News

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...

[Illinois veterinary college dean Peter Constable and a sled dog in Alaska]

Big Hearts, Alternate Pathways, and Winning the Race

May 25, 2016 / Message from the Dean

This message appeared in the June 2016 issue of the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association Epitome. Performance and endurance are key qualities You may recall me as a food animal clinician-scientist from my faculty days at Illinois, but another of my longtime research interests is cardiovascular physiology, particularly in the elite canine athlete. For more...

[At the 2016 AVMA Fly-in, the Illinois delegation]

Tackling Veterinary Student Debt

Mar 18, 2016 / Message from the Dean

This message appeared in the April 2016 issue of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Bulletin. Our college is taking aim at the issue of student debt On April 20 more than 200 stakeholders will gather at Michigan State University for the Fix the Debt Summit, confronting head on one of the biggest challenges facing the...

Defining Pre-eminence for Illinois Veterinary Medicine

Feb 5, 2016 / Message from the Dean

This message appeared in the March 2016 issue of the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association Epitome. Like a roadmap for success, the plan will guide us through challenging times In the midst of constantly changing circumstances, a successful organization remains focused on its goals. There is certainly no lack of change facing our college right...

[College of Veterinary Medicine Vision]

What Our Vision Means for Illinois Veterinarians

Jan 19, 2016 / Message from the Dean

This message appeared in the February 2016 issue of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Bulletin. Illinois veterinarians are important stakeholders in our strategic plan In December your College of Veterinary Medicine formally adopted a five-year strategic plan. Far from being a sterile document that will languish on a forgotten shared drive while we go on...