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Get to Know Tiana C. Daniels

Oct 20, 2016 / Get to Know

Tiana C. Daniels, CVT, KPA CTP, is a behavior technician and trainer at Veterinary Behavior at Illinois. She has worked at the College of Veterinary Medicine for one year.  Using roughly 10 words or less, describe what your role at the college is. Help pet owners and their pets through positive reinforcement training and behavior modification. What is your favorite...

Sarah Wright

Student Reflects on First Quarter of Vet School

Oct 19, 2016 / Student Blogs

Monday, August 22nd. The date had been circled on my calendar almost all summer. This date marked the beginning of a new era: The first day of class at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. Although my i-card claimed that I was a veterinary student and I had a new fancy blue coat...

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Consider Trainers to Teach Clients Basic Procedures

Oct 17, 2016 / Behavior

Veterinary professionals work hard to provide exceptional care for their human and animal clients. When medication is prescribed, added support may be needed to ensure that the required dosage is successfully administered by your client. Perhaps your client is nervous about applying eye ointment, or apprehensive about the very concept of having to reach into...

Get to Know Scott Hexum

Oct 14, 2016 / Get to Know

Scott Hexum, lab supervisor/anatomy preparator, has worked at the College  of Veterinary Medicine for close to 12 years.  Using 10 words or less, describe what your role at the college is. Teach anatomy and keep the anatomy lab operating somewhat smoothly. Have you held other titles or responsibilities at the college? I’m responsible for the AEDs at the college...

Jessica Bengston

Get to Know Jessica Bengtson

Oct 6, 2016 / Get to Know

Jessica Bengtson, office administrator, has worked at the College of Veterinary Medicine for 17 years. She’s in her 22nd year of working at the University of Illinois. Using 10 words or less, describe what your role at the college is. I currently provide support to the VCM (Veterinary Clinical Medicine) Graduate Program. Have you held other titles or responsibilities...

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Saying Good-bye to Our Saw-whet Owl

Oct 1, 2016 / Student Blogs

This week the Wildlife Medical Clinic said good-bye to a very special animal. On Thursday, September 29, our little northern saw-whet owl, Noel, passed away quietly in her outdoor aviary. Noel had been with the wildlife clinic for nearly 10 years. She was brought in for care on December 5, 2006, with no function of...

Miss Millie

Modeling Millie Gives Back Despite Cancer

Sep 29, 2016 / Patient Stories

Update January 20, 2017: Sadly, Miss Millie passed away on January 10. Her owner, Karen Lee Keefe, shared this poem with us: It is with the Heaviest of Hearts that I share with you… After a Courageous Battle with Cancer, Miss Millie is doing “Her Strut” across The Rainbow Bridge Runway. Having been Blessed with...

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Faculty, Staff Honored for Excellence

Sep 27, 2016 / General News

On September 27, the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine recognized seven members of the faculty and staff and one graduate student for their excellent contributions to the college. The awards were presented by Dean Peter Constable. Those honored were: Jessica Garrett, certified veterinary technician in emergency and critical care in the Small Animal...

Dr. Ruth Marcec

Alumna Lands Dream Job Conserving Snakes

Sep 23, 2016 / Alumni Profiles

Reptiles and amphibians have always fascinated Ruth Marcec. After earning bachelor’s, veterinary, and PhD degrees in pursuit of this passion, she is applying her unique expertise as the director of the Orianne Center for Indigo Conservation (OCIC). OCIC, run by the Central Florida Zoo, focuses on reproduction and reintroduction methods for the eastern indigo snake....

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Illinois, UCSF Receive $2.9 Million Grant to Study Child Health

Sep 22, 2016 / Comparative Biosciences News

The National Institutes of Health announced $2.9 million in new funding to the University of Illinois and the University of California, San Francisco, for studies to determine how maternal exposure to stress and to hormone-disrupting chemicals during pregnancy affect birth outcomes and child brain development. The funding is for the first two years of what...