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[Dr. Matt O'Connor]

O’Connor Joins Shedd Aquarium’s Animal Health Division

Oct 7, 2015 / Alumni Profiles

Matt O’Connor, a 2007 Illinois DVM, recently joined the distinguished team of animal care professionals at the A. Watson Armour III Center for Animal Health and Welfare, part of Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium, according to a news release from that institution. “It’s a privilege to join a world-renowned aquarium like Shedd, where I can apply and...


Convention-a-rama: 4 Good Reasons to Go

Sep 30, 2015 / Student Blogs

I have a confession to make. I’m a stone-cold convention junkie. Convention, symposium, conference, meeting…no matter the name, I am there! Since I started at the College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013, I have been to at least eight or so meetings and before 2015 rolls into 2016 I will have added a few more...

Dr. Fred Kummerow

Vet Med Celebrates Dr. Kummerow

Sep 29, 2015 / General News

Throughout his birthday month of October, the College of Veterinary Medicine celebrates emeritus professor of comparative biosciences Dr. Fred Kummerow and his legacy of improving human health. His biggest accomplishment is winning a half-century battle to ban trans fats. In his research, he discovered that trans fats in food led to heart disease. This year, the FDA set a...

[Thistle the American kestrel]

Missing Kestrel Returns to Wildlife Clinic

Sep 29, 2015 / General News

Breaking news at 9:44 am, September 29: Thistle, the American kestrel that flew away from her handler at the Wildlife Medical Clinic on Wednesday, September 23, was reported in a Colony West condominium about two miles west of the College of Veterinary Medicine mid morning today. Drs. Julia Whittington and Nichole Rosenhagen arrived quickly and...

green heron

Green Heron Treated, Released, and Reunited

Sep 25, 2015 / Student Blogs

Because the Wildlife Medical Clinic is a hospital but not a long-term rehabilitation facility, the student volunteers rarely get to see the final results of their hard work and dedication (the release of animals back into the wild). Last week was a rare occasion when they did. An adult green heron was brought in after...

[Jodi Flaws receives all-around excellence award from Dean Peter Constable]

College Recognizes Service and Excellence

Sep 22, 2015 / General News

Eight members of the faculty and staff and one graduate student at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine received awards for service excellence in a ceremony held September 22. The awards were presented by Dean Peter Constable. Two veterinary technicians in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital were honored: Shari Poruba, ophthalmology, received the Shirley...

Katharine Kancer

Student Helps Animals in Honduras Externship

Sep 16, 2015 / Student Blogs

Having the opportunity to combine two personal passions is a rarity for many people, but this past summer I was lucky enough to do so. Not only was I able to travel, but I also used the veterinary training I have received to help animals in rural Honduras. I spent two weeks in Honduras on...

[program for the awards presentation]

College and Alumni Association Honor Five

Sep 15, 2015 / Alumni News

The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine and its alumni association will present four Dr. Erwin Small Distinguished Alumni Awards and a Special Service Award on September 17 during the college’s annual Fall Conference for Veterinarians. They are Dr. Wayne Anderson, Dr. Maureen Birmingham, Dr. Clyde Dunphy, and Dr. Gail Golab, recipients of the...

[David Quammen]

Ebola Author Quammen to Speak on Campus

Sep 8, 2015 / General News

“Ebola and Beyond: Emerging Viruses in a Globalized World” is the title of a lecture to be deliver by journalist and author David Quammen, best known for his 2012 publication Spillover, a work on the science, history, and human impacts of emerging diseases that was short-listed for eight national and international awards and won three....

snapping turtle

Turtle Fractures Mended with Carpentry

Sep 8, 2015 / Student Blogs

Summertime is turtle time at the Wildlife Medical Clinic. All kinds of turtles are out and about when the weather gets nice—looking for food, mates, and nesting sites. Along the way, these animals often have dangerous encounters with everything from cars to dogs to lawnmowers. Luckily, turtles are pretty hardy animals, and they can withstand remarkable...