News

[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...

[dean april 2017]

What’s Been Happening to Shape Our Future

Feb 24, 2017 / Message from the Dean

This message will appear in the April 2017 issue of the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association Epitome. What’s Been Happening? A lot has been happening at your College of Veterinary Medicine this year! Horses In February, our college welcomed both a farrier practice and a horseshoeing school. These additions will advance our strategic goals to...

[Veterinary college first class in 1948]

Campus, CVMA Celebrate Milestones

Feb 1, 2017 / Message from the Dean

This message appeared in the February 2017 issue of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Bulletin. sesquicentennial activities culminating in May 2018 From all of us at your College of Veterinary Medicine to all of you in the CVMA, congratulations on reaching your 120th year! I enjoyed celebrating with you on November 19 at the AMA’s...

Statement on Supportive College Environment

Jan 31, 2017 / Message from the Dean

Dear Veterinary Medicine family, I write to affirm the messages sent out by President Killeen on behalf of the University of Illinois System as well as by Chancellor Jones and Provost Feser to our campus. At a time when members of our campus and university community are negatively affected by the recent executive order on...

Update on the Closing of VSC at Illinois

Dec 2, 2016 / Message from the Dean

This message was sent to faculty, staff, and students at the College of Veterinary Medicine. Dear college community, Last week Veterinary Specialty Center of Buffalo Grove told the college of their decision to close VSC at Illinois, the collaboration between their practice and our college that has been operating from our Chicago headquarters in the...

[zoo pathology - seahorse]

Hidden Gem: Zoo Path Program in Your Midst

Nov 15, 2016 / Message from the Dean

This message appeared in the December 2016 issue of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Bulletin. Zoo Pathologists Advance Global Health Earlier this year when I was attending a meeting of U.S. veterinary deans in Florida, I had the unusual experience of spotting a seahorse on dry land. I was walking along the beach the morning...

[mri arriving at Illinois]

New Faculty, New MRI Take Illinois Neuro and Cardio to the Top

Nov 8, 2016 / Message from the Dean

This message appeared in the October 2016 issue of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Bulletin. 3T MRI Arrived Nov. 7 Wrapped in Orange and Blue It’s official. Neurology and cardiology services are back in a big way at Illinois. Veterinary neurologist Devon Hague, who joined our faculty in 2012, and veterinary cardiologist Ryan Fries, who...

Meet Our New Recruits, Firkins and Clay

Aug 4, 2016 / Message from the Dean

This message appeared in the September 2016 issue of the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association Epitome. These leaders focus outward from the college. I am delighted to announce the newest members of your leadership team at the College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Larry Firkins now heads the Office of Public Engagement as associate dean. Larry...

[photo taken by Peter Constable at veterinary hospital in Saudi Arabia]

Noteworthy Numbers for Global Health Warriors Like You

Jul 13, 2016 / Message from the Dean

This message appeared in the August 2016 issue of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Bulletin. Monkeypox, Canine Flu, and More Visit Chicago Are you a global health warrior? If you spend your days taking care of Chicagoland dogs and cats, “global health warrior” may not be integral to your self-image. And yet, because you are...

[hat and drums from the Marching Illini]

Fall Forecast: Exciting Conference, New Faculty

Jun 14, 2016 / Message from the Dean

This message appeared in the June 2016 issue of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Bulletin. Excitement Draws Chicagoans to Champaign The Illinois campus was abuzz on March 7 when Athletic Director Josh Whitman announced a new head football coach. “Josh approached me about this possibility, and I immediately seized on the opportunity to make a...