News

[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...

[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...