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.
Currently only offered to UF Veterinary students. This program adds electives to the standard DVM program and provides a basic foundation to aquatic animal medicine.
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.
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.
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.
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.