Our Support

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 UF Large Animal Hospital was funded by Alec P. and Louise H. Courtelis. Without their support, the new hospital would not have been possible. Click to view our equine & large animal facilities.

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.

UF horses

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 160-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
  • Comfort Acres
  • Fire Dancer Syndicate
  • Hooper Farms
  • Mrs. Gilbert W. Humphrey
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Marvin S. Savin
  • Michael J. Stavola
  • Zappala Foundation, Inc.
  • Wooden Horse Stud, Inc.


  • Norman Ackerman
  • Bayard Raceways, Inc.
  • Edmond Baysari
  • James Henry Binger
  • Jaime S. Carrion
  • Central Security Systems, Inc.
  • Chazal-Blair/Wade Noland Insurance Agency
  • Coville-Triest Family Foundation
  • Elcee-H Stable
  • Irwin Feiner
  • Florida K Corporation
  • G & G Horses, Inc.
  • Glen Hill Farm
  • Georgia E. Hofmann
  • Philip B. Hofmann Charitable Trust
  • Elton D. Kohr
  • Walter Loebenberg
  • McArthur Farms, Inc.
  • Mid-State Federal Savings & Loan Association
  • Nodoroma Farms
  • 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
  • Frank Stella
  • Sugar Hill Farms
  • The Oaks Thoroughbreds
  • The Sembler Company
  • Tunerup Syndicate
  • University of Florida Veterinary Auxiliary
  • Vey O. Weaver
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