding aquatic animals and habitats.
We offer a range of educational opportunities for veterinary students, post-DVM specialty programs, undergraduate and graduate students, and even primary education students.
Our program is part of a collaboration with the Southeast Stranding Network. Our team assists with response to sick, injured, or deceased marine mammals and sea turtles. Additionally, these efforts contribute to population and health data of these species in this expansive geographical range.
AAH Class of 2021: (From Left to Right) Christina King, Jenny Lind, Bryce Talsma, Telsa Richards, Brooke Newmans, Brittany Liguori, Alyssa Blew…
The University of Florida veterinarians Dr. Mike Walsh and Dr. Craig Pelton, assisted network partners with the animal necropsy to determine the…
“National Geographic” released an article on March 17th about “More than 430 manatees have perished in 2021. Why are they dying?”. Our clinical…
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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 events page to see what opportunities we have for 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.