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September 29, 2009




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Equine Section Head Earns International Award

Dr. Pamela Wilkins, an equine critical care specialist at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital, recently received professional recognition at the international level.

Dr. Wilkins, section head of equine medicine and surgery and a professor of veterinary clinical medicine, was named the first recipient of the inaugural Intervet/Schering-Plough International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Equine Educator Award. This award was created to honor those who have made great contributions to the equine program at the International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Symposium.

The award was presented at the 15th International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Symposium in Chicago.

Dr. Wilkins earned a veterinary degree, master's, and Ph.D. from Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. Her clinical interests focus on cardiovascular and respiratory problems of critically ill horses and bacterial blood cultures in foals and adult horses as indicators of disease severity and prognosis.

The University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital provides emergency, specialty, and general cares for all species and is open 24 hours a day every day. Every year the hospital sees more than 15,000 animal patients. It offers the most comprehensive veterinary facilities and expertise in Illinois. As part of the state's only College of Veterinary Medicine, the hospital plays a vital role in educating the veterinarians of tomorrow and expanding knowledge and treatments to improve animal lives.