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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Ralph Hamor

Feb 1, 2014 / Practitioner Updates

Last summer marked the 20-year milestone for Dr. Ralph Hamor’s faculty role at the Illinois veterinary college. He has taught nearly 2,000 veterinary students about eyes, professionalism, and kindness. Through referrals, consultations, publications, and presentations, he has helped to educate thousands of practitioners. What is your favorite thing about being a veterinary ophthalmologist? Variety. I...

Veterinary ophthalmologist Ralph Hamor examines the eye of a black dog for glaucoma.

Clinical Considerations with Glaucoma

Feb 1, 2014 / Practitioner Updates

By Ralph Hamor, DVM, MS, DACVO Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in middle-aged dogs. For this reason, glaucoma should be on your list of differentials for any animal with red or watery eyes, especially for breeds that are predisposed to glaucoma, such as basset hounds, chow chows, cocker spaniels, fox terriers, Jack Russell...

Veterinary Acupuncture Course in Beijing, China

Jan 13, 2014 / Student Blogs

June 3, 2013: Becky Wissel and Jessica Chapman, University of Illinois was our first day of the acupuncture course at China Agricultural University.  We were met by 3 university students who graciously escorted us on the bus route to the campus.  On our way through campus to our classroom, we got to walk through the...

VIDA Spay and Neuter Study Abroad Trip to Nicaragua

Jan 13, 2014 / Student Blogs

May 19, 2013: Lauren Kmieciak Our morning started around 6:30 and we had breakfast at 7:00 at the hotel, and man did they spoil us. This was nothing like the continental breakfasts that I am used to from the States. There were several fresh fruits to choose from, real scrambled eggs, rice and beans (of...

Tanzania Study Abroad Trip 2013

Jan 12, 2014 / Student Blogs

Sunday, June 7, 2013: Kelli Kant After a four-hour drive from Dar Es Salaam over bumpy gravel- paved roads, a troupe of tired veterinary students and veterinarians arrived in Morogoro. After unpacking and washing up, we went down to the restaurant to meet Professor Muhairwa. He was our contact person from Sokoine University of Agriculture’s...

Lindahl Travels to Peru

Jan 12, 2014 / Student Blogs

In the first days of August 2013, I packed up my backpack, sleeping bag, stethoscope, and hiking boots, and flew south to Lima with a few butterflies and a lot of excitement and curiosity. I would be meeting up with a group of veterinarians and veterinary students from across the United States and Canada to...

[Dan Rock in a laboratory with a microscope]

Illinois receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grants

Nov 20, 2013 / General News

The University of Illinois is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Daniel L. Rock, a professor of pathobiology, and Mark S. Kuhlenschmidt, a professor and the interim head of pathobiology, will pursue innovative global health and development research projects. Grand Challenges Explorations funds people worldwide to...

Study of Plastics’ Impact on Human Development Funded for 5 Years

Aug 14, 2013 / Comparative Biosciences News

A University of Illinois research program that investigates the health effects of exposure to chemicals widely used in plastics has received a five-year, $8 million grant as part of the Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Centers program, jointly funded through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and the National Institute of Environmental Health...

Congenie Studies in Nicaragua

May 12, 2013 / Student Blogs

My trip to Nicaragua was filled with amazing opportunities to grow as a professional, as well as a person. I was exposed to a culture and way of life very different than my own and was working in an environment that has many technological challenges. The clinic was not for profit and was forced to...