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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...

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,...

Fund Assists K9s That Serve and Protect

Dec 10, 2017 / General News

Doing All We Can for Working Dogs Dr. Maureen McMichael, who heads the small animal emergency and critical care service at the college, has played an integral role in recent activities. “I have a very special interest in working dogs,” she says. ‘These Dogs Deserve the Absolute Best Care’ Between 2012 and early 2017, about...

[Prof. Joseph Martocchio and his dog Mazzy]

Cabinet Role Draws on Passion for Dogs, Volunteer Experience

Oct 16, 2017 / Giving Stories

His story is ‘authentic and backed by experience’ When it comes to dogs, University of Illinois professor Dr. Joseph Martocchio is a breed apart. And his love of a particular breed—the massive, majestic Newfoundland—inspired his admiration for the College of Veterinary Medicine and his desire to sit on the board of the college’s ambitious capital...

[Betty and K.T. Wright pose with Suzanna Storms]

Loyalty, Legacy Inspire Campaign Leader K.T. Wright

Oct 13, 2017 / Alumni News

32 Wrights have an Illinois connection When it came time for Dr. K.T. Wright to select the school where he would earn his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, he had absolutely no doubt where he would enroll. “That was never an item for discussion,” he says today with a chuckle. That’s because Dr. Wright, who...

[Dr. Edward adn Mrs. Virginia Voss]

Pathobiology Celebrates Research with Donors, Student Award Winners

Sep 18, 2017 / Giving Stories

On Friday, Aug. 25, five PhD students and two master’s degree students were recognized for their research at the annual Voss Pathobiology Graduate Student Research Expo at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. The PhD award winners and their projects are: 1st Place—Jingjun Lin: Proper exiting of competence state benefits Streptococcus pneumoniae D39...

[Dr. Ken Todd, Mrs FItzgerald, Dr. Paul Fitzgerald, and Dr. Daniel Snyder in 1983]

Scholarship Donors, Recipient Believe in ‘Paying It Forward’

Jul 3, 2017 / Giving Stories

Dr. Daniel E. Snyder is grateful to the University of Illinois for the great education and opportunity he gained here, which have fostered his successful 30-year career in the pharmaceutical industry. His history with the College of Veterinary Medicine began when he entered the PhD program, where he worked in the lab of Dr. Paul...

Bledsoe mission scholarship

On a Mission to Change Lives, Open Doors

May 1, 2017 / Giving Stories

Dr. Stephen Hadley, a 1987 graduate of the college, and his wife, Denyse, have a strong belief in mission work: They believe that not only does serving people and communities in need benefit the recipients of the service, but it is also life changing for the individuals who provide the service. The couple have been...

[Judy and Ed Polzin in Molly's Place]

Donors Create ‘Molly’s Place’ to Bring Peace

Apr 8, 2017 / Giving Stories

Photo captions: The plaque hanging outside Molly’s Place; the dedication celebration attended by college and hospital leadership; Christine Dietrich, who helped the Polzins make Molly’s Place a reality; Heather Clay and Dr. Julia Whittington talk with the Polzins in Molly’s Place; Ginger Passalacqua, referral coordinator at the hospital, painted a portrait of Molly. Molly Polzin...