Alumni News

Dr. Aaron Smiley and Dr. Jason Szumski are shown on a zoom call

One is the chief of staff at a small animal clinic in Indiana, a chief of staff advisor for 20 other clinics through a national veterinary services company, a telemedicine expert, and a public speaker….
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Dr. Kate Varela (third from left in front) investigated a polio outbreak in Ghana.

Kate Varela Honored with CDC Steele Award

July 07, 2022 / Alumni News

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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Dr. Clyde and Mrs. Catherine Dunphy]

Dunphys’ Estate Gift: ‘Giving for the Future’

June 14, 2022 / Alumni News

Animals cannot tell their doctors where it hurts or whether they’re taking their medicines. That makes effective communication between animal owners and veterinarians so crucial. Recognizing the importance of effective communication skills, Dr. Clyde Dunphy…
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Passion, Vision Put 1980 Graduate at the Forefront of Bovine Genetics

March 07, 2022 / Alumni News

A world leader in bovine reproduction, Trans Ova Genetics specializes in embryo transfer and other reproductive technologies. The company operates in 10 regional centers across the United States in addition to many satellite locations with employees from 11 countries.

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Alumni Awards Recognize Twice the Awesomeness

September 16, 2021 / Alumni News

The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine and its alumni association have announced the winners of the annual awards to be presented on Thursday, October 28, as part of the Annual Fall Conference for…
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