Fins for Fur Benefit

The UF Veterinary Hospitals Fins for Fur Benefit in Cedar Key was a success! The event gathered UF Veterinary Hospital staff and faculty, along with neighboring veterinarians for the Cedar Key Fishing Challenge on Saturday, October 26, 2013.

The event brought in close to $1,000 for the UF Veterinary Hospitals Pet Samaritan Fund, which is used to provide critical life-saving care at UF to pets of families facing unusual financial hardship. The event was sponsored by Crevasse Pet Funeral Home, Patterson Veterinary, Merial and Southern Salt Charters. Among the awards donated, dozens of other gifts were given to participants.

The award winners are:

  • Biggest redfish – Danny Sanetz, UF CVM Human Resources
  • Biggest trout – Dylan Menard (son of Dr. David Menard of Millhopper Vet Med Center)
  • Biggest Spanish mackerel – Dr. Carsten Bandt, UF Veterinary Hospitals Emergency Medicine
  • Most spots redfish – Haley Thomasson (daughter of Dr. Alex Thomasson of Merial)


Capt. Danny Allen (right) with Southern Salt Charters attendee
Dr. Carsten Bandt of UF Small Animal Hospital Emergency Medicine with biggest Spanish mackerel and Capt. Danny Allen
Danny Sanetz from UF CVM Human Resources with biggest redfish
Shellie Evers from UF Small Animal Hospital Primary Care and Larry Evers
Bobby Lee, Anthony Durham, and James Kidwell, from the UF Pet Emergency Treatment Services
Dr. Carsten Bandt handing out prize to Dylan Menard for biggest trout
Dr. Carsten Bandt giving awards
UF Veterinary Hospitals Fins for Fur Challenge
Participants and guests eating BBQ provided by Crevasse’s
Lynn Varner of UF Small Animal Hospital with husband, Jeff, daughter, Mia, and Dr. Steve Shores of the Shores Animal Hospital
Haley Thomasson, daughter of Dr. Alex Thomasson of Merial, with most-spots redfish

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