Office of Advancement, College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Vet Med Points of Pride



The professionalism, quality of care, love and attention showed each VTH patients.

Contributing to research recognized by NIH and other funders as making valuable contributions.

Nurturing the veterinarians of the future, whether through lectures and labs or by ensuring that they have the support they need in all areas – including facilities, computing, counseling, and more.

Training the veterinary specialists who will go on to advance their fields of interest.

Knowing that the diagnostic laboratory has been increasing its caseload and continually adding value to its services with advice that goes beyond reporting lab results.

The rich history of scholarship related to the art and science of teaching veterinary students, and the promising future of the revised curriculum currently under development.

The new curriculum will be received as groundbreaking and serve as the model for other veterinary teaching programs

The hundreds of hours of extracurricular volunteer work by our DVM students, through the Wildlife Medical Clinic, the Veterinary Student Outreach Program, Rural Area Veterinary service trips, the OTS nursing home visitation program, and the many fund-raising activities they undertake to support worthwhile causes.

Thousands of visitors to Open House each year getting a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the veterinary program and the hospital.

Camaraderie among the faculty, students, and staff within the units.

Pet columns—more than 500 authoritative articles about animal health made available to owners worldwide.

Fall Conference—an eighty-nine year-old tradition of excellence in continuing education for the practitioner that predates the College.

Global reach—research, education and service in such places as the Baltic, Uganda, Namibia, Azerbaijan, Brazil, and China.

The College was established because the veterinarians and agribusiness leaders of the 1940s took a strong message to the state legislature that Illinois needed a veterinary college.

Pioneers in veterinary fields who were associated with our College include Norman Levine, father of veterinary protozoology; Lloyd Davis, an early leader in veterinary clinical pharmacology; and A. Robert Twardock, who pioneered the use of nuclear scintigraphy imaging in horses.

The Zuschlag Heritage Collection showcases the proud history of the veterinary profession in Illinois.

State-of-the-art imaging and image archiving capabilities in our hospital.

The C.A.R.E. Pet Loss Grief Helpline brings comfort to those facing the loss of a beloved companion animal and provides our veterinary students with important grief counseling training.

The Companion Animal Memorial Fund allows veterinarians, animal owners and friends to take an active role in expressing compassion by memorializing pets and at the same time contributing to research that benefits other companion animals.

A Pet’s Place provides safety and care for the pets of victims of domestic abuse in Champaign County.

$268,000 in scholarships will be awarded to about 120 students at the 2008 Awards & Scholarship Celebration.

Our partnerships with the Champaign County Humane Society and other community organizations.

Our various seminar series which bring cutting-edge research to our students, faculty and the community.