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Get to Know Jodi Liggett

Jul 29, 2016 / Get to Know

Jodi Liggett, veterinary research specialist, has worked at the College of Veterinary Medicine for 17 years. Using 10 words or less, describe what your role at the college is.  I perform diagnostic clinical laboratory tests as well as research testing for the Clinical Pathology Laboratory section of the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. (Sorry, 10 words wasn’t enough!) Have you held other...

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Hummingbird’s Damaged Wing Brings Unique Challenges

Jul 28, 2016 / Patient Stories

This young ruby-throated hummingbird was brought to the Wildlife Medical Clinic this week after she was found in the parking lot of a Menard’s, unable to fly. On examination, the students noted that she had a wing droop, but due to her incredibly small size (a whopping 3 grams!), they were unable to determine if...

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Bear’s Story Inspires Young Philanthropist

Jul 28, 2016 / General News

10-Year-Old to Use Photography Skills to Help More Animals Bear’s sad story was all over the newspapers. On April 22, the chocolate Labrador mix was brought to the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital showing many signs of abuse, including a lower jaw shattered by a gunshot. The public reacted to the news articles by...

Alumni Spotlight: Sarah Allison (DVM ’01)

Jul 27, 2016 / Alumni Profiles

In this spotlight series, we are featuring alumni speakers who are presenting at the 2016 Fall Conference for Veterinarians. Register now for Fall Conference or view other alumni speaker profiles; more will be added each week leading up to the conference! Sarah Allison (DVM ’01) Assistant Director for Division of Animal Resources Clinical Assistant Professor University of Illinois Fall Conference...

Alumni Spotlight: Michael Biehl (DVM ’83)

Jul 27, 2016 / Alumni Profiles

In this spotlight series, we are featuring alumni speakers who are presenting at the 2016 Fall Conference for Veterinarians. Register now for Fall Conference or view other alumni speaker profiles; more will be added each week leading up to the conference! Michael Biehl (DVM ’83) Clinical Professor of Toxicology Fall Conference Presentation What’s Your Next Move? An...

Alumni Spotlight: Laura Garrett (DVM ’91)

Jul 27, 2016 / Alumni Profiles

In this spotlight series, we are featuring alumni speakers who are presenting at the 2016 Fall Conference for Veterinarians. Register now for Fall Conference or view other alumni speaker profiles; more will be added each week leading up to the conference! Laura Garrett (DVM ’91)  Clinical Associate Professor in Oncology Chief of Staff, Veterinary Teaching Hospital University of Illinois Fall...

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Scientists Test Nanoparticle Drug Delivery in Dogs with Bone Cancer

Jul 26, 2016 / General News

At the University of Illinois, an engineer teamed up with a veterinarian to test a bone cancer drug delivery system in animals bigger than the standard animal model, the mouse. They chose dogs – mammals closer in size and biology to humans – with naturally occurring bone cancers, which also are a lot like human...

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Watch the Critter Cam Livestream

Jul 22, 2016 / General News

Now Livestreaming: A Raccoon Kit 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. Want to help provide food, medicine, and equipment for nearly 2,000 wildlife patients every year? You can make a gift online.   Raccoon...

[Marion Dellinger in the Bell Lab]

French Student Immersed in Fish Behavior over Summer

Jul 21, 2016 / General News

Marion Dellinger traveled 4,130 miles from Nantes, France, to dedicate her summer to studying a fish only two inches long. A student at the National Veterinary School of Nantes, Dellinger was one of three French veterinary students selected for a competitive scholarship from Merial, a veterinary pharmaceutical company, to participate in summer research programs in...