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[Drs. Aditi Das and Timothy Fan]

Possible Anti-Cancer Effects of Omega-3 Fatty Acid Metabolism

Jul 15, 2018 / Comparative Biosciences News

Endocannabinoids May Inhibit Cancer A class of molecules formed when the body metabolizes omega-3 fatty acids could inhibit cancer’s growth and spread, University of Illinois researchers report in a new study in mice. The molecules, called endocannabinoids, are made naturally by the body and have similar properties to cannabinoids found in marijuana – but without...

Sarah Wright

Students Enjoy Summer AQUAVET® II Course

Jul 11, 2018 / Student Blogs

Last month I had the amazing opportunity to participate in AQUAVET® II: Comparative Pathology of Aquatic Animals. This two-week course is offered through Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine and takes place at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island. The course is a natural extension of AQUAVET® I, which I took last summer, and...

Get to Know: Shireen Hafez

Jul 5, 2018 / Get to Know

Dr. Shireen Hafez, clinical associate professor in the Department of Comparative Biosciences, has been with the College of Veterinary Medicine since January 2018.  Using 10 words or less, describe what your role at the college is: Anatomy team leader, teaching, educational research, and service. What is your favorite part of your job? Teaching, the excitement...

[Dr. Jim Lowe poses with a Japanese veterinarian]

Japanese Pork Preference Drives Producers to EVP International

Jul 2, 2018 / General News

EVP International Welcomes 38 Alumni in Japan Responding to the growing demand for pork in Japan, top swine veterinarians in that country recently became the newest alumni of the University of Illinois Executive Veterinary Program (EVP™). In June, 38 veterinarians, representing every major swine practice and pork production company in Japan, spent three days learning...

[phi zeta winners 2018]

Illinois Sweeps International Veterinary Honors Society Research Awards

Jun 28, 2018 / Alumni News

Graduate students at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine took top honors in both categories of the annual scholarly article competition sponsored by Phi Zeta, the international honor society of veterinary medicine. Dr. Jamie Stewart, a PhD candidate in the laboratory of Dr. Fabio Lima, received the award for best basic research manuscript...

Watch the Critter Cam Livestream

Jun 15, 2018 / General News

Now Livestreaming: Red-Tailed Hawk The University of Illinois Wildlife Medical Clinic—a non-profit organization that provides care and treatment to sick, injured, and orphaned wild animals—will feature a different patient each week on the Critter Cam. Caption and video don’t match? Well, situations can change pretty fast in the Wildlife Medical Clinic, so we can’t always keep our...

[cat playing with toy]

Cats Need to Play—and Prey: Pillar 3 of a Healthy Environment

Jun 11, 2018 / Behavior

You are your cat’s main source of entertainment Recently, the American Association of Feline Practitioners and International Society of Feline Medicine issued guidelines enumerating the five pillars of a healthy feline environment. Providing a cat with a comfortable environment is linked to better physical, emotional, and behavioral health. Pillar 3 of the healthy feline environment...

box turtle

Project Assesses Health of Eastern Box Turtles and Surrounding Environment

Jun 7, 2018 / Student Blogs

Last week I participated in an eastern box turtle health assessment project through the Wildlife Epidemiology Lab. The project is the largest terrestrial chelonian health assessment in the world and is led by Dr. Matt Allender. Each summer, Dr. Allender asks for veterinary student volunteers to participate in the health assessments, commonly referred to as...

Holland in Brazil

Olá Medicina Veterinária: A Clinical Experience in Brazil

Jun 6, 2018 / Student Blogs

In May, two classmates and I embarked on a study abroad experience in Curitiba, Brazil. (In the photo above, we are in the center: Paige Coody, second from right in the first row, petting the dog; directly behind Paige is Abbie Janisch, and I am just left of Abbie.) The experience was organized as a...

[Dogs race in the Copper Basin 300]

Alumni Provide Care for Annual Sled Dog Race

Jun 4, 2018 / Alumni News

516 dogs were examined for the Copper Basin 300 Alumna Dr. Cristina (Nina) Hansen has been enjoying life in Alaska since graduating with the Illinois DVM Class of 2007. Immediately out of school, Dr. Hansen moved to Alaska and worked in small animal practice for three years. She then completed a PhD at the University...