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New MRI Opens Door to Innovative Veterinary Research and Care

Feb 2, 2017 / General News

Advances in magnetic resonance imaging have transformed medicine over the last several decades. Unfortunately, this technology is rarely available to veterinarians. The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine is now one of a few veterinary research and clinical care schools in the U.S. with a state-of-the-art 3-Tesla MRI facility. The recently installed technology can...

[farrier service at Illinois]

College Adds Farrier Services to Benefit Equine Patients, Students

Feb 1, 2017 / General News

The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine recently announced that it is in the process of acquiring both Middlefork Forge, a farrier practice formerly located in Collison, Ill., and the Midwest Horseshoeing School, located in Divernon, Ill. Four Farriers Join College Staff The farrier practice will begin shoeing horses as part of the College...

[Class of 1952]

Alumnus of First Illinois Veterinary Class Still Working Hard

Jan 30, 2017 / Alumni Profiles

Dr. George Scott is a delightful storyteller, frequently spicing his anecdotes with the introduction, “I never will forget….” Given that he turned 90 in December 2016, that memory is as impressive as it is priceless to the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois. Because Dr. George C. Scott (yes, his real name)...

[hantavirus information]

Experts Respond to Seoul Virus Cases

Jan 26, 2017 / Center for One Health Illinois

Experts at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine have been assisting the Illinois Department of Public Health in investigating several cases of Seoul virus, which is carried by domestic and wild rats and in severe cases may cause a disease in people called hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS). At this time, although...

[Toby laryngeal web]

The Trouble with Toby: New Mexico Dog Finds Relief at Illinois

Jan 3, 2017 / General News

First, Toby DaCosta lost his voice. Then the five-year-old Finnish Lapphund lost his energy, and seemingly, his will to enjoy life. Toby’s veterinarian placed his symptoms into VIN (Veterinary Information Network), a worldwide online medical forum, and asked for a consultation. Dr. Brendan McKiernan, a retired faculty member from the University of Illinois College of...

canine influenza

Update for Veterinarians on Canine Influenza

Dec 15, 2016 / General News

Common questions referring veterinarians have asked University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital experts Approximately 10 percent of our nation’s population—32 million people—will be infected with a strain of Influenza A or B in the coming months. As human healthcare providers brace for impact, veterinarians are unsure what to expect this winter with respect to the...

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Veterinary Service Group Warms Hearts of Students, Community

Dec 14, 2016 / General News

Happiness is a warm puppy, according to the Peanuts comic strip, and the faces of the Clark-Lindsey residents enjoying pet visitation night confirm this truth. The pets and their owners who make pet visitations possible also seem happy to engage in an evening of furry fellowship. It’s just one of the many ways that veterinary...

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Illinois Zoo Pathology Graduate Looks into Mysterious Turtle Fungus

Dec 13, 2016 / General News

An emerging threat to freshwater turtles has become the focus of study for Dr. Daniel Woodburn. Dr. Woodburn was recently awarded a Morris Animal Foundation research fellowship to continue studies begun during his master’s project in the Zoological Pathology Program at Illinois. The first case of this previously unknown fungus, which appears on the shells...

[William Witola - C. parvum]

New Approach to Tackling Parasitic Disease Attracts Funding

Nov 29, 2016 / General News

As a young veterinarian in Zambia, Dr. William Witola wanted to know why the baby cows he saw were dying from a parasite resisting all treatment. Decades later, the University of Illinois Veterinary Medicine researcher is designing small molecules to silence that same parasite’s gene expression, find potential drug targets and help end a disease...

[dean at collegewide gathering]

College Honors Employees’ Years of Service

Nov 21, 2016 / General News

On November 21, at the annual Thanksgiving celebration for College of Veterinary Medicine faculty, staff, and graduate students, Dean Peter Constable recognized five staff members marking service milestones in 2016. They are: Misty Oakley, 35 years of service Nikki Clarkson, 15 years of service Kristina Engelking, 15 years of service Jennifer Dittmar, 10 years of...