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Study Abroad

2 Weeks in Brazil Leaves Student with Lifelong Memories

Jul 5, 2017 / Student Blogs

I knew even before I stepped off the plane that this was going to be an unforgettable adventure. From the very beginning we hit the ground running. We arrived in Curitiba Airport and were greeted by University of Illinois signs and smiling faces. Our hosts and our Brazilian instructor stood there waiting for us and...

[spa day 2017]

Illinois Veterinary, Horseshoe Schools Offer ‘Spa Day’

Jun 23, 2017 / General News

Treat Your Horse to Spa Day Has your equine friend grown a bit long in the tooth? Does he need his nails trimmed or new shoes? Register for a spot at the “Spa Day” happening on Saturday, July 15, at the Midwest Horseshoeing School in Divernon, just 15 miles south of Springfield, Ill., on I-55....

Get to Know Kristin Yager

Jun 22, 2017 / Get to Know

Kristin Yager, an instructional laboratory specialist in the Department of Comparative Biosciences, has been at the College of Veterinary Medicine for two years. Using 10 words or less, describe what your role at the college is: I teach gross and comparative anatomy to our first-year students. What is your favorite part of your job? When I am able...

[EVP Beef speaker Dr. Brian Aldridge]

Beef Industry Leaders in EVP Sharpen Critical Thinking

Jun 14, 2017 / General News

‘energy and passion for beef cattle practice’ On June 15 and 16 nearly 40 veterinarians will return to Olathe, Kan., for the second module of EVP Beef, an 18-month certificate program delivered by the University of Illinois in conjunction with Kansas State University. The participants are honing leading-edge skills that will benefit their clients and...

[Diego Almeida teaches at Midwest Horseshoeing School]

Instructor Shares His Passion for Shoeing Horses

Jun 9, 2017 / General News

He worked as a computer engineer, and dreamed of becoming a professional musician. But Diego Almeida says he didn’t discover his true calling, his life’s passion, until he contemplated an offhand remark from his landlord. “She asked, ‘Have you ever thought about going to school to put shoes on horses?’” he remembers. “I never really...

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...

[police dog treated at Vet Med]

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,...