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Remembering Dr. John C. Thurmon, Veterinary Anesthesiologist

Apr 4, 2017 / Alumni News

The following narrative is excerpted from an obituary written by Dr. Thurmon’s daughter, Nancy Schmitt, of Highland Park, Texas. Professional Life In 1971 Dr. Thurmon was selected by his peers in the American Society of Veterinary Anesthesiologists, a society with open membership, to chair an ad hoc committee assigned to investigate formation of a veterinary...

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Learn about Wildlife Babies on April 15

Apr 3, 2017 / General News

Spring means the arrival of many new mouths to feed at the University of Illinois Wildlife Medical Clinic. Each year, dozens of wildlife baby orphans are delivered to the clinic needing care and nurturing, prompting the organization to host an annual Wildlife Baby Shower to stock up on the supplies needed during its busiest season...

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Mayzie Bounds Back after Microchip Mishap

Apr 1, 2017 / Patient Stories

‘Teaching Moment’ Has Happy Ending Most experts agree that implanting a microchip in your dog is one of the safest and most responsible decisions a pet owner can make, ensuring you can be found if your best friend is lost. However, when a one-in-a-million mishap caused David and Sharon Shafer’s puppy, Mayzie, to nearly become...

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Owl Expert to Speak at Veterinary College

Mar 17, 2017 / General News

Meet Denver Holt. He’s been named a “Champion of Owls” by a jury of international owl experts and been named Montana’s “Wildlife Biologist of the Year.” On Tuesday, March 28, at 7 pm, Holt will present an hour of facts, anecdotes, breath-taking photos, and amazing owl calls at the Large Animal Clinic Auditorium at the...

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Get to Know Diego Almeida

Mar 17, 2017 / Get to Know

Diego Almeida is a farrier instructor at Midwest Horseshoeing School, which was acquired by the college in February.  Using roughly 10 words or less, describe what your role at the college is: Provide farrier training to aspiring horseshoers and farrier service to horse owners. What is your favorite part of your job? I love to shoe horses,...

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Why You Should Join Extracurricular Activities in Veterinary School

Mar 16, 2017 / Student Blogs

When I first started veterinary school six months ago, I knew that I wanted to get involved in student organizations to meet people and learn about aspects of veterinary medicine that are not taught in the traditional curriculum. Therefore, I was excited when I saw that there was a student organization club fair during orientation...

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Training Video Targets Overdose in Working Dogs

Mar 14, 2017 / General News

Drs. Mitek, McMichael, and Schlosser pose on the Illinois quadrangle with Officer Beasley and Arco Educational video shows how to give narcan to dogs Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, and it’s not just killing people. Dogs that work with police and other agencies are being exposed to...

Public Hearing Marks Step Toward Unified Basic Sciences Department

Feb 24, 2017 / Comparative Biosciences News

New Department Part of College Strategic Plan The hearing is required as part of Senate Standing Rule #13, “Formation, Termination, Separation, Transfer, Merger, Change in Status, or Renaming of Units.” Creating a unified basic sciences department is one of the initiatives identified in the college’s 2016-2020 Strategic Plan, under the goal to “expand and support...

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Rich Nye: From Cubs Pitcher to Exotic Vet Pioneer

Feb 22, 2017 / Alumni Profiles

Illinois Alum Has Led Multifaceted Career The Chicago Cubs and their historic, hysterical romp to the 2016 World Series title remain a source of jubilation throughout Illinois and beyond. When it comes to the relatively narrow subset of University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine alumni and student fans, however, perhaps no one savored the...

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Reliving Carefree Days at Vet Prom

Feb 21, 2017 / Student Blogs

Upon entering veterinary school, I kept hearing how it feels like you are going back to high school. You have lockers, see the same people every day, and even take the same classes. There are also points in time when cliques begin to form. However, I was not fully prepared to be submerged into a...