Research Resources and Facilities
In light of the worldwide attention to infectious diseases, in particular emerging diseases, many of them zoonoses, food borne pathogens, and the growing concerns about food safety, antibiotic resistance and bioterrorism, the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is committed to the revitalization of the Center for Zoonoses Research. With support from the College and with the efforts of its multidisciplinary membership, the CZR is poised to become a flagship research unit for the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), gaining major national and international recognition within a short time.
The The Design Group @ Vet Med offers a campus-wide service in the areas of illustration; graphic, public and web design; biomedical photography; digital imaging, on-line course design, and other services. For a complete listing, please visit their website.
The Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Laboratory encompasses a range of technologies including digital mapping, analysis of remotely sensed imagery, spatial statistics and the use of global positioning systems (GPS). At the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, we incorporate spatial technologies and methods into research in animal health, disease mapping and surveillance, health ecology and ecosystem analysis.
The Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory provides full-service, all-species diagnostic assistance to practicing veterinarians and their clientele in the central and eastern portions of Illinois, the laboratory at the University of Illinois also utilizes the latest technology derived from research activities at the University in its diagnostic laboratories, teaches graduate students and veterinary students diagnostic methods and supports the research community of the college and university with its laboratory services. The VDL is a unique blend of public service, teaching and research that serves both the citizens of the state and the university research and teaching communities.
The VDL at the UIUC provides a faculty and staff composed of discipline specialists, including pathologists, clinical pathologists, histotechnologists, microbiologists, virologists, immunologists, toxicologists, chemists, microscopists, parasitologists, and serologists. Many also have one or more particular species and/or organ specialties to offer a well rounded approach to diagnostic medicine with considerable depth. Frequent in-laboratory consulting on cases occurs in providing the best possible diagnostic service.
A complete description of services offered by the Veterinary Medical Library can be viewed at their website.
The Veterinary Teaching Hospital is a part of the College of Veterinary Medicine complex, adjacent to the Basic Sciences Building. The VTH has 175,000 square feet of air conditioned/centrally heated space with individual housing for up to 150 large animals and 365 companion animals. Its Small Animal Clinic is an AAHA Certified hospital. VTH cases come from the local community or are referral cases. There is access to large numbers of food animals via the University's Agricultural Experimental Station in southern Illinois. The equine case load is also supplemented by referral cases from area racetracks. Companion animals are routinely referred from practices in the Chicago area and surrounding states.