Alumni Spotlight: Michael Biehl (DVM ’83)

Jul 27, 2016 / Alumni News

In this spotlight series, we are featuring alumni speakers who are presenting at the 2016 Fall Conference for Veterinarians. Register now for Fall Conference or view other alumni speaker profiles; more will be added each week leading up to the conference! Michael Biehl (DVM ’83) Clinical Professor of Toxicology Fall Conference Presentation What’s Your Next Move? An...

Alumni Spotlight: Laura Garrett (DVM ’91)

Jul 27, 2016 / Alumni News

In this spotlight series, we are featuring alumni speakers who are presenting at the 2016 Fall Conference for Veterinarians. Register now for Fall Conference or view other alumni speaker profiles; more will be added each week leading up to the conference! Laura Garrett (DVM ’91)  Clinical Associate Professor in Oncology Chief of Staff, Veterinary Teaching Hospital University of Illinois Fall...

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Alumna Sets Vet Med Thriller in Chambana

Jun 27, 2016 / Alumni News

When Clare T. Walker (DVM ‘91) heard rumors of a haunted veterinary hospital in the Chicagoland area, it got her thinking: What would be a veterinarian’s worst nightmare? The thought led to her second novel, The Keys of Death, a veterinary medical thriller. Dr. Walker’s vision of a worst nightmare scenario did not include paranormal elements,...

Alumni Directory Project

Apr 18, 2016 / Alumni News

The College of Veterinary Medicine has partnered with Publishing Concepts (PCI), a trusted partner, to help us keep in touch with you! We are trying to update all of our alumni data in order to offer you a directory featuring your fellow alumni. You will receive a postcard and might receive a phone call too....

2015 Graduate Sees Opportunities in the Army

Jan 20, 2016 / Alumni News

Capt. Erin Stein (Illinois DVM 2015, MPH expected 2016) is the officer in charge of the Veterinary Services facility in the U.S. Army’s Redstone Arsenal, Ala. In a news article about her post, Capt. Stein was quoted as saying: “I have not had a stereotypical veterinary day, where I just see puppies and kittens –...

College and Alumni Association Honor Five

Oct 15, 2015 / Alumni News

The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine and its alumni association presented four Dr. Erwin Small Distinguished Alumni Awards and a Special Service Award on September 17 during the college’s annual Fall Conference for Veterinarians. The awardees are Dr. Wayne Anderson, Dr. Maureen Birmingham, Dr. Clyde Dunphy, and Dr. Gail Golab, recipients of the...

City of Markham Declares Day in Honor of Dr. Jorg H. Hoogeweg (’58)

Oct 8, 2015 / Alumni News

The City of Markham, Illinois has proclaimed October 10, 2015 to be “Dr. Jorg H. Hoogeweg Day” in honor of alumnus Dr. Jorg H. Hoogeweg (DVM ’58), who is turning 90 on that date. Dr. Hoogeweg founded the Markham Animal Clinic, which just celebrated its 50th anniversary. Dr. Hoogeweg is joined in his practice by...

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O’Connor Joins Shedd Aquarium’s Animal Health Division

Oct 7, 2015 / Alumni News

Matt O’Connor, a 2007 Illinois DVM, recently joined the distinguished team of animal care professionals at the A. Watson Armour III Center for Animal Health and Welfare, part of Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium, according to a news release from that institution. “It’s a privilege to join a world-renowned aquarium like Shedd, where I can apply and...

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Allison Finds AAVMC Public Policy Fellowship ‘Life Changing’

Jun 25, 2015 / Alumni News

When Dr. Sarah Allison talks about her recent veterinary public policy fellowship, she exudes excitement. “I’m thrilled that I had the opportunity to participate in this fellowship,” said Dr. Allison, a clinical assistant professor and assistant director for the campus Division of Animal Resources. “It was life changing.” Dr. Allison was one of two inaugural...

Dr. Cynthia Olsen (DVM '06)

Olsen Embraces Entrepreneurial Spirit in Her Chicago Practice

Apr 29, 2015 / Alumni News

Alumni Profile Submitted by Dr. Lynne White-Shim (DVM ’06) Dr. Cynthia Olsen (DVM ’06), a Japanese-American Chicagoan who is an avid equestrian who was originally educated in sound engineering,  isn’t one who is concerned about fitting into a certain mold. So it wasn’t surprising that, despite recent research showing hesitation by young veterinarians to become...