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[excellence awards 2016]

Faculty, Staff Honored for Excellence

Sep 27, 2016 / General News

On September 27, the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine recognized seven members of the faculty and staff and one graduate student for their excellent contributions to the college. The awards were presented by Dean ...

[Kim Knap Hero Vet Tech Awards]

Kim Knap Named Hero Vet Tech

Sep 12, 2016 / General News

Kim Knap, a veterinary technician and certified canine rehabilitation practitioner at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital, was named the 2016  American Hero Veterinary Technician at a gala awards ceremony in Los ...

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