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[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,...

[critter cam - coyote pup]

Watch the Critter Cam Livestream

May 22, 2017 / General News

Now Livestreaming: Nope. Camera broke. Sorry. We’re fixing! 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...

medical college faculty

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...

[four baby bunnies]

Spread the Word: Baby Bunnies Best Left in Nest

Apr 18, 2017 / General News

Adorable? Yes. Helpless? Orphaned? In need of human intervention? Probably not. That’s the message Dr. Julia Whittington, medical director of the University of Illinois Wildlife Medical Clinic, is hoping to spread far and wide—and fast. Once again this spring the Illinois clinic has been inundated with baby bunnies, so many that clinic volunteers are having...

[petri dish used to grow fungus]

First-Year Vet Student Racks up First Scholarly Publication

Apr 12, 2017 / General News

What Kills the Fungus that Kills the Snakes? Having a journal article published during veterinary school is definitely a notable accomplishment—especially if it has already been cited several times since its publication in February 2016. Marta Rzadkowska, a first-year veterinary student at Illinois, is one of the co-authors of a publication titled, “Evaluation of Common...

[snake with fungal disease]

Illinois Team Tackles Mysterious Disease Afflicting Wild and Captive Snakes

Apr 12, 2017 / General News

Biologists and veterinarians across the central and eastern United States are calling on researchers at the University of Illinois to help them identify, understand and potentially treat snake fungal disease, a baffling affliction affecting more than a dozen species of wild and captive snakes in at least 15 states. The Illinois team, led by veterinary...