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Family Ties Sustain Ozzie Through Broken Neck

Oct 25, 2016 / Patient Stories

This story about my dog Ozzie starts when I inherited my father’s boat, which was about five years before Ozzie was even born. My father’s boat and I were made in the same year: 1963. For sentimental reasons, my family wanted to keep the old boat even though the motor it had was not really...

Lynsee Melchi AVMA judging

4 Tips to Get Your Learn On

Oct 21, 2016 / Student Blogs

October? How on earth have we come to October? First-years have officially started their first week of clinics and the Class of 2017 is MORE than halfway through clinics!!! Bravo! This week you will find me deep in the Large Animal Clinic deciphering the mysteries of the thorax, donning lead, and helping take pretty animal...


Get to Know Tiana C. Daniels

Oct 20, 2016 / Get to Know

Tiana C. Daniels, CVT, KPA CTP, is a behavior technician and trainer at Veterinary Behavior at Illinois. She has worked at the College of Veterinary Medicine for one year.  Using roughly 10 words or less, describe what your role at the college is. Help pet owners and their pets through positive reinforcement training and behavior modification. What is your favorite...

Sarah Wright

Student Reflects on First Quarter of Vet School

Oct 19, 2016 / Student Blogs

Monday, August 22nd. The date had been circled on my calendar almost all summer. This date marked the beginning of a new era: The first day of class at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. Although my i-card claimed that I was a veterinary student and I had a new fancy blue coat...


Consider Trainers to Teach Clients Basic Procedures

Oct 17, 2016 / Behavior

Veterinary professionals work hard to provide exceptional care for their human and animal clients. When medication is prescribed, added support may be needed to ensure that the required dosage is successfully administered by your client. Perhaps your client is nervous about applying eye ointment, or apprehensive about the very concept of having to reach into...


Get to Know Scott Hexum

Oct 14, 2016 / Get to Know

Scott Hexum, lab supervisor/anatomy preparator, has worked at the College  of Veterinary Medicine for close to 12 years.  Using 10 words or less, describe what your role at the college is. Teach anatomy and keep the anatomy lab operating somewhat smoothly. Have you held other titles or responsibilities at the college? I’m responsible for the AEDs at the college...

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Watch the Critter Cam Livestream

Oct 7, 2016 / General News

Now Livestreaming: Peregrine Falcon 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...

Jessica Bengston

Get to Know Jessica Bengtson

Oct 6, 2016 / Get to Know

Jessica Bengtson, office administrator, has worked at the College of Veterinary Medicine for 17 years. She’s in her 22nd year of working at the University of Illinois. Using 10 words or less, describe what your role at the college is. I currently provide support to the VCM (Veterinary Clinical Medicine) Graduate Program. Have you held other titles or responsibilities...

[Noel was a saw-whet owl]

Saying Good-bye to Our Saw-whet Owl

Oct 1, 2016 / Student Blogs

This week the Wildlife Medical Clinic said good-bye to a very special animal. On Thursday, September 29, our little northern saw-whet owl, Noel, passed away quietly in her outdoor aviary. Noel had been with the wildlife clinic for nearly 10 years. She was brought in for care on December 5, 2006, with no function of...