UF equine medicine faculty member receives veterinary association award
Each year the association recognizes individuals who contribute to the advancement of veterinary medicine, animal health and the human-animal bond. The Gold Star Award is presented to members who have contributed their time and energy to the association and/or a local association for the advancement of the profession. House and other award winners were honored April 10 at the association’s annual award ceremony in Orlando held in conjunction with the group’s annual conference.
House, a specialist in large animal internal medicine and equine extension, also directs the practice-based equine clerkship at the college. The clerkship, which began in 2011, provides veterinary students with on-farm primary care experience and with the opportunity to work with equine practitioners throughout the state. Students enrolled in the clerkship gain experience in physical examinations, diagnosis, treatment, herd health, routine medicine, surgery and practice management.
An active member of the Florida Association of Equine Practitioners, House has served on the group’s board of directors and on numerous committees as well as in officer roles, including as vice president in 2009 and as president in 2010.
She has coordinated UF’s Healthy Horses Conference, an educational day hosted by the college for horse owners that focuses on successful equine health care, for seven years.
House joined UF’s veterinary college faculty in 2007.
The University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine is supported through funding from UF Health and the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.