Veterinarian in the house
College of Veterinary Medicine alumnus Rep. Ted Yoho, D.V.M., (center) recently was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, becoming only the second veterinarian to serve in the governmental body. A large animal veterinarian, Yoho defeated longtime Florida incumbent Republican Cliff Stearns in the Florida primary and proceeded to defeat two challengers from the Democratic and Independent parties to win the general election on Nov. 6. He took office Jan. 3. The college held a reception Jan. 10 in honor of Yoho’s accomplishment, with many of his former classmates in attendance as well as UF faculty members, administrators and friends.