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Attend Vet Med Open House on October 1

Sep 7, 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...

opossum

Watch the Critter Cam Livestream

Sep 7, 2017 / General News

Now Livestreaming: Juvenile Opossum The University of Illinois Wildlife Medical Clinic—a non-profit organization that provides care and treatment to sick, injured, and orphaned wild animals—will feature a different patient each week on the Critter Cam. Caption and video don’t match? Well, situations can change pretty fast in the Wildlife Medical Clinic, so we can’t always keep our...

[Nana the Chihuahua from Thailand cavorts in Illini garb]

Dog from Thailand Gets Heart Repair at University of Illinois

Sep 6, 2017 / General News

    More Patients, Students Will Benefit from Ongoing Exchange Nana is a very lucky three-year-old Chihuahua. This dog from Thailand had a congenital heart defect called a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), which typically leads to heart failure within the first year of life, so she is lucky to have lived to age three. She’s...

[bats spread rabies]

Rabies FAQs for Pet Owners

Sep 5, 2017 / General News

Rabies is deadly for pets and people. Vaccinate! Is rabies still a concern in the United States? Yes! Each year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that they receive over 5,000 confirmed cases of rabies in animals. More than 90 percent of these are from wildlife. Skunks, bats, and raccoons are the...

[spa day 2017]

Illinois Veterinary, Horseshoe Schools Offer ‘Spa Day’

Jun 23, 2017 / General News

Treat Your Horse to Spa Day Has your equine friend grown a bit long in the tooth? Does he need his nails trimmed or new shoes? Register for a spot at the “Spa Day” happening on Saturday, July 15, at the Midwest Horseshoeing School in Divernon, just 15 miles south of Springfield, Ill., on I-55....

[EVP Beef speaker Dr. Brian Aldridge]

Beef Industry Leaders in EVP Sharpen Critical Thinking

Jun 14, 2017 / General News

‘energy and passion for beef cattle practice’ On June 15 and 16 nearly 40 veterinarians will return to Olathe, Kan., for the second module of EVP Beef, an 18-month certificate program delivered by the University of Illinois in conjunction with Kansas State University. The participants are honing leading-edge skills that will benefit their clients and...

[Diego Almeida teaches at Midwest Horseshoeing School]

Instructor Shares His Passion for Shoeing Horses

Jun 9, 2017 / General News

He worked as a computer engineer, and dreamed of becoming a professional musician. But Diego Almeida says he didn’t discover his true calling, his life’s passion, until he contemplated an offhand remark from his landlord. “She asked, ‘Have you ever thought about going to school to put shoes on horses?’” he remembers. “I never really...

[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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Five Veterinary Faculty Among Medical College Inaugural 100

May 8, 2017 / Comparative Biosciences News

Five faculty members in the College of Veterinary Medicine are among the 100 prominent researchers, administrators, and medical professionals named to the faculty of the new Carle Illinois College of Medicine, the world’s first engineering-based college of medicine. The medical college is a partnership between the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Carle Health System,...

[Loki before and after his illness]

Mischievous Loki Makes Miraculous Recovery

Apr 28, 2017 / General News

Loki Before the Illness, During Recovery Imagine you bring home a mixed-breed terrier puppy and his boundless energy immediately captures your heart. “He was very healthy, very active,” Miranda Karban says of the family pet, Loki. “Probably the most happy, excited dog you’ve ever seen.” In fact, says Miranda, he earned his name—after the trickster...