Advanced Training is what we do!

Training is the main mission for the Aquatic Animal Health Program. Through this mission we are able to offer a variety of educational opportunities to veterinary students and professionals as well as master and PhD students.

Continuing Education

Care and Conservation Certificate

This certificate is available to any students who have completed their undergraduate degree and are looking to advance their education in aquatic animal conservation. Students do not have to be enrolled in a graduate degree program to participate.

Post-DVM Advanced Training

Aquatic Internship

A one year rotating internship which helps DVM graduates focus on training in aquatic animal medicine. Applications are submitted through the VIRMP and candidates are selected annually.

Post-DVM Advanced Training

Aquatic Residency

A three year clinical training program focused on aquatic animal research and clinical skills. Applications are submitted through the VIRMP and candidates are selected every three years.

Masters and PhD

Graduate Degrees

Graduate students are a big part of the research currently being done in the program. MS and PhD students are accepted based on funding available for that year or if a student is able to obtain funding for their research interests.



Volunteers are an ingrate part of lab and field assistance. UF undergraduates are encouraged to reach out about opportunities in the program.

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