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May 1 Symposium Examines Health Impacts of Algal Blooms

Feb 18, 2015 / General News

Register today for a mini-symposium that will address contemporary issues related to harmful cyanobacterial algal blooms and their impacts on human, animal, and environmental health. The symposium will begin with four speakers, followed by a panel discussion featuring additional experts in the field, and concluding with a roundtable discussion focused on identifying research directions as...

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Shelter Medicine Gains Mobile Surgical Unit

Feb 6, 2015 / General News

In January 2015, the college’s shelter medicine program hit the road in style with a new mobile surgical unit funded through a grant from PetSmart Charities. The $323,000 grant, received on October 23, 2013, also covers expenses for supplies and funds an intern veterinarian and a veterinary technician. In the first year with this funding,...

[Adam Ahlers and Mark Mitchell]

Muskrats and Minks Harbor Toxoplasmosis, a Cat Disease

Jan 29, 2015 / Research News

A new study of muskrats and minks in central Illinois indicates that toxoplasmosis, a disease spread by cats, is moving rapidly through the landscape and contaminating local waterways. Researchers found antibodies for Toxoplasma gondii, the parasite that causes toxoplasmosis, in 18 of 30 muskrats and 20 of 26 minks tested for the disease in central...

[Multidisciplinary team studies endometriosis]

New Drug Compounds Show Promise against Endometriosis

Jan 21, 2015 / Comparative Biosciences News

Two new drug compounds – one of which has already proven useful in a mouse model of multiple sclerosis – appear to be effective in treating endometriosis, a disorder that, like MS, is driven by estrogen and inflammation, scientists report in Science Translational Medicine. The researchers hope to eventually use the new compounds and others like...

[Dr. Joseph Dorner ]

Professor Emeritus Joseph Dorner Dies

Jan 16, 2015 / Alumni News

Dr. Joseph L. Dorner, a faculty member and administrator at the college for more than 25 years, died Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. After serving in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1958, Dr. Dorner obtained four degrees from the University of Illinois: a BS in 1962, a DVM in 1964, a MS in 1965, and...

[Sustainable Food Production MOOC]

Putting the ‘Moo’ in MOOC: Thousands to Learn from Online Course

Jan 14, 2015 / General News

Problem-solving skills needed in sustainable food production take center stage in a massive, open online course (MOOC) offered by two faculty members in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, Drs. Brian Aldridge and Jim Lowe, starting January 26. The six-week course covers questions such as “How does livestock disease impact the affordability and sustainability of food...

’87 PhD Graduate Receives National Teaching Excellence Award

Jan 9, 2015 / Alumni News

The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) has named Dr. Jon Patterson, who earned a doctorate in pathobiology from the University of Illinois in 1987, as the recipient of the 2015 AAVMC Distinguished Teacher Award, presented by Zoetis. The honor is considered the most prestigious national teaching award in veterinary medicine. Dr. Patterson is...

Allison (DVM ’01) Named to AAVMC Fellows Program

Dec 19, 2014 / Class Notes

Dr. Sarah Allison, Class of 2001, has been selected for the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges’ Public Policy Faculty Fellows Program. This newly created, six- to eight-week program is designed to bring faculty from AAVMC-member institutions to Washington D.C.  The fellows will work with the AAVMC’s Advocacy Committee and with Governmental Affairs to interact...

Allison Selected for Public Policy Faculty Fellow Program

Dec 8, 2014 / General News

Dr. Sarah Allison, from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, has been named one of the first two professors who will serve in the Public Policy Faculty Fellows Program newly created by the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC). Dr. Allison, along with Suzie J. Kovacs from the Western University of Health...

[Missouri veterinary dean Neil Olson and Dr. Karen Campbell]

Campbell Named Missouri Veterinary Alumna of the Year

Nov 23, 2014 / General News

Dr. Karen Campbell, head of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, was named 2014 Alumna of the Year at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in September. The award, which was presented by the dean of the Missouri college, Dean Neil C. Olson, recognizes outstanding professional and personal achievements and contributions to the enhancement...