Isaza named to new professorship in shelter medicine at Florida

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​Dr. Natalie Isaza (Florida ’94), a faculty member at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, has been named the Grevior Shelter Medicine Community Outreach Professor.  

The professorship was created through a gift from Barbara and Arnold Grevior, a Fort Lauderdale, Florida couple, who are longtime advocates for shelter medicine programs in their community as well as at UF. Through a previous donation, the Grevior Shelter Medicine Suite was established at UF in 2012.

“The Greviors were so impressed with Dr. Isaza’s work with shelter and rescue animals that they made a gift to establish the professorship,” said Karen Legato, the veterinary college’s senior director of development and alumni affairs.

Dr. Isaza joined Florida’s faculty in 2003 and immediately developed the Merial Shelter Medicine Clerkship, now known as the Veterinary Community Outreach Program. The program is an elective rotation through which UF veterinary students gain hands-on experience with spay-neuter surgery and community veterinary medicine. Students can gain additional surgical and medical treatment experience through a donor-funded program Dr. Isaza administers, known as Helping Alachua’s Animals Requiring Treatment and Surgery.