University of Florida Saves Pets Impacted by Hurricane Irma

Students and Staff Deploy Mobile Clinic for Emergency Relief Efforts

As Hurricane Irma approached Florida the first week in September, different groups within the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine rallied to provide assistance to pet owners, veterinarians and animals of many species throughout the state.

Responses began with preparations prior to the storm, and continued during and after it with administration, faculty, staff and students involved in various aspects of the collective effort.

“I’m so proud of the way in which our college actively participated in providing assistance to so many groups and animals affected by Hurricane Irma,” said the college’s dean, James W. Lloyd, D.V.M., Ph.D.

“We were able to provide invaluable help to veterinarians and others in the veterinary medical profession who were adversely impacted by this storm, as well as to anxious pet owners in our own community and those areas more directly hit,” Lloyd added.

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