August 2022

Dr. Kate Varela (third from left in front) investigated a polio outbreak in Ghana.

When Kate Varela started her veterinary studies in 2008, she knew she wasn’t seeking a traditional career as a clinician. “After working in Washington, D.C., for two years between undergrad and vet school, I had…
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[drs wittrup, fan, and kaufman, melanoma trial researchers]

Academic, Industry Partners Move Toward Human Trials By Susan McKenna Dr. Timothy Fan, veterinary oncologist and professor at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine and a Program Leader for the Cancer Center at…
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Recent Posts



[Max and owner; Dezzi, cancer survivors]

Canine Melanoma: The Max and Dezzi Success Stories

August 06, 2022 / Patient Stories

By Susan McKenna ‘Miracle’ Max The first sign that something was wrong with Max, a large, furry, mixed-breed black-and-brown rescue dog, was in early 2020 when his owner, Daniel Martin, was putting up a fence…
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What Does a Veterinary Pharmacist Do?

August 05, 2022 / In the News

ciLiving (WCIA-TV; Aug. 4) – Dr. Lauren Forsythe plays many roles at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital, where the variety of patient species and the lack of commercial medications formulated to meet their…
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Monkeypox Questions Answered

August 02, 2022 / In the News

CBS News Chicago (Aug. 2) – Monkeypox continues to spread across the Chicago area at an alarming rate. Dr. Becky Smith of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign joins CBS 2’s Brad Edwards with some…
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