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Fund Assists K9s That Serve and Protect

Dec 10, 2017 / General News

Doing All We Can for Working Dogs Dr. Maureen McMichael, who heads the small animal emergency and critical care service at the college, has played an integral role in recent activities. “I have a very special interest in working dogs,” she says. ‘These Dogs Deserve the Absolute Best Care’ Between 2012 and early 2017, about...

horse in mud

Teamwork Saves Horse From Extremely Sticky Situation

Nov 20, 2017 / General News

“It was one of those times when you’re glad you’ve had training, but never expected it to be put to full use,” recalled Scott Hexum, of the eight-hour rescue mission that took place on the evening of September 22. Hexum, who is an anatomy instructor at the College of Veterinary Medicine, has long been active...

Dr. Erin Stein with dog

Alumna in Army Veterinary Corps Finds Ways to Say ‘Yes’

Oct 30, 2017 / Alumni Profiles

Illinois Alum Combines Military Career and Veterinary Medicine Dr. Erin Stein (DVM ’15, MPH ’16) acknowledges that veterinary medicine pushes the boundaries of one’s abilities. After all, there are extraordinary demands and limited supplies. Her own career path, however, illustrates that an openness to other points of view and creative solutions can be the key...

[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 the college’s ambitious capital...

[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...