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Owl Expert to Speak at Veterinary College

Mar 17, 2017 / General News

Meet Denver Holt. He’s been named a “Champion of Owls” by a jury of international owl experts and been named Montana’s “Wildlife Biologist of the Year.” On Tuesday, March 28, at 7 pm, Holt will present an hour of facts, anecdotes, breath-taking photos, and amazing owl calls at the Large Animal Clinic Auditorium at the...

Diego Almeida

Get to Know Diego Almeida

Mar 17, 2017 / Get to Know

Diego Almeida is a farrier instructor at Midwest Horseshoeing School, which was acquired by the college in February.  Using roughly 10 words or less, describe what your role at the college is: Provide farrier training to aspiring horseshoers and farrier service to horse owners. What is your favorite part of your job? I love to shoe horses,...

Sarah Wright

Why You Should Join Extracurricular Activities in Veterinary School

Mar 16, 2017 / Student Blogs

When I first started veterinary school six months ago, I knew that I wanted to get involved in student organizations to meet people and learn about aspects of veterinary medicine that are not taught in the traditional curriculum. Therefore, I was excited when I saw that there was a student organization club fair during orientation...

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Training Video Targets Overdose in Working Dogs

Mar 14, 2017 / General News

Drs. Mitek, McMichael, and Schlosser pose on the Illinois quadrangle with Officer Beasley and Arco Educational video shows how to give narcan to dogs Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, and it’s not just killing people. Dogs that work with police and other agencies are being exposed to...

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Watch the Critter Cam Livestream

Mar 14, 2017 / General News

Now Livestreaming: Eastern Box Turtle 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...

Flits police dog

Police Dog Saved from Amputation

Mar 13, 2017 / Patient Stories

Flits, a 10-year-old German Shepherd police dog with Marshall County, was injured after falling through a ceiling while investigating a burglary at a pharmacy. Flits’s handler, Deputy Bob Vester, was told at a veterinary clinic that the dog’s leg would need to be amputated due to the severity of the injury. Instead, surgeon Dr. Daniel Duffy and...

Public Hearing Marks Step Toward Unified Basic Sciences Department

Feb 24, 2017 / Comparative Biosciences News

New Department Part of College Strategic Plan The hearing is required as part of Senate Standing Rule #13, “Formation, Termination, Separation, Transfer, Merger, Change in Status, or Renaming of Units.” Creating a unified basic sciences department is one of the initiatives identified in the college’s 2016-2020 Strategic Plan, under the goal to “expand and support...

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Rich Nye: From Cubs Pitcher to Exotic Vet Pioneer

Feb 22, 2017 / Alumni Profiles

Illinois Alum Has Led Multifaceted Career The Chicago Cubs and their historic, hysterical romp to the 2016 World Series title remain a source of jubilation throughout Illinois and beyond. When it comes to the relatively narrow subset of University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine alumni and student fans, however, perhaps no one savored the...

Vet Prom

Reliving Carefree Days at Vet Prom

Feb 21, 2017 / Student Blogs

Upon entering veterinary school, I kept hearing how it feels like you are going back to high school. You have lockers, see the same people every day, and even take the same classes. There are also points in time when cliques begin to form. However, I was not fully prepared to be submerged into a...

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Illinois Part of New Center Focused on Vector-Borne Disease

Feb 19, 2017 / Center for One Health Illinois

Illinois research to address regional health concerns The University of Illinois is among a consortium of Midwestern universities in a new federally funded center created to fight diseases spread by insect vectors, especially mosquitoes and ticks, through a unified approach of research, training, and practice. The Upper Midwestern Center of Excellence in Vector Borne Diseases,...