Certificate Students

Aquatic Animal Medicine Certificate Alumni

2023

  • Monica Calderon – “Deke” Beusse Aquatic Animal Health Award Recipient
  • Alyssa Carillo
  • Taylor Collins – Thomas W. Ernst Scholarship Recipient
  • Kaitlyn Dantoni – “Deke” Beusse Aquatic Animal Health Award Recipient
  • Lindsey Edwards – Thomas W. Ernst Scholarship Recipient
  • Justin Hanson – Knopf Family Foundation Scholarship Recipient
  • Michael Kanzlemar
  • Samantha Klett
  • Katelyn Lanctot
  • Kimberly McFarlane – “Deke” Beusse Aquatic Animal Health Award Recipient
  • Alexandra Ulacia

2021

2022

  • Alyssa Blew – “Deke” Beusse Aquatic Animal Health Award Recipient
  • Cristina King
  • Brittany Liguori
  • Jenny Lind
  • Brooke Newmans
  • Tesla Richards
  • Bryce Talsma
  • Sarah Allred
  • Pamela Betancourt
  • Caitlyn Buerk – “Deke” Beusse Aquatic Animal Health Award Recipient
  • Lindsay Culbertson
  • Sofia Danford – “Deke” Beusse Aquatic Animal Health Award Recipient
  • Alexandra Emelianchik – “Deke” Beusse Aquatic Animal Health Award Recipient
  • Jeffrey Jacobs
  • Baylie Locke
  • Gregory Trende – “Deke” Beusse Aquatic Animal Health Award Recipient
  • Chani Rue
  • Marlynna Triggs

2019

  • Stephanie Alexander
  • Hillary Allgood
  • Kaylee Brown
  • Katherine Cardenas – “Deke” Beusse Aquatic Animal Health Award Recipient
  • Megan Joyce
  • Kayla Lawlor – “Deke” Beusse Aquatic Animal Health Award Recipient
  • Bryce Miller
  • Jessica Sands
  • Riley Shugg
  • Mariajesus Soula – “Deke” Beusse Aquatic Animal Health Award Recipient
  • William Smith
  • Chelsey Tournade
  • Hayley Violetta
  • Lindsay Wilfong – “Deke” Beusse Aquatic Animal Health Award Recipient

2020

  • Federico Cunha
  • Danielle De Rosa
  • Geri Roth
  • Stephen Long
  • Charlotte Cournoyer – “Deke” Beusse Aquatic Animal Health Award Recipient
  • Fernanda Gusmao – “Deke” Beusse Aquatic Animal Health Award Recipient
  • Ishita Shah
  • Natalie Nagle
  • Natalie Torkelson
  • Rachel Henriquez
  • Jennifer Turner – “Deke” Beusse Aquatic Animal Health Award Recipient

2017

  • Staci Spears
  • Jacqueline Dolan
  • Christine Mayer – “Deke” Beusse Aquatic Animal Health Award Recipient
  • Jere Stern
  • Jordyn Sthay
  • Sarah Johnston
  • Megan Strobel
  • Shelby Loos – “Deke” Beusse Aquatic Animal Health Award Recipient
  • Hannah Williams
  • Hayley Booth
  • Kristin Cook
  • Lauren Brown
  • Brian Vagt
  • Carmen Morales
  • Claire Paige

2018

AAM Certificate Class of 2018
AAM Certificate Class of 2018 with Amanda Sheehy (top L), Dr. Mike Walsh (bottom L), Dr. Nicole Stacy (top R), and Dr. Iske Larkin (bottom R). Graduates from top to bottom, L to R are as follows: Drs. Heather Hoffmann, Hayley Bird, Kyra Hartog, Dana Applegate, Christa Barrett, and Aslyn Brandt.

2015

  • Lindsey DeFalco
  • Kelly Evans
  • Jenny Larson
  • April Larson
  • Barbara Linnehan
  • Amanda Sefcik

2016

2013

2011

  • Aharon Lazerson
  • Kristine Aviles
  • Jenny Dill
  • Kate Fischman
  • Shannon McDonald
  • Katie O’Donnell

2012

certificate alumni
AAM Certificate Class of 2012 with Ruth Francis-Floyd, DVM, MS, DACZM (L to R): Drs. Alissa Deming, Susan Fogelson, Ruth Francis-Floyd, Brianne Phillips, Nicci Fisher

2008

  • Carolina Ruiz Le-Bert

Awards

The “Deke” Beusse Aquatic Animal Health Award

This award is established in honor of Dr. Diedrich O. Beusse who served as the Aquatic Animal Health Program’s first director.  Dr. Beusse had worked as a contract veterinarian for Sea World Orlando for over 30 years, in addition to Universal Studios, Disney, Tiger’s Eye Productions, Paw Print Productions and was an Adjunct Professor in the UF Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences since 1983.  He was a past president of the CVMA and the FVMA, and was the FVMA’s veterinarian of the year and recipient of the FVMA distinguished service award.  Dr. Beusse passed away in 2008 but left a strong sense of value for life with everyone he met.

Dr. Beusse always developed an incredible rapport with his colleagues and the veterinary students he interacted with through his work at the University, SeaWorld, and at conferences.  This award is in honor of the far reaching and positive influence he had inspiring students to pursue their passion for learning more about Aquatic Animal Health and caring for the many species he felt so strongly about.

Student Criteria – The student has shown exceptional effort and interest in pursuing a career in aquatic animal medicine and is in good academic standing.  There is no requirement for nationality, Florida residency or financial need.  An overall well-liked individual that is willing to work hard.

Thomas W. Ernst Scholarship

Annual scholarship which supports junior or senior DVM students who have demonstrated a financial need and have an interest in aquatic animal medicine.

Knopf Family Foundation Scholarship

Annual scholarship which supports one rising senior DVM candidate student. Preference is given to a student with a desire to pursue a career in aquatic animal medicine and is enrolled in the UF Aquatic Animal Medicine Certificate.

University of Florida

IFAS

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.

IFAS

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

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