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Watch the Critter Cam Livestream

Jan 7, 2018 / General News

Now Livestreaming: Barred Owl 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...

Discussion of Needs for CT or CT/PET scanner

Jan 3, 2018 / General News

Please RSVP for this Lunch Discussion On Wednesday, January 10, from 11:30 am to 1 pm, the College of Veterinary Medicine will host a presentation by Siemens regarding options for CT and CT/PET scanners. A Siemens representative will provide information about capabilities of the scanners and will answer questions about the technology. The purpose of...

[Dr. Ted Valli at a reception at the University of Illinois in 2008]

Former Dean Honored by Veterinary Pathologist Organization

Dec 20, 2017 / General News

As Researcher, Mentor, Leader, Valli Delivered Impact At its annual meeting held November 4 to 8 in Vancouver, British Columbia, the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) bestowed its highest honor, Distinguished Member, on Dr. Victor E.O. “Ted” Valli, who had served as the dean of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine from...

[Tekla Lee-Fowler and Kara Lascola]

35th Veterinary Respiratory Symposium Returns to Illinois

Dec 18, 2017 / General News

Next Symposium Slated for Auburn, Ala., Oct. 7 to 10 The Veterinary Comparative Respiratory Society (VCRS) held its 35th symposium in Champaign, Ill., at the University of Illinois on October 1 through 4. The theme was “Advances in Respiratory Diagnostic Imaging.” The symposium was organized by the outgoing president of the VCRS, Dr. Kara Lascola,...

Julia Whittington Named Hospital Chief of Staff

Dec 11, 2017 / Alumni News

‘We are Improving Lives for all our customers’ One sentence from the hospital website contains our mission and purpose: “Simply put, the hospital is dedicated to improving lives: by providing exceptional patient care, by serving animal owners and veterinarians, by advancing veterinary education, and by developing innovative health solutions.” When the college crafted the 2016-2020...

Fund Assists K9s That Serve and Protect

Dec 10, 2017 / General News

Doing All We Can for Working Dogs Dr. Maureen McMichael, who heads the small animal emergency and critical care service at the college, has played an integral role in recent activities. “I have a very special interest in working dogs,” she says. ‘These Dogs Deserve the Absolute Best Care’ Between 2012 and early 2017, about...

[Pretzel, a brain cancer patient treated with PAC-1)

PAC-1 Trial in Humans with Brain Cancer Extended

Nov 28, 2017 / General News

Dogs with brain tumors responded well to PAC-1 drug combo A drug that spurs cancer cells to self-destruct has been cleared for use in a clinical trial of patients with anaplastic astrocytoma, a rare malignant brain tumor, and glioblastoma multiforme, an aggressive late-stage cancer of the brain. This phase Ib trial will determine if the...

horse in mud

Teamwork Saves Horse From Extremely Sticky Situation

Nov 20, 2017 / General News

“It was one of those times when you’re glad you’ve had training, but never expected it to be put to full use,” recalled Scott Hexum, of the eight-hour rescue mission that took place on the evening of September 22. Hexum, who is an anatomy instructor at the College of Veterinary Medicine, has long been active...

[Dr. Lynne White-Shim presents alumni awards 2017]

Illinois Alumni Recognized for Professional Achievements

Oct 26, 2017 / Alumni News

The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine and its alumni association presented two awards on October 26 during the college’s annual Fall Conference for Veterinarians. In introducing the honorees, Dr. Lynne White-Shim, president of the Veterinary Medical Alumni Association (pictured above), remarked that the individuals selected for the awards “represent the very best of...

[Dr. Peter Constable presented the awards]

College Confers Awards for Teaching, Research, and Staff Excellence

Oct 20, 2017 / General News

Eight individuals were honored at the annual Excellence Awards Recognition Program on October 19. Dean Peter Constable served as emcee for the event and presented the awards to the winners. Kelsie Dolezal, program coordinator at the Chicago Center for Veterinary Medicine, received the Shirley Seets Staff Excellence Award for demonstrated excellence in job performance and...