MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN
Dean HERB WHITELEY, COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
Mentor, teacher, icon, friend. These terms arise over and over as people share their sentiments at the loss of Dr. Erwin Small.
In the weeks since his death on July 1, I have heard many reminiscences about the man who embodied the spirit of Illinois veterinary medicine for literally thousands of alumni, staff members, and animal owners. People fondly recall his ever-present cigar, his long hours in the clinic, his gruff Marine Corps delivery, his deadpan humor, and his legendary recall of the names, family members, and career moves of every Illinois graduate.
Inevitably, the stories arrive at the same conclusion: Dr. Small made a lasting impact on so many people because he cared. He loved his patients, his college, his profession, and his students.
No one could ever take his place, and he will be remembered and missed for a very long time to come.--Herb
SPOTLIGHT ON THE TEACHING HOSPITAL
Meet Dr. Santiago Gutierrez
Dr. Santiago Gutierrez, visiting clinical assistant professor of veterinary medicine, joined the equine medicine team this past spring.
After receiving his veterinary medicine degree from the National University of La Plata, Argentina, in 2001, Dr. Gutierrez completed a master’s degree at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine where he also worked as part of the equine medical center team. He is also boarded by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.
His clinical and research interests include the study of foot pain in horses using MRI; lameness and other equine orthopedic and soft tissue injuries; minimally invasive procedures, including upper-airway laser surgery.
Dr. Gutierrez is available for consultations in lameness, injuries of orthopedic conditions and minimally invasive treatments for soft-tissue injuries. He can be reached through the equine clinical coordinator at 217/265-2666.
Read more about Dr. Gutierrez | Read more about Equine Services..
DOGS NEEDED FOR REHAB CLINICAL TRIAL
The Veterinary Teaching Hospital is looking for dogs with significant arthritis, lameness and discomfort for a non-invasive, fully funded clinical trial in rehabilitation. This study would require daily visits for one week. For more information contact Kim Knap firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW ON THE WEB
Study Finds Plastics Chemical Affects Reproduction
Veterinary biosciences professor and University Scholar Dr. Jodi Flaws and her colleagues found that mouse follicle cells that were exposed to bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical found in many plastics, produced lower levels of steroid hormones than other cells.
Read more about this study.
Winning Float Promotes Primary Care
Ginger Passalacqua, the hospital's senior coordinator for client services and communications, said she, her husband and several staff members spent about 30 hours putting a Fourth of July float together as a cheap, fun way to tell the community that they can get their pets' wellness exams and vaccinations at the hospital.
Send us for your updates for our new alumni Web site. E-mail: email@example.com
Hit the Greens for Vet Med...
Don't miss the 2009 Vet Med Alumni Golf Outing on September 9. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
And If You'd Rather Pamper than Putter...
Enjoy our new Spa Day Event (also on September 9) featuring a gourmet lunch followed by an hour of pampering! Choose 2 of 3 available services:
manicure, pedicure, 30-minute massage.
E-mail email@example.com for details.
Alumni & Development Web site | Alumni site
NEW FOR R-DVMS
Summer '09 Issue Featuring:
- Dispose of Unused Drugs Properly
- New Colic Work-Up Package
Pet columns are archived on the Web where you can also subscribe to receive them by email as they are issued.
Listen to our recent Pet Report podcasts.
Chicago Center for Veterinary Medicine Open House
July 30, 7 pm. RSVP to Rosemary Burke at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU
Please share your thoughts on Illinois VetNews and our other College publications.
Director of Communications
College of Veterinary Medicine