News

Watch the Critter Cam Livestream

Mar 13, 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...

Dr. Stan Rubin and Connie Large

New Endoscopy System Benefits Patients and Future Practitioners

Feb 27, 2018 / General News

Kindness Sparks Donor Generosity The future is clearer and brighter for pets and students at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, thanks to generous donations made by client Connie Large out of gratitude for caring specialist Dr. Stanley Rubin. Three years ago, when Large’s long-haired dachshund, LD, wasn’t getting well under the care of his primary care...

Kate Irwin

Counselor’s Message to Students: It’s OK to Ask for Help

Feb 20, 2018 / General News

From challenging course loads to emotional stress related to pet euthanasia, veterinary medicine students can face a tough time during school. Kate Irwin, College of Veterinary Medicine’s first licensed clinical therapist (LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker), invites students to seek her out as a resource during their times of difficulty. “I started in February 2017,...

[bald eagle patient Feb 6, 2018]

Third Bird with Lead Poisoning Arrives at Wildlife Clinic

Feb 8, 2018 / General News

Third Bald Eagle Patient Dead from Lead Poisoning Update at 9:15 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 9: Dr. Reich reported that the eagle died this morning. In speaking with local media about the “unfortunate coincidence” of seeing three bald eagles that had lead poisoning within a short period, Dr. Reich noted that the birds had been...

[snowy owl]

Wildlife Clinic Seeks Support for Snowy Owl, Bald Eagle Patients

Feb 1, 2018 / General News

Clinic Relies on Donations to Pay for Patient Care Clinic managers are hoping the public can help with monetary contributions toward the cost of care for these animals. Snowy Owl Update on Feb. 4: The snowy owl died on Feb. 3. She was briefly put under anesthesia last night to reassess and re-bandage her wing...

shelter medicine mobile unit

Shelter Medicine Program to Expand with Grant from Vaughan Trust

Jan 31, 2018 / General News

A generous grant from the Sally Lorraine Sedlak Vaughan Irrevocable Charitable Trust, a charity based in Springfield, Ill., was recently awarded to the Shelter Medicine Program at Illinois, allowing for further outreach in underserved communities throughout central Illinois. The grant will total more than $500,000 over a three-year period. Headed by Dr. G. Robert Weedon,...

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...