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Sarah Freemantle and student

Get to Know Sarah Freemantle

Jun 8, 2017 / Get to Know

Dr. Sarah Freemantle, an assistant professor of comparative biosciences, has worked at the College of Veterinary Medicine for almost a year. Using roughly 10 words or less, describe what your role at the college is: Research, teach, serve, and get funded. Have you held other titles or responsibilities at the college? I will be helping with medical...

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Police Dog Saved from Amputation

Jun 5, 2017 / Patient Stories

In January 2017, Marshall County (Ill.) Sheriff’s Deputy Bob Vester and his 10-year-old German Shepherd partner, Flits, were hailed as the 2016 K-9 Team of the Year by the Central Illinois Police and Working Dog Association. Less than two months later, the livelihood, life, and limb of the police dog were severely threatened after Flits...

[Ed and Virginia Voss]

Reception Honors Prof. Emeritus Ed Voss

May 31, 2017 / Pathobiology

Please let us know you are coming. On August 25, at 11:30 in conjunction with the annual Voss Pathobiology Graduate Student Research Expo, the Department of Pathobiology will host a reception for Dr. Ed and Mrs. Virginia Voss and their daughter Cathy Voss-Treiber. Please join us to meet with Dr. Voss and his family and...

Reflections from a Class of 2017 Graduate

May 24, 2017 / Student Blogs

“It’s hard to remember your primary objective was to drain the swamp when you’re ass-deep in alligators.” —Dad The above phrase, while not a Dad original, is one he is quite fond of saying. In the parlance of the times, I suppose the kids would call this a “dad-ism” or “dad joke.” But all dad...

[At the 2016 AVMA Fly-in, the Illinois delegation]

2017 Graduate Selected for AVMA Fellowship in Washington, DC

May 24, 2017 / Alumni News

Dr. Matt Holland, who earned an Illinois veterinary degree this month, is one of three veterinarians recently selected to serve as full-time advisors to congressional staff through a one-year fellowship sponsored by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). The AVMA fellows will advise on science and technology policy issues such as food safety, public health,...

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Watch the Critter Cam Livestream

May 22, 2017 / General News

Now Livestreaming: American Robin The University of Illinois Wildlife Medical Clinic—a non-profit organization that provides care and treatment to sick, injured, and orphaned wild animals—will feature a different patient each week on the Critter Cam. Caption and video don’t match? Well, situations can change pretty fast in the Wildlife Medical Clinic, so we can’t always keep our...

Lynsee Melchi and Dr. Heather Venkat

Students Interview Dr. Heather Venkat

May 10, 2017 / Student Blogs

Fourth-year student bloggers Lynsee Melchi and Matt Holland interviewed alumna Heather Venkat, DVM ’13, MPH ’14, Epidemic Intelligence Service officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). They met her during the CDC’s annual Epidemic Intelligence Service Conference in Atlanta in April. (Pictured above is Lynsee at left with Dr. Venkat.)     Tell us a little bit...

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Five Veterinary Faculty Among Medical College Inaugural 100

May 8, 2017 / Comparative Biosciences News

Five faculty members in the College of Veterinary Medicine are among the 100 prominent researchers, administrators, and medical professionals named to the faculty of the new Carle Illinois College of Medicine, the world’s first engineering-based college of medicine. The medical college is a partnership between the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Carle Health System,...

Laura Monaco Torelli

Trainer Demonstrates Low-Stress Ways to Introduce New Stimuli

May 4, 2017 / Behavior

First impressions do matter Don’t underestimate that anytime an animal meets a new person, that person becomes part of the animal’s training. When there is a lack of communication and appropriate foundation training, sudden exposure to stimuli—whether a stranger’s quick reach to the pet’s head or unfamiliar, unleashed dogs rushing into the pet’s space—can create...

Alex Evilevitch kangaroos

Get to Know Alex Evilevitch

May 4, 2017 / Get to Know

Alex Evilevitch, an associate professor of pathobiology, has worked at the College of Veterinary Medicine for four months. Using roughly 10 words or less, describe what your role at the college is: Do cutting-edge research in virus biophysics, train graduate students, and teach a new course in physical virology. What is your favorite part of your job?...