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File Number: 161377
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File Number: 161377 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-655-16 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: AGREEMENT WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA BOARD OF TRUSTEES Introduced: 6/8/2016
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 7/6/2016
Agenda Date: 7/6/2016 Agenda Item Number: 11A7
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION APPROVING AN AGREEMENT WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR CLINICAL AND SUPERVISORY SERVICES IN THE FIELD OF VETERINARY MEDICINE, AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR THE COUNTY MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO EXECUTE SAME AND TO EXERCISE ANY AND ALL PROVISIONS CONTAINED THEREIN
Indexes: UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
  AGREEMENT
Sponsors: Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Prime Sponsor
  Daniella Levine Cava, Co-Sponsor
  Audrey M. Edmonson, Co-Sponsor
  Sally A. Heyman, Co-Sponsor
  Dennis C. Moss, Co-Sponsor
  Rebeca Sosa, Co-Sponsor
  Sen. Javier D. Souto, Co-Sponsor
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

Board of County Commissioners 7/6/2016 11A7 Adopted P
REPORT: Commissioners Levine Cava and Moss asked to co-sponsor the foregoing proposed resolution. Commissioner Diaz provided an overview of the agreement with the University of Florida to provide veterinary medical education and other services at the County’s animal services shelter. Hearing no further questions or comments, the Board proceeded to vote on the foregoing proposed resolution, as presented.

Metropolitan Services Committee 6/15/2016 2G Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Gerald Sanchez read the title of the foregoing proposed resolution into record. Commissioners Souto, Heyman, and Edmonson requested to be listed as co-sponsors of the foregoing resolution. Commissioner Diaz referred to a discussion that the Committee members had in March 2015 concerning the Veterinarian School. He indicated that he would be meeting with the Dean of Florida International University (FIU), and had met with the Dean of the University Florida (UF) to solicit their assistance in establishing such a school, because at present there was only one Veterinarian School in the entire State of Florida. He added that they would be working with the Animal Services Department to establish this new facility. Hearing no further questions or comments, the Committee proceeded to vote on the foregoing proposed resolution, as presented. resolution.

Office of the Chairperson 6/14/2016 Additions 6/15/2016

County Attorney 6/8/2016 Referred Metropolitan Services Committee

County Attorney 6/8/2016 Assigned Sabrina Levin 6/13/2016

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION APPROVING AN AGREEMENT WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR CLINICAL AND SUPERVISORY SERVICES IN THE FIELD OF VETERINARY MEDICINE, AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR THE COUNTY MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO EXECUTE SAME AND TO EXERCISE ANY AND ALL PROVISIONS CONTAINED THEREIN

BODY
WHEREAS, the County desires to increase the live release rate of shelter pets; and
WHEREAS, the County desires to improve spay/neuter services and veterinary medical programs through application of progressive, scientifically-based methods of individual animal and shelter management; and
WHEREAS, the County, desires to establish an unparalleled collaboration between the veterinary medical profession; academic veterinary medicine and the animal welfare community; and
WHEREAS, the County is desirous of collaborating with the University of Florida (“UF”), the state’s only public College of Veterinary Medicine; and
WHEREAS, the County desires to accomplish this collaboration by entering into the attached Agreement with the University of Florida Board of Trustees (“UFBT”), for clinical and supervisory services in the field of veterinary medicine; and
WHEREAS, Under Article IX, § 7 (a) of the Florida Constitution, UF’s “mission” is to achieve excellence through: 1) teaching students, 2) advancing research, and 3) providing public service for the benefit of the state’s citizens; and

WHEREAS, the provision of UF’s services within the scope of this Agreement operates to further these important goals by providing a public service to the County by assisting with the performance of spay and neuter surgeries and shelter medicine training; and
WHEREAS, UF will benefit from this collaboration with a nationally recognized animal shelter and a clinical veterinary facility in Miami, which will enhance UF’s veterinary program and educational activities; and
WHEREAS, UF, through its educational programs for the development of veterinary medical professionals, has responsibility for the training of students and resident veterinarians who require clinical education in various veterinary medical disciplines to complete their professional development; and
WHEREAS, UF, commensurate with its tri-fold mission of education, research and service, has a Shelter Medicine Externship arrangement in which the County is a participating shelter so that the County may serve as a training site for UF veterinary students; and
WHEREAS, the County is in need of a qualified faculty veterinarian to provide supervision of UF students and residents who provide clinical services as a part of their rotation at the County’s animal shelter, and UF is willing to provide such services in exchange for payment as outlined in the attached Agreement; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to the attached Agreement, UF will provide services for shelter pets, pets of low-income residents and free roaming and trap/neuter/return (TNR) community cats, which shall include spay/neuter services, veterinary medical care to injured or diseased dogs, wellness care as needed to include vaccinations, heartworm preventative and anthelmintics, administration of oral, injectable and/or topical medications prescribed by a licensed veterinarian, maintenance of complete medical histories for each pet treated pursuant to the Agreement and veterinary technician staff support; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to Resolution Nos. R-583-12 and R-476-13, the programs outlined in the attached Agreement are aligned with the County’s plan to achieve a no-kill shelter,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board hereby approves the attached Agreement with the University of Florida Board of Trustees for clinical and supervisory Services in the field of veterinary medicine; authorizes the County Mayor or the County Mayor’s designee to execute same; and to exercise any and all other rights conferred therein.



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