News

Thank You for a Productive Year!

Dec 8, 2017 / Message from the Dean

As 2017 comes to a close, I want to thank the entire college community—our faculty and staff, our students and alumni, our referring veterinarians, clients, and friends—for your support. With your help, the college continued to deliver advances in science, transformative education, outstanding clinical care to animals, and responsible stewardship of resources. Your efforts made...

[Vet Med at Quad Fest]

What’s New for Illinois Veterinarians in 2018

Nov 22, 2017 / Message from the Dean

This message will appear in the Winter 2018 issue of the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association Epitome. Four Ways You Can Engage in 2018 Happy New Year from all of us at your College of Veterinary Medicine! I’m very excited about what’s ahead for Illinois. As you make plans for 2018, I hope each of...

[Dr. Anne Barger delivers the address to the Class of 2017 at graduation]

Tap Into the History and Future of Veterinary Expertise

Nov 20, 2017 / Message from the Dean

This message will appear in the December 2017 issue of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Bulletin. Illinois faculty are leaders and innovators If you earned your veterinary degree at Illinois at any time in the past four or five decades—and even if you didn’t—you are likely to have benefited from faculty members who were leaders,...

[New Learning Commons at the College of Veterinary Medicine]

Creating Space for Transformative Learning

Sep 30, 2017 / Message from the Dean

This message will appear in the October 2017 issue of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Bulletin. The college is committed to excellence in teaching An elective course for first-year veterinary students on sustainable livestock production illustrates this idea. Using an approach called the “flipped classroom,” Dr. Aldridge and co-instructor Dr. Jim Lowe require students to...

College Welcome, Fall Semester 2017

Aug 29, 2017 / Message from the Dean

Welcome to an exciting fall semester at the College of Veterinary Medicine! As we fall back into the rhythms of the academic year, I want to extend a warm welcome to the residents and interns, faculty and staff members, DVM and graduate students who have recently joined our college family. I hope that you quickly...

[orange and blue beating heart]

Help Us Tell the Illinois Vet Med Story: #ScienceWithHeart

Aug 7, 2017 / Message from the Dean

This message will appear in the fall 2017 issue of the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association Epitome. Three October Events Showcase Vet Med October is crammed with opportunities to tout the impact of your profession and your veterinary college. We’ve adopted the phrase “Science with Heart” to illustrate the rigor and the caring that characterizes...

[Dr. Jordan Vitt holds Nana, who traveled from Thailand with two veterinarians]

Illinois Delivers #ScienceWithHeart

Jul 26, 2017 / Message from the Dean

This message will appear in the August 2017 issue of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Bulletin. Using Data, Strategy, and Caring to Improve Life In July, two veterinarians from Thailand brought one of their patients, a three-year-old Chihuahua named Nana, more than 8,000 miles to have her PDA repaired via a minimally invasive procedure at...

[Illinois veterinarians delivered training to more than 100 canine handlers with the Illinois State Police]

Reaching Out Across the Aisle, Across the Internet

May 30, 2017 / Message from the Dean

This message will appear in the June 2017 issue of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Bulletin. Fast action to meet pressing societal needs A speedy response can mean the difference between life and death. As medical professionals, you all know this. The legislative and academic realms, however, are not widely known for their speed. Reaching...

[A few founders from Illinois]

Illinois Faculty: Stubbornly Shaping the Future

May 25, 2017 / Message from the Dean

This message will appear in the summer 2017 issue of the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association Epitome. Illinois leaders are steadfast, tenacious, and tough Dr. John C. Thurmon, a member of the college faculty from 1962 to 1998, passed away in March at the age of 87. His daughter, Nancy Schmitt, in recounting her father’s...

[rats. bugs, public health]

Rats and Bugs: Illinois Faculty Take Action for Human Health

Mar 17, 2017 / Message from the Dean

This message appeared in the April 2017 issue of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Bulletin. “Veterinarians are like MacGyver… We have a lot of experience thinking on our feet and finding solutions.” So stated wildlife clinic medical director and clinical medicine faculty member Dr. Julia Whittington, when asked about her role in the 2017 investigation...