if you could tell your UF Veterinary HERO one thing, what would it be?

World Veterinary Day

World Veterinary Day is a globally observed holiday to highlight and promote the lifesaving work performed by veterinary professionals around the world.

For physicians Monisha Seth and Anthony Douglas, World Veterinary Day provides them with another opportunity to express their sincere gratitude for the amazing work performed by the Cardiology, Oncology and Surgical teams at the Small Animal Hospital at The UF College of Veterinary Medicine.

They first came to UF Small Animal Hospital about ten years ago with Franklin, their beloved English foxhound, who suffered from heart failure due to a defective mitral valve. UF’s team of veterinary cardiologists provided them with compassionate, clinically excellent care; and gave Franklin an excellent quality of life. 

In 2015, shortly after rescuing a pup named Winston, they returned because he was diagnosed with heartworms and an enlarged heart. Winston still visits regularly with our cardio team for monitoring of his condition. 

Fast forward to 2020, when their 9-year old, Lincoln, was diagnosed with a tumor that caused his lungs to fill with fluid. The timing coincided with the college’s installation of a new Edge LINAC- a machine so accurate that radiation could be administered precisely to the tumor without damaging surrounding tissue. Lincoln was the first patient to undergo treatment with the new radiation machine. Drs. Seth and Douglas are happy to report that Lincoln is back to wagging his tail, giving hugs, snoozing on his favorite chaise lounge, and counter-surfing for treats.

Join Monisha Seth & Anthony Douglas this World Veterinary Day and share a message of gratitude in honor of your UF Veterinary healthcare hero. We will deliver your message to your favorite veterinarian, technician, student, staff member or other team member that made your visit with the UF Veterinary Hospitals at the College of Veterinary Medicine memorable.

In celebration of World Veterinary Day on Saturday, April 30, please consider making a gift. A donation of any size will honor your UF veterinary hero as well as support the most critical needs of the UF College of Veterinary Medicine.

STEP 1- Submit a

Note of Gratitude

Click link below to download and print your notes to submit on the form below this box. You can also share it on social media at #UFCVM.

Please move to STEP 2 if you do not have access to a printer, or wish for us to create and send your message.

STEP 2 (Optional)- consider

Making a Gift

Honor of your veterinary health care hero and make a difference at the UF College of Veterinary Medicine.

All monies collected will go into a general fund that is used for the greatest needs of the college.

Please remember to complete step 2 so we can share a note with your veterinary healthcare hero.

STEP 3- Complete an

Online Submission Form

Use Gratitude Form to submit your printout or we let us create one to be delivered to your veterinary hero.

The form can be used to submit item from STEP 1 of you or your pets, or anything else you want to share with your veterinary hero(es).


*Please complete by April 20, 2022*

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