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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

[excellence awards 2016]

Faculty, Staff Honored for Excellence

Sep 27, 2016 / General News

On September 27, the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine recognized seven members of the faculty and staff and one graduate student for their excellent contributions to the college. The awards were presented by Dean Peter Constable. Those honored were: Jessica Garrett, certified veterinary technician in emergency and critical care in the Small Animal...

[Kim Knap Hero Vet Tech Awards]

Kim Knap Named Hero Vet Tech

Sep 12, 2016 / General News

Kim Knap, a veterinary technician and certified canine rehabilitation practitioner at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital, was named the 2016  American Hero Veterinary Technician at a gala awards ceremony in Los Angeles on September 10. The ceremony held at the Beverly Hilton will be broadcast nationally October 28 on Hallmark Channel. According to...

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Illinois Launches Certificate Program for Beef Veterinarians

Aug 12, 2016 / General News

Things you don’t learn in veterinary school EVP, long a premier credential for elite swine practitioners, will soon be available for beef veterinarians. The inaugural “EVP in Beef Health Management” unites the expertise of the University of Illinois in post-graduate education with the expertise at Kansas State University in beef cattle production and health management....