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Cover of the Proceedings from ICSVD 2022

The 2022 NAPRRS/NC229 International Conference of Swine Viral Diseases, held December 2 through 4 in Chicago, Ill., attracted more than 170 participants. This is the premier conference for addressing viral disease threats facing pork production….
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College Excellence Award Winners 2022

November 21, 2022 / General News

The College of Veterinary Medicine presented its 2022 Excellence Awards for faculty, staff, and residents on November 21 at a collegewide luncheon. The recipients are: Shirley A. Seets Staff Excellence Award – Tristan Kernick, web…
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[poster for Open House featuring cartoon dog 'explorer'

Explore the Field at Vet Med Open House

September 20, 2022 / General News

On Sunday, October 2, 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. Whether you are an aspiring veterinarian or an animal…
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Shanelle and Louie, the Khans' dogs

Khan Family Gift Elevates Cancer Care for Pets

September 08, 2022 / General News

Business leader Shahid Khan, his wife Ann Margaret Khan, and their children Tony and Shanna Khan – all graduates of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign – have made a gift of $15 million that will…
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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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