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Earlier this month our college held the spotlight at the annual meeting of the University of Illinois Foundation. Donors attending learned about our new Clinical Skills Learning Center, and many came for a tour.

In a very real way, you were there too. That’s because Illinois veterinarians were featured for their roles in recent gifts to the college totaling over $4 million.

•     Dr. Shelly Rubin (DVM IL ’68), and his wife, Paulette Rubin, were recognized for their generous bequest to establish the Sheldon B. and Paulette Rubin Endowed Professorship in Veterinary Leadership and Communication as well as a seminar series at the college.
•     Two other large gifts to our college were facilitated by veterinarians who put their grateful clients in touch with us: Dr. Dwight Boehm (DVM IL ’87) and Dr. Liz Vollmer (DVM OH ’84) of Waterloo, Ill., connected us with Lou Mund, a successful businessman from that area. Dr. Joseph Busch (DVM IL ’79) and Dr. Kurt Klepitsch (DVM IL ’88) of St. Charles, Ill., led devoted dog lovers Bob and Jeanie Gernon to us.
•     A sizeable gift to our hospital and Chicago center from Len Lewicki, a lawyer in Sequim, Wash., who graduated from the University of Illinois, was also announced at the meeting.

We are deeply grateful to the Rubins for their unstinting commitment to veterinary education, and to all our alumni who give to the college and who remember us when their clients express a desire to further the veterinary profession.

Thank you, for all you are doing to support our students and programs. To discuss other ways to help, please contact Brenda Betts at 217-333-5545 or me at dean@vetmed.illinois.edu.

Video clips from the UI Foundation's 75th Annual Meeting, available on our College Facebook site, tell the story behind these recent gifts made to the College of Veterinary Medicine.


Dogs Needed for Dermatology Study

Researchers at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital are seeking dogs with atopic dermatitis (environmental allergy) with or without skin infection, as well as dogs with no history of skin problems, for a study of natural skin defenses. For more information, contact Dr. Domenico Santoro at dsantor2@illinois.edu or 217-265-6412.


Upcoming Alumni Receptions & Reunions

Combined Reunions: Classes of 1955, 1960, and 1970
October 28-29, 2010
Urbana, Ill.

ISVMA Reception
Westin Lombard Yorktown Center, Magnolia Room
November 6, 2010
6:30 p.m
Lombard, Ill.

AAEP Alumni Reception
Hilton Baltimore, Paca Room
December 6, 2010
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Baltimore, Md.

Call 217-333-2761 or e-mail advancement@vetmed.illinois.edu for more details.

It's Time to Cast Your Vote

Has election season has got you thinking about who you'd like to nominate for the 2011 alumni and special service awards. Get more info here.

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Open House Fall 2010

Fall 2010 Vet Med Open HouseCheck out more Open House videos on our College Facebook site. Or view our Fall Open House photo collection on Flickr.


Oskee Boo WowGot a pet that likes dress-up parties? Bring her to Oskee Boo Wow's pet masquerade on October 21 and celebrate the human-animal bond and support the Humane Connection Fund.

Find out more and register now.

Check out the photos from last year’s bash and enjoy these video clips from last year's costume contest.


Executive Veterinary Program in Small Animal Ultrasound.

$1400 discount for registrations placed by December 12, 2010.

Horse Breeders Short Course
January 7-9, 2011, Urbana, Ill.

Canine Oral Surgery Intensive Short Course, February 4-5, 2011,
Urbana, Ill.

Horseman’s Clinic, February 5, 2011,
Urbana, Ill.

Minimally Invasive Cranial Cruciate Ligament Surgery, February, 19, 2011.
Glen Carbon, Ill.

Visit vetmed.illinois.edu/ope/ to learn more about these and other continuing education programs.

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Illinois vs. Northwestern @ Wrigley Field

Saturday, November 20, 2010
Kick-off is at 2:30 p.m.
Rooftop doors open @ 1:30 p.m.
1010 Waveland Avenue, Chicago, Ill.

$250 per person
Tickets are limited, so act fast!

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This event is sponsored by the University of Illinois & the Chicago Illini Center


Eat at V. Picasso Tapas Bar & Lounge, 214 West Main Street, Urbana, Ill. on Tuesday, October 26, and they’ll donate 20% of your bill to our Wildlife Medical Clinic. Diners must present a copy of the event flier to the server before ordering. Reservations are recommended.

Download a flier.

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