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[Dr. Allan Paul]

Remembering Dr. Allan Paul

Feb 13, 2017 / Alumni News

Memorial Event A public memorial event will be held on May 27 from noon to 3 pm, with prayers and toasts at 1 pm, at Papa Del’s Pizza, 1201 S. Neil St., Champaign, Ill. Memorial Contributions for the Dr. Allan Paul Fund Dr. Paul’s family has indicated that a college fund will be created in...

[mri-horse]

New MRI Opens Door to Innovative Veterinary Research and Care

Feb 2, 2017 / General News

Advances in magnetic resonance imaging have transformed medicine over the last several decades. Unfortunately, this technology is rarely available to veterinarians. The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine is now one of a few veterinary research and clinical care schools in the U.S. with a state-of-the-art 3-Tesla MRI facility. The recently installed technology can...

[farrier service at Illinois]

College Adds Farrier Services to Benefit Equine Patients, Students

Feb 1, 2017 / General News

The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine recently announced that it is in the process of acquiring both Middlefork Forge, a farrier practice formerly located in Collison, Ill., and the Midwest Horseshoeing School, located in Divernon, Ill. Four Farriers Join College Staff The farrier practice will begin shoeing horses as part of the College...

[Class of 1952]

Alumnus of First Illinois Veterinary Class Still Working Hard

Jan 30, 2017 / Alumni Profiles

Dr. George Scott is a delightful storyteller, frequently spicing his anecdotes with the introduction, “I never will forget….” Given that he turned 90 in December 2016, that memory is as impressive as it is priceless to the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois. Because Dr. George C. Scott (yes, his real name)...

[hantavirus information]

Experts Respond to Seoul Virus Cases

Jan 26, 2017 / Center for One Health Illinois

Experts at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine have been assisting the Illinois Department of Public Health in investigating several cases of Seoul virus, which is carried by domestic and wild rats and in severe cases may cause a disease in people called hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS). At this time, although...

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How to Make Vet Visits Less Stressful

Jan 10, 2017 / Behavior

“Come on, you’re fine. Knock it off. Let’s go! SIT!” It’s hard to listen to, and even harder to observe: A puppy is dragged by the leash through the veterinary clinic door as his small paws try to put on the brakes. A dog is given a rough correction when she tries to hide behind...

[Toby laryngeal web]

The Trouble with Toby: New Mexico Dog Finds Relief at Illinois

Jan 3, 2017 / General News

First, Toby DaCosta lost his voice. Then the five-year-old Finnish Lapphund lost his energy, and seemingly, his will to enjoy life. Toby’s veterinarian placed his symptoms into VIN (Veterinary Information Network), a worldwide online medical forum, and asked for a consultation. Dr. Brendan McKiernan, a retired faculty member from the University of Illinois College of...

Sarah Wright

Clinical Rotation Course Boosts Comprehension

Dec 21, 2016 / Student Blogs

I spent these past eight weeks in a different kind of classroom. This classroom didn’t involve sitting in the same seat for eight hours and taking notes on lectures. Instead, it involved actively leaning and practicing clinical procedures, skills, and practices in the Clinical Skills Learning Center, the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, and the Veterinary Teaching...