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[Prof. Joseph Martocchio and his dog Mazzy]

Cabinet Role Draws on Passion for Dogs, Volunteer Experience

Oct 16, 2017 / Giving Stories

His story is ‘authentic and backed by experience’ When it comes to dogs, University of Illinois professor Dr. Joseph Martocchio is a breed apart. And his love of a particular breed – the massive, majestic Newfoundland – inspired his admiration for the College of Veterinary Medicine and his desire to sit on the board of...

[Betty and K.T. Wright pose with Suzanna Storms]

Loyalty, Legacy Inspire Campaign Leader K.T. Wright

Oct 13, 2017 / Alumni Profiles

32 Wrights have an Illinois connection When it came time for Dr. K.T. Wright to select the school where he would earn his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, he had absolutely no doubt where he would enroll. “That was never an item for discussion,” he says today with a chuckle. That’s because Dr. Wright, who...

AAZV Conference

Student Dissects and Connects at Zoo Vet Conference

Oct 10, 2017 / Student Blogs

After midterms last month, I had the opportunity to travel to Dallas, Texas, to attend the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (AAZV) conference. The conference was held at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Convention Center in Frisco, Texas. The conference was also held concurrently with the American Association of Fish Veterinarians (AAFV), the Association of...

Dr. Johnson and horse

Equine Health: Let’s Talk about Worms

Oct 4, 2017 / Student Blogs

You may ask yourself, “How do I keep my horse from being negatively impacted by worms?” Recent research and new strategies have determined that the timing of treatment with an effective anthelmintic (dewormer) is the most effective way to keep your horse from the ill effects of worms. The traditional practice of frequent anthelmintic treatments...

vet med alumni

Alumni to Present at Fall Conference for Veterinarians

Oct 3, 2017 / Alumni News

The annual College of Veterinary Medicine Fall Conference will be held at the iHotel and Conference Center on October 26-27. This year’s keynote speaker is alumnus Congressman Kurt Schrader (DVM ’77), who is currently serving his fifth term in the United States House of Representatives. Alumni Speakers

Dr. Megan Mahoney and Katherine Hatcher

Mahoney Receives Research Funding from Carle Illinois

Sep 29, 2017 / General News

Dr. Megan Mahoney, associate professor of comparative biosciences, will receive $50,000 from a Carle Foundation and University of Illinois initiative for a research project that will focus on the impact of hormonal changes and environmental chemicals on sleep disruptions in menopausal women. She has an extensive research background studying hormones and biological rhythms, and is...

Critter Cam Archive

Sep 29, 2017 / General News

Past Wildlife Patients The University of Illinois Wildlife Medical Clinic—a non-profit organization that provides care and treatment to sick, injured, and orphaned wild animals—has featured a different patient almost every week on the Critter Cam since July 2016. Here is our archive of patients. Check out this week’s featured animal on the Critter Cam! Ducklings Update: The...

[Dr. Loukis Agapis and Mandy Erdei at CCHS]

A Summer of Love: Studying Stress Reduction for Shelter Cats

Sep 25, 2017 / General News

Study Looks at Acupuncture for Shelter Cats Mandy Erdei has a special place in her heart for shelter animals. Not only did she grow up with dogs adopted from shelters, but she herself is adopted. “I’m happy to pursue any opportunity to increase an animal’s chance of getting adopted into a forever home,” she says....

red-tailed hawk

Watch the Critter Cam Livestream

Sep 21, 2017 / 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...

[Dr. Edward adn Mrs. Virginia Voss]

Pathobiology Celebrates Research with Donors, Student Award Winners

Sep 18, 2017 / Giving Stories

On Friday, Aug. 25, five PhD students and two master’s degree students were recognized for their research at the annual Voss Pathobiology Graduate Student Research Expo at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. The PhD award winners and their projects are: 1st Place—Jingjun Lin: Proper exiting of competence state benefits Streptococcus pneumoniae D39...