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[Prof. Joseph Martocchio and his dog Mazzy]

Cabinet Role Draws on Passion for Dogs, Volunteer Experience

Oct 16, 2017 / Giving Stories

His story is ‘authentic and backed by experience’ When it comes to dogs, University of Illinois professor Dr. Joseph Martocchio is a breed apart. And his love of a particular breed – the massive, majestic Newfoundland – inspired his admiration for the College of Veterinary Medicine and his desire to sit on the board of...

[Betty and K.T. Wright pose with Suzanna Storms]

Loyalty, Legacy Inspire Campaign Leader K.T. Wright

Oct 13, 2017 / Alumni Profiles

32 Wrights have an Illinois connection When it came time for Dr. K.T. Wright to select the school where he would earn his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, he had absolutely no doubt where he would enroll. “That was never an item for discussion,” he says today with a chuckle. That’s because Dr. Wright, who...

Dr. Megan Mahoney and Katherine Hatcher

Mahoney Receives Research Funding from Carle Illinois

Sep 29, 2017 / General News

Dr. Megan Mahoney, associate professor of comparative biosciences, will receive $50,000 from a Carle Foundation and University of Illinois initiative for a research project that will focus on the impact of hormonal changes and environmental chemicals on sleep disruptions in menopausal women. She has an extensive research background studying hormones and biological rhythms, and is...

[Dr. Loukis Agapis and Mandy Erdei at CCHS]

A Summer of Love: Studying Stress Reduction for Shelter Cats

Sep 25, 2017 / General News

Study Looks at Acupuncture for Shelter Cats Mandy Erdei has a special place in her heart for shelter animals. Not only did she grow up with dogs adopted from shelters, but she herself is adopted. “I’m happy to pursue any opportunity to increase an animal’s chance of getting adopted into a forever home,” she says....

[Nana the Chihuahua from Thailand cavorts in Illini garb]

Dog from Thailand Gets Heart Repair at University of Illinois

Sep 6, 2017 / General News

    More Patients, Students Will Benefit from Ongoing Exchange Nana is a very lucky three-year-old Chihuahua. This dog from Thailand had a congenital heart defect called a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), which typically leads to heart failure within the first year of life, so she is lucky to have lived to age three. She’s...

[members of the Illinois team on the Tanzania 2017 study abroad trip]

Study Abroad in Tanzania 2017

Aug 7, 2017 / Science With Heart

Spay/neuter/infectious disease control program A note from the program organizer, Dr. Margarethe Hoenig: This program would not have been possible without the collaboration with Professors Muhairwa and Werema at the Sokoine Agricultural University Department of Veterinary Medicine in Morogoro, who were instrumental in the day-to-day organization. We thank Anthony Mhando and Dr. Nickson Ng’umbi and...

Study: Omega-3 Fatty Acids Fight Inflammation via Cannabinoids

Jul 19, 2017 / Comparative Biosciences News

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Chemical compounds called cannabinoids are found in marijuana and also are produced naturally in the body from omega-3 fatty acids. A well-known cannabinoid in marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol, is responsible for some of its euphoric effects, but it also has anti-inflammatory benefits. A new study in animal tissue reveals the cascade of chemical reactions...

View 3D Heart

Jul 18, 2017 / Science With Heart

To see the beating heart come alive, download our free Illinois 3DVM app from Google Play (for Android) onto your device. Install and open the app, accept the terms of use, then just point your device’s camera at the image on the computer screen (or your Veterinary Medicine at Illinois “Science with Heart” T-shirt, or referral directory cover),...

[Dr. Ken Todd, Mrs FItzgerald, Dr. Paul Fitzgerald, and Dr. Daniel Snyder in 1983]

Scholarship Donors, Recipient Believe in ‘Paying It Forward’

Jul 3, 2017 / Giving Stories

Dr. Daniel E. Snyder is grateful to the University of Illinois for the great education and opportunity he gained here, which have fostered his successful 30-year career in the pharmaceutical industry. His history with the College of Veterinary Medicine began when he entered the PhD program, where he worked in the lab of Dr. Paul...

[EVP Beef speaker Dr. Brian Aldridge]

Beef Industry Leaders in EVP Sharpen Critical Thinking

Jun 14, 2017 / General News

‘energy and passion for beef cattle practice’ On June 15 and 16 nearly 40 veterinarians will return to Olathe, Kan., for the second module of EVP Beef, an 18-month certificate program delivered by the University of Illinois in conjunction with Kansas State University. The participants are honing leading-edge skills that will benefit their clients and...