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Hackathon: Thinking Outside the Box about Feline House Soiling

Sep 9, 2018 / Alumni News

$2500 Prize for Best Team Proposal The first annual University of Illinois Veterinary Hackathon, coming on Wednesday, October 10, will bring together dozens of divergent viewpoints to “hack” the intransigent problem of cats going outside the box. “Veterinarians are brilliant people,” says Dr. Aaron Smiley, chief of staff at Devonshire Veterinary Clinic in Anderson, Ind....

[Dr. C.W. Smith, right, with student Bridgit Hollis]

Remembering Dr. Charles W. Smith, Orthopedic Surgeon

Sep 4, 2018 / Alumni News

After practicing veterinary medicine in northern Illinois and serving in the Army Veterinary Corps, Dr. Smith joined the college faculty. In 1974 he became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, and in 1978 he was appointed chief of small animal surgery at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. He gained tenure as a full...

Alumna Uses One Health Concept to Investigate Diseases

Aug 17, 2018 / Alumni News

Since graduating, Dr. Heather Venkat (DVM ’13, MPH ’14, DACVPM ’18) has been able to apply crucial skills in veterinary medicine, public health, and epidemiology towards disease surveillance, outbreak preparedness and response, data analysis, and education and outreach. She obtained her DVM from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2013 and Master’s in Public...

[Dr. David Reed in his veterinary hospital]

‘Country Doctor’ Thinks Big in Business, Philanthropy

Jul 16, 2018 / Alumni News

‘Don’t Ever Try to Do Anything Small’ When he was a veterinary student at the University of Illinois, Dr. David Reed watched as the bank foreclosed on his family home: the 120-acre farm in Cerro Gordo, Ill., that his father, Paul, had worked since he returned from World War II. The venture taught Dr. Reed...

[phi zeta winners 2018]

Illinois Sweeps International Veterinary Honors Society Research Awards

Jun 28, 2018 / Alumni News

Graduate students at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine took top honors in both categories of the annual scholarly article competition sponsored by Phi Zeta, the international honor society of veterinary medicine. Dr. Jamie Stewart, a PhD candidate in the laboratory of Dr. Fabio Lima, received the award for best basic research manuscript...

[Dr. Tony Kremer]

He’s Getting the Message Out: It’s Rewarding to Give Back

Jun 8, 2018 / Alumni News

1990 Grad Tony Kremer Supports Scholarships He owns nine veterinary hospitals around Chicago, including a gleaming new general practice center in the Old Town neighborhood that’s believed to be the largest in the city. He owns two more hospitals near Columbus, Ohio. He’s a regular guest on Windy City TV and radio, the preeminent expert...

[Dogs race in the Copper Basin 300]

Alumni Provide Care for Annual Sled Dog Race

Jun 4, 2018 / Alumni News

516 dogs were examined for the Copper Basin 300 Alumna Dr. Cristina (Nina) Hansen has been enjoying life in Alaska since graduating with the Illinois DVM Class of 2007. Immediately out of school, Dr. Hansen moved to Alaska and worked in small animal practice for three years. She then completed a PhD at the University...

[Dr. Chandler Todd graduates]

2018 Graduates Share Memories of Illinois

Jun 4, 2018 / Alumni News

Congratulations, Class of 2018! As they wrapped up their time at Illinois, we invited members of the Class of 2018 to share their favorite rotations, memorable experiences, and what they’ll miss and to let us know where they were headed. Read on for a variety of viewpoints.   Dr. Chandler Todd Hometown: Crete, Ill. “First-year...

[2018 AASV winners from Illinois]

Illinois Graduate, Students Earn Kudos at National Swine Meeting

Mar 22, 2018 / Alumni News

Several Illinois students and a 2012 alumnus were recognized at the 49th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) in San Diego, Calif., in early March. Young Swine Veterinarian of the Year Dr. Adam Schelkopf, of Sioux Falls, S.D., received the Young Swine Veterinarian of the Year Award, given to an AASV...

Cheryl Rosenfeld

Alumna Makes Impact through Research, Pioneers Path for Women

Jan 26, 2018 / Alumni News

Cheryl Rosenfeld started on a path to become a small animal veterinarian. Along the way, however, this University of Illinois alumna changed course to a research career that not only illuminates human health concerns but also nurtures other women who aspire to be researchers. Dr. Rosenfeld earned both her undergraduate and veterinary degree from Illinois....