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Cristian De Peralta

Get to Know Cristian De Peralta

Jul 21, 2017 / Get to Know

Cristian De Peralta, a client care representative at the Medical District Veterinary Clinic at Illinois, has been with the College of Veterinary Medicine since May 2017. Using 10 words or less, describe what your role at the college is: Providing professional, efficient, and exceptional customer service at all times. What is your favorite part of your...

Study: Omega-3 Fatty Acids Fight Inflammation via Cannabinoids

Jul 19, 2017 / Comparative Biosciences News

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Chemical compounds called cannabinoids are found in marijuana and also are produced naturally in the body from omega-3 fatty acids. A well-known cannabinoid in marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol, is responsible for some of its euphoric effects, but it also has anti-inflammatory benefits. A new study in animal tissue reveals the cascade of chemical reactions...

View 3D Heart

Jul 18, 2017 / Science With Heart

To see the beating heart come alive, just download our free Illinois 3DVM app from iTunes (for Apple) or Google Play (for Android) onto your device. Install and open the app, accept the terms of use, then just point your device’s camera at the image on the computer screen, your Veterinary Medicine at Illinois “Science with Heart” T-shirt,...

[Nana from Thailand with student and Thai doctors]

Dog from Thailand Gets Heart Repair at University of Illinois

Jul 17, 2017 / General News

More Patients, Students Will Benefit from Ongoing Exchange Nana is a very lucky three-year-old Chihuahua. This dog from Thailand had a congenital heart defect called a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), which typically leads to heart failure within the first year of life, so she is lucky to have lived to age three. She’s also very...

Study Abroad

2 Weeks in Brazil Leaves Student with Lifelong Memories

Jul 5, 2017 / Student Blogs

I knew even before I stepped off the plane that this was going to be an unforgettable adventure. From the very beginning we hit the ground running. We arrived in Curitiba Airport and were greeted by University of Illinois signs and smiling faces. Our hosts and our Brazilian instructor stood there waiting for us and...

[spa day 2017]

Illinois Veterinary, Horseshoe Schools Offer ‘Spa Day’

Jun 23, 2017 / General News

Treat Your Horse to Spa Day Has your equine friend grown a bit long in the tooth? Does he need his nails trimmed or new shoes? Register for a spot at the “Spa Day” happening on Saturday, July 15, at the Midwest Horseshoeing School in Divernon, just 15 miles south of Springfield, Ill., on I-55....

Get to Know Kristin Yager

Jun 22, 2017 / Get to Know

Kristin Yager, an instructional laboratory specialist in the Department of Comparative Biosciences, has been at the College of Veterinary Medicine for two years. Using 10 words or less, describe what your role at the college is: I teach gross and comparative anatomy to our first-year students. What is your favorite part of your job? When I am able...

[EVP Beef speaker Dr. Brian Aldridge]

Beef Industry Leaders in EVP Sharpen Critical Thinking

Jun 14, 2017 / General News

‘energy and passion for beef cattle practice’ On June 15 and 16 nearly 40 veterinarians will return to Olathe, Kan., for the second module of EVP Beef, an 18-month certificate program delivered by the University of Illinois in conjunction with Kansas State University. The participants are honing leading-edge skills that will benefit their clients and...

[Diego Almeida teaches at Midwest Horseshoeing School]

Instructor Shares His Passion for Shoeing Horses

Jun 9, 2017 / General News

He worked as a computer engineer, and dreamed of becoming a professional musician. But Diego Almeida says he didn’t discover his true calling, his life’s passion, until he contemplated an offhand remark from his landlord. “She asked, ‘Have you ever thought about going to school to put shoes on horses?’” he remembers. “I never really...

Sarah Freemantle and student

Get to Know Sarah Freemantle

Jun 8, 2017 / Get to Know

Dr. Sarah Freemantle, an assistant professor of comparative biosciences, has worked at the College of Veterinary Medicine for almost a year. Using roughly 10 words or less, describe what your role at the college is: Research, teach, serve, and get funded. Have you held other titles or responsibilities at the college? I will be helping with medical...