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[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...

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Things to Know about Illinois in 2016

Dec 8, 2015 / Message from the Dean

This message appeared in the January 2016 issue of the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association Epitome. Happy New Year from all of us at your College of Veterinary Medicine! The start of 2016 falls midway through the fiscal and academic year at the University of Illinois. It’s a good time to update you on recent...

[Matt Holland/Robin Holland]

Illinois Students Stand Out

Nov 19, 2015 / Message from the Dean

This message appeared in the December 2015-January 2016 issue of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Bulletin. If today’s students represent the future of veterinary medicine, I have a great deal of confidence that the future is bright. Here are three reasons why. Passing Expectations A dean could hardly hope for a better brag point than...

[mobile surgical unit in July 4 parade]

Students’ Skills Grow Along with Shelter Medicine Opportunities

Jul 15, 2015 / Message from the Dean

This message appeared in the August-September 2015 issue of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Bulletin. For decades, Illinois veterinary students have benefited from spay/neuter rotations at The Anti-Cruelty Society in Chicago. Every other Monday, a fourth-year student arrives at the institution on Grand Avenue and LaSalle Street; two weeks later, that student leaves a more...

Canine Influenza Outbreak Spotlights Broad Veterinary Expertise

May 26, 2015 / Message from the Dean

This message appeared in the June-July 2015 issue of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Bulletin. Well done, Chicago area veterinarians. The eruption of a new strain of canine influenza in your community presented a tremendous challenge, and your collective response admirably illustrated the many facets of our profession. Beginning with alerting the profession to an...

The Beat Goes on at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital

Apr 30, 2015 / Message from the Dean

This message appeared in the summer 2015 issue of the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association Epitome. Brendan McKiernan Retires, Laura Garrett Named Chief of Staff Like the very heart of our college, the Veterinary Teaching Hospital plays a central role in teaching, service, and discovery. Students circulate through it during all four years of their...

Dr. scott Austin and horse; equine

Equine Updates: News from Your College of Veterinary Medicine

Feb 5, 2015 / Message from the Dean

This message appeared in the spring 2015 issue of the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association Epitome. Last December I attended the college’s alumni reception at the American Association of Equine Practitioners convention in Salt Lake City. Dr. Scott Austin, who heads the equine service section in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, was also at the meeting....

[small animal surgeons]

Ortho, Onco, Micro, and More

Nov 23, 2014 / Message from the Dean

This message appeared in the November-December 2014 issue of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Bulletin. Meet Urbana’s Small Animal Surgery Team Obstructive ureterolithiasis in a cat? Microsurgery on the feline urinary tract is no problem at Illinois. Fast-growing tumor of the skull or mandible? We’ll cut anything, and we have the success stories to prove...