The UF Large Animal Hospital’s facility and state-of-the-art diagnostic & treatment options are made possible in part by generous gifts from donations.
The Bama McNeil Whitney Hospital Entrance was named in recognition of her consistent support of the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.
The Delia Houser McGehee, II Equine Reproduction Facility was funded by a generous donation from the McGehee family. Our equine reproduction facility is equipped with hydraulic height-adjustable phantom mare, full-service laboratory, USDA-approved semen collection & distribution center, liquid nitrogen semen storage, and basic and intensive care facilities for foaling and high-risk pregnancies.
The Hofmann Equine Neonatal Intensive Care Unit was donated from an estate gift established in 1999 for equine studies to support critical teaching, research, and program needs of the equine program. Our equine medicine veterinarians provide neonatal and foal care and work with all other services to ensure the best possible treatment. In 1982, the UF College of Veterinary Medicine became the first in the world to establish the discipline of equine neonatology in a unique partnership with faculty specialists and human neonatologists at the UF Health Science Center. The UF Equine Neonatal ICU has become a model for veterinary colleges nationwide.
The stained glass work in our reception area is called “Las Caux Horse” by artist Jim Piercey and was provided by the State of Florida Construction Artwork Program in 1993. It was inspired by the Paleolithic cave paintings discovered in Lascaux, France, estimated to be 17,300 years old.
The UF Veterinary Hospitals Aquilion Toshiba 8 slice multidetector-row CT scanner and nuclear medicine laboratory were made possible with the generous support from George Steinbrenner III and his family.
The horse statue outside of the reception area is named Fern and was part of an Ocala public arts project called “Horse Fever” in 2001. 52 life-sized horses were displayed throughout Marion County before being sold at an auction that raised $1.2 million for charity.
The William M. Inman & Clara Strickland Inman Food Animal Hospital was funded by a generous contribution in 1993 by Clara Strickland. Clara also donated for a veterinary student fellowship fund. The UF Large Animal Hospital provides invaluable experience for the future veterinarians of tomorrow through the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.
Louise H. and Alec P. Courtelis
David A. Cofrin
Gilman Paper Company
Ocala Breeders Sales Company, Inc.
Occidental Petroleum Corporation
Diane Farmer Palmer
George M. Steinbrenner III
The McKnight Foundation
Barnett Bank of Marion County
John J. Cafaro
Fire Dancer Syndicate
Mrs. Gilbert W. Humphrey
Johnson & Johnson
Marvin S. Savin
Michael J. Stavola
Zappala Foundation, Inc.
Wooden Horse Stud, Inc.
Bayard Raceways, Inc.
James Henry Binger
Jaime S. Carrion
Central Security Systems, Inc.
Chazal-Blair/Wade Noland Insurance Agency
Coville-Triest Family Foundation
Florida K Corporation
G & G Horses, Inc.
Glen Hill Farm
Georgia E. Hofmann
Philip B. Hofmann Charitable Trust
Elton D. Kohr
McArthur Farms, Inc.
Mid-State Federal Savings & Loan Association
North American Livestock, Inc.
North Florida Holsteins
Orange Park Kennel Club, Inc.
Publix Supermarkets, Inc.
J. Mack Robinson
Roy M. Speer Foundation
Seminole Stores, Inc.
James C. Smith
Sugar Hill Farms
The Oaks Thoroughbreds
The Sembler Company
University of Florida Veterinary Auxiliary
Vey O. Weaver
To make a donation to the UF Large Animal Hospital, please
contact Karen Legato at firstname.lastname@example.org or 352-294-4213.