Team Vet Med (October)
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2015
Team VetMed took on the Horse Farm Hundred bicycle ride on Sunday, Oct 25. Approximately 45 riders joined together to raise money for the Dean’s Scholarship Endowment for the UF College of Veterinary Medicine. This fund provides scholarships for DVM students.
The team split into two groups – a 100-mile group led by Alex Gallagher, and a 55-mile group led by Chris Sanchez and Terri Parrott. Altogether, all riders finished the course by 5 PM. Below is the 55-mile group at the finish line – First Magnitude Brewery!
UF CVM alumni challenged each other to raise the most sponsorship money. Cindy Thomas, ’86, and Larry Gainsburg, ’80 vied for first place, both raising over $2,000 each. The team raised over $21,445 for DVM scholarships. These scholarships are awarded to several students who participate in team vetmed.
Here are a few words from our riders and scholarship winners:
|Team Vet Med has been a much needed escape during the school year. Sometimes we do not get outside all day, so it’s great to have a group of people to call up after class who I can meet with to just go for a run.The biking aspect of Team Vet Med has also been a great way to meet UF alumni and other veterinarians working at the school.Through working with this amazing group, I received the scholarship! This was a pleasant surprise and a great help towards the expenses of veterinary school.Staying active and healthy, and having hobbies outside of veterinary medicine is very important to one’s sanity. I am very happy to have Team Vet Med for this purpose and be able to keep it up and running for other classes as well.
Rachel Lovell, Team VetMed Co-President, Class of 2018
Team Vet Med has allowed an outlet for me to focus on my health and well-being while also juggling the heavy course load. The scholarship is a blessing that eases some of the financial stress. The relationships I have built with students, doctors, and faculty have enriched my veterinary school experiences.
Ariel Robelen, TVM Co-President, Class of 2018
Not only do veterinary students ride, but alumni participate in the ride as well:
|“My old professor Dr. Ellis Greiner, challenged me to get back on my bike and ride for my school! This is more than just riding; we are raising money to help the future veterinary students have the opportunity to pursue their veterinary education!“My daughter Jamie is one of those kids! She is surviving on student loans and working part time while attending vet school. This scholarship has helped her financial burden tremendously! She will again continue to ride and support the next student(s) with me this year! I am no great cyclist but I have a mission— to raise funds for our kids!||
Terri Parrott, ’83
The proceeds from this year’s ride will benefit the Dean’s Scholarship Endowment fund #017087. Riders who raise over $100 are eligible for a Team VetMed custom-designed jersey.
On-line Registration or Mail-in Registration: Team Flier 2015
For more info, contact
Jo Ann Winn or call 352-294-4256
For more info on the Horse Farm Hundred ride, see Gainesville Cycling Club
Our 2015 Sponsors
Supporting Pets Thru “Gator Made-Vets”
St. Charles Veterinary Hospital
Oelrich Construction, INC
For more information please contact a member of our development team at (352) 294-4256.