UF veterinary medical college names new senior director of advancement and alumni affairs

Katie Boudreau, a longtime Gainesville resident and veteran advancement professional, has been named senior director of advancement and alumni affairs at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.  

Katie Boudreau, senior director of advancement and alumni affairs at the University of Florida College of Veterinary MedicineBoudreau joined the college in 2015 as director of advancement for Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program, becoming the first advancement professional in the country hired specifically to raise funds for shelter medicine. Thanks to her efforts, more than $3.5 million has been raised to benefit the Maddie’s program and the college’s Veterinary Community Outreach Program.

Previously, Boudreau served for two years as director of development for UF’s George A. Smathers Libraries. Her additional experience includes more than 10 years of work at UF in various capacities — as patient advocate/community liaison for the Byrne Orphan Disease Lab; as clinical coordinator for the department of vascular surgery; as director of medical alumni affairs and also as associate director of development for the UF College of Medicine.

She worked as development director for all three of Gainesville’s Catholic schools and as executive director of Gainesville Harvest.

Boudreau holds a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University in social science and has been a Gainesville resident since 1997. She has served as interim director of the veterinary medical college’s advancement team for six months, following the retirement of Karen Legato from the position last summer.

“Our advancement team is increasingly critical in helping us meet our college’s program and fundraising goals on our path toward preeminence in all of our key missions,” said the college’s dean, James W. Lloyd, D.V.M., Ph.D. “The University of Florida recently began its $3 billion Go Greater comprehensive campaign, , the largest fundraising campaign in university history. Katie’s leadership will be key to our success.”

In her new role, Boudreau will be supervising seven people and focusing on reaching the college’s $120 million goal for the Go Greater campaign. As part of these efforts, the college’s advancement office will be garnering support for new technologies and medical discoveries in all areas of veterinary medicine.

“I’m thrilled to be leading such a dynamic team of professionals committed to advancing the health and welfare of all animals,” Boudreau said. “I know that we will continue to build on the great work that has been done in the past. With the support of our donors, alumni, faculty and staff, we will help transform the educational experience for our students, make new advances in research and maintain the highest quality of educators in the field.”

The University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine is supported through funding from UF Health and the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. 

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Sarah Carey, M.A., A.P.R., is director of public relations at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, a job she has held since 1990. Formerly, she was editor of...Read More