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[Therese Eggett and Lucienne Burrus]

Diagnostic Lab Staff Wins $4K Recycling Grant

Feb 27, 2015 / General News

“In a typical week our unit disposes of 12 pounds of clean plastics,” noted Lucienne Burrus, a research technician in the Molecular Section of the college’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, in a proposal she and her colleague Therese Eggett submitted to the campus Student Sustainability Committee. But this year, with the $4,040 Sustain Award their proposal...

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Shelter Medicine Gains Mobile Surgical Unit

Feb 6, 2015 / General News

In January 2015, the college’s shelter medicine program hit the road in style with a new mobile surgical unit funded through a grant from PetSmart Charities. The $323,000 grant, received on October 23, 2013, also covers expenses for supplies and funds an intern veterinarian and a veterinary technician. In the first year with this funding,...

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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...

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Putting the ‘Moo’ in MOOC: Thousands to Learn from Online Course

Jan 14, 2015 / General News

Problem-solving skills needed in sustainable food production take center stage in a massive, open online course (MOOC) offered by two faculty members in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, Drs. Brian Aldridge and Jim Lowe, starting January 26. The six-week course covers questions such as “How does livestock disease impact the affordability and sustainability of food...

Allison Selected for Public Policy Faculty Fellow Program

Dec 8, 2014 / General News

Dr. Sarah Allison, from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, has been named one of the first two professors who will serve in the Public Policy Faculty Fellows Program newly created by the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC). Dr. Allison, along with Suzie J. Kovacs from the Western University of Health...

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Campbell Named Missouri Veterinary Alumna of the Year

Nov 23, 2014 / General News

Dr. Karen Campbell, head of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, was named 2014 Alumna of the Year at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in September. The award, which was presented by the dean of the Missouri college, Dean Neil C. Olson, recognizes outstanding professional and personal achievements and contributions to the enhancement...

Dr. Tomes and Dr. O'Brien and award from International Veterinary Ultrasound Society

Illinois Faculty Honored by International Veterinary Ultrasound Society

Oct 24, 2014 / General News

Drs. Robert O’Brien and Jodi Matheson, both with the Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, received awards at the 2014 annual conference of the  International Veterinary Ultrasound Society, on September 16,  in Salzburg, Austria. Dr. O’Brien received the “Lifetime Achievement Award.” He was founder and served as executive director of the society for 15 years. He...

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Department Head Educates Thousands Through TED Ed Video

Oct 12, 2014 / Comparative Biosciences News

Dr. Duncan Ferguson, head of comparative biosciences, and Dr. Margarethe Hoenig, veterinary clinical medicine, recently worked with a TED Ed team to create an educational video entitled “What did dogs teach humans about diabetes?” TED-Ed Original lessons feature the words and ideas of educators brought to life by professional animators. The description of the video...

[Drs. Mellencamp, Fan, and Constable]

Veterinary College Honors Staff with 2014 Excellence Awards

Sep 26, 2014 / General News

Faculty, staff, and graduate students of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, the only veterinary school in Illinois, were honored for service excellence in a ceremony held September 23. Twelve people received excellence awards in various categories. The winners and awards were: Sandy Grable, veterinary technician in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, received the...