July 2013 EDITION


ISVMA logoWe are proud to assist the ISVMA in hosting the AVMA convention in Chicago this weekend, and know that Illinois veterinary medicine will shine under the national spotlight.

There will be lots of opportunities for Illinois alumni to connect with college faculty and staff. Read on for details, and I’ll see you there! --Herb


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We can't wait to see our alumni, colleagues and friends in Chicago this weekend. Our Vet Med AVMA "Must See" list highlights all the ways you can connect with us throughout the convention.

  • Attend Illinois faculty presentations, listed here with titles, dates, times and locations.
  • Stop by Booth 321 of the Exhibit Hall and try out our innovative, hands-on models and mannequins from the Clinical Skills Learning Center in Urbana.
  • Visit with us and our ISVMA friends at the Welcome Center
  • Don't let this ship sail. Seating for our two-hour evening cruise on Lake Michigan is limited. Register now
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3rd edition of the Handbook of Toxicological PathologyThe third edition of the Handbook of Toxicologic Pathology, edited by Dr. Wanda Haschek, professor emerita of comparative pathology, and Dr. Matthew Wallig, professor of comparative pathology, is now available.

This edition has been expanded by a full volume, and covers aspects of safety assessment not discussed in the previous edition.

Find out more about the third edition of the Handbook of Toxicologic Pathology


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Meet Dr. Stephen Joslyn, Imaging Services

Dr. Stephen JoslynBefore coming to Illinois, Dr. Stephen Joslyn, the newest member of the imaging services team, completed a three-year residency in radiology at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, in 2012.

Dr. Joslyn's interests include advanced post-processing in CT and MRI and neuroimaging.

> Watch Dr. Joslyn's video introduction

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Check out our 2013 Fall Conference planning guide.

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FEATURED VIDEO: Midas the Golden Eagle Flies Again

Golden Eagle in flightAfter a long road to recovery, Midas, a golden eagle that was treated at the Wildlife Medical Clinic, has hit the skies once again. After treatment for his broken wing, Midas was transferred to the Illinois Raptor Center in Decatur for rehabilitation.

Jacques Nuzzo, program director for the Illinois Raptor Center, worked steadily to strengthen Midas and ensure that he was ready to fend for himself.

Nuzzo released Midas at Allerton Park in Monticello on Friday, July 12, in part for the benefit of the children attending “Camp Corral,” a weeklong experience exclusively for children of U.S. military personnel who have been injured or killed.

> Watch Midas hit the skies.

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FEATURED BLOG: International Vet Med

See Where our Students Have Been This Summer

vet students in China As a part of the college's international studies program, groups of Illinois veterinary students, along with students from other veterinary colleges, traveled to Nicaragua for a spay/neuter clinic and to Beijing China to study veterinary acupuncture.

Check out their blogs and find out what they saw, what they did, and what they learned.



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Vet Report Summer 2013 coverThe latest issue of Veterinary Report is now available online.

Read about the professional development component of our new curriculum, a new study that uses cell phone technology to evaluate equine anesthesia techniques, and more.



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FEATURED EVENT: Oskee Bow Wow 2013

Oskee Bow Wow 2013We know that Illini spirit isn't just for people. That's why Oskee Bow Wow is the purrfect chance for Orange & Blue-minded people and pets to mix and mingle for a good cause.

Your animal companion is invited to compete in the Oskee Bow Wow contest. This year's categories include best Illini-themed costume, best pet duo/group, most talented, and best runway walk. Check out the photos from last year's event.

Oskee Bow Wow will be held at the University of Illinois President's House on Wednesday, September 25, from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. Tickets are $50 for people; $10 for pets.

All proceeds will support the Humane Connection Fund, which makes it possible for clinicians to go the extra mile in treatment of animal companions in order to benefit both patients and their owners who may have limited means.

> To mark your spot for Oskee Bow Wow, visit go.illinois.edu/obw or call 217.333.2761.

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The Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine is seeking a full-time, 100% (12 month basis) open rank (clinical or tenure-track) assistant, associate or full professor in veterinary small animal surgery.

Learn about our residencies and other employment opportunities.

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