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horse in mud

Teamwork Saves Horse From Extremely Sticky Situation

Nov 20, 2017 / General News

“It was one of those times when you’re glad you’ve had training, but never expected it to be put to full use,” recalled Scott Hexum, of the eight-hour rescue mission that took place on the evening of September 22. Hexum, who is an anatomy instructor at the College of Veterinary Medicine, has long been active...

[William Helferich, Jodi Flaws, James Hartman]

Study: Genistein May Adversely Affect Female Fertility

Nov 15, 2017 / Comparative Biosciences News

Genistein is found in dietary supplements Exposure to the phytoestrogen genistein prior to conception may adversely affect female fertility and pregnancy outcomes, depending on the dosage and duration of exposure, a new study in mice suggests. Chronic preconception exposure to genistein affected pregnancy rates in mice and was associated with prolonged labor, smaller litters and...

Fund Assists K9s That Serve and Protect

Nov 14, 2017 / General News

Doing All We Can for Working Dogs ‘These Dogs Deserve the Absolute Best Care’ Between 2012 and early 2017, about 60 K9 officers, originating from 16 Illinois counties and Indiana, have been treated at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital for conditions ranging from tooth fractures, broken bones, bloat and other gastrointestinal issues, disc problems, and dermatological...

Laura Monaco Torelli

Teach Dogs to File Their Own Nails

Nov 10, 2017 / Behavior

Paw care doesn’t have to be a stressful event. Unfortunately for some, the very thought of trimming dog nails creates anxiety, and makes this important husbandry behavior last on our to-do list. So let’s arrange a few points of success that can help bring the fun back into nail trims! How? By pairing up with...

horse in 3T MRI

Taking a Look Inside: Different Diagnostic Imaging Modalities Available for Horses

Nov 10, 2017 / Student Blogs

The first radiograph (x-ray) was performed in 1895 by Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen, the German scientist who discovered x-rays. Within months of Roentgen’s discovery, surgeons started to use the new technology to aid their diagnoses and treatments, including locating bullets in wounded soldiers. Over the past century, our ability to produce high-quality radiographs has improved tremendously....

Get to Know Heather Soder

Nov 10, 2017 / Get to Know

Heather Soder (wearing green in the photo), surgical vet tech II, has been with the College of Veterinary Medicine since 1996. Using 10 words or less, describe what your role at the college is: Creating a supportive learning environment for the students during live animal neuter labs. What is your favorite part of your job?...

[13 fianlists in the Researach Live! 2017 competition]

Graduate Students Shine at Campus Competition

Nov 9, 2017 / Comparative Biosciences News

Vet Med Steals the Show The College of Veterinary Medicine continued its excellent showing at the Research Live! competition sponsored by the University of Illinois Graduate College. The competition, now in its third year, has featured veterinary medicine graduate students every year. During the first year, Robin Holland, who is in the college’s combined DVM-PhD...

[Illinois veterinary alumni speak to students]

Alumni to Students: ‘Relax, Stay Open to Options’

Oct 31, 2017 / Alumni Profiles

As students, we are invited to many lunch lectures throughout the year. These lectures not only provide free food but also deliver information that prepares us to be better veterinarians. The knowledge we take away from those 50 minutes influences our future. Last week I attended a panel lecture hosting five successful alumni: Dennis Brooks,...

[Dr. Lynne White-Shim presents alumni awards 2017]

Illinois Alumni Recognized for Professional Achievements

Oct 26, 2017 / Alumni News

The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine and its alumni association presented two awards on October 26 during the college’s annual Fall Conference for Veterinarians. In introducing the honorees, Dr. Lynne White-Shim, president of the Veterinary Medical Alumni Association (pictured above), remarked that the individuals selected for the awards “represent the very best of...

Get to Know Miranda Vieson

Oct 25, 2017 / Get to Know

Miranda Vieson, clinical assistant professor of pathobiology, has been with the College of Veterinary Medicine since July 2016.  Using 10 words or less, describe what your role at the college is: Diagnostic service (necropsy, biopsy, forensics), collaborative research, and teaching students and residents about pathology and how awesome it is. What is your favorite part...