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Alumni to Present at Fall Conference for Veterinarians

Oct 3, 2017 / Alumni News

The annual College of Veterinary Medicine Fall Conference will be held at the iHotel and Conference Center on October 26-27. This year’s keynote speaker is alumnus Congressman Kurt Schrader (DVM ’77), who is currently serving his fifth term in the United States House of Representatives. Alumni Speakers

Attend Vet Med Open House on October 1

Sep 1, 2017 / Alumni News

On Sunday, October 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., more than 350 veterinary students will host a behind-the-scenes look at the state’s only veterinary college. From prospective veterinarians to passionate animal lovers, everyone will find their interest piqued at the University of Illinois veterinary college Open House. The event offers more than 40 fun...

[At the 2016 AVMA Fly-in, the Illinois delegation]

2017 Graduate Selected for AVMA Fellowship in Washington, DC

May 24, 2017 / Alumni News

Dr. Matt Holland, who earned an Illinois veterinary degree this month, is one of three veterinarians recently selected to serve as full-time advisors to congressional staff through a one-year fellowship sponsored by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). The AVMA fellows will advise on science and technology policy issues such as food safety, public health,...

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Remembering Dr. John C. Thurmon, Veterinary Anesthesiologist

Apr 4, 2017 / Alumni News

The following narrative is excerpted from an obituary written by Dr. Thurmon’s daughter, Nancy Schmitt, of Highland Park, Texas. Professional Life In 1971 Dr. Thurmon was selected by his peers in the American Society of Veterinary Anesthesiologists, a society with open membership, to chair an ad hoc committee assigned to investigate formation of a veterinary...

Job Opportunity: Veterinarian, Afghanistan/Iraq

Mar 6, 2017 / Alumni News

Comprehensive Health Services is looking for a veterinarian for an overseas assignment in Afghanistan/Iraq. The veterinary field team will be responsible for overall health of canines as part of the Department of State Explosive Detection Canine Team. Very cool stuff! All lodging and meals are provided, so there are few personal expenses. The work/living location...

[Dr. Rich Nye, exotic veterinarian]

Rich Nye: From Cubs Pitcher to Exotic Vet Pioneer

Feb 22, 2017 / Alumni News

Illinois Alum Has Led Multifaceted Career The Chicago Cubs and their historic, hysterical romp to the 2016 World Series title remain a source of jubilation throughout Illinois and beyond. When it comes to the relatively narrow subset of University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine alumni and student fans, however, perhaps no one savored the...

[Dr. Allan Paul]

Remembering Dr. Allan Paul

Feb 13, 2017 / Alumni News

Memorial Event A public memorial event will be held on May 27 from noon to 3 pm, with prayers and toasts at 1 pm, at Papa Del’s Pizza, 1201 S. Neil St., Champaign, Ill. Memorial Contributions for the Dr. Allan Paul Fund Dr. Paul’s family has indicated that a college fund will be created in...

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Alumnus of First Illinois Veterinary Class Still Working Hard

Jan 30, 2017 / Alumni News

Dr. George Scott is a delightful storyteller, frequently spicing his anecdotes with the introduction, “I never will forget….” Given that he turned 90 in December 2016, that memory is as impressive as it is priceless to the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois. Because Dr. George C. Scott (yes, his real name)...

Dr. Ruth Marcec

Alumna Lands Dream Job Conserving Snakes

Sep 23, 2016 / Alumni News

Reptiles and amphibians have always fascinated Ruth Marcec. After earning bachelor’s, veterinary, and PhD degrees in pursuit of this passion, she is applying her unique expertise as the director of the Orianne Center for Indigo Conservation (OCIC). OCIC, run by the Central Florida Zoo, focuses on reproduction and reintroduction methods for the eastern indigo snake....

Alumni Spotlight: Jamie Stewart (DVM ’13)

Sep 7, 2016 / Alumni News

In this spotlight series, we are featuring alumni speakers who are presenting at the 2016 Fall Conference for Veterinarians. Register now for Fall Conference or view other alumni speaker profiles; more will be added each week leading up to the conference! Jamie Stewart (DVM ’13) Theriogenology Resident University of Illinois Fall Conference Presentation Updates on Breeding Soundness Exams in Male Ruminants...