News

[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...

[Diego Almeida teaches at Midwest Horseshoeing School]

Instructor Shares His Passion for Shoeing Horses

Jun 9, 2017 / General News

He worked as a computer engineer, and dreamed of becoming a professional musician. But Diego Almeida says he didn’t discover his true calling, his life’s passion, until he contemplated an offhand remark from his landlord. “She asked, ‘Have you ever thought about going to school to put shoes on horses?’” he remembers. “I never really...

[police dog treated at Vet Med]

Police Dog Saved from Amputation

Jun 5, 2017 / Patient Stories

In January 2017, Marshall County (Ill.) Sheriff’s Deputy Bob Vester and his 10-year-old German Shepherd partner, Flits, were hailed as the 2016 K-9 Team of the Year by the Central Illinois Police and Working Dog Association. Less than two months later, the livelihood, life, and limb of the police dog were severely threatened after Flits...

medical college faculty

Five Veterinary Faculty Among Medical College Inaugural 100

May 8, 2017 / Comparative Biosciences News

Five faculty members in the College of Veterinary Medicine are among the 100 prominent researchers, administrators, and medical professionals named to the faculty of the new Carle Illinois College of Medicine, the world’s first engineering-based college of medicine. The medical college is a partnership between the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Carle Health System,...

Bledsoe mission scholarship

On a Mission to Change Lives, Open Doors

May 1, 2017 / Giving Stories

Dr. Stephen Hadley, a 1987 graduate of the college, and his wife, Denyse, have a strong belief in mission work: They believe that not only does serving people and communities in need benefit the recipients of the service, but it is also life changing for the individuals who provide the service. The couple have been...

[Loki before and after his illness]

Mischievous Loki Makes Miraculous Recovery

Apr 28, 2017 / General News

Loki Before the Illness, During Recovery Imagine you bring home a mixed-breed terrier puppy and his boundless energy immediately captures your heart. “He was very healthy, very active,” Miranda Karban says of the family pet, Loki. “Probably the most happy, excited dog you’ve ever seen.” In fact, says Miranda, he earned his name—after the trickster...

[snake with fungal disease]

Illinois Team Tackles Mysterious Disease Afflicting Wild and Captive Snakes

Apr 12, 2017 / General News

Biologists and veterinarians across the central and eastern United States are calling on researchers at the University of Illinois to help them identify, understand and potentially treat snake fungal disease, a baffling affliction affecting more than a dozen species of wild and captive snakes in at least 15 states. The Illinois team, led by veterinary...

[patient story-mayzie]

Mayzie Bounds Back after Microchip Mishap

Apr 1, 2017 / Patient Stories

‘Teaching Moment’ Has Happy Ending Most experts agree that implanting a microchip in your dog is one of the safest and most responsible decisions a pet owner can make, ensuring you can be found if your best friend is lost. However, when a one-in-a-million mishap caused David and Sharon Shafer’s puppy, Mayzie, to nearly become...

[Illinois releases working dog opioid reversal video]

Training Video Targets Overdose in Working Dogs

Mar 14, 2017 / General News

Drs. Mitek, McMichael, and Schlosser pose on the Illinois quadrangle with Officer Beasley and Arco Educational video shows how to give narcan to dogs Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, and it’s not just killing people. Dogs that work with police and other agencies are being exposed to...