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[Dr. Ana Cruz on a veterinary research trip]

Passion for Research, Medicine Propel Dr. Cruz

May 18, 2019 / Alumni News

‘That’s Where I’m Going to School’ Note: This profile of 2019 veterinary graduate Dr. Anamaria Cruz is one in a series. For others, visit Alumni News. I decided to be a vet later in life than a lot of my peers. And by “later in life,” I mean junior high. I think I was an...

[Gabriela Escalante helps with anesthesia at Exotic Feline Rescue Center]

Dr. Escalante Soars Toward Career in Anesthesia, Teaching

May 7, 2019 / Alumni News

From Pre-Med to Vet Med Note: This profile of 2019 veterinary graduate Dr. Gabriela Escalante is one in a series. For others, visit Alumni News. I would not be where I am today without a little Razzle Dazzle. Razzle Dazzle is the name of my pet bird, a green-cheeked conure about the size of a...

[Suzanna Storms present research in 2017]

PhD Is ‘What’s Next’ for Dr. Storms

May 6, 2019 / Alumni News

‘Always a Forward Thinker’ Note: This profile of 2019 veterinary graduate Dr. Suzanna Storms is one in a series. For others, visit Alumni News. I think I remember writing a paper in third grade where I said I wanted to be a veterinarian. I grew up on a small farm in Washburn, Ill., about an...

[Dr. Brittany Kleszynski holding a puppy]

Dr. Kleszynski Chooses Diabetes Research Post-Doc

May 4, 2019 / Alumni News

‘in veterinary medicine, it all fit together’ Note: This profile of 2019 veterinary graduate Dr. Brittany Kleszynski is one in a series. For others, visit Alumni News. I have had the dream of going to vet school ever since I was a little kid. Growing up in the small town of Bonfield, Ill., I had...

[Dr. Brandi Burton holds a piglet]

Dr. Burton Holds the Reins of Her Veterinary Career

May 3, 2019 / Alumni News

Focus Changes from Horses to Pigs Note: This profile of 2019 veterinary graduate Dr. Brandi Burton is one in a series. For others, visit Alumni News. Growing up in the Chicago suburb of Mount Prospect, I was the only one of my six siblings who enjoyed riding horses. I always thought I wanted to be...

[staff of Davis Pet

Veterinary Duo Invests in Future Colleagues

May 3, 2019 / Alumni News

Scholarship Supports Area Students Dr. Paul Davis and Dr. Karin Crocker are both proud graduates of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine … 17 years apart. Yet they met, fell in love, and married 170 miles southwest of the Urbana campus in Collinsville, Ill., part of the Metro East region bordering Missouri in...

[Erin Lowe, Erin Kettelkamp, Brandi Burton, and Abby Vennekotter]

Illinois Alumni, Students Stand Out at Swine Vet Conference

Mar 15, 2019 / Alumni News

Eight Illinois veterinary students and two alumni were recognized at the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) in Orlando, Fla., this month. Pictured above (from left) are Dr. Erin Lowe and veterinary students Erin Kettelkamp, Brandi Burton, and Abby Vennekotter. Swine Practitioner of the Year Dr. William Hollis, of Bushnell,...

Compassion Crafts Alumna’s In-Home Hospice Career

Feb 28, 2019 / Alumni News

Dr. Heidi Pulito (DVM ’11) has spent more than six years working in small animal clinics, written a book to help struggling veterinarians, shared tools and techniques at veterinary conferences, and started her own company. Her unique role in this profession shows veterinarians the wide range of opportunities a degree in veterinary medicine opens. Trial...

[Steve Juriga]

Veterinarians Collaborate on Website for K9 Handlers

Dec 5, 2018 / Alumni News

Alumnus Contributes Dental Health Information The opioid epidemic isn’t only impacting humans but is now killing working dogs, vulnerable to ultra-potent opioids entering the illegal drug trade. Drs. Maureen McMichael, professor of veterinary clinical medicine, and Stephen Juriga (IL DVM ’87), veterinary dentist, are working together to make resources available to protect working dogs from...

Illinois Alumnus Hired as Emergency Management Coordinator

Nov 5, 2018 / Alumni News

Iowa Ag Connection (Nov. 2) – Congratulations to Illinois alumnus, Dr. Andrew Hennenfent (DVM ’12). He has been hired as the new Emergency Management Coordinator for the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship. According to Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig, “Dr. Hennenfent has broad experience as a public health veterinarian that will be...