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’87 PhD Graduate Receives National Teaching Excellence Award

Jan 9, 2015 / Alumni News

The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) has named Dr. Jon Patterson, who earned a doctorate in pathobiology from the University of Illinois in 1987, as the recipient of the 2015 AAVMC Distinguished Teacher Award, presented by Zoetis. The honor is considered the most prestigious national teaching award in veterinary medicine. Dr. Patterson is...

Allison (DVM ’01) Named to AAVMC Fellows Program

Dec 19, 2014 / Alumni News

Dr. Sarah Allison, Class of 2001, has been selected for the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges’ Public Policy Faculty Fellows Program. This newly created, six- to eight-week program is designed to bring faculty from AAVMC-member institutions to Washington D.C.  The fellows will work with the AAVMC’s Advocacy Committee and with Governmental Affairs to interact...

[award winners with dean and alumni president]

Six Garner 2014 Veterinary Alumni and Special Service Awards

Sep 10, 2014 / Alumni News

The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine and its alumni association recently announced the recipients to be honored at their annual awards program. Four Dr. Erwin Small Distinguished Alumni Awards and a Special Service Award will be presented in Champaign, Ill., on September 11 during the college’s annual Fall Conference for Veterinarians. The 2014...

[Kate Varela outside Sen. Richard Durbin's office in Washington, D.C.]

Varela Sees DVMs’ Impact in D.C.

Jun 15, 2014 / Alumni News

“As a kid I wanted to be a small animal veterinarian. I like diagnosing and treating patients and interacting with pet owners,” said Dr. Kate Varela, who completed her Illinois DVM in 2012. But Dr. Varela came to want her veterinary career to have a broader impact. After earning a bachelor’s degree in the Program...

[Dr. Tim Sullivan and his two beagles]

Still Crazy About Being Mundelein Vet After All These Years

Jun 15, 2014 / Alumni News

Dr. Tim Sullivan has been practicing veterinary medicine since the age of ten. As a kid, he would often get up in the middle of the night to help his older brother, Edwin, with surgeries at the Libertyville Animal Hospital and later at the Mundelein Animal Hospital opened by Edwin, an Illinois graduate in the...

[Rep. Kurt Schrader standing in front of a barn]

Schrader’s Veterinary Background Informs U.S. House Role

Jun 15, 2014 / Alumni News

“Veterinary practice was great training for Congress,” said Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) in a recent interview. “Animals don’t talk, so you have to learn body language. ” A year after earning his veterinary degree from the University of Illinois in 1977, Dr. Schrader opened the Clackamas County Veterinary Clinic in Oregon. In addition to owning...