[Emily Wechter, River, and Kelsey Stocks]

Student Volunteers Foster Pets’ Second Chance at Forever Home

Feb 24, 2016 / General News

Happy endings make the hard work worth it Old, sick, and homeless, River was in a very difficult position. At a typical animal shelter, this sort of pet doesn’t stand much of a chance at adoption when so many young, healthy, and eager animals are available. Luckily, an animal rescue organization called Hospice Hearts was...

bones of the skull

A Horse Skull of a Different Color Aids Anatomy Students

Feb 8, 2016 / General News

Students benefit from painted skulls In a classic “lemons into lemonade” story, an instructor in the anatomy laboratory at the College of Veterinary Medicine has turned the defacement of a skull into a teaching tool that enhances learning. “The skull anatomy section is intense,” admits Ashley Lynch, one of the instructional laboratory specialists who assist...

Debi and Dave Stoppkotte

Honoring 16 Years of Service with a Smile

Feb 2, 2016 / General News

The College of Veterinary Medicine says goodbye and congratulations to Dave Stoppkotte on his retirement as an instrument and measurement technician. He has been a trusted and valued resource in the college for the past 16 years. His smile and positive attitude always managed to improve everyone’s day. Dave began his career serving as a...

[horses and round barn]

Equine Researchers Receive Morris Animal Foundation Grants

Jan 20, 2016 / General News

Illinois equine researchers garnered two of the 16 equine grants approved by the Morris Animal Foundation for the 2016 funding cycle. Dr. Santiago Gutierrez-Nibeyro received funding to evaluate the effectiveness of a new surgical suture technique to repair upper airway obstruction in horses with a common upper respiratory disease called recurrent laryngeal neuropathy. Dr. Annette...

[Dr. Gutierrez examines a horse]

Daylong Clinic Covers Horse Health, from Head to Hoof

Jan 13, 2016 / General News

Horse owners from across Illinois will gather in Urbana on February 6 to learn about the care and keeping of their hooved animal companions at the annual Horseman’s Clinic, offered by the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. The $40 per person registration fee includes breakfast, lunch, a facilities tour, and lectures covering hoof...

Robin Holland

Holland Wins People’s Choice Award at Research Competition

Dec 9, 2015 / General News

The College of Veterinary Medicine’s very own Robin Holland won the People’s Choice Award at the Graduate College’s first ever Research Live! competition on November 11 at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. The 65 graduate students in the competition were challenged with presenting their research topic using only two slides in just three...


Whiteley Takes Office as State Veterinary Association President

Dec 8, 2015 / General News

Herbert E. Whiteley, DVM, PhD, professor of pathobiology who served as dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine from 2001 to 2013, took office as president of the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association (ISVMA) at its October annual meeting in Springfield. Dr. Whiteley has served on the ISVMA executive board for four years. “Dr. Whiteley...

Give a gift that gives twice

Give a Gift that Gives Twice and Supports Animals

Nov 23, 2015 / General News

Have you looked everywhere for the perfect holiday gift for the animal lovers on your list? How about investing in a healthier future for animals in their honor? This holiday season, why not choose a gift that makes a difference to a cause your loved ones care about? When you make tax-deductible donations to the College of Veterinary Medicine in honor of loved ones, your special someones will...

[Sinn-Hanlon, Craig, and Helms with poster trigger for 3-D cow app]

Design Team Builds Virtual 3-D Model to Teach Cow Anatomy

Nov 3, 2015 / General News

Point your phone or tablet at the poster with a cow image and a small 3-D cow appears before you – Desktop Bessie, with her skeleton, circulatory, digestive and nervous systems, and various organs visible as you move around her. If you’re a veterinary student, the augmented reality cow is a great way to learn...

College and Alumni Association Honor Five

Oct 15, 2015 / Alumni News

The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine and its alumni association presented four Dr. Erwin Small Distinguished Alumni Awards and a Special Service Award on September 17 during the college’s annual Fall Conference for Veterinarians. The awardees are Dr. Wayne Anderson, Dr. Maureen Birmingham, Dr. Clyde Dunphy, and Dr. Gail Golab, recipients of the...