The College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida
The College of Veterinary Medicine at UF is part of both the Health Science Center, which encompasses six colleges, and the University’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS). It is Florida’s only veterinary college, offering comprehensive service to the public through a four-fold mission – teaching, research, extension and patient care. Areas of strength at the college include: comparative medicine, food animal medicine, laboratory animal medicine, aquatic medicine, environmental medicine, large animal medicine and surgery and small animal medicine and surgery.
ST. AUGUSTINE, FL
Marineland of Florida
Marineland was the world’s first oceanarium; conceived as a project to provide a window to the ocean. Today it continues to serve as a link between the public and the marine world, promoting awareness of our fragile marine and coastal environments and inspiring a commitment to protection of these precious resources. Marineland's Dolphin Conservation Center opened in 2006 to educate and entertain guests through interactive dolphin encounters. The dolphins reside in a 1.3 million gallon habitat. It is located across the road from The Whitney Lab.
Lowry Park Zoo
We will travel to the manatee rehabilitation area and view
the current patients being treated at the hospital. You will experience
manatee handling, monitoring, morphometric and diagnostics. We will also
discuss current manatee rescue, rehabilitation and pathology issues
Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo features 56 acres of lush, natural
habitats comprising seven main offers outdoor exhibits for more than 1,500
animals including the habitats from a Native Florida that includes the
manatee hospital. Other exhibits areas: Asian Domain, Primate World,
Manatee and Aquatic Center, Florida Wildlife Center, Free-Flight Aviary,
Wallaroo Station children's zoo, and the new Safari Africa.
Clearwater Marine Aquarium
After a tour of
Clearwater Marine aquarium we will cover the basics of animal husbandry
including training animal care, and animal handling. Also covered include
the basics of animal training and environmental enrichment programs. Round
table discussions will include sea turtle case studies, handling and
In 1972, a group
of dedicated volunteers decided it was time to establish a permanent marine
biology learning center in our area. The Sea-Orama, a mounted fish exhibit
at Clearwater Marina, had been in storage for several years. Hoping for a
larger exhibit, perhaps with live animals to observe, we were incorporated
as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization under the name Clearwater Marine
Science Center (CMSC). In 1978, the city of Clearwater agreed to donate our
current facility, an abandoned water treatment plant, to CMSC.
exhibit room, featuring fish from the original Sea-Orama, was opened to the
public in 1981. Over the next few years, thanks to individual and corporate
donations and immense volunteer efforts, CMSC continued to grow. In the
1990's, as renovations continued to provide more public area and education
programs, our name was changed to Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) to
reflect the increasing level of community interaction. Today, Clearwater
Marine Aquarium is an internationally respected center for animal care,
public education and marine research.