September 2013

Veterinarian with dog


94th Annual Fall Conference for Veterinarians

Tomorrow at Fall Conference we’ll celebrate the four winners of the 2013 Dr. Erwin Small Distinguished Alumni Awards: Raymond Cypess, DVM IL' 67, Ronnie Elmore, DVM IL '72, Max Lang, DVM IL '61, and Sheldon Rubin, DVM IL '68. We'll also present our Special Service Award to Bill McEniry, DVM Iowa '60. We look forward to this opportunity for hundreds of veterinary professionals to connect and learn. Read more about this year's award winners

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Last Call for Lab Registrations

  • Three spots are available for the esophageal feeding tube placement lab.
  • Two 11:00 am spots and three 1:30 pm spots are available for the neurology exam labs.
  • Call 217.333.2907 or e-mail

You Won't Want to Miss This

Don't miss the business management series with Owen McCafferty, CPA, sponsored by the Class of 1962 Endowment Fund. Feline-focused practitioners will want to catch the feline internal medicine series featuring morning sessions by Dr. Tom Graves, Diplomate, ACVIM (Small Animal), Chicago Center for Veterinary Medicine/Furnetic Director and Professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, Illinois, and afternoon sessions by Dr. Alice Wolf, Diplomate, ACVIM (Small Animal) and ABVP (Feline), Adjunct/Emeritus Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University. Dr. Wolf's sessions are sponsored by Merial.

Get the details on their lectures.

Logistics and Last-Minute Details

  • Print your proceedings before coming to the conference. Click here and follow the instructions you received with your registration confirmation.
  • Additional parking is available at State Farm Center (former Assembly Hall) NW Orange Lot. A shuttle will run between the Hilton, State Farm Center and the college all day Thursday and Friday.
  • Got Fall Conference questions? Call 217.333.2907 or e-mail
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Vet Med Golf OutingVeterinary Medical Alumni Association Golf Outing

Hit the greens on Saturday, September 21, at the Lake of the Woods Golf Course in Mahomet. All proceeds support student and alumni activities. Learn more or register now.

Dr. Sandra Manfra Retirement Open House CelebrationDr. Sandy Manfra and dog

Dr. Sandra Manfra, who will be retiring this year after 23 years on the small animal surgery faculty, is inviting former students, colleagues, clients and friends to an open house at her farm in Philo, Ill., Saturday, September 21, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Find out more about this celebration and other ways you can honor Dr. Manfra's service to the college and the field of veteirnary dentistry.

Oskee Bow Wow 2013Put on the Dog at Oskee Bow Wow

Oskee Bow Wow, the posh pet party for a good cause, will be held on Wednesday, September 25, from 5:30-7:00 pm at the University of Illinois President's House. All proceeds will support the Humane Connection Fund. Mark your spot for Oskee Bow Wow at, or call 217.333.2761.

Epic: The MovieHowl at the Moon

Saturday, October 5, grab the whole family and head to the Harvest Moon, located on Route 47, 21 miles north of I-74 in Gibson City, for a special screening of Epic: The Movie, benefiting the Wildlife Medical Clinic. Gates open at 6:30 pm; the movie starts at 7:30 pm. $6 per person; kids 5 years and younger (& dogs) are free. Rain or shine.

Vet Med Open House 2013Explore Vet Med Open House with a Future Veterinarian

The 2013 Vet Med Open House is a great opportunity to give a future veterinarian a behind-the-scenes look at the world of veterinary medicine.

Get the scoop on all the demos and exhibits and check out slideshows and videos from past events on our Vet Med Open House website.

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