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Devon Wallis Hague
Clinical Associate Professor, Veterinary Teaching Hospital
Service Head, Neurology & Neurosurgery
Section Head, SANDS (Surgery, Anesthesia, Neurology, Dentistry and Shelter)
Address and Contact Information
- 2000, Ohio Wesleyan University, Bachelor of Arts
- 2007, The Ohio State University, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
- 2007-2008, VCA Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center, Norwalk and Shelton, CT, Medicine and surgery intern
- 2008-2009, Center for Veterinary Specialty Care, Carrollton, TX, Neurology intern
- 2009- 2012, Bush Veterinary Neurology Service, Leesburg and Springfield, VA, Neurology resident
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Neurology
Neurosurgery Certificate of Training, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Illinois Veterinary Medical License (and DEA licensure)
Kane, L., Hague, D.W., Lundberg, A., Joslyn, S. Imaging Diagnosis: Squamous cell carcinoma cauding multiple cranial neuropathy in a dog. J Am Vet Med Assoc (Accepted).
Rivard,B.C., Hague, D.W., Joslyn, S.K., Zhang, X., Lezmi, S.L. Malignant ganglioneuroma originating from the sympathetic nervous system with spinal cord invasion in a cat. J Vet Med Intern Med. 2016;30:647-652.
Hague, D.W., Humphries, H.D., Mitchell, M.A., Shelton, G.D. Risk factors and outcomes in cats with acquired myasthesthenia gravis (2001-2012). J Vet Med Intern Med. 2015;29:225-230.
Hague, D.W., Josyln, S., Bush, W.W., Glass, E.N., Durham, A.C. “Clinical, magnetic resonance imaging, and histopathologic findings in dogs with surgically removed extramedullary spinal cord hematomas.” J Vet Med Intern Med. 2015;29:225-230.
Eberly, J., Hague, D.W., Singh, K., Lezmi, S. Pathology in practice: Necrotizing Leukoencephalitis in a Yorkshire Terrier. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2015;247:361-363.
Kmieciak, L., Hague, D.W., Neumann, Z.L., Joslyn, S. What is your neurologic diagnosis. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2015;248:613-616.
Hague, D.W. Fibrocartilagenous Embolism. Clinician’s Brief. October 2015
Hague, D.W., Stella, J.L., Buffington, C.A.T. Effects of interstitial cystitis on the acoustic startle responses in Cats. Am J Vet Res. 2013;74:144-147.
Honors and Awards
2016-present Phi Zeta member at University of Illinois
2013-present Teacher Ranked as Excellent by Students at University of Illinois VM 613
2013-present Teacher Ranked as Excellent by Students at University of Illinois VM 614
2013-present Teacher Ranked as Excellent by Students at University of Illinois VM 615
2013-present Teacher Ranked as Excellent by Students at University of Illinois VM 616
2013-present Teacher Ranked as Excellent by Students at University of Illinois VM 617
2013 Teacher Ranked as Excellent by Students at University of Illinois VM 605
2012-2014 Teacher Ranked as Excellent by Students at University of Illinois VM 609
2015-present Teacher Ranked as Excellent by Students at University of Illinois VM 611
2011 American Veterinary Medical Association VLE Emerging Leader (invited by AVMA)
2010 American Veterinary Medical Association VLE Emerging Leader (invited by VVMA)
2016-present Carle Research Affiliate
2016-present American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR) MRI/CT Special Interest Society member
2014-present American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) member
2012-present Eastern Illinois Veterinary Medical Association (EIVMA)
2012-present Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association (ISVMA)
2003-present American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) member
2016-present President of EIVMA
2013-2016 President-elect of EIVMA
Due the changing nature of medicine and science, fundamentally, my philosophy in teaching professional students and house officers is to instill a sense of life long learning. The students, interns and residents should walk out of this institution of higher education realizing that their education is far from over. I hope to instill as sense of excitement that they will continue to learn, practice and grow professionally throughout their lives.
Many students can find neurology perplexing and confusing due to the complexity of the anatomy and pathology. This can be compounded by the data showing that the self-esteem of veterinary students decreases during the course of their veterinary school career. Therefore, another one of my fundamental goals in the classroom and clinic floor is to foster an environment of collegiality, respect, and fun, where students feel valued. Students need to feel comfortable taking the risk to ask questions of the material and of faculty in order to have the opportunity for self-discovery.
Veterinary neurology and neurosurgery in the veterinary professional student and graduate student cirriculum including:
VM 601, 603, 605, 606, 611, 615, 616, 617
VCM 584, 591
Selected Service Activities
College and Department
2016-present Education Policy Committee, Vice Chair (College of Vet Med), Vice Chair (2016-17), Chair (2017-18)
2015-present Awards & Scholarships committee, Chair 2016-17, (College of Vet Med)
2015-present Intern and Resident committee (Dept of Veterinary Clinical Medicine)
2015 Faculty-Staff Campaign committee, co-chair (College of Vet Med)
2015-present Veterinary Student Admissions Interview Committee, team leader (College of Vet Med)
2015-present Neurology Resident Selection committee, chair, ad hoc (Dept of Vet Clinical Medicine)
2014-present Hospital Services Group (Veterinary Teaching Hospital)
2014-present Grievance committee (Dept of Veterinary Clinical Medicine)
2014-present Capricious grading committee (Dept of Veterinary Clinical Medicine)
2014-present MRI Implementation Team committee, chair, ad hoc (College of Vet Med)
2013-2016 Library committee (College of Vet Med)
2013-present OSCE Evaluator
2013-present Small Animal Intern Selection committee, ad hoc (Dept Veterinary Clinical Medicine)
2012-present Neurology Service Head (Dept Vet Clinical Medicine/Teaching Hospital)
2016-present Neurology Certifying Examination Committee of ACVIM
2015-2016 Neurology Certifying Examination Rating Committee of ACVIM
2015-2016 IOCART (Improved Oversight of Credentials and Residency Training) of ACVIM
2015-present Education committee of the Illinois State Veterinary Medicine Association
2013-present Executive committee of the Eastern Illinois Veterinary Medical Association