College of Veterinary Medicine

Transforming animal, human,
and environmental health.

Biomedical science. The human-animal bond. Clinical care. Emerging infectious disease. Public health. Food safety. Food productivity. Environmental toxins. Specialized medicine.
It’s all connected.

Through rigorous multi-species study, the College of Veterinary Medicine is uniquely positioned to explore critical connections among animal and human health, the environment, and agriculture. Through outreach programs and direct services, we touch the lives of thousands of animals and their owners. And through innovative education, we’re preparing the next generation of veterinary scientists.

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Student Spotlight

Unusual Graduation for the Class of 2021

At our hybrid graduation ceremony, “…speakers conveyed their incredible pride in these graduates and the certainty that they are ready for any challenge.”

— Dean Peter Constable

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Research Spotlight

Blue Light Illuminates
Signaling Pathway in Developing Cells

“We will provide the developmental biology community with a valuable set of tools that can help them determine the signaling outcomes underlying many developmental processes.”

— Dr. Jing Yang

Facility Spotlight

Proficiency through practice: The Clinical Skills Learning Center

Our innovative, world-renowned facility integrates numerous strategies for developing practice-ready graduates.

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Embracing our differences. Enriching our community.

We prioritize building an inclusive climate, fostering success for all members of our community. Learn about our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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Why Vet Med at Illinois?

With strengths in clinical and diagnostic specialties, biomedical discoveries from the molecular level to the population level, and innovative approaches to transformative education, our college delivers a healthier future for animals, people, and the environment.

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