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 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

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


To make a donation to the UF Large Animal Hospital, please

Contact a member of our advancement team at advancement@vetmed.ufl.edu or 352-294-4256.