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Dr. Rowan Milner, chair of Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Dr. Rowan Milner, Professor  & Chair Small Animal Clinical Sciences

I feel incredibly excited to have been given the opportunity to assist in the mentoring and leadership of some of the best and brightest faculty you will ever find in any veterinary college in the world!

For those of you who don’t know me, I joined UF/CVM’s faculty in 2001 and am dually board-certified in veterinary internal medicine and veterinary oncology.  My early academic training was in South Africa at the University of Pretoria.    My research interests include osteosarcoma, melanoma vaccine, stereotactic radiosurgery, targeted radiotherapy and tumor suppressor genes.   Last year we proudly obtained our US citizenship.  My wife, Diane, works at the UF Museum of Natural History and we have four children, ranging in age from 27 to 21 years.

I work closely with the hospital’s chief of staff, Dr. Dana Zimmel, meeting weekly to continue to provide high quality clinical service to the nearly 20,000 small animal patients that are treated annually at UF.  Just as Dr. Burrows did, I often take off on “walkabout” to see what is going on in the hospital and in the Veterinary Academic Building, where I maintain my research lab with the help of my dedicated biological scientist, Marc Salute.