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[Dr. Loukis Agapis and Mandy Erdei at CCHS]

A Summer of Love: Studying Stress Reduction for Shelter Cats

Sep 25, 2017 / General News

Study Looks at Acupuncture for Shelter Cats Mandy Erdei has a special place in her heart for shelter animals. Not only did she grow up with dogs adopted from shelters, but she herself is adopted. “I’m happy to pursue any opportunity to increase an animal’s chance of getting adopted into a forever home,” she says....

[Dr. Edward adn Mrs. Virginia Voss]

Pathobiology Celebrates Research with Donors, Student Award Winners

Sep 18, 2017 / Giving Stories

On Friday, Aug. 25, five PhD students and two master’s degree students were recognized for their research at the annual Voss Pathobiology Graduate Student Research Expo at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. The PhD award winners and their projects are: 1st Place—Jingjun Lin: Proper exiting of competence state benefits Streptococcus pneumoniae D39...

Terrence Stuber

Get to Know Terrence Stuber

Sep 15, 2017 / Get to Know

Terrence Stuber, Coordinator of Audiovisual Services, has been with the College of Veterinary Medicine since July 2017. Using 10 words or less, describe what your role at the college is: Be a light. Serve intentionally. Give my heart. Promote awesomeness. What is your favorite part of your job? Helping other people get their vision out....

Kate Irwin

Get to Know Kate Irwin

Sep 7, 2017 / Get to Know

Katherine Irwin, Academic Student Affairs Veterinary Medical Counselor and Licensed Clinical Social Worker, has been with the College of Veterinary Medicine since February 2017. Using 10 words or less, describe what your role at the college is: To be a resource for students with academic or emotional concerns. My office is located right outside ASA & my...

[Nana the Chihuahua from Thailand cavorts in Illini garb]

Dog from Thailand Gets Heart Repair at University of Illinois

Sep 6, 2017 / General News

    More Patients, Students Will Benefit from Ongoing Exchange Nana is a very lucky three-year-old Chihuahua. This dog from Thailand had a congenital heart defect called a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), which typically leads to heart failure within the first year of life, so she is lucky to have lived to age three. She’s...

[bats spread rabies]

Rabies FAQs for Pet Owners

Sep 5, 2017 / General News

Rabies is deadly for pets and people. Vaccinate! Is rabies still a concern in the United States? Yes! Each year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that they receive over 5,000 confirmed cases of rabies in animals. More than 90 percent of these are from wildlife. Skunks, bats, and raccoons are the...

horse exam

Who Are All of These People Working on My Horse?

Sep 5, 2017 / Student Blogs

As a second-year veterinary student walking through the Large Animal Hospital at the University of Illinois, I often will see a horse being examined, and what seems to be dozens of people all watching intently. I used to wonder exactly who are all these people, and what role do they all play? As I’ve spent...

Student take a photo in front of a waterfall in Brazil.

Immersive Education in Brazil

Sep 5, 2017 / Student Blogs

From the moment I set foot in Brazil, I knew I was in for an adventure. Just the flight into the country proved how beautiful the locations would be. We even had our hosts waiting for us with University of Illinois signs in the airport! My Brazilian adventure was slightly different from that of the...

African elephant

The African Adventure Every Veterinary Student Hopes For

Sep 5, 2017 / Student Blogs

Visiting Africa to work with wildlife has been a lifelong dream, and certainly one that I never thought I would accomplish. This summer, I was finally able to realize that dream by spending three weeks in Hoedspruit, South Africa, with the Selati Wildlife Experience program, and it surpassed all of my expectations. I began my...

Attend Vet Med Open House on October 1

Sep 1, 2017 / Alumni News

On Sunday, October 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., more than 350 veterinary students will host a behind-the-scenes look at the state’s only veterinary college. From prospective veterinarians to passionate animal lovers, everyone will find their interest piqued at the University of Illinois veterinary college Open House. The event offers more than 40 fun...