News

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...

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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...