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[Dr. Tomes and Dr. O'Brien]

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...

Annual ‘Howl’ Drive-In Movie Fundraiser Helps Wildlife Clinic

Sep 13, 2014 / General News

Looking for wholesome fun at the drive-in for kids, dogs and the whole family? Then join the University of Illinois Wildlife Medical Clinic on Saturday, October 4, at the Harvest Moon Drive-in Theater, located at 1123 S. Sangamon Avenue, Gibson City, for a special screening of Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey. Kids are encouraged to...

[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...

Foreman Elected to International Equine Exercise Physiology Committee

Jun 21, 2014 / General News

Dr. Jonathan Foreman, professor of equine medicine and associate dean for academic and student affairs, was elected to serve a 12-year term on the committee that oversees the International Conference on Equine Exercise Physiology (ICEEP). His position on the committee was announced in June 2014  at the 9th ICEEP, which was held in Chester, England. The ICEEP meeting...

[Students assist Dr. Bob Weedon at a cat spay-neuter clinic]

Weedon Leads Shelter Medicine Program, Wins Grant from PetSmart Charities

Jun 19, 2014 / General News

In early 2014 the AVMA Executive Board voted unanimously to give provisional recognition to shelter medicine as a unique veterinary specialty concentrated on improving the health and well-being of animals that live in shelter environments.That’s good news for Dr. Bob Weedon, a faculty member in veterinary clinical medicine who divides his time between leading the college’s...

Campbell Coauthors Definitive Small Animal Dermatology Text

May 1, 2014 / General News

“For many years Muller and Kirk’s Small Animal Dermatology (aka ‘the bible’) has been our standard text,” wrote Dr. Tim Nuttall, a senior lecturer in dermatology at the University of Edinburgh’s School of Veterinary Studies, who reviewed the new seventh edition of the book in the September 2013 issue of The Veterinary Journal. The reviewer...

A Minute with … Jim Lowe on porcine epidemic diarrhea virus

Apr 29, 2014 / General News

The porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) has killed at least 4 million young pigs since being identified in the U.S. one year ago. A research team led by University of Illinois veterinarian James Lowe recently concluded and published a study investigating how the devastating virus is being spread. Lowe is a clinical instructor in the...