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College Honors Employees’ Years of Service

Nov 21, 2016 / General News

On November 21, at the annual Thanksgiving celebration for College of Veterinary Medicine faculty, staff, and graduate students, Dean Peter Constable recognized five staff members marking service milestones in 2016. They are: Misty Oakley, 35 years of service Nikki Clarkson, 15 years of service Kristina Engelking, 15 years of service Jennifer Dittmar, 10 years of...

Bahaa A. Fadl-Alla

Get to Know Bahaa A. Fadl-Alla

Nov 11, 2016 / Get to Know

Bahaa A. Fadl-Alla, lab instructor/research specialist, has worked at the College of Veterinary Medicine for close to 17 years.  Using roughly 10 words or less, describe what your role at the college is. Getting involved in many of the pioneer research projects in oncology and pathobiology. What is your favorite part of your job? Teaching and interacting with the...

Jen Tito

Student Goes on Her First Clinical Rotation: Surgical Skills

Nov 8, 2016 / Student Blogs

“Rotation vacation” is the sole phrase I heard upon starting my veterinary school education. The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine is unique because its curriculum provides students with clinical rotations in the first year whereas most others start rotations in the fourth year. This allows students to better grasp basic skills and concepts to...

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Is Your Pet Just ‘Getting Old’?

Nov 1, 2016 / Behavior

This is Part 1 of 2 of Behavior Changes in Senior Pets. Is your pet’s lack of interest in play or slowness to get up just a symptom of “getting old”? Think again. While animals are more prone to various diseases as they age, aging in and of itself is not a disease. My own dog...

Heather Clay

Get to Know Heather Clay

Oct 28, 2016 / Get to Know

Heather Clay, Assistant Dean for Advancement, has worked at the College of Veterinary Medicine for about four months.  Using roughly 10 words or less, describe what your role at the college is. I lead the fundraising and alumni relations team at the college. What is your favorite part of your job? I have been in fundraising for more than 20...

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Family Ties Sustain Ozzie Through Broken Neck

Oct 25, 2016 / Patient Stories

This story about my dog Ozzie starts when I inherited my father’s boat, which was about five years before Ozzie was even born. My father’s boat and I were made in the same year: 1963. For sentimental reasons, my family wanted to keep the old boat even though the motor it had was not really...

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4 Tips to Get Your Learn On

Oct 21, 2016 / Student Blogs

October? How on earth have we come to October? First-years have officially started their first week of clinics and the Class of 2017 is MORE than halfway through clinics!!! Bravo! This week you will find me deep in the Large Animal Clinic deciphering the mysteries of the thorax, donning lead, and helping take pretty animal...

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...