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Attend Vet Med Open House on October 7

Sep 19, 2018 / General News

On Sunday, October 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., more than 300 veterinary students will host a behind-the-scenes look at the state’s only veterinary college. From prospective veterinarians to passionate animal lovers, there’s something for everyone at the University of Illinois veterinary college Open House. The event offers more than 40 fun and educational exhibits...

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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....

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College Receives Grant to Spay/Neuter 500 Feral Cats

Sep 6, 2018 / General News

“Faculty, veterinary interns, veterinary technicians, and students from the College of Veterinary Medicine will be volunteering their time for this,” says Dr. Loukia Agapis, who leads the shelter medicine program. “The grant will cover the costs for the supplies to perform the surgeries, vaccinations, and other procedures.” To deliver this large volume of services in...

[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...

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Uwe Rudolph Named Head of Comparative Biosciences

Aug 29, 2018 / General News

International Scholar in Neuroscience The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine welcomes Dr. Uwe Rudolph as professor and head of the Department of Comparative Biosciences. Dr. Rudolph most recently held the dual positions of professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and director of the Laboratory of Genetic Neuropharmacology at McLean...

[Summer Research Training Program - Tran Hoag]

Summertime, and the Research Is Everywhere

Aug 21, 2018 / General News

The veterinary curriculum is demanding, so when the spring semester draws to a close, many students are more than ready to leave academia behind and dive into clinical work or time off. —Da Yeon Eom Featured photos of students provided by Betsy Innes and Lois Hoyer.

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Watch the Critter Cam Livestream

Aug 20, 2018 / General News

Now Livestreaming: Osprey The University of Illinois Wildlife Medical Clinic—a non-profit organization that provides care and treatment to sick, injured, and orphaned wild animals—will feature a different patient each week on the Critter Cam. Caption and video don’t match? Well, situations can change pretty fast in the Wildlife Medical Clinic, so we can’t always keep our Critter...

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...

Judson Smith

Illinois Students Make Wellness a Priority

Jul 31, 2018 / General News

“As someone who went through a period of depression, I was hit hard when I listened to the data on increased veterinary depression and suicide,” says Judson Smith, a third-year veterinary medicine student. Smith learned a lot about mental health and wellness at the 2017 Student American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA) Symposium, which he attended...

[Dr. Jim Lowe poses with a Japanese veterinarian]

Japanese Pork Preference Drives Producers to EVP International

Jul 2, 2018 / General News

EVP International Welcomes 38 Alumni in Japan Responding to the growing demand for pork in Japan, top swine veterinarians in that country recently became the newest alumni of the University of Illinois Executive Veterinary Program (EVP™). In June, 38 veterinarians, representing every major swine practice and pork production company in Japan, spent three days learning...