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Veterinary Community Outreach

Dr. Natalie Isaza and Veterinary Students

Dr. Natalie Isaza (center) heads the Veterinary Community Outreach Program in UF’s SACS department.

The Veterinary Community Outreach Program operates a two-week elective clinical rotation for junior and senior veterinary students at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.

Under the direction of Dr. Natalie Isaza (Service Chief) and Dr. Brian DiGangi in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, the clinical service seeks to assist veterinary students in developing their basic surgical skills through service learning and community outreach.

This elective clinical rotation is designed to introduce students to the challenges of veterinary practice in both community and shelter environments, and to give experience in spay and neuter techniques of dogs, puppies, cats and kittens.