Fall 2013 Edition

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The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine was recently granted full accreditation status--the highest standard of achievement for veterinary medical education in the United States--by the Council on Education (COE) of the American Veterinary Medical Association. Read more

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river otterKuldeep Singh, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Pathobiology and the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, was among the researchers who recently reported that river otters in Central Illinois are being exposed to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and pesticides that were banned in the U.S. in the 1970s and '80s. Read more


Dr. Fred KummerowIt's a victory for comparative biosciences professor emeritus Fred Kummerow, 99, who first wrote about the dangers of trans fats in the 1950s. After decades of inaction from the Food and Drug Administration, Kummerow filed a petition calling for a trans fat ban in 2009. This August, he sued the FDA for failing to enact a ban. Read more


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2013 College Excellence Awards

Faculty and staff members and graduate students in the College of Veterinary Medicine were honored for service excellence in a ceremony September 24. Read the full story.

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Best Practices: How to Thrive in a Changing Veterinary Market

John Volk and Dr. Karen FelstedLearn how to thrive in a changing veterinary marketplace from two of the nation’s top consultants on the economics of veterinary practice, John Volk and Dr. Karen Felsted, on November 20 from 7:30 to 8:30 am.

Together the speakers helped author two landmark studies on veterinary economics: the 2004 AVMA-Pfizer Business Practices Study and the 2011 Bayer Veterinary Care Usage Study.

BONUS: One hour free continuing education credit for DVMs. Registration is free, but space reservation is strongly encouraged. Sign up now!

The Changing Context for Farmed Animal Welfare Ethics

Dr. Paul ThompsonProfessor Paul Thompson, W.K. Kellogg Chair in Agricultural, Food, and Community Ethics at Michigan State University, will present "The Changing Context for Farmed Animal Welfare Ethic" at 3:00 pm on Thursday, November 21, in room 2251 of the Veterinary Medicine Basic Sciences Building. The lecture will be the first of the Drs. Raymond H. and Sandra M. Cypess Speaker Series.

Immediately following the lecture, Dr. Raymond Cypess will be presented with the Dr. Erwin Small Distinguished Alumni Award from the Veterinary Medical Alumni Association at a reception in the Atrium. All are welcome to attend.

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cat and dogAs you plan your holiday gift purchases, why not choose a gift that advances a cause your loved one cares about?

When you make a tax-deductible donation to the College of Veterinary Medicine in honor of a loved one, your special someones will receive a personalized card letting them know you have recognized them this way.

All donations received by December 15 will be acknowledged by December 24. Call 217-333-2761 to make your gift today.

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  • ISVMA Alumni Reception, November 16, 2013, 6:30-8:00 pm, Westin, Lombard, Ill.
  • AAEP Alumni Reception, December 9, 2013, 6:00-8:00 pm, Gaylord Opryland Hotel & Convention Center, Nashville, Tenn.
  • NAVC Alumni Reception, January 19, 2014, 7:00-8:30 pm, Orlando World Center Marriott Resort & Convention Center, Orlando, Fla.
  • WVC Alumni Reception, February 17, 2014, 7:30-9:30 pm, Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nev.
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