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Research Mentors Impact Student Destined for Life-Long Learning

Apr 30, 2018 / General News

“As a whole, U of I impacted my entire career path. The experiences I was exposed to and the mentors I have been privileged to get to know allowed me better clarity and more curiosity in my future in veterinary medicine,” says Brit’nee Letori Haskins, a veterinary student graduating in May. Her passion lies in...

[pelican upon arrival at clinic]

Pelican, Recovered from Gunshot, Returns to Wild

Apr 29, 2018 / General News

The bird will be released on April 30 The pelican has recovered from the gunshot wound and subsequent lead poisoning.  Wildlife clinic leaders are planning to release the pelican on Monday, April 30, near Clinton Lake, where migrating pelicans have recently been spotted. Clinic leaders are hoping that the recovered pelican will join others of...

Springtime Means It’s Time for Vaccinations

Apr 27, 2018 / Student Blogs

The extra hour of daylight in the evening with the springing forward of clocks surely confirms that spring is finally arriving here in central Illinois. Horse owners will, no doubt, welcome the opportunity to spend more time riding and, at the same time, think of scheduling spring vaccinations. The purpose of this article, then, is...

[Paul Fedyniak, Class of 2018, delivers MEDIK9USA kits]

Seeking Better Solution, Student Creates K9 Emergency Kits

Apr 27, 2018 / General News

“University of Illinois has taught me to question everything, truly fact-check, and decide whether the current solution is the best solution,” says Paul Fedyniak, who’s graduating as a doctor of Veterinary Medicine on May 11, 2018. “I like to think that the college has transformed me into someone who is better than who I was...

[Hajera Afreen presents at Undergraduate Research Week Symposium]

Undergraduate Research Thrives at Veterinary College

Apr 22, 2018 / General News

We welcome undergraduate researchers As an R1 university—one that grants doctoral degrees and is engaged in “the highest research activity”—Illinois has always included undergraduate students in research, and the emphasis on undergraduate research is growing. The College of Veterinary Medicine, although it does not offer undergraduate degrees, engages dozens of undergraduate students from a variety...

[Saniya Rattan explains her work to a listener]

Research Day Celebrates Graduate Student Achievements

Apr 20, 2018 / General News

Dr. Elizabeth Berry-Kravis, a pediatric neurologist and professor of pediatrics, neurological sciences, and biochemistry at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, delivered the centerpiece address at the college’s annual Research Day celebration, held April 18, 2018. Her keynote talk was entitled “Targeted Treatments for Fragile X Syndrome: Modifying the Translational Pathway.” A major focus of...

Get to Know Alexis Abbate

Apr 19, 2018 / Get to Know

Alexis Abbate, client service representative at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, has been with the University of Illinois for four months.  Using 10 words or less, describe what your role at the college is: My role at the college is having the first contact with patients. What is your favorite part of your job? My favorite...

[pelican and osprey at wildlife medical clinic]

Pelican, Osprey Arrive at Wildlife Medical Clinic with Gunshot Wounds

Apr 5, 2018 / General News

Clinic Relies on Donations to Pay for Patient Care Both birds have the remnants of gunshot in their necks visible on radiographs, according to Dr. Sarah Reich, an instructor who is overseeing their care at the wildlife clinic. The pelican has an entrance wound on his right side and the osprey has a wound on...

[one health symposium]

‘One Health’ Emerges as Key to Public Good as Illinois Reaches 150th Anniversary

Apr 3, 2018 / Center for One Health Illinois

Solving complex, multidimensional, interdisciplinary problems How should research at a 21st century university advance the public good? That question lies at the center of a three-day conference at the culmination of the University of Illinois sesquicentennial year. One crucial answer—which links scholars across multiple disciplines—is to address urgent and critical threats to human, animal, and...

dog dental exam

Top Tips to Ensure Your Pet Is Healthy

Apr 2, 2018 / General News

Illinois Healthy Pet Week is April 8-14, 2018 Protect the Pearly Whites If you notice your pet has unusually bad breath or yellower-looking teeth than normal, it may be a sign of dental disease. This can affect not only your pet’s teeth and gums, but their heart and lungs as well—not something to mess around with!...