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[members of the Illinois team on the Tanzania 2017 study abroad trip]

Study Abroad in Tanzania 2017

Aug 7, 2017 / Science With Heart

Spay/neuter/infectious disease control program A note from the program organizer, Dr. Margarethe Hoenig: This program would not have been possible without the collaboration with Professors Muhairwa and Werema at the Sokoine Agricultural University Department of Veterinary Medicine in Morogoro, who were instrumental in the day-to-day organization. We thank Anthony Mhando and Dr. Nickson Ng’umbi and...

Feather Picking in Parrots

Aug 1, 2017 / Behavior

[Return to Veterinary Behavior at Illinois] FAQs What is it? Grooming, also known as preening, is a normal behavior of parrots and can occupy a good portion of a bird’s day. However, normal preening should not cause any damage to skin or the feathers. Preening that causes damage to the feathers and/or skin is indicative...

Sarah Wright AQUAVET

Student Solidifies Passion for Aquatic Veterinary Medicine

Jul 24, 2017 / Student Blogs

I spent the first month of my summer on the East Coast participating in the AQUAVET® I: Introduction to Aquatic Veterinary Medicine course. The AQUAVET I course is run through Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine and is held at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island. When I first arrived at Roger Williams University,...

Cristian De Peralta

Get to Know Cristian De Peralta

Jul 21, 2017 / Get to Know

Cristian De Peralta, a client care representative at the Medical District Veterinary Clinic at Illinois, has been with the College of Veterinary Medicine since May 2017. Using 10 words or less, describe what your role at the college is: Providing professional, efficient, and exceptional customer service at all times. What is your favorite part of your...

Study: Omega-3 Fatty Acids Fight Inflammation via Cannabinoids

Jul 19, 2017 / Comparative Biosciences News

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Chemical compounds called cannabinoids are found in marijuana and also are produced naturally in the body from omega-3 fatty acids. A well-known cannabinoid in marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol, is responsible for some of its euphoric effects, but it also has anti-inflammatory benefits. A new study in animal tissue reveals the cascade of chemical reactions...

View 3D Heart

Jul 18, 2017 / Science With Heart

To see the beating heart come alive, download our free Illinois 3DVM app from Google Play (for Android) onto your device. Install and open the app, accept the terms of use, then just point your device’s camera at the image on the computer screen (or your Veterinary Medicine at Illinois “Science with Heart” T-shirt, or referral directory cover),...

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...

[Dr. Ken Todd, Mrs FItzgerald, Dr. Paul Fitzgerald, and Dr. Daniel Snyder in 1983]

Scholarship Donors, Recipient Believe in ‘Paying It Forward’

Jul 3, 2017 / Giving Stories

Dr. Daniel E. Snyder is grateful to the University of Illinois for the great education and opportunity he gained here, which have fostered his successful 30-year career in the pharmaceutical industry. His history with the College of Veterinary Medicine began when he entered the PhD program, where he worked in the lab of Dr. Paul...

[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...