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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

What’s Ahead for the College of Veterinary Medicine

Sep 18, 2014 / Message from the Dean

This message appeared in the October-November 2014 issue of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Bulletin. In my eight months as dean, I’ve learned about the origins of the college, the forces that have shaped it, and the aspirations of the faculty who are creating its future. At the college’s Fall Conference in September and again...

Of Milkshakes, Reversible Lameness, and the Growing Reputation and Legacy of Illinois Veterinary Medicine

Jul 28, 2014 / Message from the Dean

This message appeared in the summer 2014 issue of the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association Epitome. Outstanding faculty, students and alumni are associated with the Illinois veterinary program, a fact that I repeatedly encounter as I travel the state and the world. In June I presented at the Ninth International Conference on Equine Exercise Physiology...

I’m Bullish on Veterinary Medicine at Illinois

May 5, 2014 / Message from the Dean

This message appeared in the spring 2014 issue of the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association Epitome. I’m absolutely delighted to be the dean of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine and to have the partnership of the ISVMA and its members in advancing the profession through teaching, discovery, and service. A dean wears...