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Watch the Critter Cam Livestream

Nov 8, 2018 / General News

Now Livestreaming: Red-tailed Hawk 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...

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Shelter Medicine Program to Benefit from Illinois License Plate Sales

Oct 30, 2018 / General News

Pet overpopulation, shelter vet shortage In August, state legislators passed a bill that changed what happens to money generated through the state’s Pet Friendly license plate sales. That money will now support the University of Illinois Shelter Medicine Program. Previously, the funds were administered by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), which matched eligible...

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In Memoriam: Dr. William Buck, Veterinary Toxicology Pioneer

Oct 23, 2018 / Alumni News

Dr. William Buck, 85, who served on the Illinois veterinary faculty from 1977 to 1997, died on October 18. He was one of the pioneers in the field of veterinary toxicology, and he leaves a legacy as an educator, researcher, and program builder. Among the many impactful facets of Dr. Buck’s career was the founding...

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Recognizing Excellence: 2018 College Awards for Faculty, Staff, and Residents

Oct 18, 2018 / General News

On October 16, the college presented nine individuals with awards at the annual Excellence Awards Recognition Program, hosted by Dean Peter Constable. Chelsia Foil, veterinary technician in the Equine Medicine and Surgery service at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, received the Shirley Seets Staff Excellence Award for demonstrated excellence in job performance and service. Vicky Edwards,...

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Remembering Dr. Marilyn O’Hara

Oct 3, 2018 / Alumni News

Dr. Marilyn O’Hara, a member of the college faculty since 2001, was killed in a collision on Sunday, September 30, 2018, at the age of 58. The clinical associate professor in the Department of Pathobiology is remembered for her dedication to the research process and for her kindness. As founder and director of the Geographic Information...

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Illinois Student Wins Inaugural Morrison Swine Innovator Prize

Oct 1, 2018 / General News

Megan Bloemer, a third-year veterinary student at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, has received the first-ever Morrison Swine Innovator Prize, created for a veterinary student who plans to specialize in swine medicine. The award was presented at the annual Allen D. Leman Swine Conference in St. Paul, Minn., on September 17. (In...

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Four Honored by College, Alumni Association

Sep 29, 2018 / Alumni News

Awards Presented During Homecoming Week The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine and its alumni association announced the winners of the 2018 awards, which will be presented in a private ceremony on October 11. Dr. Anne Barger, a 1996 alumna of the college, is the recipient of the Dr. Erwin Small Distinguished Alumni Award....

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 16, 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...