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[Dr. Lloyd Helper at the center of his family]

In Memoriam: Dr. Lloyd C. Helper, Founding Veterinary Ophthalmologist

Jul 20, 2021 / Alumni News

Above, Dr. Lloyd Helper with his wife, children, and sons-in-law in 2014 when he received the college’s Dr. Erwin Small Distinguished Alumni Award. College Leader, Champion of Students Lloyd Helper, DVM, MS, DACVO The family has requested that those wishing to recognize Dr. Helper consider a donation in his memory to the Dr. and Mrs....

[wangler works in the lab]

Summer Fellowship Advances Swine Flu Research

Jul 15, 2021 / General News

And Student’s Career Goals When Courtney Wangler was invited to work in the research lab of Dr. Jim Lowe, associate professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, this summer, she didn’t know that she’d be generating the funding for her project. However, the rising second-year veterinary student soon found herself taking on a project...

[cow with calf]

EVP Beef Is Back: For Cow-Calf Practitioners Ready to Grow

Jul 15, 2021 / Alumni News

EVP Beef Starts in November 2021 A career-changing certificate program for beef cattle veterinarians is ready to launch. The question for practitioners is: Are you ready to relaunch your career? Last spring the global pandemic put a hold on the second offering of the Executive Veterinary Program (EVP) in Beef Cattle Health Management, delivered by...

[Akosua-Nyarko in Ghana]

Pandemic Promotes International Participation

Jul 14, 2021 / General News

Ghanaian Student Finds Program ‘Very Helpful’ Akosua Kumi Nyarko is in the fourth year of a six-year veterinary degree program at the University of Ghana. She says a friend told her about an educational opportunity she might find beneficial, even though it was more than 5,700 miles away: the Summer Research Training Program (SRTP) at...

[Erica Greene in the atrium]

Summer Research Takes Student on Dive Deep into Dentistry

Jul 14, 2021 / General News

Dentistry Is Exciting, Says Greene While some students might spend summer break rafting down rivers or kayaking on streams, Erica Greene is exploring a canal—the canine mandibular canal, to be exact. The rising third-year veterinary student has funding through the Veterinary Student Scholar Program, an initiative of the Morris Animal Foundation, to conduct research aimed...

[sad dog under chair]

Velcro Dogs and Pavlov’s Horse: Helping Your Animal with Behavioral Issues

Jun 29, 2021 / General News

Three Online Sessions in October Is your pandemic pound puppy distraught—and destructive—whenever you leave the house? Does your horse get the heebie-jeebies every time the vet’s truck pulls up? Did you know that aggressive dogs may be telling you through their body language that they are motivated by fear, not by dominance? Find out what’s...

[student researcher with Dr. Joe Qiao]

Dr. Qiao Wins Toxicology Research Award

May 9, 2021 / Comparative Biosciences News

Dr. Joe (Huanyu) Qiao, an assistant professor in the Department of Comparative Biosciences, has won the Early Career Toxicologist Award from the Midwest regional chapter of the Society of Toxicology. The award, which honors an outstanding Midwest toxicologist with up to 10 years of professional experience in the field, will be presented at the chapter’s...

[Andressa Gonsioroski and Kathy De La Torre]

Students Recognized at Society of Toxicology Meeting

Mar 29, 2021 / Comparative Biosciences News

Research by Undergraduate, Doctoral Students Two student researchers working in the laboratory of Dr. Jodi Flaws, professor in the Department of Comparative Biosciences at the College of Veterinary Medicine, were honored at the Society of Toxicology (SOT) 2021 Annual Meeting and ToxExpo, which took place virtually at the end of March. Andressa Gonsioroski, a PhD...

[Dr. Lehman, Dr. Billing, Dr. Johnson]

Veterinarians Recognized at Swine Practitioner Meeting

Mar 24, 2021 / Alumni News

Three swine veterinarians with Illinois connections received honors at this year’s American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) Annual Meeting. To read about 10 Illinois veterinary student who were recognized for their research contributions at the meeting, please see “Illinois Students Repeat Strong Showing at AASV.” Dr. James (Jamie) Lehman was awarded the AASV Technical Services/Allied...

[headshots of 10 student winners from swine meeting]

Illinois Students Repeat Strong Showing at AASV

Mar 24, 2021 / General News

Students Selected to Present Original Research For the second year in a row, students from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine snagged the lion’s share of the spots for student research presentations at the annual meeting of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV). This year, Illinois students also took home top honors...