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2015 Graduate Sees Opportunities in the Army

Jan 20, 2016 / Alumni News

Capt. Erin Stein (Illinois DVM 2015, MPH expected 2016) is the officer in charge of the Veterinary Services facility in the U.S. Army’s Redstone Arsenal, Ala. In a news article about her post, Capt. Stein was quoted as saying: “I have not had a stereotypical veterinary day, where I just see puppies and kittens –...

College and Alumni Association Honor Five

Oct 15, 2015 / Alumni News

The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine and its alumni association presented four Dr. Erwin Small Distinguished Alumni Awards and a Special Service Award on September 17 during the college’s annual Fall Conference for Veterinarians. The awardees are Dr. Wayne Anderson, Dr. Maureen Birmingham, Dr. Clyde Dunphy, and Dr. Gail Golab, recipients of the...

City of Markham Declares Day in Honor of Dr. Jorg H. Hoogeweg (’58)

Oct 8, 2015 / Alumni News

The City of Markham, Illinois has proclaimed October 10, 2015 to be “Dr. Jorg H. Hoogeweg Day” in honor of alumnus Dr. Jorg H. Hoogeweg (DVM ’58), who is turning 90 on that date. Dr. Hoogeweg founded the Markham Animal Clinic, which just celebrated its 50th anniversary. Dr. Hoogeweg is joined in his practice by...

[Dr. Matt O'Connor]

O’Connor Joins Shedd Aquarium’s Animal Health Division

Oct 7, 2015 / Alumni News

Matt O’Connor, a 2007 Illinois DVM, recently joined the distinguished team of animal care professionals at the A. Watson Armour III Center for Animal Health and Welfare, part of Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium, according to a news release from that institution. “It’s a privilege to join a world-renowned aquarium like Shedd, where I can apply and...

[Rep. Kurt Schrader and Dr. Sarah Allison]

Allison Finds AAVMC Public Policy Fellowship ‘Life Changing’

Jun 25, 2015 / Alumni News

When Dr. Sarah Allison talks about her recent veterinary public policy fellowship, she exudes excitement. “I’m thrilled that I had the opportunity to participate in this fellowship,” said Dr. Allison, a clinical assistant professor and assistant director for the campus Division of Animal Resources. “It was life changing.” Dr. Allison was one of two inaugural...

Dr. Cynthia Olsen (DVM '06)

Olsen Embraces Entrepreneurial Spirit in Her Chicago Practice

Apr 29, 2015 / Alumni News

Alumni Profile Submitted by Dr. Lynne White-Shim (DVM ’06) Dr. Cynthia Olsen (DVM ’06), a Japanese-American Chicagoan who is an avid equestrian who was originally educated in sound engineering,  isn’t one who is concerned about fitting into a certain mold. So it wasn’t surprising that, despite recent research showing hesitation by young veterinarians to become...

[Dr. Joseph Dorner ]

Professor Emeritus Joseph Dorner Dies

Jan 16, 2015 / Alumni News

Dr. Joseph L. Dorner, a faculty member and administrator at the college for more than 25 years, died Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. After serving in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1958, Dr. Dorner obtained four degrees from the University of Illinois: a BS in 1962, a DVM in 1964, a MS in 1965, and...

’87 PhD Graduate Receives National Teaching Excellence Award

Jan 9, 2015 / Alumni News

The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) has named Dr. Jon Patterson, who earned a doctorate in pathobiology from the University of Illinois in 1987, as the recipient of the 2015 AAVMC Distinguished Teacher Award, presented by Zoetis. The honor is considered the most prestigious national teaching award in veterinary medicine. Dr. Patterson is...

Allison (DVM ’01) Named to AAVMC Fellows Program

Dec 19, 2014 / Alumni News

Dr. Sarah Allison, Class of 2001, has been selected for the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges’ Public Policy Faculty Fellows Program. This newly created, six- to eight-week program is designed to bring faculty from AAVMC-member institutions to Washington D.C.  The fellows will work with the AAVMC’s Advocacy Committee and with Governmental Affairs to interact...

[award winners with dean and alumni president]

Six Garner 2014 Veterinary Alumni and Special Service Awards

Sep 10, 2014 / Alumni News

The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine and its alumni association recently announced the recipients to be honored at their annual awards program. Four Dr. Erwin Small Distinguished Alumni Awards and a Special Service Award will be presented in Champaign, Ill., on September 11 during the college’s annual Fall Conference for Veterinarians. The 2014...