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Get to Know Heather Soder

Nov 10, 2017 / Get to Know

Heather Soder (wearing green in the photo), surgical vet tech II, has been with the College of Veterinary Medicine since 1996. Using 10 words or less, describe what your role at the college is: Creating a supportive learning environment for the students during live animal neuter labs. What is your favorite part of your job?...

[13 fianlists in the Researach Live! 2017 competition]

Graduate Students Shine at Campus Competition

Nov 9, 2017 / Comparative Biosciences News

Vet Med Steals the Show The College of Veterinary Medicine continued its excellent showing at the Research Live! competition sponsored by the University of Illinois Graduate College. The competition, now in its third year, has featured veterinary medicine graduate students every year. During the first year, Robin Holland, who is in the college’s combined DVM-PhD...

Dr. Erin Stein with dog

Alumna in Army Veterinary Corps Finds Ways to Say ‘Yes’

Oct 30, 2017 / Alumni News

Illinois Alum Combines Military Career and Veterinary Medicine Dr. Erin Stein (DVM ’15, MPH ’16) acknowledges that veterinary medicine pushes the boundaries of one’s abilities. After all, there are extraordinary demands and limited supplies. Her own career path, however, illustrates that an openness to other points of view and creative solutions can be the key...

[Dr. Lynne White-Shim presents alumni awards 2017]

Illinois Alumni Recognized for Professional Achievements

Oct 26, 2017 / Alumni News

The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine and its alumni association presented two awards on October 26 during the college’s annual Fall Conference for Veterinarians. In introducing the honorees, Dr. Lynne White-Shim, president of the Veterinary Medical Alumni Association (pictured above), remarked that the individuals selected for the awards “represent the very best of...

Get to Know Miranda Vieson

Oct 25, 2017 / Get to Know

Miranda Vieson, clinical assistant professor of pathobiology, has been with the College of Veterinary Medicine since July 2016.  Using 10 words or less, describe what your role at the college is: Diagnostic service (necropsy, biopsy, forensics), collaborative research, and teaching students and residents about pathology and how awesome it is. What is your favorite part...

[Dr. Peter Constable presented the awards]

College Confers Awards for Teaching, Research, and Staff Excellence

Oct 20, 2017 / General News

Eight individuals were honored at the annual Excellence Awards Recognition Program on October 19. Dean Peter Constable served as emcee for the event and presented the awards to the winners. Kelsie Dolezal, program coordinator at the Chicago Center for Veterinary Medicine, received the Shirley Seets Staff Excellence Award for demonstrated excellence in job performance and...

Lynch in costume

Get to Know Ashley Lynch

Oct 20, 2017 / Get to Know

Ashley Lynch (at right) is a lab instructor in gross anatomy with the Department of Comparative Biosciences. Using 10 words or less, describe what your role at the college is: Teaching anatomy to the first-year veterinary students. What is your favorite part of your job? First and foremost, like every teacher, I love watching the...

[Dr. Anne Barger and Dean Peter Constable with their recent textbooks]

Illinois Has Impact Through Authoritative Texts

Oct 17, 2017 / General News

They Wrote the Book on It Since its founding, the College of Veterinary Medicine has been the academic home of faculty recognized for compiling the definitive body of knowledge in their fields. Extending this long line of experts, Dr. Anne Barger and Dean Peter Constable have both recently published textbooks. “Substantial changes were made for...

[Prof. Joseph Martocchio and his dog Mazzy]

Cabinet Role Draws on Passion for Dogs, Volunteer Experience

Oct 16, 2017 / Giving Stories

His story is ‘authentic and backed by experience’ When it comes to dogs, University of Illinois professor Dr. Joseph Martocchio is a breed apart. And his love of a particular breed—the massive, majestic Newfoundland—inspired his admiration for the College of Veterinary Medicine and his desire to sit on the board of the college’s ambitious capital...

[Betty and K.T. Wright pose with Suzanna Storms]

Loyalty, Legacy Inspire Campaign Leader K.T. Wright

Oct 13, 2017 / Alumni News

32 Wrights have an Illinois connection When it came time for Dr. K.T. Wright to select the school where he would earn his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, he had absolutely no doubt where he would enroll. “That was never an item for discussion,” he says today with a chuckle. That’s because Dr. Wright, who...